As I am writing this, I have completed a whole FOUR (and a half) days of being fit.
I worked out, drank water, and ate fruits and vegetables every day. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday I did either my upper body or lower body workouts with free weights (still sore today). Wednesday was a treat because my dh ran around the neighborhood with me! We went a little over a mile. This morning I was able to get out at 6am and run about a mile. The weather was nice and cool so it was beautiful!
Food I Could Have Eaten But Didn't:
I kept a log of all the things I would have normally ate but didn't. So, this is what I missed out on (thankfully): Piece of chocolate cake on Tuesday, Halloween cookies on Wednesday, and brownies on Thursday. Last night we went out to dinner at Mojo's BBQ but I was good and had turkey, collard greens, and a side salad (there is a long list of things I could have eaten there)! There were also some opportunities to eat some candy that was hanging around but I did not give in. :O)
What I Could Have Done Better:
Even though I did drink a lot of water, I could have drank more. I drank between 4-7 glasses each day. I also should have run more. Out of five days I only had two days of cardio and I should have gotten at least three.
As of this morning I have lost 1 lb. Not bad for 4 1/2 days and I feel much better already.
I hate having to write this on Friday because I have not gotten through a complete week yet. Tonight is the Halloween party at our daughter's dance class and most likely dinner out, Saturday is a family party with our homeschool group and the FL/GA game, and Sunday is Halloween!
I am allowing myself to have one day off a week and I have already decided that for this weekend, I will be taking Sunday off.
This upcoming week will be hard because it will be filled with festivities. My birthday is on 11/3, my dh's birthday is on 11/7, and we will be camping part of the week with family. So, I am not sure how I will wing it, but I will try my best (I may have to run extra)!!
Stay tuned for next week to see how I coped. Thanks for joining Our Homeschool Reviews. I hope everyone else participating in this challenge had a good week as well. If you want to check the status of all the participants I am linked up with Denise at Got Chai?