Well I did it. I got rid of the weight that I gained the week of July 4th. I lost 5 pounds in one week. I stuck to light meals, while replacing one meal with Arbonne’s protein powder made into a smoothie. Then to speed up the weight loss I drank a bunch of water every day.
If anyone of you have followed my social media posts, I make video check ins through the week. Wow, I didn’t realize how dehydrated I was and the good feeling that comes with hydration. The last time I kept this hydrated was 3 years ago…when I was pregnant, because my OBGYN kept telling me to keep hydrated. Then once I had my son, I have mainly survived on coffee. I’m working on creating new habits rather than reaching straight for the coffee put first thing in the morning, I reach for a glass and chug a glass of cold water as soon as I wake up. This helps me kick the coffee craving, wakes me up a little, and buys me time to drop my son off at daycare and get myself to work then I can either drink one cup of coffee or tea.
I’ve also taken meals a little more carefully. My last post I introduced to you all that I’ve started a meal delivery service with Hello Fresh. It’s been great! It saves me some sanity during week, so I don’t have to think about what I’m going to cook some nights. Which helps tremendously, especially after a long day of back to back meetings and intense focus on my computer. If you are interested in signing up, I can get you a great start up deal. Send me a message via this site or find me on social media.
To help me with keeping track of workouts and walking steps I bought a smart watch! I know smartwatches have been around for years but I’ve never thought I would want one until now. The wrist notifications of work emails and text messages has been helpful to let me determine if I need to reply immediately. The voice to text has been really neat! So far so good, although I have found a couple flaws which I will address next week with my review.
I may have overdid my workout this weekend though. Yesterday I took my dogs on a 30 minute run and then today I did some intense labor in my yard by edging my sidewalk. I know I’m going to be sore tomorrow and I’m pretty sure my face is a little sunburned. Oh the joys of summer!