Friday, July 12, 2013

Week In Review

I cannot believe another week has passed. It feels like yesterday was Monday but I guess its true that time flies when you are having fun and this week I had a lot of fun with my workouts. This has been one of my most successful weeks since being on this journey, even if the numbers don't reflect that tomorrow.

  • Exercise - when it comes to exercising, I kicked it up a notch this week and really pushed myself. Each day my goal was to burn more calories than the day before and I was able to do that. The greatest feeling I have after every workout is not just completing it but actually accomplishing the calories burned goal I had set for myself. Because I was beating my goal each day, I only had one day where I managed to get in two workouts. Two a days will always be something I strive towards. Here is my breakdown of calories burned for this week. My weekly goals of exercise minutes is still 120 minutes (I will be increasing that since it is set to 4 days 30 minutes per day. I plan to increase it to 5 days and anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes per day pretty soon).  My calories burned goal for the week is still 1,090 (which will also be increasing when I increase my exercise minutes in MFP).
  • Water - I kicked it up several notches this week with my water intake and not only I am proud of that (not to toot my own horn) but I owe it to my workouts. The harder I pushed myself, the more intense the workout became and the more water my body needed. 
  • Balanced meals - my meals were pretty good this week, they were balanced and measured out. My snacks consisted of a rice cake and either peaches or pineapples. Each of my meals this week had one meat, veggie and carb - which I consider to be pretty balanced. I did have one night where I had a healthy serving of four veggies and one meat with no carbs. 

I don't know if I will see a loss this week, I hope so, I really want to see one but the scale can lie and it often does. If my body is any indicator of how I feel I have accomplished more than any number on the scale could.


  1. Great Job, Kari and you deserve to toot your own horn after a week well done? BEEP! BEEP! You are doing awesome!