I feel like I should have had a few drinks last night — at least then there would be a reason for how cruddy I’m feeling this morning. I’m sore (from my workouts) and headache-y (for no reason at all) and would like to crawl back into bed, but Sunday mornings are my time to get things done: grocery shopping, laundry and food prep being the big three.
And – exciting! – NFL football starts today! So – that means I’ve got a noon deadline to take care of business.
This week has been good in terms of not only eating healthy, but really working on not letting a little hunger scare me into eating. I’m doing a better job at proactively asking myself whether I’m hungry or just bored and then making the right decision based on that information. And I’ll also say that I’ve indulged a few times this week, too, which helps me with the “Oh my god I might never have this again I should eat a lot of it” kind of mentality that in the past has caused a lot of over-eating.
With that, here’s the round-up of my week (because I know you’ve been waiting all week in anticipation):
What do you know — progress! Like, real progress. Weight is headed in the right direction and measurements as well. While I’m trying my best not to pay attention to the numbers, I have to admit that it’s gratifying to see some results.
Still haven’t missed one, which totally makes me a badass, in case you were wondering. I’ll say that I don’t think I’ve ever before been this consistent at strength training 3-4x/week, and I’m definitely feeling a change for the better. I’m more convinced than ever in the importance of lifting heavy things on a regular basis.
Lean protein with each meal was our new habit this week. On the surface, it’s fairly easy for me because it’s something I’ve been working on for a few years now. Of course, before I was worried about hitting a certain amount of protein per day which is different than having lean protein with every meal. This requires planning and is more difficult, for sure. Still – this is more straightforward than the mental habits we are already working on.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full