To be honest, this week was a complete fail workout-wise. I had so much going on that I didn’t make it to the gym once since last Sunday, which is somewhat upsetting. But when you leave the house at 6:30 a.m. every morning and when you don’t come home until like 7 p.m. and then have something going on every night, there really was no time to squeeze in some gym time.
I feel bad.
However, I just returned from the gym and are proud to say that I worked out for an hour and 15 minutes, running on the cross trainer for 3.1 miles and doing some weights and 120 crunches.
I’ve also planned out the coming week already, so the next update should be a little bit less about excuses and more about real workouts.
Regarding the healthy eating, I can happily report that I have cooked (from scratch!) every single night this last week and I didn’t use any “processed” ingredients, besides one jar of (pre-made, but at least organic, and sugar-free!) marinara sauce. (Can someone please tell me why pretty much every single jar of pasta sauce at the supermarket has sugar listed as an ingredient? There really doesn’t belong any sugar in pasta sauce.)
I didn’t do so well with drinking enough water – as I said, it’s an issue. I just don’t enjoy drinking water (in general, and especially when I am not thirsty at all) and pretty much have to force the bottle to my mouth. It’s a pretty awful feeling, almost like you’re trying to get food down your throat if you really feel stuffed already.
I know that with the drinking, my body is pretty much fooling itself and people have told me that you can “teach yourself” to drink more. (Any tips?)
Hopefully I’ll be a fast learner.
I also have to admit that I had to eat out once, because there was a group lunch at work, but regardless of that, according to my food log journal I’ve stayed within or below my calculated daily burned calories. This is making me feel giddy, because I have at least accomplished something this week.
So, we’re starting a new week and I am motivated.
If you jumped on the bandwagon, how did your week go?