Okay so it is a little over halfway through the year and I think its time to reflect on my new years’ resolution.
No Pop/More Water
So this year I decided I was going to give up pop (soda) and drink more water. Well, I am proud to say I have not drunk one all year so far (Yay me). Unfortunately, the water intake is still on the low side. I definitely drink more then I had in the past but it still isn’t where I need to be.
I plan on ordering one of those timed bottles that say ‘Hey drink this much before this time and you are all set” The one I want is like $ 20 dollars on Amazon.com it’s the QuiFit Gallon Portable Daily Water Bottle with Drinking Straw and Motivational Time Marked My favorite is the teal and black color. I want the 128 oz so then I can fill it up at home and not worry about leaving my desk the rest of the day (unless I need ice but I can get that on my lunch break).
Another thing I have been doing to kick the craving for Pop (soda) is I have been drinking these drinks called Body Armor. They are flavored coconut water and it is delicious. My favorite flavor is the watermelon strawberry. It kinda tastes like a melted ring pop which brings up some fun childhood memories.
Weight loss is so stressful
Another New Years’ Resolution I am trying to do is lose the baby weight that I haven’t been able to lose since my youngest. Whom was born 14 months ago. Another reason I dropped the pop (soda). I have been walking more and watching what I eat and such. But unfortunately, I have not lost anything as of yet. If anything I have gained 🙁 . So my husband and I are trying a new thing. For every pound, we lose we put 10 dollars in a jar. When we reach our goal weight we will do something special for ourselves.
We are starting today and hopefully, we can make it happen. Also thankfully we are starting today…my husband has lost 12 pounds since the last time he weighed himself. So go him but I don’t have 120 to put in a jar right now hehe.
So here is to the 2nd half of the year and hope things get better.
So this year I am determined to get healthier as stated in my previous posts. It is currently slow going but i do wanna say what has been going on the last 2 weeks.
Eating and Drinking Better.
So one thing that I have been trying to do is drink more water. And so far I have been doing pretty good. It may be slow but hey Rome wasn’t built in a day right? But back to the water, every day at breakfast I have been drinking 1 16.9 bottle of water. Now in those 2 weeks I have only missed 2 days for me that is amazing. Now I have read that you want to drink half your weight in oz a day. Take me for example I weigh 145 so that is about 72.50 lbs so I should drink about 72.50 oz of water a day, which if I drink 16.9 oz bottles of water i would need roughly 4 bottles of water a day.
Now that I have gotten into the habit of drinking a bottle of water at breakfast, I am going to try to start drinking 1 at breakfast and 1 at dinner. So I am thinking that now every 2 weeks I am gonna try to add something to it.
Now when it comes to the exercise part of it…that is a little tougher. I will admit I have at least starting fewer naps which is a huge plus. When I usually take a nap I now use that time to do something for myself. Mostly look at pinterest or catching up on shows that I can’t watch when Ella is awake. Once It’s warmer, which I cannot wait till it is, I plan on taking walks up and down our road. I have been doing some stuff more at a stable I work at when they need me. Which includes cleaning stalls and such so it is more physically taxing from what I usually do.
Gonna get going as little miss is waking up. Thanks for reading 🙂
Alright everyone here it is January 1st, the start of the new year. Where usually all good intentions come to die hehe. You know the resolutions that everyone says they are going to start the very 1st day of the year but end up putting it off and putting it off till the next year comes around. Well this year is not like the last…I hope. Maybe doing this blog will help me stay focused, maybe it wont who knows. With God, and all of you of course, as my witnesses I am surely gonna try. So how did day 1 go you may ask.
Well today I got up and ate a bowl of cereal…alright it was cookie crisps but hey its a slow start. So my day didn’t go as planned but I still did more then I thought. I get why people who have New Years resolutions have a hard time starting on day 1. You stay up late on New Years Eve to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year with family and friends then when you finally hit the pillow its 3am. The late night brings a late morning the next day. Or in my case I went to bed at 3 and woke up at 7 because Ella was ready for the day. I was so tired that I ended up taking a nap when she did. Which mad the idea of exercising for the day go out the window.
What I did do.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything though. I am currently still drinking my only pop of the day. I drank half, put it in the fridge, then had a bottle of water. Not all of you know me personally but if you did you would know that is a feet in itself. I hate water so much that sometimes it makes me sick to my stomach. I even bought water infusers to drink more water last year, but then I got lazy and stopped…unfortunately.
What else did I do today? Well I weighed myself and took my initial measurements.
Just so you know I took these mostly myself so they may not be 100% accurate but they are pretty dang close, also sorry if you don’t understand what they mean it seemed to of squished some of them close when I took the screen shot. (I did make a blank copy for anyone who would like their own.)
Now if you are wondering where I got these measurement ideas from I found this picture on google and thought it would be a good one to follow.AGAIN PLEASE NOTE I DID NOT MAKE THIS.
Beginning photo (Note: wont do a photo every week maybe once a month or once every 6 months)
So here it is Day 1. I thank y’all for following my journey, and keeping me accountable. I am gonna post once a week of progress and failures, because everything has its ups and downs. I am gonna find days during the week to post about my other resolutions but Sundays are for this.