End of week 2! Can you believe it? I truly hope that you had a great week and that you were able to see changes from the first week in the challenge. My second week was completely different from the first! I changed a lot of things, starting with my mentality.
On Sunday, I took some time to journal and to really think about my goals and where I want to be. You see, it’s easy for me to want to lose weight but for my actions not to follow. Week 1 was tough because I wasn’t working out due to injury and had a lot of work events to attend. Sometimes life happens, but was my mind really in the weight loss state last week?
This week I had to shift my brain and remember WHY I want to lose weight. Do I want to wear small clothes? YES! Do I want to feel more comfortable in my body? YES! Do I want to be in better shape? YES! But the REAL reason I want to lose weight is so that I can be as healthy as possible before having children.
I truly believe that in order to get the weight loss train rolling you have to fully connect with your “reason”. It’s different for everyone but it will help you to push through the temptations and to stay focused on what matters. Right now, this is my focus (WE ARE NOT PREGNANT)…
So how did I do this week??
Starting Weight: 230.0 (May 3, 2013)
Last Week’s Weigh-In: 233.0
This Weigh-in: 230.2
Total Weight Loss: +0.2
I am really happy with the loss this week and am eager to get this train out of the station. My goal next week is to focus on my 3 changes and to increase my workouts.
If this wasn’t a good week for you, please do not get discouraged. You can turn things around at any moment!! Remember, you are in control of your life, how you feel, what you eat, and your workouts. Two reads I would recommend is “The Balance Between Pain and Pleasure” and “What’s Keeping You At Your Current Weight“. I reread those two posts when I’m having a hard time.
Now one thing that really helped me this week was to plan ahead and always have meals and snacks packed!! One of my favorite snacks these days are KIND Bars, as they are made of simple ingredients and are extremely filling (and tasty).
I’ve tried almost all of the flavors and I think my favorite so far is this baby… I mean, who can beat 10g of protein and all that sweet nutty goodness??
As we close out week 2, one of y’all have the chance to win some KIND Bars from Coffee Cake and Cardio! By leaving a comment about your week, your weight loss, your fitness, etc., you will be entered in to win!! I will choose a winner on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
This giveaway is CLOSED! Congratulations to Charmaine who said “Congratulations on your week! Mine was a little mixed- I sprained my toe on Sunday which made me unable to put a lot of weight on my foot so I had to hold off on working out until the end of the week, which was a bummer. On the positive side, it definitely made me think more about what I was eating since I knew I couldn’t work out and I felt really good about the choices I made this week. It paid off and I found myself down another 1 lb. I hope I can keep up the trend. My goal last weekend was to try to meet my calories goals, which is hard for me. Saturday was a bust but Sunday was good so I felt pretty good about that. Thanks for having this challenge- it’s been fun!”