So, this morning was my first weigh-in since this blog – and since my new, healthy approach.
As of this morning I am 379.9 …. down 5.1 pounds! 😀
I’m thrilled with that! I ate well, but I didn’t exercise nearly as much as I planned. Next week will be more focused on fitness.
Speaking of fitness; I’ve started a new challenge at work. The fitness coordinator is running a program called ‘Walk Across America” – details here:
Summertime “Get Fit” Challenge
Get ready to take a trip around the U.S.A. and walk, run, or bike your way to better fitness. This challenge will take you various destinations across America. Throughout the contest you will be challenged to complete the city-to-city trek by gaining steps. Steps can be gained by simply wearing a pedometer and counting your day-to-day accumulated steps or by counting your steps through walking, biking, running, and other various forms of exercise. Outside fitness center usage DOES count and all steps accumulated throughout the day will count so it doesn’t have to be “formal” exercise to count! So get your pedometer out, and start counting those steps for a summertime adventure! Once you have signed-up for the challenge you will be given a packet with all the information about the cities and a map that shows you the course. Inside the packet you will find a chart to track your weekly progress. You will be responsible for tracking your own progress in your packet and reporting it to the fitness center manager every Monday and for scheduling your baseline and ending fitness assessments with the fitness center staff. Each 10,000 steps walked will equal 150 miles on the map. Awards will be given to the male and female who gets the closest to the final destination across America!
It sounds really great and will get me focused on cardio, and burning some calories!
So, the weekend woes…
I am going out 3 times this weekend, and will be REALLY tempted to have cocktails/dessert every time (my 2 biggest weaknesses, for sure!). How do I resist the temptation?! Ah! I know to look the menu is ahead of time, make sure I’m not RAVENOUS when I walk into the restaurant, avoid bread/”fillers” and drink lots of water. Here’s to hoping I stay on track! 🙂