Friday, February 21, 2014

Fitness Friday {week 3}

 This week has gone as planned.  I didn't eat junk, even though there were times I really wanted chocolate.  I found a few healthy alternatives to my sweet cravings while browsing pinterest.  For my sweet cravings I found healthy carrot cake bites and for those chocolate cravings healthy almond joy bites. I definitely recommend trying these recipes.  They don't taste "healthy." Corey and Corbin (2 almost 3 years old)  love these. So here is this weeks breakdown.

  • Diet: Still following the same diet plans that you can read here.  I did add in more fresh fruit like I wanted and also have replaced my occasional sweet tea with green tea.  I actually tried this recipe for Dr. Oz Weight-orade. (Thank you Pinterest)  I left out the mint because I didn't have any on hand.  Even though it doesn't really satisfy my sweet tea cravings it is delicious.
  • Activity:  Still riding the bike.  I did do 3 times a day on a couple of days this week, just because there was a few shows I wanted to watch so I put the bike in front of the T.V. and the 30 minutes flew by.   Instead of the resistance bands that I have been doing I changed things up a little this week and did push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, wall sit, and jumping jacks.  Check out this work out I found on Pinterest. It was definitely more of a challenge than the resistance bands have been. 
  • Weight/inches lost:  I am still at 125.  My waist this week is 31 inches so no inches lost this week. 
Next weeks goals:
  • Diet: I am not changing anything with my diet this week.  I will continue to look for healthy alternatives to some of my cravings.
  • Activity:  This will probably stay the same as well this coming week since I am feeling sore after doing the additional workout. (push ups, sit ups etc.)
  • Weight/inches lost: I would love to see another inch, heck I would take a half inch since I understand losing inches is generally a slower process. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

{Never} wordless Wednesday

A few weeks ago Corbin built a lego car all on his own.  Let me tell you, he couldn't have been more proud of himself. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fitness Friday

I have been really busy lately.  We had Gavin's birthday then my birthday over the past few weeks so needless to say I have missed a few weeks of fitness Friday.  I am back this week and trying to get back on track!

This week:  This week has been all about getting back on track.  The past few weeks I have been exercising but it has not been very consistent. 

Activity : This week consisted of riding the exercise bike every day twice a day for 30 minutes each.  I also have been using the resistance bands to try to do some toning.  I also have been trying to add in push ups, and sit ups into my routine.

Diet:  I still have been doing the two eggs, two pieces of toast for my breakfast and you cant forget my one cup of coffee to start my day.  We still are doing the large meal as lunch and salads for dinner.  We still stick to mostly wild game and fish as our meats.  We have been trying to add in more fresh fruit for our snacks if we need one between meals.  I do use smoothies for snacks at times or if I am just not that hungry at lunch or dinner I will drink a smoothie that I make from scratch.  I also drink tons of water throughout the day.

Weight:  I started at 125 and I am still at 125 which is fine since my goal is to tone not necessarily lose any weight.  Losing weight at this point is just an added bonus.  I started with my waist measuring 33.5 inches and it is now measuring 31 inches.  That 1.5 inch loss is enough to keep me motivated to continue on.

Next weeks goals:

Diet: The goal is to stay on track!  No matter what.  I will continue to eat as I have previously stated.  I know it will work I just need to stick with it.  I do miss my sweet tea every now and then so I am thinking of adding in iced green tea periodically when I get that sweet tea craving.

Activity: I hope to continue my twice daily workouts, I am also going to continue the resistance bands, push ups and sit ups.

Weight: I would like to lose another inch but I am not sure if that is possible in a week but hey, I will try for it any ways.

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