Here are my updates for Weeks Four and Five of my first IWF phase. It’s funny how it doesn’t take very long to go from not working out at all to being totally “in the groove” of working out. You just have to make up your mind that it’s going to be part of your weekly schedule, and you have to commit to making it happen. And before you know it, it’s not that hard to get there.
During week 4, I had to miss the Monday night F.L.O. because I still had out-of-town guests. I made it Wednesday, but on Thursday I was so tired. I just didn’t want to go. I didn’t go at 5:10. I didn’t go at 6:00. But I knew I would be disappointed in myself all weekend if I didn’t accomplish this workout, so I headed up to the 7:00 session and had a great, very fun workout with Starla. I was so glad I went! And I made up for my missed Monday workout by taking a long hike in Hocking Hills State Park over the weekend. Hiking is not an activity I’ve done very much, and I had such a great time doing it. It’s like working out and not even realizing you’re doing it. It got my mind turning about ways I could work this activity into my life- and my kids’ lives- even more in the future.
During week 5, I also missed one of the three F.L.O.s- this time, it was to attend a moms' group I belong to that meets once a month. I don’t like to make excuses for not working out, but sometimes it’s just really important- and healthy- to be with other moms, to talk to each other and support each other.
I made some huge diet changes during week 5 as well (I know, it’s about time!). I cut out almost all “empty” carbs and started eating a lot more protein. I’m concentrating on filling my kitchen with the foods I need to stick to this plan, as well as planning out as many meals and snacks in advance as possible. I’m finally getting diet and exercise on track at the same time, so I’m anxious to start seeing some real results.
Week Four Accomplishments- Made up for a missed workout by hiking
Week Five Accomplishments- Started making positive changes to my diet- and lost five pounds
Week Six Goals- Keep up the healthier eating habits, make all three F.L.O.s to go into Thanksgiving break strong!
Challenge to you- Join me at IWF for the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Don’t let the holidays overtake you- burn off those extra calories and start 2015 off right!