Motivate Monday

Let’s start by reviewing the results from last week:

Weight loss: + 0.8 lbs

Exercise minutes: 100

Calories burned: 920

Daily goals met: I didn’t make goals for last week, hence the weight gain and the limited exercise!  It is finals time, but that’s no excuse.  I came off a lovely anniversary weekend with my husband where I indulged, but still tracked.  Then I thrust myself into a really busy week and turned to unhealthy eating habits (twice, ugh) and really messed with my mind and my weight.  Onwards and upwards though – every misstep is an opportunity to grow and learn.

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And the goals for this week:

Monday -30 minute walk/run
Daily goal: No refined grains or sugars

Tuesday -Ripped in 30
Daily goal: Write 10 positive things about myself

Wednesday -45 min run/walk and STRETCH!
Daily goal: No candy

Thursday – Ripped in 30
Daily goal: Snack well – no processed foods

Friday -45 min run/walk and STRETCH
Daily goal: Pack my closet (this is a BIG scary goal for me!)

Saturday – Active rest day with cleaning and moving boxes
Daily goal: Choose healthy lunch options

Sunday – 45 min run/walk and STRETCH
Daily goal: Track everything

Chugging along

For the last few months I have been eating healthy and working out consistently again. No bingeing, no lapses in exercise and feeling pretty amazing. Until last week when I got a little distracted and in a matter of three days felt like I was so far away from the point of health.

Funny (annoying!!!) how a few short days can feel like an eternity when you’re off track. Your mind is convinced that you’ll never find your way back and the mirror fails to reflect a better improved version of yourself.
(i’m so melodramatic when I fall off track briefly).

But ultimately, life throws crap your way and not every day will be ideal. Sometimes we fall down. It’s how quickly we choose to get back up that matters! So after a few tough days, I’ve been cautious and kind with myself for a few days. Still have the weekend in the back of my head as a warning flare but decidedly moving forward on the path to health!

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