I’ve done pretty good this week with the goals I am working toward. I have a feeling these goals will change as the year progresses, but for now, these are the main ones I’m working on.
Eat more vegetables:
Yes, I am getting better with this one. I found a way to add chopped up broccoli to one of my favorite meals, of course it has to be chopped very small and mixed in with other things. 😉 But still, I am eating broccoli. I’ve also started drinking a cup of V8 Fusion every day. Annie gave me a great idea last week when she mentioned drinking V8 when she couldn’t get veggies in. Well I don’t like straight V8, to veggie tasting, but I have tried one of the Fusion drinks and I like that. So I’m drinking one cup of that a day. Now please don’t tell me how ‘bad’ it is for me because it’s juice, believe me I’m getting WAY more benefits from it than anything else. Those who know me understand this. When I say I don’t eat/like veggies, I mean it. So it’s this or nothing for now. I’m praying my desire for veggies will grow.
Watch my portion sizes:
I’ve done ok with this. Some meals I do great, some I haven’t. I think this will be a constant battle for me for a while. If I learn to not let myself get too hungry, I usually do ok. I need to eat smaller meals throughout the day. Maybe that should be added as a goal. 😉
I know this may seem like a strange fitness goal, but I know from experience, it really does help me with my portion sizes. If I can truly slow down and make my meal last at least 20 minutes, letting me know when I’m truly fully, it helps. It also helps me enjoy what I’m eating more. I use to think I ate slow until I really watched the clock once. I realized the truth and how fast I do eat, I need to change that. I didn’t do too well with this this week. 🙁 Must…slow…down.
Do T-Tapp every other day:
Yes, I did! Finally a goal I can say I’ve done. My body feels so much better when I do this workout. On my MORE DVD they have an advanced version of MORE and I gave that a try once this week. Nope, my body isn’t ready for that yet. My back was starting to feel a bit sore because the movements were faster. As much as I hate to admit it, my back just isn’t ready for faster movements yet, I’ll stick with the regular MORE workout for now.
Do T-Tapp Hoe Downs every day:
Yes, I did! Another goal I can say I’ve done. (I’m going to enjoy these moments when I can lol). I try to do one set in the afternoon, and it really does help. I’m going to try and work up to two sets in the afternoon, but not yet. I’m letting my body get use to doing it every day first.
Watch my sugar intake for my IBS:
I started out the week pretty good with this, but ended bad. I made muddy buddies, and I didn’t watch my portion size with them. Ok, actually I new my portion sizes were too big but I ate them anyway. 🙁 I felt it last night, realizing I had ate too much.
Remember to drink water throughout the day:
Getting better but still need to work on it. I’m not saying I’m going to drink 8 glasses a day, but honestly if you study that, people don’t really know if it’s the best for your body. Everyone’s body is different, so for me I’m just going to work on drinking more throughout the day. Which reminds me, I need to go get a glass of water and have it by me while I’m working on the computer. 😉
Don’t push myself to exhaustion:
I think I did ok with this. I was a bit tired this week, but never exhausted. Of course this is the first week back to a normal school schedule for us, so that could contribute to the tiredness. But the last couple of days I’m feeling better. I’m back on a vitamin that really helps me with my energy. I know some people don’t do vitamins or think they are a waste of money, and usually most vitamins mess up my IBS. But this one vitamin I found works well for me, but I had ran out. I finally picked up some more on Tuesday so I’m back on them again, and I can feel it, I have more energy.
So that’s my first Fit Mommy Friday with actual goals listed. I think overall I did ok, though I can see areas where I need to improve. But I am thankful that each day is a clean slate and I can start all over. 🙂