However, I do have to say that this program is something that works for me and I am excited to see the scale (finally!) dipping down. So, this week here is how I did...
Ultimate goal: My ultimate goal is to look fabulous in my wedding dress this June. It only takes one picture to make you motivated to get your butt moving and my wedding is the perfect motivator.
Gain/Loss for this week: I am a bit upset at this weigh-in because I knew that my eating habits this week wasn't the best and it shows. I weighed myself earlier this week at a wonderful 179.8 lbs (eeek!!) but of course by Saturday it seemed I gained it back. I've had my nephew visiting these past two weekends with all the snow days and of course we've been treating him while he's here. I just need to be A LOT better about staying within my points! Ugh.
Total since starting: My total loss so far has been -1.4 lbs. It's still weight lost but with gaining this pound I'll just have to work harder next week.
Positives from the week: In the same breath, one positive from the week and having all of these snow days is actually getting to the gym. While my nephew plays his xbox I'm able to get away and actually have the energy to get a good workout in. So, there's a plus!
Something to do better: Again, I would like to drink more water. It's easy during the school day to carry my water bottle around with me but these snow days make it easier to snack and I haven't been drinking as much water as I should be. Plus, water is a great filler and a habit that really helped keep my hunger in check. I need to take more sips between bites and overall just drink more water. I also need to keep healthier snacks around the house and not eat out as often even though we have company. It's so hard!!
Goal for next week: After this weekend and not making it to the gym, I've set the goal for myself to hit the gym at least 3x a week. My normal workout is mostly arms with about a mile of cardio to finish me off. So, my workout routine is not that intense so I should be able to make it work within my work week.
One word: The word I chose this week was disappointed only because I knew that having Chickfila once this week (and it's been forever!) would be ok as long as I continued my other routines such as water drinking and going to the gym. However, as tasty as it was it definitely used up all my points for the day and I couldn't recover. I learned a hard lesson in 'cheating' on my points and it hurt me this week. However, I'm determined to catch back up and see more losses this week coming up!
I encourage everyone who is either starting a new routine or have been making goals to live healthier the best week moving forward!! I also really encourage everyone to link up and share their gains/losses with others because it's the community that also gives us motivation when the scale doesn't pull through for us. We all make gains but we also have some weeks where we don't, but I love seeing how all the other amazing women are getting through and working towards their goals! So, thanks again Gina for hosting!!