Today I’m starting a new Saturday blog post: Slow and Steady
The idea behind it is that it’s an update of how I did with my goals this week.
My main focus these past two weeks was getting enough water in.
Most fitness experts recommend half your body weight in ounces.
I weigh roughly 180 lbs right now. I’m not sure I really want to share that with you, but there it is.
My goal would be to drink 90 oz a day.
As I stated previously, I decided to start with 4 bottles of water every day, and then adding an additional bottle of water for week 2 and 3.
My bottles are roughly 30 oz each, so I’m drink more than the recommended water.
The only reason I say this, is that I want to point out the importance of listening to my body. My body really needs more fluids then that.
Last week we went on vacation and because I was in the car for 8 hours two days, I didn’t get in my full amount of water.
Then this Monday I added another bottle of water. So I was drinking 2 bottles of water, then my daily soda, and then another 3 more bottles of water.
This strategy actually works well because I tend to be thirstier at the end of the day.
When Monday hits, I will drink 3 bottles of water, then my soda, then another 3 bottles of water.
All-in-all this is a pretty easy to implement healthy habit, and I’m glad I started with it.
Honestly, I haven’t been very good with this one. So I started over this Monday. As I write this, I know that I missed Thursday, but the other 4 days this week I made sure I got in my 15 minutes of scripture reading.
I have figured out that that leads to about 4 pages in the scriptures.
This is going to be one that I’m going to have to think about more. I find it’s not something I think about, so I’m not doing it. I need to find a new plan for when I do it.
I have flipped back and forth between how I want to eat that I have all kinds of different types of food in my pantry and fridge. Because of this, I need to make sure I use up what I have so I don’t waste it.
For about 6 months I’ve been “trying” to eat Keto. I like the way Keto makes me feel and it helps curb my sweet cravings. But it’s all about restrictions.
Because of this, I have a lot of Keto foods in my pantry and refrigerator: nuts, olives, cheese, avocados, butter, and cream cheese, to name a few.
So I don’t waste those foods too, and to allow me more freedom with my food choices right now, I’m going to bounce between a Keto/low-carb meal plan and a balanced meal plan.
The first three days this week were Keto. I think it went well, until I got to Wednesday. I had a procedure at the doctors that made me not feel good and had a lot of emotion connected to it. So by the time dinner came around, I made good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs and had a homemade pizookie with ice cream after the kids went to bed. Yum yum!
However, I’m not going to beat myself up over it. As I stated earlier this week, the meal plan is an outline, but I’m still going to indulge when I want to.
Thursday and Friday I started with the Clean Simple Eats Summer Meal Plan. When I did my calculations, it recommends me eating about 1,490 calories.
When you look at the meal plan it breaks it down into how I should distribute those calories.
I am to have 3 meals and 2 snack servings. I’m having a hard time getting all of that in. It seems like so much.
Thursday, July 23
- Açaí Bowl (not my favorite)
- Kickin’ AVO Toast (from spring meal plan)
- Leftover Jumbalaya
- CSE Summer BBQ Plate (so much food!)
Friday, July 24
- German Pancakes
- Strawberry Colada Smoothie
- Leftovers: CSE Summer BBQ Plate
- Kickin’ AVO Toast
- Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas
- 3 days of Keto
- 10 days of CSE