Challenge Check In

Challenge Check In @themerrythoughtLast week, I shared that I would start up my weekly check in’s again to help motivate me with my goals of eating better & staying active. This past week was a little rough for me! I felt like there was a lot going on that made eating well and getting my exercise in hard. Along with the normal busyness of life, I was struggling with a sore throat for a few days. Mike was also out of town for a couple days, so I was solo parenting. And then I ended up getting a stomach bug. 😣 Ughhh. So I felt like I didn’t do the best with eating or getting in my normal runs. However, I still lost 2 pounds, so we’ll just focus on that goodness and know that it’s a new week with hopefully less illness and a bit more calm.

Here’s how my week went:

Weight Loss: 2 pounds 🙌

Eating: I had my cheat day last week – I enjoyed every bite of it! 😉 Other than that, I did pretty good with no sugar, but felt like I could have done better with eating overall. Sometimes I find things that don’t have sugar in them and eat a little too much of it – yikes! I also tend to eat more when I’m tired (looking for energy!), and I definitely haven’t been getting enough sleep. Maybe we should dedicate a whole month to getting more sleep – now that’s a challenge I could take on and do extremely well with!

Active: I don’t even know if I went running at all last week. Maybe once. Yikes – that’s pretty unusual for me! I did try to get in more walking though, but I had a couple rather inactive days last week, so I need to step it up!

Arm Work Out: ugh, I only did this one time last week. I guess one is better than none, but still…This week I’m determined to do better!

Anyone else trying to stick with better habits? Was it a good week or rough week for you?? Here’s to a new week and sticking with it!


  • LivTuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    I also wound up with a stomach bug and a cold-something must be going around! I also found it hard to stay on a regular eating/workout schedule. Here’s to a better (healthier) week!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LynnWednesday, April 13, 2016 - 1:03 pm

    I had a so-so week last week, and workouts have been non-existant for me because I’ve been battling a case of the over-doing-its :/ But I’m getting better and hoping to start incorporating some workouts soon! But I have a vacation coming up that I had bought clothes for months ago and they didn’t fit!! But slowly I’ve been working into them, and last night I tried on the last piece that didn’t fit, and it did! Just barely, but that’s the motivation I needed to get things back on track this week 🙂 I knew I had lost 6 ish pounds over the last month and a half, but seeing my clothes finally fit makes me feel so much better!ReplyCancel

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