Oh hey! Wow, these Wednesdays just seem to fly around! I think the long weekend does that to you.
Sadly there was an issue with my sports bra so I have to wait another week to get it. Erg. Amazon prime has spoiled me for regular shipping. Also, just in case you were wondering I ordered the Juno bra from Moving Comfort. Their website has a cool “find your perfect bra” fit guide which is pretty helpful.
Last Week Workouts
Thursday: Strength Workout at home. I completed this old faithful Band and Ball workout I developed a couple years ago. It’s simple and easy to do at home, while still providing an effective workout.
Friday: 2 mile (ish) neighborhood walk
Saturday: 2 mile walk
Sunday: 3 mile walk to Kellogg Mansion
Tuesday: Strength Workout at home.
Exercise Plan for this week:
Wednesday: Walk or run
Thursday: Strength workout
Friday: Walk or run
Saturday: Walk or yoga or something else fun!
Monday: Walk or run
Tuesday: Strength workout
Things are pretty much staying the same. Which is frustrating and a bit discouragin, but I’m trying to be patient and appreciate the things my new body is doing—like keeping a baby alive.
Nate and I have decided to officially end the sugar-free experiment. We cut it off early because we had already accomplished some of the things we were hoping would happen and the biggest change we were hoping for—relief for Nate from his headaches—wasn’t being helped. Some of the benefits that came from this challenge were:
- Breaking my sweets after every meal habit/dessert cravings
- New awareness how much fake and added sugars are out there. I heard Nate educating some people about the yuckiness of maltodextrin.
- Overall reduction in sugar consumption across the board
- Recalculating our “sweet-o-meters” for lack of a better term
- Decision to eliminate fake sugars from our normal consumption (it’s crazy how easy it is for it to sneak into everyday things!) and keep natural and regular sugar to a minimum for everyday things.
Some reasons why we aren’t continuing:
- Nate didn’t have a reduction in headache intensity or frequency
- Sometimes when I craved sugars I would overeat on something non-sugary (like chips and salsa) to compensate for the fact that I wasn’t getting what I really wanted. A small piece of dark chocolate would have made me really happy instead of overdoing it on something I didn’t want. Make sense?
- In general not eating sugar is an unsustainable way of life. A small amount of sugar is part of life and that’s okay. Balance is key, as always.
Overall, I’m glad we did this challenge, but I’m also glad we’re cutting it short. Lol! We have a standing date for Fro-yo tomorrow night and I’m PRETTY excited!
Goals for this week are to continue to eat healthy and track food using myfitnesspal; get all my workouts in this week and enjoy this great spring weather!