Another week in the books! As I continue to work back towards my pre pregnancy fitness goals, I am reminded that it takes 9 months to put the weight on and it will take some time to come off. I, also, came to the realization that I started some really poor food habits while pregnant with number two. I didn’t completely have the mindset that “oh, I’m pregnant, I can eat this,” but I definitely wasn’t as healthy with my food choices.
I do not need to make excuses for my habits, I need to change them. I have done it before and I can do it again. Fruit and vegetables do taste good. I need to remember that and find healthier options throughout the day instead of candy, cookies, and pizza. With the holidays just around the corner, I need to remember to keep a healthy balance.
This past week I joined an accountability group with a beach body coach. Now, I know quite a few coaches, but when they offer the free groups I usually jump on board. This group was to increase your water intake and workout 4 out of 7 days of the week. Daily check in and report back how you finished the day. The reason I enjoy these groups is because everyone has a like goal. They want to improve themselves one day at a time. I have completed 3 workouts during the 5 days (two days remain with another workout needing to be completed). My workouts have ranged from using the Nike Fitness app or the Beach Body on Demand app. I like the variety and I can chose what time frame will work for me at that moment. I’m still trying to find the time with all of the normal life stuff that needs completed.
I have been decently successful with the water portion of the challenge. I usually drink a good bit of water throughout the day. I cut pop (soda) out 12 years ago when I realized it was upsetting my stomach. So, I basically only drink water anyway. Therefore, I use a water challenge to really increase my intake to roughly 100oz a day. I’m not always successful, but I like the challenge.
I encourage you to join a free accountability group or make your own with your social media accounts. Find people who want to make positive changes and together lift each other up to reach your goals. Fitness is something we don’t need to be competitive with other people, we need to be competitive with ourselves. This week, I am going to finish out this group and either join another or find an online challenge and start my own group.
Be confident, be fit, be you!