Betterment Plan 2016: 1st update

Happy Monday Morning to ya’ll! I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their week. Mine is going pretty good and I am feeling great on top of that.

So for my first update on my families new lifestyle changes. It has been a complete week, and I have noticed a few changes. We did, however, decide to take things one step at a time and not overwhelm our bodies to much. So this is what we have done so far:

We are in the process of kicking a bad habit. It has been a full week for both my husband and I, and we have no touched that nastiness that used to be our part of our life. The beginning of last week was a bit rough, but so far so good!

Secondly, last Sunday, January 3, 2016, I put together our dinners for the week. By put together, I mean I got all of the chicken thawed, seasonings, and what not in the pan, covered with tin foil and labeled (what day, temperature for the oven, and time to cook it). This was probably one of the best things I did last week. It made coming home after work and cooking dinner much easier, and gave me a little more time to wind down from my work day. So I decided to follow the pattern and prep dinners again this past Sunday. So A+ there 🙂 I posted two recipes last week, Artichoke Bruschetta Chicken and Lemon Pepper Chicken, which turned out perfectly! Check them out by clicking on them. This week I will post my two favorite recipes so you can try them to.

Although last week we allowed ourselves a cheat day (we went out to eat one night) overall it was not that bad. The one thing we have not done yet is start our exercise routine. We will probably give ourselves a week or two more to get used to the new eating habits and not participating in bad habits before we do that.

I did want to share my weight progress so far. January 3rd I weighed myself, and I totaled 125.6 lbs. I am 5 foot tall, so this is not my ideal weight. My goal is to get down to 115 lbs. I want lean muscle. Yesterday, I weighed again, and I am at 125.2 lbs. So not terrible for really not doing much. I can only imagine what will happen when we start exercising too!

I have noticed that I am breathing better, my skin is starting to clear up a bit, and my body temperature seems to regulate a bit better. I have also been much more conscious of my posture, and when sitting try to keep myself from slouching.

So if I were grading us for last week, I give us a B+. Would have been an A if we did not have a cheat day.

From this point forward, I will not give another update until the first Monday in February, which is February 1, 2016. So wish me luck, and I will write soon!

Until Next Time,

Momma Rae

 

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