I went dress shopping this week to find my elusive dress. I found it! Or at least the same exact style. I purchased one that fits, one that fits too small and one that is way too small. I'll keep those as my incentive dresses. They are so cute! Maybe I'll sport one for you see.
I kept up with my jogging this week. I did 2 miles on Monday; 2.33 miles on Wednesday; 2 miles on Friday. On Friday I increased the incline 1/2% every 2 minutes at the urging of my sister-in-law. I was so sore Saturday morning, I could barely move across the floor. I needed ibuprofen to function.
I only lost .2 pounds this week. After talking with some of my Facebook friends, I'm going to track my salt intake.
While we were shopping, I found a new exercise ball. I've been doing some reading and learning what I need to do to strengthen my ab and core muscles. After giving birth to a 9 lb youngin' I guess my belly muscles are completely shot. They'll probably never be the same without some kind of surgery. Which is not happening. So I'm going to do what I can the old-fashioned way, strength training and ab control exercises. The ball should help with all of that.
I've tracked all my meals. Did you know the McDonald's BBQ Chipotle Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap is only 260 calories? I ate that with the apple dippers (minus the caramel) this week for lunch. We were out and the kids were starving. It was really good!
My water intake started off good in the beginning of the week. But towards the end of the week I got off schedule and I could tell! I was so thirsty during the middle of the night! I try to keep a glass of water on the counter in the kitchen to remind me to keep up with it.
I thought I'd share one of my favorite smoothies with y'all. I've been drinking it for a while. It's sweetened with sugar-free gelatin!
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1 tsp strawberry flavored sugar-free gelatin (powder only)
In microwave safe container, thaw strawberries in microwave for 1 minute on high. Add yogurt to blender (or Magic Bullet), pour in the slightly softened strawberries and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Blend until completely smooth. If it's a little thick, add 1 tablespoon of water.
It's only 150 calories. I drink this for breakfast along with peanut butter toast or have it for a snack with cocoa roasted almonds.
Hope you are all doing well on this second week of the challenge. You all have been so encouraging and I've enjoyed reading your progress!