I did okay this week. My stress levels are still pretty high and work was really irritating this week, but this weekend has been really nice so far.
I'd gained weight over the week of Thanksgiving, which I knew would happen, but I'm down 2 pounds from the start of the week so that's good… I'm still about 3 lbs heavier than my lowest weight this year, though, and I'd really like to get back down to a total of 40 lbs lost by January 1st. My goal was 50 lbs for 2012, but I'd be okay with 40 at this point!
I got in 250 fitness minutes, which was what I'd planned, so I'm happy with that.
I completed week 1 of the Skinny Snowman challenge. I didn't do nearly as well as I'd hoped, but there's always this week! Right now I'm slacking in the fruit department… you get 10 points/day for eating three servings of fruit which I never do. I usually get in 1 or 2 servings, but as far as I can tell with the challenge, it's all or nothing. I am not a big fruit fan, so I eat a lot of vegetables instead. I eat a lot more fruit in the summer but I'm not a big fan of citrus and other winter fruit. At any rate, I think I'll do better this week!
I did great on water consumption, I've been good about bringing my water bottle with me everywhere I go and if I just fill it up twice I manage my 64 oz.
Had a couple great workouts this weekend. Went for a jog yesterday on my normal 3.6-mile route. It's been a while since I've done that. I am ridiculously sore today, but took some ibuprofen and cranked out my hour-long step aerobics. Now I'm double-sore, but at least I feel accomplished.
The weekly goal for Skinny Snowman is to try a new workout, which I'm planning on doing on Thursday - Go Step Aerobics which is from a different instructor than I usually use and a different video. I think I tried it when I first got it like 3 years ago, but I don't think I ever finished it… so I consider it a new workout.
Here's my meal plan for the week.
Veggie French bread pizzas
Thai-style stir-fried chicken and vegetables
Frontside circuit training
Backside circuit training
Southwestern baked egg rolls and salad
Go Step Aerobics
Decide next week
Step Aerobics or walk/run