Getting Healthy As A Busy Large Family Mom- Week 1 Updates

Today is the day… we are on our Week one update. Now, I don’t have too much to update right now because obviously, it’s only been 1 week.

Getting Healthy As A Busy Large Family Mom

Unfortunately for this first week and running into week 2 I haven’t been able to do all of the things I wanted to physically. I’ve been dealing with a few personal things that have restricted the amount of physical activity I am able to do. That being said, I did work on what I was eating.

I guess the first big update is that I am on 13 days no caffeine. This is a big deal for someone like me who basically survives off of caffeine. A pot of coffee and couple of cokes or a monster are the perfect ingredients to get me out of bed. Life without it is just… slow.

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Like I said before, my activity level this week has been pretty low because I’ve had to take it easy this week, that being said, I did manage to make a trip out to Disney World this weekend. Disney is the best place to exercise! I spent the day carrying toddlers or pushing them in strollers. Plus, I’m counting the 23,287 steps I walked as cardio. That counts right? yeah… that counts.

I worked this week on trying to cut portion sizes and watching what I was eating. This is one of my favorite strategies. I don’t count calories or do super restrictive diets. I still ate cake on my daughters birthday and still allowed myself to eat things that I enjoyed like tacos but instead of eating say 4 tacos… I at 2. This seems to be a strategy that has worked pretty well for me in the past and I hope it continues to work for me this time.

So let’s get down to the number here. I haven’t done measurments yet, I plan on doing that this week, but I have done my weight. I started Sunday January 5th at 232.8 pounds. Officially my heaviest weight ever. Needless to say, I was not happy about that at all. So you can imagine how happy I was when I weighed in Sunday January 12th at 226.2 pounds. So through light physical activity and watching my portion sizes, I dropped a grand total of 6.6 pounds. Now, I’m not expecting another weight loss like that to happen. That is a lot of weight to lose in a very short amount of time and most of that was likely¬† just bloating and water weight but I am really happy with this start. Hopefully within the next week I can start adding in more physical activity so I can start really working on building strength.

Overall I would say that it was a decent week and a good kick off to the year and to trying to get healthier. Let me know in the comment section, the things that you would like me to add to these updates. Would you like to see what I was eating? Recipes? What I did for workouts? what I am doing overall? And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button so you can join along in my journey to get healthy.

 

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