Two-Month Fit Club Update
Goal #1: Follow the 80/20 Rule
This resolution has been the hardest for me. What can I say, I love food. Especially the carb-y, cheesy, yummy kind of food that should fall in that 20%. Last week, I made the goal to eat more fruits and veggies. I would say that I was pretty successful with that, even though I have a ways to go before I'm following the 80/20 rule. Here are some of my favorites from last week:
|Granola and blueberries|
|Trader Joe's style|
This spinach salad was pretty bomb, and really easy to throw together in the morning. I just grabbed a handful of spinach, some herbed goat cheese that was left over from pizza night, and a packet of cashews, almonds and dried cranberries. Tossed it all together with a homemade dressing of olive oil, red wine vinaigrette and honey. Simple, delicious and healthy.
Goal #2: Get to the gym 3-4 times a week
I can happily say that I have gone above and beyond with this goal. They say that 3-4 weeks are needed to form a habit, and I am glad to say that I think this is true. The first month of Fit Club, I was getting to the gym about 5 times/week. As the weeks went by, I realized that the gym was becoming less of a chore, and something that I actually wanted to do.
It's now been 8 weeks, and I am proud to report that getting to the gym is officially a habit. I would say that my average is 6 days/week, but I do my best to get some form of exercise every day.
Here was this past week's schedule:
Monday: 30 minute ab class + 30 minutes on the treadmill (Gym)
Tuesday: Lower Body Blast (60 minutes, Gym)
Wednesday: Turbokick (60 minutes, Gym) and a softball game
Thursday: Day off, aka slept through body pump. Whoops!
Friday: 30 minute spin class + 30 minute ab class (Gym)
Saturday: 30 minute run
Sunday: 30 minutes on the treadmill (Gym)
Hopefully I can keep this up for the next 10 months!
Goal #3: Lose 5 pounds and keep it off
I'm gonna keep it real, and say that I have not seen any consistent weight loss. I will say that I feel stronger and more toned, but the scale has not shown any drastic difference. I do hope to accomplish this resolution by the end of the year, and I'm confident that if I can focus more on making healthier eating decisions, the frequent gym trips will start paying off.
Goal #4: Be happy with my body
I can definitely say that I've kept up with this resolution. Being a part of the Fit Club and reading so many inspiring posts has helped me realize that if I want to change something about my body, I can do it. It will take work, and it might be hard, but there is no sense in complaining about my body when only I can change it.
So I can happily report that I feel very happy with my body right now. I'm sure almost every one reading this will relate when I say that I haven't always had the best body image. Unfortunately, most girls these days don't. But right now, I am happy when I look in the mirror.
There are definitely areas that I would like to tone more, and I'd love to have completely flat abs, but I can proudly say that I feel good with what I'm working with. And let me tell you, it's nice to finally feel that way.
And that's it for the update.
I'd say overall it's been a great two months. I feel healthier than I've pretty much ever felt, and it feels amazing. Here's to another good month, and to putting in some effort to those resolutions that I've been falling a bit short on.