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Week 1 Recap/Week 2 Goals

Honestly I could have done a little better but I am still really proud of myself!

The Good:

  • Worked out five days last week – a day more than my goal yayyy!
  • Stuck to “good” snacks when I got hungry like hummus, protein shakes with unsweetened almond milk, light popcorn
  • Really limited my sweet tooth!

The Not So Good:

  • Drank too much Saturday night – booooo – but it was a needed night out with my gal pals and I only go out like that once in a great while so I think I can give myself a break! As long as it doesn’t become a habit, it’s good to let off some steam every so often!
  • I think I could have pushed myself a little harder at the gym but I still had good workouts and am inspired to continue going and push myself more this week.
  • Ate out 3 times instead of my goal of 2. A sub (lots of veggies!) on Weds. night, salad for lunch on Friday and pizza Friday night. But it was Friday….and it was pizza….and the sub and salad were’t too bad so one pizza night isn’t going to kill me.

Now I want to be clear because some of that sounds like excuses. I have been pretty hard on myself in the past and I found that it was only discouraging and made me feel worse. I told myself that as I embraced a healthier lifestyle, I wouldn’t beat myself up if I slipped up. We’re only human people! Plus pizza will never stop being delicious so you kinda have to have a slice every once in a while.

  • I didn’t apply to ANY jobs -______- This one I have no excuse for. My only remedy is to make good on my goal this week. If I went two weeks without meeting the goal that would be embarrassing so here’s to my rockin’ resume!

Week 2 Goals!

  1. Work out 4 times this week. Now ideally, I would move it up to 5 since I did well with 5 last week but I am going to FLORIDAAAA this weekend so I’m going to stick with 4 🙂
  2. Don’t go too crazy on vacation! There will obviously be drinking but I really want to try and make healthier choices food-wise. It’s always harder on vacation because you have less control over what you’re eating and way more choices than a regular day. So my goal is to encourage myself and my family to make the healthier choices while we’re out painting Orlando red!
  3. Apply to 5 jobs as noted above.
  4. Not eat out at all until I go on vacay. This means I’m making breakfast, lunch and dinner until Friday!
  5. Take my greens every day – and don’t forget when I’m on vacay! These are Greens and they’re awesome. EIGHT servings of fruits and veggies in one serving! Aw yea.

I think that’ll be it for now. As some of these goals start becoming part of my regular routine, I want to think of fun new goals…ideas anyone? I’ll give it a little more thought and keep y’all updated 🙂

Some new tips coming tomorrow! Here’s a list from Buzzfeed to keep you occupied until then: “Healthy” Foods w/ More Sugar Than a Snickers Bar!

Here’s to livin’ the dream,

Aud

Day 1 Recap!

Day 1 was pretty darn good! Went to the gym after I finally put my literary genius-ness to rest! Had a great workout for not having worked out for over a week and the best part is I felt great after. I know it sounds corny but there’s really nothing like the feeling you get after a successful workout where you’ve pushed yourself. It’s like a mix between “thank God that’s over” and “dayum girl way to go, do that again every day!”

Can I just say that I love the bright purple and yellow colors of Planet Fitness?!

Can I just say that I love the bright purple and yellow colors of Planet Fitness?!

I also like eating dinner after working out because I feel like it makes me eat better. I don’t want to waste all my hard work on a burger and fries, know what I’m sayin’!?

But alas….single working girl problems ensued and I had no desire to go home and cook (it was a little after 8:00 when I left the gym and I have a half hour drive home so yea). Instead of picking up something to go or fast food grossness, I went to Whole Foods (click here to see why Whole Foods is awesome and I’m all for jumping on that band wagon) and picked up a few ready made things and had a great dinner along with grabbing some things for the rest of the week. It’s going that extra mile and taking the extra step that sometimes comes hard to me for whatever reason. But the more I make the right choices, the easier it will become!

Get in mah belly

Get in mah belly

Day 2 is upon us now…and so far so good! More on that later. I’ll also be posting a pic when I get home of my new sports brassieres and a tip!

Here’s to livin’ the dream!

Aud

P.S. I’m posting a picture of JUST the bras…cause they’re super cute…but not my boobs in them so don’t get any ideas.