Holy moly, we are already into June! Halfway through the year! Say What!?!
Anyways, I am finally sitting down to write this post (on Wednesday) and I feel like the last week has been such a whirlwind, that I am having a hard time remembering what I did last week! Ha!
The highlight of my week had to be Brinley’s preschool graduation. I mean honestly, I thought the whole “preschool graduation” thing is a little silly because she actually has 2 more years of preschool, but it was so cute. They choreographed some dance moves to a few songs and it’s just really cool to see her in that environment around all her friends! And she totally stole the show when she grabbed herself mid song up on stage because she had to go potty! haha!
So, I am still loving TurboFire. It is challenging and different from really any other workout that I am used to so my body is sore in different places. However, the workouts are actually pretty long! The longest one I do is 55 minutes, which is quite an increase compared to the 30 minute ones I was doing! So that has been slightly challenging to squeeze in the extra time. But in reality, it is such a short portion of my day that I will make it happen, no matter what!
I did pretty well with my goals! I wish I could say I stopped snacking on my kids food, but that didn’t happen. However, I didn’t miss a scheduled workout and I even went for 2 runs this week totaling 7 miles for the week! I woke up close to 7 every day last week, but I would still like to improve upon that and I did stick to my meal plan pretty well (minus the random snacking).
So really I find that, it’s not even that I am hungry. I am a mindless eater and before I know it I’ve finished off Brinley’s pretzels. So I need to make myself aware of this and stop myself from eating when I am not even hungry!
So Hank and I did go to a wedding on Saturday and everything was absolutely gorgeous and amazing!! And I left feeling pretty proud of myself. Before my health and fitness journey, I would have taken this as a change to indulge in as much as I possibly could. And while I do think it is OK to indulge every now and again, I would have taken it to the max.
I felt proud of myself because at dinner, I filled half of my place with veggies (although they had creamy sauce on them) and avoided the (what I am sure were delicious) mashed potatoes!! The old me would have had half a plate full of mashed potatoes. Now, mashed potatoes aren’t the WORST thing every, but in my mind the potatoes were the trade off for a piece of cake after dinner!
Now, the dessert table was temptation city! They had so many amazing desserts from cheesecake to chocolate covered pretzels. But I stuck to sharing my cake with my husband and I picked up on chocolate covered strawberry. And it was soooo good!
Goals for this upcoming week:
- Complete every TurboFire scheduled workout
- Follow my meal plan
- One 3+ mile run. I can tell me body needs rest this week!
- Get up in time for a 7AM workout. Brinley has been getting up early since she finished school. She tends to wake up when the sun comes up.
- No “treats” until this weekend. Then I will allow myself to have a few treat meals!
- Really need to mulch my flower beds (random, I know)
Food that I am looking forward to this week (because let’s be honest, it’s all about the food):
- Fruit Salsa dip
- Veggie pizza (for a party on Friday)
- Grilled Turkey Burger (actually made them on Monday and they were reaaaally good. blog post soon)
Here’s my little food for thought (no pun intended) for the week! When I find myself wanting to eat everything in sight or I feel the habit of just wanting to eat creep in, I try to remind myself that our bodies are like a machine that we need to treat well and take care of! I need to properly fuel this machine with exactly what it needs. No more. No less. Aside from the occasional treat 😉
Although I still find great pleasure in eating certain foods, it shouldn’t be something that we rely on to make ourselves feel “better” emotionally. I am definitely an emotional eater. I like to eat when I am stressed, when I am happy, when I am sad, when I am frustrated. This is what I try to constantly remind myself of:
“Food is fuel. Our bodies are a machine and we need to take care of them with the proper fuel!”
This is what I will be telling myself all week! Maybe it will help you make healthier choices too!
If you want to see my post from last week, you can find that here!