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Halfway!

We are half way through the challenge so I thought I would write about some things that have happened since I started.

Food:

I now watch and monitor what I eat. The best part is I haven’t had to deprive myself of anything. If I go out to eat, I focus on portion control. Cutting up tomatoes, peppers, and fruit so when I do make breakfast, I just grab some veggies and add it to my egg whites in the morning. That’s right; I am now an egg white eater! I never thought I would ever say that but you really REALLY can’t taste the difference.

I also have meals planned out for the week. I have been going to Trader Joe’s after my Saturday class and stock up on everything for the following week. Instead of ordering in on Fridays, they have now been our “make our own pizza” night and it is really fun!

I crave chocolate, so I get trail mix with dark chocolate pieces, Kind bars, and 100 calorie crunch Chibota yogurts which have been delicious and add a little sweetness to my day.

Drinking water has been a part of my day starting first thing in the morning until I go to bed. I drink water all the time. I used to have to pee all the time, but after a while your body gets used to it.

Exercise:

I love my workouts on Saturday mornings and Wednesday nights! Jenny kicks my butt but I feel so great at the end of the workouts.

Now, I try to accomplish at least a 20 minutes segment of the dvd every day. Jenny posts some Facebook challenges, which are great because I can do those while watching my shows at night. I feel stronger and absolutely have more energy every day.

Challenge:

I am now thinking about how I am going to continue after this challenge is over. Do I try the local yoga studio or fitness center by my house? Stroller Strides sounds like a fun thing to be a part of as well. I love that I have this positive thinking about wanting to continue!

So far:

I lost 6 pounds in 4 weeks. I’m going to say it- I am pretty proud of myself!

Here’s to the second half of the challenge! I’m ready!

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