Before I get into the nitty gritty of the numbers from this past week, go check out my friend Type A‘s blog post about the lessons we are teaching our childen about health and moderation. It’s a good read, I promise. Type A is one of the very first bloggers I started following around four years ago, and she’s newly back into the blogging world. So good to have her back. 🙂
So ya, I need to make sure I’m exhibiting a healthy concern about what I put into my body and how much I move my body…but not get into the murky obsessive zone that I’m so apt to fall into.
This past week was another good week. I was pretty good about eating in moderation and moving my body. I need to focus on putting more veggies into my body though, so that’s going to be one of my focus areas this week!
Avg Daily Steps – 6,372 (goal was 6k/day – I did roughly 6k, 6k, 3k, 10k, 10k, 6k, 3k)
Avg Daily Calories – 1,415 (roughly 850 deficit per day)
# Floors Climbed – 95 (goal was 70 – I crushed this!)
Goals for this coming week:
Average Daily Steps – 6,000/day, minimum! Just 30 min on my elliptical will easily boost me into the 6k range instead of the 3k range (obviously there were 2 days last week that I didn’t work out). I made sure to be super active on the weekend (two 10k days!) to compensate, but still, I want to be getting in the habit of moving my body more EVERY day if possible.
Average Calorie Deficit – 750/day (which would equate to 1.5#/week) – I need to stay dilligent about tracking my food and make sure I’m counting every bite of Stella’s food that goes in my mouth! I also want to make sure I’m eating more veggies every day.
Total # Floors Climbed – 100. I’m totally upping my goal this week! Some days I’ve gotten 5 floors, some days 25, so I’m also working on getting more consistent about this.
Half the cheese! Don’t get me wrong – I LOOOOOOOVE ADORE AND PINE FOR a good hunk of cheese, but it’s fairly insane how heavily loaded our recipes are with it. For the past week I did an experiment, and I have (at minimum) cut in HALF the amount of cheese called for in all of my recipes (especially casseroles), and my husband and I haven’t even noticed a difference! I have also cut out the butter in most recipes, and if needed, just added in a bit of olive oil. Much healthier fat and lower in calories!