Well it’s about time for a new blog post. It has only been about two months! My days aren’t long enough anymore…by the time I sit down at the end of the day, I just go to bed (after I go on Pinterest). I really want to get back into it though and I thought I would start with an update on my new year resolution.
When I first told you about my new year resolution, the goal was to do weekly updates on my progress of getting healthy and losing. Obviously that didn’t happen. I kept telling myself that I would do an update after a new goal was reached and kept pushing it to the next goal. But now I am ready!
Originally, I had 3 smaller goals within my one big goal of getting healthy and losing weight.
- Lose 5 pounds
- Break my coffee habit
- Stop eating junk food every night
I am happy to say that I have accomplished all 3! I have not had coffee since January 5th. I had headaches for about 4 days but after that, I was good. With the nice weather, it is getting tough because I love iced coffee, but I haven’t given in yet!
I have also stopped eating junk food every night. I allow myself no more than 2 nights a week where I will have a small snack.
And finally, my best accomplishment yet…I have lost 21 pounds as of today! To do it, I changed my eating habits. Quitting coffee helped a lot because I am not using a ton of sugar or flavored creamer anymore. Of course not eating junk food every night helps too. I also make a weekly meal plan. That makes a huge difference! (Check out my Healthy Eating Pinterest board). I eat a lot of quinoa as well as lots of fruit and veggies and cut down on the carbs.
I exercise every single day. I have done T25, both the alpha and beta levels. I have just begun gamma and man is it tough! But it is a great workout! I also throw in a lot of Jillian Michaels workouts. I don’t do the same workout two days in a row and that keeps me from getting bored.
My next (sort of) small goal run another 5K. Now that the weather is nicer, I am going to try and find the time to get out and start running. I am not sure when, but I’ll figure it out.
So that’s the update. I am so happy I have stuck with it! Only 9 more pounds to go and I reach my goal. That will be my next update :).
PS – I am still baking and I have a bunch of recipes that I hope to share soon!