Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weekend Confessions

I confess I had a fantastic weekend!  It was our fifth anniversary and we spent the weekend in Austin, poolside.

We found a little vacation house that had a pool.  It was so nice to have the whole weekend to just relax and be together.  We did a lot of talking and a lot of soul searching and I came back more motivated than before to get healthy.  So excited.

This week has been off to a fantastic start.  I got my meals planned.

That is a colorful view of our dinners this week, but I planned breakfast, lunch, and snacks as well. I figured with extra planning I can cut down on last minute decisions which can sometimes mean higher calories.

I even noted what exercises I planned for the day.  Yesterday I got back to morning yoga.  I have so missed my yoga; my lower back pain and yoga are BFFs, seriously yoga makes it all better.  Anyway, most weekdays I like to split my workout into two sessions so that I can try and get at least an hour in each day; I will do 30 minutes in the morning and 30 in the evening or on my lunch hour.  Sometimes it is hard to get the full hour in in the morning or evening, so splitting it helps with my time juggling.

Confession  - (this is weekend confessions after all) sometimes when I am short on time in the evening and I need to get in some calorie burn I will do aerobics around my house as dinner cooks.  Literally around the house...I will jog/walk through all the front rooms and stop and do squats, arm exercises, you name it.  Each time I pass through the kitchen I check on what needs to be checked on for dinner.  I look ridiculous, it makes Daniel laugh, the cat thinks I am crazy, and the dog gets excited and follows along.  It isn't pretty, but it is movement.  Movement in the right direction.

This morning was weigh in.  It did not make me happy, but I am doing my best to not let it get me down.  The scale told me this morning I gained 6 lbs.  I know I didn't have the best week, but it certainly wasn't a 6 lb gain week.  I know I am a woman and I know our weights fluctuate through the month with water weight and all that wonderful womanly stuff, but still.  Ugh!  How rude of that scale!  I am going to focus on how my clothes feel.  They fit great, some are starting to get loose and I wore a top last week that used to be a little snug.  Take that scale!  See if I care what you say!

Have a great day!!

Linking up (super late!):



  1. Might be time for a new scale? LOL (or to chuck it in the deep recesses of some closet...?) You are doing great! Don't let that number haunt you!

  2. Hey Ems! Can I call you that? :) I'm glad you and the hubby had some time to get away and just enjoy each other's company. I see you were in Austin. Are you a Texas gal like me? I'm with Gwen, don't let that number on the scale dictate how you feel about your weight loss efforts. Know that you are doing what is best for your health and soon enough the scale or your measurements will follow suit. :)

  3. I love your meal plan! I need to start doing that. Thanks for linking up!