I should mention that this weight loss goal is a healthy, attainable goal. It would put me at a number that I have been happy, healthy and fit at. A number that I have felt good about weighing. It's a goal weight that my doctor and I chose. I'm healthy at the weight I'm at. No cholesterol concerns, strong heart, low blood pressure, and all that jazz. All and all, I'm doing ok. But I know that I will feel better about myself, and that my joints and body will thank me, if I am at a lower weight.
So what did I do this week to work towards this healthy revolution?
1/1: 30 Day Shred
1/2: 30 Day Shred
1/6: 30 Day Shred
1/7: 30 Day Shred
I managed to work out 6 out of 7 days and focused on making better food choices. More fruits and veggies, a little more protein, fewer carbs, and way less junk. I'd be lying if I said there was no junk, and that I went cold turkey on the carbs, but I did watch my portion sizes and worked on making better choices. I counted my calories all but 1 day, because everyone needs a cheat day. Some days I eat the calories I burn working out, other days I don't. I'm trying to learn to listening to my body, whether is hungry, tired, thirsty, stressed or bored and not run straight to the chips and cookies to solve it all.
What does all this add up to? Another 2.5lbs lost! If I can stay on this track, and keep making healthy choices, I will lose the last 5.5lbs I'd like to lose by 2/1. That's less than 2lbs a week. I can do this.
I feel good about what I accomplished in the last week. No, my clothes do not magically fit different, I'm still not sure I have abs, and I'm still running slower than I'd like. But I know that change is possible.