Health & Fitness

Week 4: Hello, motivation

After a rocky Week 3, I made it up to myself and found my motivation again. And it paid off.

I lost about 7.5lbs. I know that’s a lot for one week, but that’s not entirely abnormal for the beginning of a weight loss journey. So yay me!

I did eventually make up my missed workouts from last week over the weekend and fully committed myself to the nutrition plan. Turns out, working out regularly and eating the right foods really is the key to weight loss.

Who would have thought?

Cake or weird seed pudding?

This success has re-upped my motivation and really made the tough choices that I made this week worth it. And by tough choices, I mean I said no to more birthday cake. Almost every day. As it stared at me in the break room. Taunting me with it’s delicious frosting and yummy filling.

Thanks, Kate.

Instead, I stuck to my weird Magic Matcha Pudding (the most unappealing-looking thing I’ve ever made, but surprisingly not bad) and ate my healthy dinners while the boys ate pasta/meatballs or hot dogs and beans. The little monsters even wanted to try a couple bites of my turkey burger and salad.

Get off your ass, Laura

Lucy and Darius are good sources of motivation

This week, I’ve been good about my exercises. The dogs took me for a walk on Tuesday, which was just as good for them as it was for me. Darius is doing a good job of teaching Lucy how to walk on a leash. Even he probably hates being connected to her.

I opted to skip yesterday, though, as I’m not feeling 100% right now. The plan is to squeeze in a short HIIT routine today and makeup the cardio sometime this weekend. I don’t have the best track record of keeping up with exercise routines when I’m sick, so check in on me on MyFitnessPal or Facebook/Instagram.

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By laura.gaton

I'm a mom to twin boys, wife to someone just as nerdy as me, and a recovering journalist. I've found new life in becoming a veterinary technician assistant.

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