Winner, Winner! Congratulations to Kate, who was the winner of the giveaway. Thank you to everyone who entered!
As a little thank you for your support and kind comments about my Etsy shop, I'm offering everyone 50% off any bag!
[I know there aren't many left...I'm working on adding to the inventory this weekend].
Visit my Etsy Shop, and enter Coupon Code SAVE50 before you checkout!
Two weeks ago I decided to join in on Lora's MFP challenge, and commit even more to sticking to my calorie goals in My Fitness Pal - and I have to say, it did help me stay out of the red! It didn't make me workout more or eat completely healthy food, but when I was at my limit for calories, I'd stop eating.
There were a couple of days that I went into the red...before dinner even arrived. So what was I to do? I jumped on the treadmill for 30 minutes or walked the dog around the block just so I stayed out of the red (which means I went past my calorie intake for the day). Kind of funny to me...or pathetic. Not sure which.
I haven't lost any more weight... It's not a surprise when I'm still eating hot tomales candy and french fries. It doesn't matter if you stay under your calorie goal when you're eating crap - I know not to expect a loss when I haven't cut out the junk foods completely.
My motivation has been lacking, my eating habits have been lacking, and running has gotten difficult with my knee. I don't know what's going on with it!
I've been considering joining a gym, FitPlus (basic membership is only $1/day), mostly for the use of the elliptical machine. Everyone on MFP knows that Lora has been killing those calories on the elliptical - I don't know how you can do it for 90 minutes, but it makes me want to be able to do that too! I need to just pay for the damn membership...a great post from Kate, she completely mapped out the financial benefits (and the costly aspects of being overweight)!
I also need to do more strength training, and that's only going to happen with a gym membership - I'm not the at-home-situps-and-pushups-galore type. If you've been seeing those Instagram photos from Megan at the gym - doesn't it make you want to go to?! She actually makes it look like FUN.
So I need to get my motivation in gear. No more slacking! I'm going to try finding a knee brace today (maybe it will help?), and then I'll be back out on the pavement! Possible stop at the beach as well, if it warms up!
Also, next Tuesday I'm going to linkup with Mel and Laura, about my Workout/Running Gear. Should be interesting for me - I basically wear old rags. HA. But I'm really looking forward to reading about what everyone else is sporting during their workouts!
It's FRIDAY! Happy weekend!