First, I’m so sorry I never got around to responding to comments last week. The whole family was sick this week and it was hard to find a moment to myself. It’s a miracle I’m getting this post up (albeit late :/). Please know I cherish every comment I receive. I love when these posts turn into conversations and I’m sorry I killed the last conversation! I promise to do better this week.
How many times have you sabotaged yourself? I do it all the time.
Regardless of my goal, I find ways to excuse bad behavior. With my health, I’ve always had preemptive excuses ready, should someone choose to hold me accountable for something I should or shouldn’t be doing. Whether it’s getting a workout or eating my favorite foods, it’s easy to lose my way.
I don’t understand myself sometimes. Wouldn’t it be easier to just stick with the plan than to constantly find reasons not to?
Well, so far I have been. A couple of weeks ago, I talked about ditching my bad habits and excuses. Until this week. We all got colds and I was so tempted to give into the easy comfort foods.
I mean, lots of tea means lots of cookies, too, right?
I think maybe it was that fear that kept me on track. If you follow me on Instagram (@NAMAmmaSTE), you saw I did my best to get creative with leaner Super Bowl Sunday snacks, a warm and quick soft boiled egg with toast for breakfast (about 6 points with butter on my toast), and warm ~ microwaved for 2 minutes ~ cinnamon covered apple slices (zero points). I also had lighter paninis using wraps instead of fatty breads and bowls of lean broth based soups.
I was thrilled with this week’s weigh-in! BUT, though I don’t want to downplay my success, I do worry that no exercise this week means I may have lost some muscle.
In any case, here are the stats:
- Height: 5’9″ish
- Weight: 161.5 lbs!!! (-3lbs from last week)
- Hips: 40.5″ (-.5″ from last week)
- Waist: 30″ (-1″ from last week)
In an attempt to be as optimistic as possible, maybe the muscle I built last week had a chance to develop more and I sped up my metabolism… That’s what I’m going to go with
Also, it’s cold and a bad hair day, hence the headband. Happy #aHeartFitFriday to you!
Do you have a favorite comfort food? What is it? Is there a way you could make it healthier? How was your week?