Monday, August 8, 2016

post-detox life

Checking in to say hi. ;)

I've been spending a LOT of time working on my U-Jam Fitness instructor next steps, and have sadly neglected the ol' blog here.

It's been interesting seeing how my body is reacting to post-detox life.  I'm definitely even more of a food snob - but still, several birthday celebrations have added some pounds back.  Very frustrating, especially because my husband gained too but already lost it!  Stupid male metabolism ;)

I am feeling, overall, a bit more crappy than I was during the detox.  We've got some things going on this month that keep me from going back on the full detox but I am trying to get back into less-carbs more-fat more-protein in general.  I know I'm not likely to meet most of my goals this month, but that is okay.  Gotta be realistic!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Goals - July report

July is done! Let's review the goals:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week - met!  The moving average trend from that nice graph here (thanks, Happy Scale!) says I'm down 5.2 pounds over this month so I'll take that. 
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month - smashed!  28 workouts, with some rest days in there too.  I do need to make more of an effort going forward to cross-train though, and not just do my beloved U-Jam Fitness classes ;)  
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month - met.  One of my favorites is this squash rice casserole from Cooking Light magazine.  I really like to make this with quinoa instead of the rice, and I skip the breadcrumbs and parmesan.  Big hit around this house :)
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time - met, though not at all met for the end of the month with birthday celebration.  Finishing up the detox made me happier, but you will notice the big jump in my weight up there when bread came back for a visit. ;)
August is filled with challenges, and honestly, I know the pound-a-week will be a tough goal.  Hopefully I can make it!  :D