Hope you all had a happy Easter weekend! We had the sweetest day yesterday, only wish I had taken more pictures. Also... I did it! The two week challenge is officially over for me (feel free to jump right in!). I feel stronger and healthier and I can tell that my clothes are starting to fit differently. This week I was very aware of the lack of self care that has been going on since I was pregnant with Phoebe. I wasn't making time for myself, I wasn't fueling my body properly, and I realized the importance of endorphins! I can be a pretty anxious and stressed out person (read: perfectionist, type A, yada yada), being able to release that stress through walking and yoga has been HUGE for me. Also, having a buddy that keeps me accountable has been awesome (thanks, Amy!).
I did indulge in a little Easter treat (or two) yesterday. I think it's important to have healthy balance in order to truly have a healthy lifestyle. If you are constantly depriving yourself you'll be miserable. Knowing that I would be faced with some of my favorite foods, I had very healthy meals and then indulged in small desserts. It was so wonderful to be with family and celebrate and I wouldn't have it any other way. I also walked my first 10,000 steps at one time. It felt amazing to accomplish that! Setting fitness goals for me is huge. I told myself I couldn't come home until I did it, and blisters and all I did. Yay!
From here I will continue to eat mostly Paleo and drink TONS of water. I will also walk 10,000 steps a day, actively exercise 30 minutes a day, with yoga three times a week. The only thing I'll be changing is allowing myself a treat meal each week (which will include wine). Since I had treats on sunday I'll skip this week's. This is how I lost 25 lbs and kept it off for a year. It works! Last time though I wasn't even exercising. That part of the puzzle is new and I am loving it. Hope you'll join me! You can follow along here and I might do monthly recaps. Thanks so much for your encouragement and if you want to play along just tag your photos with #lwgchallenge.
Two week results:
Lost five pounds
Gained endurance, energy, clear skin
Clothes feel looser
These are some accounts that I really enjoy: @amandabisk (amazing yogi!), @eating_whole (Lauren embodies what I embrace with food and inspires me with fitness, toddler meals, recipes, etc), @mynewroots (love Sarah! she is a wealth of knowledge).
I want to know what inspires you to workout, eat whole foods, etc. What are some of your favorite sites for meal ideas or fitness routines? I'll go first! I really like Lexi's Clean Kitchen. Great stuff!
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