Monday, May 11, 2015

Round 1 Done!

We we finish our first round of the 21 Day Fix! My stats are not quite what I had hoped but I am still happy. Mother's Day weekend put us back a little but I'm ok with that and I'll explain why in just a few minutes.

Every year we have a family crawfish boil and it normally falls around Mother's Day. We decided this year that we would stay the night in Galveston. We ended up going to Beaumont on Sunday to see Aaron's grandmother as well. I had prepared some fruit to take with me on Saturday to keep me away from the cookies but I forgot it at home in the rush to get out the door for soccer. I had packed a couple of Dr Peppers to have over the weekend and I really wish I hadn't! I had only had 1 or 2 over the last month or so until this weekend. I stayed away from the potatoes and corn but I did have several cookies. After we got the kids down, I headed to my sister-in-laws to watch a movie and I ended up dropping Aaron off at a cook-off to hang out with his best friend that he hadn't seen in a while. When I called Aaron to let him know that I was heading out to pick him up, he talked me into staying out a while longer. I wasn't real happy at first because I was tired and I knew that it would also mean that I would be waking up with the kids in the morning. I'm really glad that we went out though. It was fun to see friends and just have fun. We don't go out much and we don't really go to bars when we do get to go out. We ended up at a bar and had fun dancing. We got back to Aaron's parents around 3 and I was laying down around 3:30. Our daughter woke up at 5:30. I got them back down but didn't fall asleep again until after 6 and by 6:45-7 the kids were ready to get up. We had a Mother's Day lunch out and I tried to make the best choice. I can tell you that I am not eating as much as I had been and that is great. I did drink 2 or 3 Dr Pepper's because I was so tired. We got home late and grabbed McDonald's for dinner. We made better choices than we might have before but we didn't feel good last night. 

Now for why I'm ok with not being where I thought I might be at the end of the 21 days. The way we felt last night and how we have been feeling this morning just reinforces why we are doing this and how important what we eat is to feeling our best. We both knew that we had been feeling better and happier since we started but this set back just shows how important food is in addition to the exercise. I'm not saying we won't ever have another not so good weekend but they won't happen as often that is for sure! This morning we were both still really tired but we got up and got moving. We both wanted to get back at it and start round 2 strong. This time we will finish just as strong! We are also planning on doing the yoga fix most evenings to help us relax and hopefully sleep better. 

Now time for my results! I had been hovering around 8 pounds down and ended up loosing 7 pounds and 8.25 inches. I know my bra fits differently but I'm not sure I did a good job measuring my chest the first time so that measurement stayed the same. While I had hoped for more (probably not all that realistic though) I am happy because my clothes are fitting differently, I feel stronger and I'm feeling a little more confident. I have a long way to go all the way around but I feel like I can get there for once! I may not be ready for shorts this summer but next summer I will be!

Anyone want to do a round (or more) with me?!?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Two weeks done!

We are done with the first two weeks and we are on to our third and final week of our first round. The first week was tough but the second week was better. I'm feeling stronger, more confident and happier. My clothes are fitting a little different and people have noticed a difference in Aaron!

We started off with evening workouts and then moved to mornings early in the first week due to evening events. It has been hard some mornings to get up but we are always glad that we got up to workout. The hardest part for me so far was this past weekend because Aaron was gone and it was my first time to workout alone. I did it though and I'm glad I did the workouts.

I got my Mother's Day gift early! We went to Target for some groceries and a swimsuit for our son but we came out with a Ninja blender too! Target had the big one with the more powerful motor, food processor and two cups marked down. I used it this morning to make a shake and I may make a fruit smoothie for my afternoon snack. I love how much easier it is to clean and how much lighter it is than my old one.

Two weeks in and I would still recommend the 21 Day Fix. I'm still doing some modified moves but I can tell I'm getting stronger and more flexible. I'm about 8 pound down and I believe Aaron is in the 10 pound range. The third week has workouts twice a day and I'm excited to see where we finish!