So the weekend is behind me and it's onward to another week of good eating habits and daily walking. It won't be the same as walking the lake - but I know it'll be a better workout. I tend to "amble" when I tread the old dirt road that hugs our lake.
One thing I did this weekend that I'm really proud of ~ I continued to journal everything I ate! Normally I would've tossed in the towel on that one by now. but I've recognized how accountable it's kept me and how much it's revealed about my eating patterns. And it shows me how easy it is to get back on track. Right when you're sure you've blown it (like when I ate those 4 chocolate chip cookies in a row...they were small...but still!) I glanced back at what I'd eaten earlier that day and realized that I hadn't really blown it at all. I'd eaten a healthy breakfast and lunch and those cookies - while not the best for me - weren't enough to sabotage my efforts.
I noticed something else too. Sunday night I went across the lake to join some old friends for a campfire. When we walked back home...I was the only one not huffing and puffing. That was kind of neat!
Another plus of this healthier eating is that the whole grains have really helped put the brakes on my carb cravings. I'm tending to reach for a healthier snack if I'm hungry and that's something new for me.
I know now that it's time to get back to my strength training. I've put that on hold for too long now. Carmen has given her new Monday challenge and it's to do push ups. I'm not so good in the upper arm strength area. I'm rather wimpy. But I'm going to try. There's a good work out routine in my You-On A Diet book that I'm going to ease myself into. But it's the little baby steps that we incorporate into our lifestyle...one at a time until they feel like they belong - that truly make a difference.
My slacks are fitting very nicely this morning. There are slight hollows in my checks and I think just maybe...my jowls are a little smaller! (Darn I hate those things!)
I wish I could fast forward a few months and be where I wish I was now. But for now I'll be patient. Things are happening!