This week I stepped on the scale to discover I’d lost another 2 lbs! That’s an 18 lb. loss since I started on New Year’s Eve!
It’s been too cold to walk outside, but I had another “on my feet” all day work day this week so I was excited to wear my pedometer for that and recorded about a 300 calorie loss after walking 1.5 miles.
Other fun motivators this week included buying a BlenderBall protein shaker. I actually got a set of two over at Amazon. I love them! Previously, I’d been using a plastic cup and lid that included a straw. I had to mix my protein shake with a spoon and there was always clumps of the mix left floating in the top no matter how much I stirred. No clumps with this new shaker! And the lid has a super tight snap-close lid, so there is no leakage. It also has a measuring grid printed on the side which is helpful. It’s easy and convenient!
Yesterday I made a trip to Kohl’s for some clothes shopping. While I was there, I picked up three new workout shirts and two pair of shorts. Having extra workout clothes is always a plus! Who am I kidding? Treating yourself to new clothes of any kind is fun, right?
Remember last time when I said I needed to try to save 4K in calories a week? Well, that didn’t happen last week. In fact, I went over my daily calorie goal 4 times! EEK! But this week I’ve done much better. I haven’t gone over once. I probably still won’t meet that 4K savings though (unless I burned 2K in calories when I hit the gym today).
My point though is that even though I’m still working out my weekly goals and we’re two months into the year, just being aware of what I eat, trying to eat better, and going to the gym weekly is helping regardless. I’m still motivated! And I’ve dropped 18 lbs!