End of Week 2 Check In

Hi!  So it’s only been two weeks into focusing on healthy eating, and I NEED A KICK IN THE BUTT ALREADY!!  Anyone else?  Just me?

Mindful Eating

That mindful eating thing is T.O.U.G.H. with little children and busy schedules!  It’s hard to be mindful when the children are yelling and needing something (everything?) at the exact moment I sit down to eat lunch.  At least I am trying.  I am definitely eating more mindfully than before the month began, so I guess I can count that as an improvement at the very least.  🙂

Water Consumption

I’ve been meeting my water goals, which is great because I had definitely slacked off during the holidays.  Now my body craves it if I’m not drinking enough.  And I know it might seem crazy, but I think my skin is looking better too.

Coffee

I haven’t taken sugar in my coffee in a long time.  However, during the holiday baking escapades, I had heavy whipping cream on hand and started having it in my coffee.  Decadent, y’all.  Once that ran out, I started using milk.  I’d like to get back to black coffee, which is what I drank before I got hooked on the whipping cream.  I’ve been working on using lesser and lesser amounts.  It’s going well so far.  Next week I’m going to try to go without!

High protein low-sugar breakfasts

Other than the very first day, I’ve done really well with this goal.  I’m pretty proud because it would have been easy to slip in some sugar on several occasions.  Having sugar that first day was an accident – I used some relish with added sugar in an egg salad I made without realizing what I was doing until after it had already been added.

Food journal

This is where I really fell off the boat.  I was recording everything so well.  Then Wednesday of this week got a little busy, and I slacked off on writing down my foods and feelings immediately.  And then Thursday came, and I totally didn’t write down anything.  Then Friday, same.  Then today… I didn’t write down anything again!  AHHHH.  I’d like to do better with this for sure.  Next week I’m starting to meal plan all my meals, so as long as I stick to the meal plan, I’ll definitely be able to do a better job of journaling.

Starting again so soon?

I did not do as well as I wanted to do, so I’ve decided to start again.  JUST LIKE THAT.  I’ve already written out my meal plan for next week… sharing that on Monday along with some ideas for extra healthy treats.

If you stop doing something that you’ve wanted to do, there is no reason to not start back up.  If you want to do it, then keep at it.  If you don’t get it done the first time, then try it again.  Call it a trial run, a practice start, or whatever you want, but just keep going and trying!  At least, that’s my plan! 🙂

xoxo

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