Here we are! Welcome back to week 2 of our Fit&Fab series. I don’t know about you, but week 1 was hard. I had a very busy, stressful week and that always makes it difficult to eat healthy. One thing is for sure if you are going to do something and do it well…you have to be organized…which means planning. You have to be prepared for the unexpected…which means planning. And you have to have your mind set that you’re going to do it regardless…which requires some pre-thought planning. Wow…I’m having an AHA moment this morning!
Accountability on a Monday is always the most difficult because you have the weekend to screw up all of the weeks progress, and I like it that way. It’s so easy to blow off the weekends but when you know you are going to get on the scale on Monday, it does help remind you that you need to be aware of what you are putting in your mouth. One thing about tracking your weight… I’m a firm believer in weighing only once a week. I know that is hard, especially when we want so badly to see the loss on the scales…after all, we are making some sacrifices here. But the truth is, your weight is fluctuating back and forth and I think the most important thing is how you feel about your success. Don’t be a slave to the number on the scale! We all care about it but only be accountable to it one day a week! I record my goals and weight in a little spiral and I have done that since 2005. I show a 2 lb. loss from last week. I’ll take that and be appreciative that my brother’s wedding cake didn’t totally de-rail me!
This week I’m focusing on adding 3 days of exercise to my routine in addition to the commitments I made on the first week. I was in the habit of moving my body on a regular basis but sometimes life gets in the way. This week, I’m going to re-focus on this because it’s not really about the calories it burns, but how it makes me feel mentally and spiritually. I need to do this for me…for my well being.
I was amazed to hear on my favorite radio station that they were doing a fitness series with Larry North. Larry had a lot of good ideas last week and I encourage you to like his FB page and visit his blog. Note what Larry says about walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes. 🙂
Thank you for your comments and recipes last week. Please leave your success (and your frustrations) in the comments section. You never know what you have to say and how you feel might help someone else. Lastly, I hope you had a good first week and if you didn’t, it’s not too late to get started. Start today. Just start with your fabulous self.