This is my Mamavation post for January 18, 2010.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â (Also – don’t forget to get your vote in for the next Mamavation Mom and join us at the Mamavation Twitter Party on January 21, 2010 8-11 pm )
This week was fantastic! I stuck to my training plan (ran 25.5k), attempted the #team100 workout twice, packed my lunch everyday, and prepared the meals I planned for my family… the best part of all is that my hard work paid off! I know I said last week that I was only going to weigh myself every other week, but I *felt* thinner, so I thought I’d take a chance and weigh myself. I was shocked to see that I’d lost 2.4lbs since January 7th!
One of the biggest changes I made this week was using the Loseit ipod/iphone aplication as a meal planner – I entered in the foods I planned to eat, then corrected the journal throughout the day to reflect realityn. It worked really well – and it was interesting to see that some days I didn’t plan on eating enough, so I had to adjust and add food And on other days I had to adjust my portion sizes. My biggest goal was to eat more protein – we’re supposed to eat 1g of protein for every kg of body weight. When I tracked my food two weeks ago I averaged 28g of protein/day. This week I was able to increase that to 75.4g/day. I ate a TON of tuna to meet that, so I’m going to have to keep searching for more foods rich in protein but low in fat – ideas anyone?
(HINT: you can use wikianswers to figure out how many kg’s you weigh, ie: 134 pounds to kg).
What else happened? Oh yeah – I posted a classified ad on my work’s intranet site looking for a running partner and ended up finding that theres an informal running club that meets everyday at lunch to run a few loops around the park nearby. I ran with them on Wednesday and had a lot of fun and ended up running 8.64K. I’ve really missed the social aspect of running and it’s nice to run with a group. This is going to REALLY help my mental health, as my hubby travels for work a ton, leaving me to spend a lot of hours alone. I’m also looking forward to having the group help me maintain my motivation – people who train with a friend are more successful!
This weekend I also bought a new slow cooker cookbook – I LOVE slow cooker meals! It’s such an easy way to force veggies upon my family! I’ll have to write up a review of it and some of the recipes I’ve tried in another post – maybe later this week?
Next week… hmmm – what should my goals be?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Next week I plan to:
- run a total of 26 km
- continue planning meals, and packing my running gear up the night before
- do the #team100 workout more than twice…
What are your goals for next week?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What did you accomplish? Why don’t you answer these questions in your own post and link it up below? That way we can all cheer each other on! Have a great week folks!All the best in health and fitness,