OK, a little late with the recap, but I'm glad. I went into this week thinking, "I'm not exercising enough. I'm not doing enough. I should have/ shouldn't have," basically beating myself up for not being good enough, whatever "good enough" means.
I think, as women, we do that a lot. Because I have been giving it some thought and here is what I realized, I achieved the goal I set for myself last week which was to get into this with a positive outlook, not grumble about the lack of food or complain about working out and I did that. I have been OK with the food, with a few exceptions of course and I happily donned workout garb (avoiding the mirror :) and went at it. Goal achieved. I should be celebrating that, not dwelling on what I could have done better.
Not only that, but I have made a few other changes that will have a positive impact - I take the stairs in the parking garage, I am putting whole raw milk in my cereal, I have intcreased the number of raw veggies considerably as well as decreasing carb in equal amounts, I still eat some cheese because of nursing, but I cut off an ounce and put the cheese away. And the most significant - I have not had any fast food since we started. I went from going 2-3 times a week to going almost three weeks without any. What makes this even more impressive is that I have taken Will as a treat and I didn't order anything nor did I pilfer a single french fry. May seem like nothing to others, but it was my biggest crutch going into this challenge.
So the goal I am setting is to add more workouts. And with perfect timing, Nik just sent out an email about how to maximize your workout. Which is perfect, because the daunting part for me is where am I going to find extra time? I alreaday get up at 5:30 and go straight through until both kids are in bed at 9. However, I know I can find an extra 15 minutes here and there. Let's see how I do.