Friday, March 22, 2013

Week In Review

Another week has come and gone and I can definitely say it was pretty stressful. The silver lining in all of this, the week is over and I made some great progress in the gym while taking out all of my stress.

Looking back on my weekly goals, I accomplished 4 out of the 6 so far.

This week it was really tough for me to smile with all my stress, but for some reason when I got into the gym I smiled because I knew that was the best place for me to be, the best place to take my frustrations out versus falling back on my progress and eating junk food.

I was able to exercise for nearly 30 minutes each day, today I put in 45 minutes on the elliptical alone which I am very proud of. I noticed that with walking to and from classes I am exercising for nearly 20 minutes while at school. Those trips back and forth don't seem like much but they really add up.

I have gotten closer to my calorie budget each day, which is a big thing for me when it comes to my weekly weigh-ins. On weeks where I ate closer to my budget, I lose more weight, versus weeks where I don't and I gain back ounce.

I also managed to stay low carb, having one or no carbs at each meals. This has helped me so much so far because I am able to incorporate more vegetables into my meals and with summer right around the corner it will be easier than ever to incorporate fresh vegetables in my meals.

Unfortunately, I feel short of my goal of drinking 32 ounces of water or more in a day, so that will be another goal of mine until I accomplish it. I also have no idea if I lost at least 1 pound because weigh-in day hasn't arrived and even when it gets here I am thinking about amending my weigh-in days to focus more on non-scale victories this month before getting back to focusing on my numbers.

As this week comes to a close, I am proud of the goals that I have accomplished and ready to tackle the goals that I have left to accomplish.


  1. Smiling can make all the difference! Glad you were able to smile even though stress was crazy for you.

    1. It definitely felt good to smile after a long week.