This week has been about taking control back. Maybe my eating habits weren’t the best most days and maybe I could’ve worked out longer and harder, but it was the first time in a long time that I felt like I had control over my body, my eating, and my emotions.
It always happens like this when I get back on track with eating healthy and exercising. I feel like I’m back in the driver’s seat again. I’m putting good, wholesome things in my body. I’m not overindulging and I’m saying “no” to temptations. I’m not mindlessly eating. I’m stopping when I’m satisfied. And I’m letting myself have an extra piece of chocolate if I want to.
Sunday was probably the worst day of it, eating wise, but I wrote down every single thing that touched my lips and accounted for it. And I kept tracking and eating well on Monday and Tuesday.
My snacks have vastly improved from cookie dough and chocolates to carrots and hummus, applesauce with cinnamon, and fiber bars. I made a plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and things to eat at work if I got hungry. I stuck to the plan and it felt great.
I worked out four days this week: a 15-mile bike ride on Thursday, the Core workout on Saturday (which knocked me out for 2 days. Lauren is not playing around with this routine!), a 2-mile elliptical workout and 10-mile bike ride on Tuesday, and a third bike ride (9.4 miles) on Wednesday. I love being on the bike and I’m definitely going to buy a “real” bike and start biking more seriously after April. Being on the bike makes me happier than anything.
This wasn’t a perfect week. I’m still struggling with drinking the amount of water I need to be drinking, but I’m getting there. This week was a step in the right direction and I just want to build the foundation from here.
Starting Weight: 159.2 lbs
Current Weight: 155 lbs
Net Difference: –4.2 lbs (HEYYO!)
BMI: 28.3 (-.8)
WATER, WATER, WATER. I plan to drink water at all my meals, as well as only drinking water at work. I think this will help immensely, and give me the small push in the right direction that I need.
What’s your favorite go-to healthy snack?