Last week I took a hard look at the reasons why I tend to overeat. As I said last Tuesday, there have been some things going on in my life that have caused anxiety and stress and I have been "eating my feelings" - but I think there are also other reasons that I've been struggling to maintain healthy eating habits: the main of which is poor planning.
Let's face it - eating healthy is not always easy. If you are pressed for time, it's significantly easier (and usually cheaper) to run through a drive thru than to take the time to prepare a balanced meal. Or if you haven't had time to run to the grocery store or meal plan, it's also very easy to order take out or pizza during the week.
I have found the lack of time and preparation to be a big hindrance in my success over the past few weeks. I'm working full time and taking graduate classes. My gym is twenty-five minutes from my house and I go there five times a week. I spend a great deal of time away from home. So when I get home, the last thing I want to do is spend time in the kitchen cooking up some healthy meal.
So I have been thinking through the best way to meal plan, save time and eat healthy meals that are actually tasty (because who wants to eat bland chicken all the time!?!?) I've got a few things that I'm trying this week and I'm looking forward to reporting back next Tuesday with any good tips I might have found!
Another great week at CrossFit Charlotte. My goal is to get five WOD's in each week. I wasn't able to make it to the box Sunday or Monday - which means I went Tuesday-Saturday without a break. Boy was I tired Saturday evening! Plus I met a girlfriend Saturday afternoon for a four mile power walk on the green way.
Saturday morning's WOD was my by far my favorite. We were split into teams and did body weight prowler pushes. One person rode the prowler while your teammates pushes you 200 yards! And of course Coach threw in some box jumps, kettle bell swings & medicine ball slams for extra fun! :)
Love kettle bell swings!
Don't make fun of the face - the metal prowler on the concrete did not feel so great on my bumm!
Blog It.I experienced a wonderful weight loss moment recently!
One of my closest friends is getting married in May and she has asked me to be a bride's maid. I love the dress she has chosen for her bride's maids, but unfortunately we aren't able to try it on - we had to order it online. I was really nervous. Another bride's maid had ordered and received her dress and she told me the dresses were "true to size". Which posed a problem. I was almost positive I was between size XX and size X. I was confident that by the wedding I would be able to fit into size X - but I was afraid that I wouldn't fit into size X today. And what if I didn't lose the extra weight that I needed to lose? But what if I ordered size XX and I lost the weight - the dress would be HUGE and I would have to spend a fortune having it altered.
So I contemplated which size to order for a few days and finally ordered the smaller of the two - size X. I nervously waited for the dress to arrive so I could see exactly how much weight I would need to lose between now and May to fit into this dress. When the dress arrived, I slipped into the dress and cautiously asked Steven to try and zip it up as far as he could.
Imagine my surprise when it easily zipped all the way up! I wanted to a do a little dance in my kitchen!! I kept asking, "It zipped!?!? It zipped!?!?!" To which my husband's bewildered response came, "Umm....isn't it supposed to zip??" There are some things men will never understand.....
The dress fits perfectly. I will definitely have to have the smaller size taken in when the wedding rolls around because I am *determined* to drop these last fifteen pounds between now and then!
I hope you all are having a great week and finding successes of your own in your journey to a healthy lifestyle!