The end of the week brings another accountability update from me. I honestly can say that I haven't felt this good with my food and exercise in a long time – probably since injuring my foot and going through the casts and boots and physical therapy. It doesn't feel like a New Year resolution type of momentum – it feels more like the deep down resolve that I had losing the first 100 pounds.
Does this mean everything is perfect? Far from it. I might eat pre-packaged meals or miss a workout per week. I may get a little down or frustrated with my body or tired from battling negative thoughts, but I know I'm working through all of that and it's part of the territory. No rainbows and unicorns here.
For food, I'm focusing on eating lower carb (where I had success before) so strictly limiting sugars and gluten (as well as most types of grain and starches). I'm also trying to really limit alcohol as it does nothing but stall me.
Now that I'm thinking about it, I need to add “Did you track your food?” to this list, because that's a big focus of mine as well. I've tracked since 1/2/13 so far on MyFitnessPal, and that's a longer clip than I've gone in a while.
Workouts this week were great. I got in 3 group training sessions (my goal is 3 per week) and 2 light cardio sessions which were 2.5 miles walking the dog and a little over an hour playing tennis this morning with hubs and the nieces. Group training felt especially good this week. Challenging, but in the best way. I pushed and pulled:
Here are some other things from this week:
- My friend Emily wrote a great post about binge eating disorder (BED). As someone who is recovering from this, I was glad to see this development in how it's classified.
- On my Spry Living blog, I shared my healthy grocery shopping tips, looked at how to make soup stocks, and tried to figure out the difference between coconut and olive oils.
- My friends at Enell sports bras have a giveaway going on this month. All you have to do is share your resolution.