So it’s cold but what did I do? I went for a walk. Not a 3 miler but a good mile and a half and with the winter gear on it was a calorie burning walk. I have been trying to get out at least 3 times a week for some kind of walk. I have also been learning Zumba with my friend Kim. Oh my I don’t have rhythm but I’m trying. I think we spend more time laughing or yelling at the ladies on the DVD then getting our feet to do what they are teaching but I have felt each session in a different part of my body so I know that it’s working.
I stepped on the scale Friday and didn’t have a loss but I have decided not to fret about it because I know that I am keeping my calories in check, I know that I’m getting the exercise I need and I can feel the changes happening. My pants don’t squeeze me as much, my wedding ring moves on my finger and my face isn’t a puffy. So I’m doing it.
Last week Deb and I challenged each other to veggies daily. I didn’t find that hard at all because I love my veggies. I made homemade chicken veggie soup with tons of them. I have been cutting up broccoli, carrots, peppers and grape tomatoes almost nightly to have on a plate to munch on. I have almost cut out all extra sugar, I’m not perfect there but much better.
I’m still working on my 21 day challenge with Jill. My challenge was 21 days of tracking and menu planning. I am on day 19 days of tracking and other than it’s a bit boring I am doing it. I don’t really plan a menu like a week at a time. I do a day or two at a time and than in the morning track what I plan on eating and don’t change it once it’s down. I don’t always eat everything I’ve added but I’ve counted the calories anyways.
Well it’s onward and upwards (well downwards on the scale). I hope that all is well with you all. Take care and have an awesome week.