Exercise + Nutrition

Exercise Nutrition Results – Weekly Check In {2}

Welcome to week two of my Exercise Nutrition Results series, you can check out week one here. I’m so glad you’re here to join me on my journey from baby weight to ideal weight #BW2IW.

It’s funny, I was walking 10,000 steps a day thinking, I don’t know why people find it so hard to walk this much every day. I have been able to do it every day! But now, for the last two weeks, I haven’t been able to walk 10,000 steps two days in a row.

Exercise Nutrition Results

I started Weight Watchers at the end of July 2017 weighing in at 164 pounds. My goal is to get down to my ideal weight of 130 pounds:

Exercise

So, I missed my goal again last week. I don’t know what the heck is going on. I’ve been so tired, and I haven’t been pushing myself to get to 10,000 steps every day like I did last month.

  • Sunday: 4,640 steps
  • Monday: 6,509 steps
  • Tuesday: 9,333 steps
  • Wednesday: 5,473 steps
  • Thursday: 12,463 steps
  • Friday: 2,629 steps
  • Saturday: 1,986 steps

Total: 43,033 which is 45% less than what I walked in the previous week which is not good.

I’ve decided that even if I don’t get 10,000 steps per day, I’m still going to hold myself to 70,000 per week. This way I can make up for bad days, without just giving up entirely. Also, I’m going to start incorporating some other activities like lunges, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and squats. I’ve really gotta step up my game.

Nutrition

I’m still doing Weight Watchers, though I’m going to switch to calorie counting after this month’s subscription runs out. I intended to use the program to get my weight loss journey started and then planned on switching to calorie counting. But then, I saw such great results that I figured I’d stay on Weight Watchers until I reached my goal. But now, I’m falling out of the tracking habit and ready for a change.

I’ll be using the Lose It app to count my calories once the Weight Watchers program runs out.

Here are some of my highlight eats from the week!

Homemade pumpkin bread with apple butter and pumpkin seeds. It’s not the best looking picture, but it was really tasty. I’ll be posting the recipe for the pumpkin bread later in the week.

Exercise Nutrition Results - Weekly Check In {2}

Oatmeal with berries and almonds with a cup of decaf and pumpkin creamer. So good!

Exercise Nutrition Results - Weekly Check In {2}

Eggs over easy on top of sweet potato and spinach hash, with a side of berries. This has been my go to breakfast on the weekends. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plus they’re delicious!

Exercise Nutrition Results - Weekly Check In {2}

Results

I lost 2.4 pounds for a running total of -13.2. This means I am almost half way to my goal of -30 pounds! I can feel the change in my body and in my appetite as well. I’m getting full sooner, and not feeling deprived when I skip seconds, or large portions.

Exercise Nutrition Results - Weekly Check In {2}

Overall I am really happy with my progress so far. Clothes are fitting me better, and I am eating more fruits and veggies than ever before; it’s honestly become second nature. I keep picturing that goal of 135 pounds showing up on my scale, and it keeps me motivated and on track.

Are you on a plan? Do you track your calories? How do you stay fit?

Comment below or head over to my Facebook page to continue the discussion!

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3 Comments

  • Janice - Salads4Lunch

    Thanks for linking up with Lucie and I this week! After a few years of putting my head in the sand and ignoring my weight, I’m back to trying to lose some too. I’m doing it through calorie counting and increasing the intensity of my workouts. Truthfully step counting just doesn’t do it for me – in my 45 minute boot camp classes I take hardly any steps because most of it is some squat, plank or push up variation. I find that planning my meals and workouts work the best for me. Have a great week and I look forward to reading your progress next week!

    • MommaBear

      Honestly the step counting was working at first but now I know I need to step it up and do some weights, squats, lifts, etc. Also I agree with you that meal planning is key, when I’m on point with that, I’m losing regularly. I’ll be checking back with you for inspiration!

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