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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fit Mommy Challenge: Week 3

OK, I'm a bit slow this weekend...don't ask, you don't really wanna know. So, I'm going to try to keep this brief. You can read my goals for the 10-week Fit Mommy Challenge here.

Sweets: No candy, no dessert that wasn't actually a dessert (although, I did have 3 cookies for one dessert, that was a bit of an extravagance, I admit). And for the commenter who said I must like cookies (*U*), when your hubby makes 3 different batches of cookies in one week, well let's just say they were staring me in the face.

Nutrition: I bought pounds of produce last weekend, and yes I did consume large amounts of spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and red bell peppers. I also worked on improving my protein intake by having an occasional handful of nuts.

Water intake: This varied a good bit from day-to-day, I seem to have lost my rhythm from the first week. This is what I figured out:
  • It's better to get in the water as early in the day as possible (and don't drink water after dinner unless you want to get up in the middle of the night).
  • It's better to drink most of the water before drinking any tea.
  • It's better to drink 8oz or even 10oz glasses than 12 or 14oz glasses.
Exercise: I did good here. I did at least 20 minutes of exercise each day (I'm taking one day off each week) either through EA Sports Active on the Wii or through brisk walking and running around with the kiddos outside (and yes I was still out of breath when I raced the boys home, uphill).
  • I learned that I get plenty of exercise on Sundays without the Wii---we walk to church and this often involves carrying a 25 pound toddler as fast as I can because we are usually running late, ahem.
  • If I do my Active workout before doing the body test on Wii Fit, I do much better on the tests and get a lower Wii Fit Age. Exercise improves my balance and reaction times.
The plan for this week: I'm trying to fix too many things at once. I need to focus more. This week I'll be focusing on improving my water intake. I'm toying with the idea of giving up caffeine.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful week, my friend! Lovn' the increased veggies~and you might like caffeine free for everyone. Thanks for sharing! hugs!


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