Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 5 of the 100 Day No Excuses Personal Challenge

Today is a new day. I realized after eating dinner and tracking my food that I have depleted my Weekly Points and my Activity Points. Admittedly, I felt like this was going to happen. What does it mean? That I’m going to have to workout in order to eat the foods that are going to cost me PointsPlus. Tonight my Weekly PointsPlus start over. In the coming week, I will need to be more careful of what I am spending my Weekly Points on. Honestly, as frustrated as I may be over that, I am proud of the fact that I have been tracking consistently. I feel like that is definitely a step in the right direction for me. In the past, I have tracked breakfast and lunch, but not dinner. Speaking of, I changed up my smoothie and put Greek Yogurt in it, along with some fat free organic milk, mixed berries, banana, flaxseed and protein powder. I have figured out that most of what goes in it, besides the protein powder is Power Foods. For lunch today, the plan is to have the Simple Start Tuna fish on a multi-grain sandwich thin with either some grape tomatoes or Green Giant veggies. Dinner tonight, we are talking about doing either chicken tacos or chicken burritos. Everything but the tortilla is on the Power Food list. While I'm being honest, I did have part of a Pepsi last night with dinner. My head was hurting so bad so I was hoping that some caffeine would help. I did have my second cup of tea yesterday (I normally have the one that is caffeinated in the afternoon) and I think that may have been part of it. Still fighting with a headache, but I did do some strength training last night with the band. Aside from the upper lower body cycle work I did earlier in the day. Plan for today, see if I can find some short workouts on YouTube and get some time on the upper/lower body cycle…and possibly a Leslie dvd later. I am hoping that next week I can start water aerobics because my feet and ankles have been bothering me. I did not try to do that this week because I had a mole removed last week and I was concerned about getting in chlorinated water when it wasn’t completely healed. It’s looking pretty good now and almost completely healed. Am I still excited about this challenge? Absolutely! I have barely gotten started and I know I’m making changes and creating new habits. Change can be a good thing, right?

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