I am going to love this phase. Of this, I am so incredibly sure! Not that I haven’t liked anything I’ve done so far but the format of this one is a bit different, which makes it an exciting challenge. Though there are no pistols in this one (sad face), there are pushups (happy face) so I’m excited to work on those. My goal is to do 2 sets of unassisted by end of phase. Maybe 3. We’ll see.
The sugar reduction challenge is going surprisingly well. I miss my chocolate chips like crazy and my struggle time is (and always has been) the after dinner hungries. Now that I’m adding in more mileage to my runs, I’m especially starving so my goal for this weekend’s food prep is snacks. Healthy, energy sustaining snacks. I’ve realized that our food choices aren’t all that terrible. There are a few things that have added sugar but not nearly as much as I thought. One of my goals was to start paying more attention to labels when I shop and dooooooooode! There is added sugar is everything. Boo-urns! Seriously…why does coconut water need added sugar? Humph. Thankfully, the brand I buy doesn’t have anything added…probably why it’s $20. Just kidding (I wish…)
I randomly came across this blog post by Fit Foodie Mama the other day and I loved the attitude behind it and that failure is not final and the notion that “you haven’t failed, you just haven’t passed yet.” I’ve got some very VERY exciting things happening in my life right now but also some very VERY overwhelming/scary things. The word “fail” has entered my yard more than a few times in spite of my kicking it out repeatedly. I need to remember that quote and remind myself of it when I feel uncertain about anything I’m doing. God loooooves to get us out of our comfort zone and the enemy loooooooves to makes us feel like we aren’t good enough. I encourage you to read her post.
My goals for this phase are as follows:
- Continue working on my pushups. I can do about 3-5 unassisted, I would like to get this to about 7-8 by the end of the phase.
- Work on my pistols. They aren’t in this phase and may not show up in our workouts for awhile, if at all. But I love them. More than that, I love the challenge of them so I’m going to try and incorporate them into my home workouts as much as it makes sense.
- Continue with one home workout per week. It’s not as much fun working out alone and there’s the kid-factor to contend with but it’s doable and it gives me a much-needed boost during the week. It’s also made me realize that I haven’t updated my iTunes library in a loooooooong time. My music selection is…less than inspiring. Anyone know if there’s a good Android app for music/interval timer?
- Keep going with the sugar reduction. I don’t eat a ton of it but I definitely eat enough that I’ve noticed a difference in cutting back. I haven’t felt that mid-day slump these past couple of weeks which is telling because the baby has been up 1-2 times a night again for the last week and the boys are up early. I should be a zombie but I’m feeling pretty good.
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