Week 2 of 5 of My Challenge with Peak 313 Fitness

Week two is complete with the Living and Active 5 Week Challenge through Peak 313 Fitness and even though the scale hasn’t moved….GRRRRRR….it is getting easier to get on the treadmill and the time flies by!  Especially watching DOWNTON ABBEY!  I’m hooked!!!!!  I even stuck with working out while having a cold, which before would have been the perfect excuse to give up.

Our Soul Food this week is such a perfect verse for me and one I go to often:

Matthew 6:34
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I am such a worry wart.  I have gotten better, trying to leave things in God’s hands.  But, as a mom, worry is constantly nagging at me.  This week I really focused on living in the moment that I was in, not looking too far ahead and just getting through the day.  It was much less stressful and made it easier for me to focus on the task at hand.  I didn’t look at the week and worry about how I was going to fit in exercise, I just took each day and did it.

Since I have been frustrated with the scale NOT MOVING, my cousin and I decided to jazz it up and cut out sugar for the week.  The was one of my 40 BEFORE 40 goals anyway and since my time is running out to get those accomplished, I decided this was the perfect week.  Hopefully it will change up my metabolism a bit.  Now when I say no sugar, I had no idea how difficult that would be.  There is sugar in so many things that I eat on a regular basis….Greek Yogurt, juice, and fruit all go in my regular smoothies and these are full of sugar.  So, since I don’t want to cut out my smoothies, I am just not going to intentionally eat sugary things.  No cakes, cookies, candy, sugary drinks, sugary snacks, etc.  I am going to watch my sugar grams and try to keep them under 30 grams/day which some days will be harder than others.  Even my coffee creamer has 5 grams/tablespoon.  I can’t give that up!!!!!! So, hopefully I’m not too cranky.  I know the first couple days will be rough, but after that, it will get easier.  I just want to see that scale move lower!

Here goes Week 3……………..

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  1. Jen on September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I had two weeks of working out and no weight loss as well, but the scale finally moved for me today! Great job on your dedication.

  2. Joyfulmom on September 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Great job getting it done. I am with you on the sugar. This week's challenge couldn't have come at a better time.

    I ran two miles on the treadmill yesterday. It felt awesome. I was praising the Lord like I had run a marathon, lol. Bless the Lord, for great things He has done.

    Have a blessed week.

  3. Happy Four on September 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Well done on two weeks down. We can do all things through Christ! I LOVE Downton Abbey and can't wait for Season 3 to come to the US in January. Have a great week and take one day at a time.

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