As some of you might have noticed, I missed some postings on this challenge. My family had been hit with a terrible virus going around our area that took us out for almost two weeks. It was the worst one I’ve ever had to deal with. I’ve been putting my focus on just trying to keep up with the daily things going on so I apologize for the delay in this posting. But with that said, here’s my latest update:
Week 2 I gave you a few more new tasks and here’s my progress for each:
1) Make one new change this week to your normal meals/snacks, focusing on a healthier change. (Make sure you check with your Dr. before making any new changes!) – Even though we were sick, I did pay attention to the snacks that we were eating and did what I could to make mine healthier choices, especially any that were eaten later in the day! My main change was trying to cut back on any excess sugar.
2) Watch your habits when you cook in the kitchen. – I put a lot of focus on what I was eating while I was preparing our meals. If for some reason I couldn’t stop nibbling on things as I was chopping them up, I made sure to cut back on what I dished out on my plate at mealtime to counteract it.
3) Start a Food Journal. – I get a big fail on this one but to be honest, our meals were so bland that I didn’t even want to log them. We ate a lot of chicken noodle soup, crackers, applesauce, etc. I know for a fact that our meals weren’t nutritionally the best BUT they did keep us from feeling ill so to get off track for a few weeks is OK with me in this situation!
And now moving on to Week 3-4 as I’m combining them. Oddly enough when I planned this series I had only designated one new thing for the last 3 weeks.
A) Add in 1 day of 1 new exercise. Try to keep it simple at first, especially if you aren’t very active right now. Maybe try some yoga, Tai Chi, walking, etc.
B) Set aside one day each week for a “fun food day.” This can be whatever you want to make of it. Some ideas: themed meals, “letter day” (where your meal all starts with the same letter), “try something new day” where you eat a food you’ve never had before, etc. It can even be as simple as “Taco Tuesday.”
I’m hoping that these will add a little more fun and energy to your week. Remember, you still need to keep up with the tasks from the first 2 weeks, too, which are:
~Drink More Water
~Start a Journal (for goals, dreams, daily shares, etc.)
~Keep track of weekly weight/measurements
~Make one new change each week to your normal meals/snacks, focusing on a healthier change.
~Watch your habits when you cook in the kitchen
~Start/Log a Food Journal
I’ll check in with you soon with an update and with next week’s new set of baby steps!
Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first. Tips are to be taken as suggestions and not promises of guaranteed results.