One more week to go! I’ve already signed up for another challenge that’s going on right now via DietBet. More on that later… I’m thinking about hosting my own!
What I did:
+ Managed to work out five times. Dan was a big help spending time with A in the morning or evening so I could sneak away.
+ Ate a couple meals of Goldfish crackers on the run with A. Oops. We treated ourselves to Chick-fil-A one night, but for the most part, I was able to uphold healthy meals with a little one around. A ate some of them with us, too. She loved the crockpot chicken taco chili we made. Definitely something we want to establish with the boys — a you eat what we eat kind of policy.
+ Drove straight past a cupcake shop I had been wanting to try. We’ve been doing great avoiding sweets, because we don’t buy them. It’s harder when they pop up unexpectedly. Like getting lost and seeing a cupcake place that’s supposed to be amazing.
How I feel:
+ Pretty great! I use an app, Lift, to track goals, and this past week, I checked off my 29th work out. Working out has become an enjoyable habit for me. And it’s never been enjoyable or a habit for me.
+ Excited about our local Y. I enjoy going there for work outs… It’s nice and bright, which I value. This week, I got to take A there to play for a while. We interacted with several families who were very kind to shy, scared, sometimes mean A and to me, her apparent mother. When we visited, we were excited about the diversity and sense of community we observed there, so it’s nice to get a least a little sense that it’s real. These are things you consider when praying to soon be an official transracial family.
What I lost:
+ Another three pounds this week! I just saw the standings, and I might actually have a chance at placing in the top three. I never thought I would, and it was never about winning, but I think I’ll give it my very best shot this week! I need to lose a few more to get to my goal. (Despite having a pretty bad cold right now…)
And, for fun, here’s an indie workout playlist with some of my favorites! Music is by far my biggest motivation to work out longer. It’s a tragedy when my iPod dies.