Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Week 3 of the Holiday Hoedown!

Just a quick update from Week 3 of the "Holiday Hoedown!"

  • Exercise minutes: 333 minutes last week
  • Weight change: Down 1.2 pounds this week, but I'm still up .8 for the challenge and am 3 pounds away from where I usually maintain.  With a few planned exceptions, I'm still on portion control and a calorie budget until I get back to my usual maintenance weight and stick it for a couple of weeks.  I think this will take about 3-6 weeks.
  • "Try something new" challenge: Does a distance PR of 13.1 miles count? I certainly think so. It's 5.1 miles farther than I've ever propelled myself on foot.
  • Doing the "Tinsel Vixen" circuit: Didn't happen this week.
  • Food goal of 1 no-junk food day: I crushed this one. I went junk-food free 4 of 7 days this past week. For me, this meant no "sugar added" sweets (sugar-free stuff with some nutritive value, such as the sugar-free caramel latte I enjoyed on Friday, was okay). I also kept within my calorie budget 3 of the 4 days on which I fully tracked food intake.
  • Food goal of 3 fruit/veggie servings: I met this one 6/7 days last week.
  • Saying one nice thing about myself each day: The Tinsel Vixens added this goal as the more concrete (and often achievable) version of "no negative thoughts."  I don't really struggle much with being overly critical about myself, this week especially. I was lucky to be in the company of friendly companions, which eased my anxiety about the social aspects.  The race was well-suited to walkers as well as runners, so thoughts of athletic inadequacy didn't creep in, either. I'm still in thankful awe of my body and its ability to endure the crazy stunts I throw its way.


As you can see, the Tinsel Vixens were well represented!  Perfect shirt or what?!?  
Not sure what makes more attractive headwear, though: bondi band or swim cap...
Left to right:  Jr. McBody, blogger Foodie McBody, and me!

16 comments:

Angela said...

You look gorgeous and happy! :D

Brooke said...

what does your bondi say? you are awesome! the more i train the more i believe that the slower you are the harder the feat is. which means that walking the half makes you more of a bad@$$ than the rest of us. (after walking a marathon i firmly believe it.)

i'm planning on hitting the circuit tomorrow.

Kim said...

what a great week for you!!

Foodie McBody said...

I LOVED sharing this experience with you, and I CANNOT wait for your full recap!!!!!!! Those tinsel boas were the best.

msxj said...

Pubsgal! Love the pic! You look so cute and great job on your PR. Thank you for representing. ;)

DebraSY said...

Thirteen-point-uno. That is, indeed, something to celebrate. Congrats!

Lori said...

Dang you are *on* track!

I love that picture. Looks so fun :D

Barb said...

13.1 miles totally counts! Awesome!!

debby said...

That is a darling pic of you guys. You are doing great with both your food AND your exercise!

Tiffany said...

Great job! 13.1 is very exciting - good for you!

Terri said...

You guys look fab - and sooo happy! :)

erin said...

love that photo! you are awesome :)

Christie O. said...

Congratulations to all of you, you're so awesome!! I have been meaning to come over and tell you that forever!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AnnG said...

You look great!! and you were great on your goals for the week!! Good job!!

allthingsjuice said...

Love the picture!!!! You look terrific and happy. :)

Krystal said...

Fun, and healthy. So glad to hear your doing well. I should stop shooting for 5-6 fruits and veggies and just start with 3-4. Then i might actually get 1-2 =). Love the tinsel. Happy Holidays!