We’re well over halfway through the year and how many of us have taken a look at our resolutions or goals that we made back in January? Have you stuck to any of them? I feel like summer has tried to derail me. Between the traveling and the cookouts and the parties and…life.
Thankfully, I took matters into my own hands last month and decided to recommit to Weight Watchers – not just through the tracking, but through meetings as well. I found a meeting time (and leader) that really works for me and my schedule – and I’ve been twice in the past 3 weeks. (I’m only required to go once a month.)
I have another half marathon coming up in November. I wanted to be at a decent training weight when training started. A few weeks ago, we (my husband and I) got strict with tracking foods again. I tracked like CRAZY and really controlled my meals through planning and meal prep. I also made sure that I had snacks on hand. Every evening before work, I over-prepared my food for the next day (I tend to make too much – so I don’t always eat everything). I always made sure I had ZonePerfect bars available for snacks. The preparation helped. I managed to lose four pounds. My husband lost even more. (Go, him!)
Can I just talk about the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars right now? They’re so good – and they contain so few ingredients. I’m trying to eliminate a ton of junk from my diet and these bars help. I also take them along for after workouts or for long runs. They don’t upset my stomach and I have so many great things to say about these bars.
I wanted to make 2014 the year of the half marathon. The Asheville half I had signed up for was canceled, but I signed up for the Raleigh half in November. It may even be better. I’ve also taken on a few different races, like the Color Run last week. I need to see about signing up for any new local races.
I honestly feel really great with my progress in 2014. I haven’t reached my idea goal weight yet, but clothes are feeling better and my fitness level is feel pretty great. I’ve been pushing myself in my lunch workouts and I know I’m improving.
Now I have to keep it up. I’ve recommitted to my meal planning and trying new recipes.
ZonePerfect recently sent me a blogger survival kit (for me) and a well-being essentials kit (for one of my fine readers.) The well-being essentials kit consists of a pedometer, tumbler, lip balm, hair ties, hand sanitizer and a box of ZonePerfect bars. It’s a pretty fun kit. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment, and any of the other number of options through the Rafflecopter widget.
Have you stuck to your health resolutions/goals this year?