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Tone It Up Bikini Series Challenge: Week 3 Recap

Week 3 was a bit of a bust for me. I was single-mom-mode the entire week, and although I had meal-prepped the majority of my meals, I fell super short on eating all things healthy.

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In the past, this would be a prime time for me to give up. To say, “I didn’t have a perfect day/week. What’s the point now?” But I refuse to give in to my perfectionist tendencies. I’m human! I had an off-week. I can’t change it, BUT I can pick myself back up and keeping moving forward!

So that’s what I’m doing. I recognized my triggers of last week, and I think very much like in my sobriety journey, I need to be better prepared when those moments of weakness hit.

For example, when I am finally laying in my bed at night watching my own TV shows, if the sweet tooth starts yelling, I will drink a cup or tea or water instead. I will sit in the moment until the urge passes. I can journal about it and see what the real feelings are underneath. And if all else fails and it’s really hunger I identify, I’ll choose a piece of fruit or small piece of dark chocolate. Not a huge bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

On the upside of the week, I did increase my water intake. I also ate vegan all but a few meals. (i.e. A turkey and cheese pinwheel fell on my plate at my son’s preschool promotion party, and it then fell in my mouth. Whoops!).

With the whole vegan plan, I found myself really enjoying it. However, I had to stop myself a few times to sub in a vegan option (i.e. when I almost put egg whites in my pancakes but subbed in a mixture of baking soda + white vinegar instead). I intend to stick to the vegan lifestyle this week, and most likely, through the end of the challenge.

End of Week 3 Check-in:

Workouts= 5/7

Meal Plan= Despite my nighttime sweet tooth, I did eat Lean, Clean, and Green during the day, everyday.

Water=Β ~72 oz per day

Running=Β 1x + 5K on elliptical

Yoga= 0 😦

TIU Journal= 7/7 days

TIU checkin= Did not do so well with checking in, but I did what I could. Thankfully, my TIU accountability partner is a mama who totally understands where I’m coming from as far as survival in single-mom-mode from time-to-time.

Weight= 134 lbs- This was a surprise given my off week, but hey! I’ll take it!

Goals for Week 4:

  1. Complete at least 5/7 Bootycalls
  2. Try one of Karena’s Mindful Meditations
  3. Run 3-4x to prep for upcoming 5K

 

Almost to the halfway point, so ready to rock Week 4!!

 

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