52 Mondays came to me in a fit of New years resolution fury. It seems I am always starting my "diet" or exercise plan on "Monday"! Well lots of "Mondays" have come and gone and my butt and thighs are still as thick as a Chick-filet shake (you know what I'm talking about!!) That is when I thought OK there are 52 Mondays in year...52 is a doable number of making small changing in my life that will hopefully change to number on the scale in a downward fashion. Come join us on the journey of 52 Mondays to getting our butt, thighs and almost everything else that shake and moves a little smaller. If want to be a contributor (and you know you do) just leave a comment and I will add you to the list of contributors! This is a blog were we can share our successes and failures on the hard journey of weight loss and just plain physical wellness.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

one step forward two steps back

Does anyone else feel like this is especially true when it comes to trying to make healthy lifestyle changes? I was feeling pretty good after exercising twice in a row and I had plans on what I would do the next three days as well. I was also feeling good because I was sore from my day two work out which I like because I feel like it is a sign of progress. Well days three, four and five of exercise never happened, but s'mores and fried food for dinner did happen. Not to mention Eli woke up earlier than me and got breakfast going in our new dutch oven. Breakfast is usually the meal that is the easiest for me to have some self-control, but not with Eli tossing pancake after pancake on my plate. I guess I will start over and hope next week there will be no steps back or at least the improvements will outweigh the setbacks this time.

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  1. Jake loves big breakfasts too on the weekends. The greasier the better! Luckily he is on board with this. And has toned down the grease. Other times I have just let him know, thankyou, but I am going to fix my own breakfast, and then I still eat with them.

  2. Oh Asia how I can relate. It's so hard to stay on plan when you have bacon and hashbrowns staring you down. Baby steps right?

  3. Baby steps, and occasional splurg are o.k. Don't think you can never enjoy the occasional splurg (life it to enjoy, and since we don't participate in most of the vices that life has, food should be enjoyed once in a while). The secret is "occasional", in fact a high calorie meal once in a while (not 2-3 times a week) will actually help you keep from plateauing. Of course sometimes it is better to indulge in high calorie items you "really, really" want. Keep up the good work ladies, you are all on the right track. Love, Nana