Disney Weight Loss Goal: Deadline: October

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's the little things...

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...


  1. Sounds like some awesome changes you are making. Don't you love when you have the energy and the drive to do alittle more exercise than the day/week/month before?

  2. I think you are doing great! All of your little changes can add up to big results. These are things you can do the rest of your life! Keep your eyes on your goal and keep focused!