Saturday, March 8, 2014

Day 8 of my 100 Day No Excuses Personal Challenge

Okay, so today is a week since I started my challenge. How am I feeling? I’m feeling pretty good actually. I’m getting into the habit of planning my activities. Meal planning is becoming more of an obstacle to do as a family. DH and I took on the task by ourselves. Here’s what I know, I definitely have to have a meal plan and a grocery list. I don’t want to go crazy with the Points so I’m trying to stick with the Simply Filling foods. I definitely see more salads/side salads in my future for this week. I may even try to throw together lasagna. I have seen several crockpot recipes or recipes that I know I can transform into crockpot recipes that I want to try. I am getting excited about cooking/baking again and I feel positive about that.

Goals for the week? Well, I have already said that I want to try to workout enough to not use the Weekly PointsPlus allowance. I don’t know that I can make that happen, but I’m going to try. I know eating more of the Simply Filling Power foods will definitely help. To that end, I have recruited the help/accountability assistance from my friend/personal trainer, Darryl. I don’t feel like I’m ready to jump in and take his class that he teaches on Monday Wednesday and Fridays at the YMCA, but I can go work on the elliptical while he’s teaching. This will definitely benefit me in a couple of ways. I get accountability AND I get a workout done first thing in the morning so if something else comes up, I get a migraine, etc., I’ve got at least one out of the way. I enjoy working out in the morning, or used to, I just need to make it a habit again. Besides, let’s be honest, the gym is not that full at 5:30 in the morning.

Oh, I know it may sound a little crazy, but I am SO EXCITED! I have a few times, hit 10,000 on my FitBit, but not on my Spark Activity Tracker. I hit over 10,000 on both yesterday! It was so nice to see that when I looked this morning. Granted the FitBit told me, but SPAT was still showing less than 10,000 when I looked because I had to reclassify a workout or two.

Anyone have big plans for “spring break”? We (my husband and I) have chosen to take off a couple of days so that we could spend some time doing something fun with our two younger ones. We may hit the flight museum, or spend some time at the park. But what I know is that no matter what we are doing, I’m going to try to get some activity in! Also, I need to get “geared” up for the walk that I am co-organizing in September. We are trying to get creative with what we are doing. We made hats for our team last year which seemed to be a big hit and everyone wanted one. So we decided we’d make more for this year and sell them. Money will go towards Chiari research. Off to get the day started!

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