They say it takes 21 days to make something a habit. I'm starting my third week and I sorta feel like that's true. Are some of our changes getting easier? Yes they are. Are all of them? A big fat no!
Did I succeed? Yes and no again. Over the weekend we took a road trip and all of my goals went out the window. I will say if the changes stick over this crazy month, they will definitely be worth keeping.
To recap my goals from last week...
Use My Fitness Pal everyday
I did use My Fitness Pal everyday except on the weekend. There was no way I had the time or really the inclination to keep track of everything I ate while we were gone. I didn't go crazy eating out but when they offered a fudge sample (or two) I did take it.
Start taking vitamins
My first fail. I've done a little research but I have no idea which one to take. Do I need a multi-vitamin or a speciality one? Which brand? How often? I'm going to just go see the doc for this one. Pills make me touchy and I'd really hate to take something I didn't need.
Choose a muscle toning routine
I started this into my daily workout but only two days a week. My arms hurt the first day. There is a big difference evidently between working your arms out and carrying a child all over.
Previous goals...To work out at least 3 days a week & take a walk/play outside on the other days.
I did accomplish this again. I worked out 4 Monday thru Thursday last week and with all the walking and up and down stairs during our trip I think it evened out.
To work out a meal plan that's a healthier version of the kids' favorite foods.
It went pretty well this week. I've found some great websites that offer healthier versions of the kids favorite foods and it's been pretty easy to work them into dinner prep. Some of it takes a lot of pre-planning but so far so good. I would like to have them want to eat their veggies though.
Drink at least 5 glasses of water a day.
I did pretty well during the week and over the weekend as well. It was suggested to me that if I drink some tea then it makes drinking water easier. I started on that this week so we'll see if it works. Right now all I know is earl grey is not my favorite tea. At all.
Cut down the pop to one glass a day
Cut some of the "bad" foods from our everyday
Do a "me" things this week
Some of my favorite reads this week...
7 Day Arm Challenge