I am going to start by saying, I didn’t win. It would have been nice to win a few hundred dollars, but I didn’t. And I am okay with that. In fact, I think I knew I wasn’t likely to win from the beginning. But, I am proud of myself for my accomplishments.
I didn’t stick to all of my goals throughout the 8 weeks. And there are a lot of reasons for this. I am not going to say excuses. I hate when immediately assume that any reason you have for not working out, or reaching your goals is an excuse.
So since we know I didn’t win the challenge, let’s talk about what I did too
First, I made some great lifestyle changes. Hubs and I now only eat out maybe 1 time a week. Usually not even that, and we are trying to stay away from unhealthy options and have things like Subway and salads.
I am also now consistently drinking 2.2 liters (or more) a day. I bought a bottle that holds 2.2 liters and I make it a point to drink the whole thing every day.
I am encouraging the kids to chose healthier snacks, and demonstrating to them that healthy can mean delicious, but it doesn’t mean giving up the things you love. They still get candies, cookies and treats. I still drink coffee with cream and sugar. I still eat chips and chocolate. I still drink pop. (Although we have made the switch to only clear pops, no dark pops)
I was taking the kids walking everyday for a little while. But now with the snow and wind, it’s not as easy to take the kids outside to walk and going to the mall to walk every day just isn’t feasible. So now the kids and I have a dance party. It gets them active, and it gets me active!
And the numbers. I am super proud of myself for a total weight loss percentage of 2.96% I started out at 169.2 and I am not 164.2!! That’s 5 lbs in 8 weeks!! I was hoping for 8 lbs in 8 weeks, but I am happy with my results and I am looking forward to seeing where I am in another 8 or so weeks.
Love, hugs and more to come later!