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Healthy Mama Challenge 2.0 [Week 2]

Hello!  As you read in last week’s Healthy Mama post I am working on getting my butt in gear again (hence the 2.0).  This week was a little abnormal in that this past weekend I was at a blog conference and we all know how travel can affect one’s diet and exercise routine.  So how did I do?

I’d give myself a C.  I made a few small adjustments in the right direction but I wasn’t completely all-in.  Let’s take a look at my goals I mentioned last week:

Weight loss goals- I lost 2.0 pounds this week!  A loss is always a win in my book.  Here’s where I now stand on my weight loss goals-

  • Get to a healthy BMI (25 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-pregnancy weight (28 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-marriage weight (33 pounds to go)
  • Total Weight Loss Goal {Get back to my ideal weight} (43 pounds to go)

Nutrition and Fitness goals- I did ok.  Diet was a little less than stellar particularly when traveling.

  • Eat consciously (I did a good job with portions in general, but I indulged some while traveling)
  • Get in some walking every day (I actually did a lot of walking while I was gone this weekend!)
  • Workout 4 times per week (I did not work out other than walking.  Fail)

Going into this week I’m hoping to have a really strong week.  I stocked up on some healthy options for food and I’m trying to make sure I drink tons of water.  I am also continuing to walk while adding in some more intense workouts like 30 Day Shred, which I borrowed from the library.  I’ve gotten it before but I’ve only ever made it a few days into the program so I’m hoping to do better this time.  In the past I have done well when doing an interval workout like this so I think it will be good for me if I can stick to it.  I’ll definitely let you know next week if I am sticking to it.

Oh and in other news I started taking a probiotic!  I’m trying to take good care of myself overall so making sure I take my vitamin and probiotic is now a priority for me.  I’m hoping to make it a habit so it becomes automatic.

So how are you doing?  Anything you’re working on health-wise right now?  What helps you take care of yourself?  Let me know in the comments below!

Angela

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

It sounds like you did fabulous while traveling. 2 lbs lost shows something went right :). I had most of my food prepped ahead last week, so I just threw the pre-portioned containers in a cooler bag and took them with me. That worked great until Saturday, when the convention provided food for us. Then I chose the eggs, fruit, bacon and a few diced potatoes, but left the pastries alone. At lunch I had chicken and veggie pasta with side salad, and left the chips and cookies alone. Then for dinner I had a dairy free steak salad at chipotle without dressing. This kept me on target for my protein and calorie goals for the day while still feeling like I could be part of the group. I didn't weight this week, but my clothes are fitting better and I'm hoping for more pounds lost when I step on the scale next Monday.

Cat

Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Sounds like you did really well this past weekend! I had a few treats (a Coke, a pretzel) but I think walking around the park each day helped offset things a little. That chicken on Saturday was crazy good!

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