On A Roll

The past two weeks have been good.

I’ve been tracking my food and exercise.

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I’ve stayed in my goal calorie range each day.

The exercise part of the equation could definitely use some help, but it’s not been completely ignored.  I’ve hit the gym a couple of times, I’ve done some strength training at home also.  But, I really need to work some more cardio in to my schedule.

I so wish I could figure out what it is that gets me completely motivated at times, while leaving me with no self-control or motivation at all at others.  Right now I’ve had self control like crazy.  I’ve cut WAY back on my soda consumption, even having several days with zero soda, which for me is a BIG deal!  I’ve passed on seconds and turned down desserts.  If I could pinpoint exactly what I need to do to tap into this current motivation when my mood starts to change, I’d be unstoppable

So, i’ve lost 2.5 pounds over the last few weeks.  I’m really happy about that.  It’s not huge, but it’s something.  I’ve not seen the scale move down in MONTHS. So to stick with a plan and see it work is very rewarding.

So, my goals for the upcoming week:

  1. Track my food every day.
  2. Get cardio in at least 3 times.
  3. Fit a plank in my schedule at least 4 times.
  4. Do strength training at least twice.
  5. Get to bed earlier than I have been lately.

What are your plans for the coming week?

 

Right Now

Right Now

Hoping… that my current motivation to eat well and exercise sticks around for the long haul.

Enjoying… reconnecting with an old friend that I hadn’t talked to in a while.

Hating… That Google reader went bye-bye.  Grrrrr.

Reading… a ton of blogs, a really trashy romance, and about to start Silver Linings Playbook.

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Eating… tons of greek yogurt

Planning… my daughter’s 8th birthday party, a weekend trip with my hubby, and weekly menus.   Planning my meals ahead of time and shopping for them at the beginning of the week REALLY has been helping to me to stay on track.

Watching… WAY too much Disney channel.  I really can’t stand that show Jessie, but secretly I’ve been known to leave Good Luck, Charlie on even after my daughter has left the room.

Planking… about every other day, and I’ve finally got to the point that I can routinely hold a 60 second plank.  But I still shake like crazy trying to do it!

Loving… Astrid (an app for to-lists and task management) BUT I just found out that it’s going to be going away in August.  BOO!  I’ve also been loving My Fitness Pal and using it regularly the last few weeks.

Drinking… Woodchuck hard cider, Amber.  yum!

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Strengthening… my arms.  I’m liking this video from Pop Sugar Fitness