How did this week go? I’ll be honest, it wasn’t as great as last week, but it was still good. It started off a little rough with Valentine’s Day being Saturday. Mr. B and I went out for lunch at a local pizza place and then enjoyed some frozen yogurt along the river where we got engaged. We then met up with friends that evening at Radicle Effect where one of my favorite beers (Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee) was on tap. I went in with the intention of having no beer, but fell down as soon as I saw that. It was delicious and worth it.
That was my “worst” day and the rest of the week was pretty decent. I really wasn’t feeling the workouts I typically do, so my MAXTrainer M5 got a lot of attention this week. I am so glad that we have one of these! It is perfect for those days where I don’t feel like popping in another DVD and what I really want to do is sit on my butt watching knitting podcasts. Instead of sitting on my butt to watch, I pull them up on the IPad and watch them while moving! The two podcasts that got me through a couple of my workout were Brownie Knits & Stitch Addiction. There was also a day of taking laps around the house for an hour to work on hitting 10,000 steps. I am SO ready for it to be warmer to walk outside!
Speaking of knitting, I just put in an order over on Knit Picks (yay for my Christmas gift card!) after MUCH contemplation over what to knit and what colors certain projects would look great in. I decided that I really wanted to do the Color Affection by Veera Välimäki , but didn’t know what colors. Then just this week Knit Picks released some super bright fun fingering weight yarn. As soon as I saw some of the colorways, I KNEW I had my perfect combo for the shawl. I ended up with a purple and green in the Stroll Brights and paired them with a sparkly gray. Ahh! I cannot wait to see how it all comes together!
Sorry for the random knitting tangent. I’m just so excited.
Okay, back to my week!
My eating was decent and I tracked all the things with the exception of Saturday. I’m seriously obsessed with making oatmeal pancakes using the Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal from Weight Watchers. It is a packet of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 3 egg whites (1/3 cup). I’ve been throwing in blueberries in mine and topping it with a banana and some cool whip. It is like dessert for breakfast and super filling! Yummmm. PS: you can do this with all instant oatmeal packets.
Mr. B and I also did a fun thing with our waffle maker this week too. We made up a small batch of mashed potatoes and then put them in the waffle maker. It made them crispy on the outside with the fluffy mashed potato goodness on the inside. Another yummm.
As for the goals I set for the week, they were okay. I did workout 4 days this week, I may do something later today in between work calls. We did try a new recipe, which was pretty much just random things thrown into a crock pot. 10,000 steps happened once and Simply Filling sort of happened 3 days this week, I did pay too much attention to making it exclusively SF, I just made sure I was eating more power foods than not.
So, what did this do to this week’s weigh-in?
Down 2.4 pounds! Woohoo! MUCH better than the slight gain from last week.
I think the fact that I did more cardio based exercise played a part in this week’s loss. But who knows, bodies sometimes have a mind of their own and do what they want. Amirite?
I’m going to keep trucking along and doing what I’m doing, because it is working and makes me feel good!
This week’s goals:
- Hit my 7,000 step goal 4 times this week
- Do Jillian’s One Week Shred Cardio portion 2 times this week
- Set up some goals and rewards like my girl, Kelly over at NTTC did
Onward to a new week!
How was your week?
What are some of your favorite rewards? (I need some idea!)