Challenge Check In – Week 1

Lose Weight | Get Fit Challenge @themerrythoughtPopping in this morning with a quick Challenge Check-In! Last week, I shared some goals I had for this month and challenged myself to stick with it and be accountable by checking in on the blog weekly. So here I am! And boy does it work to motivate yourself by making it public what you’re doing! There were quite a few times throughout last week when I was like, ehh, maybe I should give up this whole eating better plan. And then thought, dang it, I shared it on the blog, I have to do it now! 😆

So here’s how my week went:

Weight Loss: 2 pounds 🙌

Eating: Overall, I’d say I did pretty good (I mean, I lost 2 pounds, so it’s a win!). I did have one night when I was just tired & grumpy and didn’t feel like cooking dinner, again. (I hate making dinner!) So we ended up at my mom’s house, and I may have had a small slice of pizza with my salad. 😳 I also did cheat on my no-sugar January plan. My mom had saved some chocolates for me that my uncle had made and I ate one. And a half.  (Let it be known it was an entire box of chocolates and I only ate that much!) But I’ve always told myself that if it’s a once a year kind of food, you should cut yourself some slack.  And these definitely fell into that category – these chocolates only appear at Christmas! So other than that, I stuck to my eating plan.  There may have been a lot of whining last week. 😉


Active: Good! I did manage to run 3 times, even though it was freezing and I’ve been sick. Ugh. I’m a little nervous how this week will go as it’s supposed to start snowing and be colder. (And I’ve still got my cold!) I don’t do well with work-out videos.  But I do seem to do pretty well with running up & down my stairs and doing laps around my living room & kitchen – haa!  So that might be happening a bit this week.

How are you doing on your goals? Still sticking with them? Here’s to another week of success, I hope!!


  • JodieTuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:54 am

    You’re doing great! Congratulations – keep up the good work!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia xReplyCancel

    • MandaThursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:10 am

      Thanks for all the encouragement Jodie – it helps to keep me motivated! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy LynnTuesday, January 12, 2016 - 1:42 pm

    Sounds like a successful week to me! I caved on the sweets, but in a much bigger fashion when some friends invited us to dinner! But this week I’m back at it, and I’m still trying to get into the swing of a good workout routine. Keep it up though, sounds like you’re doing awesome 🙂ReplyCancel

    • MandaThursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:10 am

      Thanks Amy! Every day is a new start, right? Hope you have a successful week! I like to throw in jumping jacks or running in place for a minute or two throughout my day, just to keep reminding myself to keep active. I figure every little bit helps! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy | Delineate Your DwellingWednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:51 pm

    Way to go! I have plans to eat better this month… and like you, I have a cold… so I haven’t started yet. If I could even cut out my soda intake, I’d even consider it a job well done. You’re inspiring me to get at it though!ReplyCancel

    • MandaThursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:03 am

      Ugh, trying to do this with a cold has been the worstttt! 🙁 I’m all like gimme all the breads & soups!!! 😉ReplyCancel

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