Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week 2- My Healthy Holiday Mindful Eating

Thanksgiving is over and it was GREAT!  I loved spending time with my family, eating the yummy food, and having the day off of school. :)  BUT, I'm also glad it's over.  The leftovers are FINALLY all gone.  They are the death of me.  I followed my plan for Thanksgiving day (you can read about that here), but it was a struggle to not eat #alltheleftoversintheworld

What went well this week?
I have logged all my food, workouts, and water into My Fitness Pal. It's keeping me accountable, but I know that my carb to fat to protein ratio is FAR OFF.  I'm not eating enough protein and everyone knows that's mucho important.  

I got in all of my workouts. This piece I don't have a problem with. I workout an hour a day with 2 rest days built in for recovery.  I try to stretch and work on my mobility during my rest days. I LOVE teaching Jazzercise, but I also LOVE lifting weights.  Cardio is important, but if you really want to see changes in your body, you've got to pick up those weights (and cans of soup don't count). I promise lifting heavy weights won't "bulk you", unless that's what you want. I DO! Give me #allthemuscles
I suggest getting a trainer if you are new to lifting or try a Pump class at your local gym.  When I first got started with lifting- I googled, watched youtube videos, and watched people at the gym and mimicked their movements. I also used the app, Fitness Buddy.  Some of my friends used Jamie Eason's free program on

Coming up this next week- here are my goals:

1.  I want to eat a little more protein! It's my most difficult macronutrient to get enough of.  Ugh.  ;)

2. Say no to the treats in the faculty lounge unless they are donuts!

3. Cook more this week!  We love homemade meals, but can't someone come and do the dishes for us?  

4. Drink 96 ounces of water each day. 

Don't forget to check out Deedee's post about how her week went! 

Link up and tell us about your week (feel free to snag the cute graphic that Deedee made!)

1 comment:

  1. Loving this challenge. I don't' have a blog but wanted to join in, This week was rough, my birthday, Thanksgiving, lots of meals out and changes in schedule and routine did not bode well. I tried to keep portions in control but I probably made up for it in wine consumption! Looking forward to this week where my meals will be regulated more while at school and my workouts are scheduled in as well.