I made my goal of working out 3 times a week. I worked out three days plus a night of EAActive with Jeremy. I did at least 40 minutes of cardio (walking, running and/or elliptical) plus weights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My workouts are becoming longer in length now that my endurance level is getting higher.
Jeremy wants to get in on the action and making a goal to do EAActive with me on the nights I don't work out. This was his idea and since it doesn't hurt to get in a little more exercise for me, I am going along with it!
A nice advantage of me trying to get healthier, is that we aren't spending money going out to eat and stopping to get snacks (this one is my fault since "snacks" included my Starbucks/Caribou runs and the kids got a cookie), which this aspect is making Jeremy much happier :-)!Our grocery budget has increased but our "Eating Out" budget has decreased.
I did pretty well this week on eating healthy, except with the harder workouts, I am more hungry. I ate when I was hungry and found myself snacking a little more than I should have. BUT I WAS HUNGRY - ha ha! So hopefully, my body will adjust a little more this week and I won't be as hungry!!
I sorta-convinced Jeremy that he needs to make a conscious effort to eat a little healthier! Jeremy has a wonderful metabolism. He can eat and eat and stays thin. He has the habit of eating out many work days. So I encouraged him to take lunch meat and condiments to work so that he has food there. He doesn't necessarily need to lose weight, I just worry about all the junk he eats. He only ate out once this week! Which is such an improvement! And even turned down a few impromptu lunch invitations from co-workers.
I didn't try anything new this week! I went with dinners that I knew my three boys would like. I made the Beef Enchilada Pie for Jeremy since this is one of his new favorites! I also tried Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough and used low fat cheese on our homemade pizza. It was soooooo good! The boys ate it up and I didn't feel as bad knowing that the ingredients were much healthier than ordering out! That will be showing up on my menu plan often!
Okay, I have a confession to make! I feel like crap! I wish I could report that the changes I have made have done miraculous things to my body, but it hasn't, yet! With working out during the boys naps, I don't get any "down" time. So by the end of the day, I am just plain beat! Also it has affected my daily chores schedule too. Which I am trying to work out the kinks. I try to get the mandatory things done like cleaning the kitchen and picking up the main floor but the bigger items that need to get done (laundry, cleaning the bathrooms etc.) have fallen behind. Hello, I ran out of clean underwear this week (I know TMI but that is how bad it got this week!)
Besides the losing 2 hours of "me" time and the extra time cleaning, Carter is going through, let's just say, hmmm an "I need to be held ALL.THE.TIME" phase. So most cooking and cleaning has been done with a 30 pound weight on my hip! Which has accounted for the lack of cleaning and increased tiredness also! As much as I love being needed, I am hoping that this phase finishes soon, because the dust bunnies and the dirty clothes are about to finish me off! Because right now, I would rather have a slightly disheveled house than a screaming, tear faced child following me around!
I know that eating healthier and working out, is the best thing for me! I won't be giving it up anytime soon, so trying to figure out how to make it all work is next on my "to-do" list! I am making Doctor's appointments this week for a physical and an eye appointment (since my headaches have increased), just to make sure that my extra tiredness, achiness, insomnia, irritability aren't due to another reason!
Pounds lost: 2.6 - WOOT!
Your turn! Let me know how you are doing on your "healthy" goals!