After giving myself two weeks of grace in the new year, this past week, I really dialed in my nutrition, my exercise, and I am so proud of myself!
I’d give myself a 90% on nutrition and a 100% on exercise. The exercises I’m doing now have increased from 30 min per day to 1 hour per day. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to make the time commitment for this, but I never missed a workout all week! Enlisting my husband on two of those days definitely helped (I may have chosen my longer workouts to do with him, so that I knew I’d get it in). Accountability, y’all. And even on rest day, I ran 8 miles, because I still have one more half marathon to run this year. I am very sore. My legs, especially my hamstrings, feel like they’re going to fall off, but I know this soreness is a sign of future strength, so I’m digging it.
I say 90% on nutrition, and again, very proud of that, because usually when I start a program, by day 3, I’ve started down a slippery slope of cheating on small things, which turns into cheating on big things. But this week, I hardly slipped up at all. Which is impressive, because it wasn’t like my week was temptation-free. I turned down a FREE lunch at work, so I wouldn’t go off my plan. I avoided home-made chocolate chip cookies that my husband baked (except one, warm out of the oven, that he hand-delivered to me – I just couldn’t say no – hence the 90%). But those darn cookies were around ALL week, and I didn’t touch any more. I avoided cookies and dessert at a volunteer event, and I avoided cake and pizza at a children’s birthday party I went to on Saturday. It was a good week!
And I’d love to say that because of all my awesomeness, I saw tremendous results, but the truth is, I haven’t, yet. I’m only down 2 lbs, and I have a lot more progress to make, so I thought I’d see more weightloss (and to be fair, this week, I didn’t take measurements). I know this is going to be a process, so I’m trying to just take it one day at a time, and do what I know will work, and just trust the process. It’s only week one, and I have so many more weeks to go!
For now, for tonight, I’m going to celebrate my big wins – and the nutrition is a big piece of that!