This is my Mamavation post for January 18, 2010. (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? 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? 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!