Well...4 days down.
For some (most?), the first week is the easiest. It's the time when they lose the most weight, have an easier time making wise food & exercise choices, etc..
For me...it's the hardest! I have a terrible time getting into a good habit of exercising regularly & sticking to my daily allottment of calories. If I can just get over that 1st week...and see some results...I'm usually good to go.
So, with that being said, here's how the first 4 days have gone.
Jan. 1 - Eating wise...not so good. Lots of leftover snacks & goodies from New Years Eve.
Exercise wise...ok, I guess. Took 2 (20 minute) walks. Unfortunately that's about it :(
Jan. 2 - A little better at eating. Coffee & 2 very small pancakes with peanut butter for breakfast. Chicken noodle soup for lunch. Yummy salad for dinner. Probably a few (not-so-good-for-you) snacks thrown in there somewhere. Exercise - not good. It was way too cold to get outside and the gym was too far away. I did do a few situps & some exercises with free weights.
Jan. 3 - Much better! I'm back at work which really helps with my routine.
Breakfast: 2 small pancakes with peanut butter (you'll see this a lot...it's my favorite breakfast) with coffee
Lunch: apple with peanut butter (can you tell I like peanut butter? I buy the reduced fat kind...it's a good source of protein)
Dinner: small slice of meatloaf, about 1/4 c. of rice
unfortunately I couldn't resist a small piece of chocolate (and unfortunately not the dark kind). Maybe 1 oz.???? (no idea really)
Exercise: walking (3.5 mph) - 20 minutes. Stairmaster - 35 minutes. Situps - 100
And I managed to stay within my daily 1200 calories! (even after eating the chocolate!)
Jan. 4 - I'm getting better!
Breakfast: 2 pancakes with peanut butter
Lunch: homemade chicken noodle soup
Dinner: 2 small tuna cakes, about 1/4 c. broccoli alfredo noodles, about 1/2 c. broccoli, bottle of Gold Peak unsweetened tea
Exercise: walking (3.5 mph) - 15 minutes. Stairmaster - 35 minutes. Free weights - approx. 10 minutes. Situps - 100
I did really good at drinking water today...approx. 80 oz. Exercise was good too, though I'd like to get a little more weights in there.
It's getting a little better every day. I need to find some good, healthy snacks to fill in between my meals. I bought some carrots today, so that's probably what I'll have tomorrow for snack...along with an apple. One day at a time, right?!