This has been SUCH a weird week! Weeks like this make me realize how much I like routine when working towards a goal. I feel a little out of wake this week but what can you do?
It all started Monday when I was home sick. Neal had been fighting a bug and graciously gave it to me. It wasn’t the ideal way to start off the week, but thankfully I was feeling better mid afternoon and was able to go back to work Tuesday.
Tuesday was about as routine as it gets but football practice that night was just blah! I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
Then yesterday Neal and I were both home from work due to the snow storm. We got a fair amount of snow where we live but the DC area overall didn’t get as much as projected. We spent the day cleaning the apartment, decorating, and working on a few projects. It was a fun day, but again, far from routine.
Considering it’s already Thursday, I’m fairly nervous about my weigh-in this Friday. I just don’t feel on the ball this week and have been eating WAY too many carbs. Carbs are just so easy to grab. I’ve tried to grab produce but this week made me realize that I don’t have as many on hand as I should. It’s almost always easier for me to grab a simple carb verses something lean and green.
One of the highlights of my day at home yesterday was finishing Jillian Michaels Slim For Life! In this book Jillian Michaels lays out tips for how to lose weight, get in shape, and stay slim for life. Though some of the tips may seem like common sense, Jillian Michaels approach and attitude puts them into a different perspective.
In the book Jillian shares her tips for eating, exercising, grocery shopping, eating out, and traveling. She also talks about common downfalls, time constraints, and how to find motivation.
This book, much like the rest of Jillian’s books and programs, has touched my life. The Body Revolution program is one of the best workout programs I’ve ever done and this book really adds a new level of support to what Jillian provided on the fitness front.
Some of my favorite takeaways included:
- Always order the smallest size possible
- Never eat out of a bag
- Start living out the 80/20 rule
- Do the Body Revolution program again (she doesn’t say this, I’m saying this)
- Don’t hold onto the workout machines when I’m on them
- Switch things up
- Eat less than 2000mg of salt a day
- Eat less than 5g of sugar per serving
Well… my friends at Popchips DC want one of y’all to win a copy of Jillian Michaels newest book… A SIGNED COPY!! Jillian Michaels is a huge fan of popchips and regularly recommends them to her clients as a healthier snacking option.
This Giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Stephanie on winning!
Stephanie said “This tip is a do as I say not as I do, but packing lunch really helps avoid unnecessary calories. I work at a job where we work 10-12 hours at a computer this time of year and it’s so tempting to get up and go out for lunch instead of eat whatever healthier option I brought from home.”
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