So - I'm very much looking forward to this week's WI. It's pretty much the first week I've been serious about my diet and exercise. Not that I haven't been trying... but I haven't been tracking or changing my workout much- or at least not enough.
What I've changed is the little things... and I'm hoping they add up. Normally these little things don't even to seem worth the effort - but of course, I'm hoping they are! My workouts, for example. If I couldn't get the highest calorie burn, it wasn't worth my time. Then I realized that my motivation was lacking - and starting Zumba again was better than skipping my workout all together. Other things I've done is added some light exercise to my evening routine. I was doing Wii fit, but now that's evolved into dragging my step upstairs and doing that for a half hour each night. I'm even doing lunges and squats off of it. I've also added some Pilate's into the routine. After I get home from the gym - when the babe is asleep I'll do a Pilate's bun/thighs video. I might even try it during my evening tv time - I'll just set up our portable dvd player and put it on mute.
Diet wise - I'm tracking alot better. I'm figuring out the correct portion size of things I thought I was able to judge on my own. Like oil in my morning eggs & spinach. Today - I also improved my McD's visit even more! I normally will get a Caesar salad w/ grilled chicken and use balsamic vinaigrette. It's pretty good and not too shabby on calories. Well - today I got two side salads and brought my own mixture of nuts/seeds and dried cranberries. The side salads are only 20 calories on their own - I didn't even use a whole packet of dressing. I didn't miss the processed chicken or the shredded cheese covered in powder preservatives. yuck!
So I'm hoping all these small changes will keep adding up. I have my goals in the forefront of my mind. Seems everything I do makes me think of Disney - how we can save money to go, or like to today at McD's - how we'll be stopping at a few of these on our drive down to Disney...