OK, first of all, sorry this post is late; too much to catch up on yesterday (I'm still not completely done) and I just got too tired to write it. Anyway...
We're a little over a week in to the "Get Off Your Broom" challenge hosted by Serenity, and it's time to see how things are going. So... Let's see...
Considering the fact we're in the middle of moving, I don't think I've done too badly. But here are the good and bad points of my eating in this past week:
Bad: We've been living mostly on take-aways, because it's easier when trying to move (especially with most of what we own not due to arrive here at the new place until Tuesday).
Good: I have tried to make healthier choices and go with smaller portions than I usually would. An example would be the addition of salad to my veggie burger instead of having garlic bread with it, and opting for a pitta full of grilled veggies instead of chips and cheese when presented with the oppertunity to have either.
Bad: I did give in to the temptation to have a chocolate bar three times this past week, and a bag of crisps/potato chips once.
Good: It was only those few times - where as it used to be a daily thing, sometimes more than once a day - and the other time I was looking for something sweet to snack on I had an organic fruit yogurt (even though I was sending hubby to the shop for it, and he did offer me either chocolate or crisps, but I requested the yogurt).
Bad: I had a pastry from the French market.
Good: I considered said pastry to be my breakfast, and I only had one pastry (and not even an iced one), where as before I'd have probably had breakfast too, and would have brought another pastry for later. So having just one - especially when it was my breakfast - is a definate improvement. And the pastry wouldn't have been too bad if it wasn't for the week of take-aways we were ending up having.
Bad: I've probably not been drinking nearly as much as I should, and definately haven't had much in the way of water, in fact I haven't had any plain water.
Good: I have been having more juice than fizzy drinks.
I think I've done quite well with exercise, but here are the good and bad points:
Bad: I haven't gotten in the "at least 10 minutes" I set myself of Yoga every morning.
Good: I did up until Wednesday, but didn't after that because the mat is at the old place, and I'm not doing it on carpet. Also, I did do some of the exercises you can do standing up, I just didn't do the whole "at least 10 minutes" I planned to do. Still, a couple of minutes every day is more than I was doing, so that's a great start.
Bad: I haven't gotten as many walks in with Kero as I'd planned to.
Good: The walks we have had have all been longer ones than usual, in fact one of them each day has been a very long one (we were walking for an hour on Friday, which was when I had the French pastry mentioned earlier in the post).
Weight and measurements:
I have no idea if there's been any change; my tape measure and scales are at the old place and don't arrive until Tuesday some time. I'm going to weigh when the scales are here, but wasn't going to worry about doing proper weight and measurements until Saturday.
The goals I've set for this week are as follows:
* Start eating real food again.
* Get rid of the fizzy drinks all together.
* Increase amount I'm drinking.
* Once the Yoga mat is here, make sure to get the 10 minutes of Yoga in.
* Increase walks to 3 times a day (been doing 2).
Don't forget to check out the other people who are participating, and leave them some encouragement. I'll visit as many as I can, when I can, but - if you're participating - if I don't leave a comment on your blog, please know it's because I couldn't and that I'm supporting you 100% in your quest to become a healthier you!