Of course, the northern part of the state got a nice foot or so which is very unusual for us. I got about an inch or so and this was my mandatory snow pic the next morning lol
I have been doing pretty good with my food. I have found that the longer I go without breads and such, the less likely I am to want them. This is not to say I NEVER crave them, because ocassionally I do. But I seem to be better, for the most part, at letting my brain do the right thing for my body.
I have increased my walking goals and try to fluctuate between 4-5 miles a day (7days/week). I have been doing real good with that, it helps me that I am active during work hours. However, I feel like I should be doing more.
I had read and heard a few people talk about daily burn. I usually don't follow recommendations of programs, especially when it feels like a paid infomercial. But since they had a 30 day trial and some pretty good reviews I gave it a try. Let me tell you one thing, These could be the most amazing workouts in the world but it wouldn't make me want to join for good. I had so many technical issues with accessing the workouts and so many problems with my account that I was left with no desire to even make it a week through since I was dreading having another issue and being locked out of my account for the millionth time. I ended up doing just a handful of workouts and cancelling my trial early. If you love this, I'm glad for you. As for me, 10/10 do not recommend. Not worth the hassle.
I do have the eliptical at home but by the time I make it home and through all I got to get accomplished before bed, I sure don't feel like doing it. But I probably should. Kind of like finding me time, Ihave to get it on the list or it will never happen. I will try to get on the elliptical 3 times a week to begin with for maybe 20 mins. We all have 20 minutes right? I think my body needs that extra push to get going again. My daily walking goal plus this should help. I will report back.
One other tweak I have been considering is adjusting some of my food. But I am no sure what it should be. I have a pretty set food routine currently. I alternate between 3 different breakfasts which include:
1) 1 ounce almonds, 1 ounce cheese and a hard boiled egg
2) 2 egg omelet with 2-3 cups of spinach/power greens
3) 1 small avocado mashed with 1 hard boiled egg
Lunch is either a hamburger patty, tuna, chicken,fish or leftover meat from the night before with a chopped salad and a piece of fruit. The salad lately has been chopped radishes, onions, carrots and tomatoes with cilantro, lemon juice and about 1 ounce of feta.
Dinner is about the same as lunch but instead of a salad I will have roasted or sauteed veggies. I have leaned towards sweet taters, fordhook lima beans, broccoli cauliflower mashed or sauteed squash and onions a lot. We usually have 2 or 3 veggies with dinner. For "dessert", I will usually have a small no sugar added fruit cup or a piece of fresh fruit.
Snackwise, I don't do it all the time. It pretty much depends on how crazy my day gets. However, when I do snack, I have jerky, oranges, cheese or nuts available. Overall I do not think it is terrible, but probably have room for improvement. I wonder if I may be using too much salt when cooking? I have never thought about it but it is a possibility.
I know my diet sodas are another thing that are no help at all. I have cut way down but somehow I refuse to just completely stop. Keep telling myself, I have 'earned' them but maybe I just need to give a cold try and see if anything changes. Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know! Until next time!