Okay...so I have to admit...I've not done all that great with the fitness challenge this month.
My goals were as follows with my results in red
1) Eat less than 1200 calories per day
Did great the first week, not bad the second week, the rest...not even close.2) Exercise 5
days each week
Did very well most of the time...we usually always walk every morning unless it's raining.3) Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily (which I normally do
This one I did GREAT at...since that is mostly all I drink anyway.
4) No sugar and very limited bread
This one I did very well the first week, but failed miserably the rest of the month! :(5)
Load up on veggies (these are practically free eating)
I did try to eat lots of veggies...and I did...but I also ate other things that I shouldn't have.
6) Eat fruit, yes, BUT
not go nuts...these have sugar too (and before anyone jumps on me here, I know
that fruit is natural sugar, but we are talking calories, not organic, and
believe me, I have fought this weight thing my whole life, I KNOW about these
I ate some fruit, didn't go overboard but since I was eating sugar and bread, it didn't matter anyway :(7) No diet soft drinks (or limited to eating out--as a treat) (
because even with artificial sweeteners, your body still thinks it's getting
sugar and will respond accordingly...it's better to leave it off)
I haven't drunk an overly amount of soft drinks, but I did drink some...as we ate out several times
Okay, so here are my excuses. The second week, we had achievement tests on Monday and Tuesday soI didn't get my grocery shopping done on Monday. (my usual day) Since I was unable to get my shopping done...I didn't have enough of the lower calorie foods in the house
I know, that is a pathetic excuse...but it's all I've got! lol
The next week, my baby girl turned 13! and she wanted to go to Pigeon Forge for a couple days. Since we were vacationing, it was very hard to be good...and guess what???? I wasn't! :(
But hey, we are not BIG vacationers...we don't go away often...so I decided to just enjoy it.
This is a pretty good excuse...wouldn't you say?
And the last couple weeks...well let's just say it's been hard to get back in the groove. We've had different things going on at church...we've got our ladies meeting coming up this weekend...and I've
just had so much going on that it's been hard to think about it all. So, hopefully, after this weekend, things will be somewhat back to normal. (atleast as normal as things are for us) lol
But hey, no one said it had to be done in a month. I do hope to change our thinking toward eating healthier...and not just for myself but for our whole family. So, we'll just take our little baby steps and keep trying.