Monday, March 10, 2014

Motivation Monday~~Weekly goals/Progress pictures

Howdy y'all!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Ours was fast and furious! And all did not go as planned, but for the most part it was good.

We went out to dinner with some good friends Saturday night and were supposed to go to a concert with them. We arrived at the concert late. It was standing room only and very crowded. I don't do well at all in big crowds and am certainly not a "fly by the seat of my pants" girl. I'm definitely more organized and detail oriented. I was very uncomfortable in this situation. My husband sensed my anxiety and suggested that we leave. The people we were with are definitely "roll with the flow" folks and got upset with me for leaving. So that was a little unpleasant but hubs and I made the best of it and still had fun!

Hubs had an eye opening experience the other day. He had his biometric screening last at work last Friday. His triglycerides are high and his weight isn't ideal. He eats the meals that I prepare for lunches and dinners. He's not gluten or dairy free but should be because he has problems with dairy. He has problems with portion control (ate 4 hot rolls at Texas Roadhouse the other day even after I told him that they are 225 calories each!) And he makes poor snack choices (doughnuts) too. So, he decided that he's going to clean up his diet a little more this week. He also decided that he needs to start working out again. He hasn't done any activity since he tore his meniscus last fall. He's nervous about any high impact activity and I can't blame him. So, with me on the running DL, I think this is a good time to incorporate a strength training program for both of us.

Yesterday, we went to the store and bought a curl bar for me, another standard bar and more plates so that we can workout together. Tonight we're going start a weight training program that I found online. It's designed for women, but I think it looks like a good program for both of us. There are a few moves that will need to be modified a little bit but I'm excited to start this with him. I'm going to spin class first, then we'll do this workout when I get home. I will be more motivated with more daylight in the evenings now. :-) Fitness goals for the week are:

Monday: Spin class, upper body
Tuesaday: Lower body/legs
Wednesday: Spin class, Urban Fit bootcamp
Thursday: Upper body
Friday: Lower body/legs
Saturday: Full body circuit

I did weekly meal prep yesterday. In addition to the lunches/dinners that I usually fix, I prepped veggies for snacks for him and made sausage and egg white muffins for his breakfasts. I also made baked Mediterranean chicken with spaghetti squash, sesame chicken and veggie stir fry, and ground turkey with quinoa and veggies. I'm excited that he has decided to clean his diet up! I'm hoping he can stay on track!!

Today, the Motivation Monday team is sharing progress pictures. It's difficult to notice small changes and often times, I think this is where some folks get discouraged and give up. They tend to focus on how far they had to go instead of how far they've come. Progress pictures are a great tool to help one stay focused and motivated.

Here are my most recent progress pictures:

And that's just from clean eating for a week!!  I can't wait to take these again in 30 days and see how far I've come!!

Ok, that's all for now!!  Be sure to link up with us and see what the rest of the team has for you!!

Until next time, take care and remember to be awesome!!  Get up, get out and get moving!!

Your friend,

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    1. That's what happens when I cut out gluten and dairy. :-)

  2. Amazing results from just a week! Can't wait to see the results in 30 days!

    1. That's just eliminating gluten and dairy from my diet. I'm excited about the 30 day workout.