The fitness challenge was awesome this week! I got 31 out of 35 points. I slipped up twice by eating chocolate after 7 pm (eating no sugar and not eating after 7 each get you a point) - once on my birthday, and once because we went to a chocolate festival at the nature center here. Both were good times and worth losing a few points!
I lost a pound and I exercised every day, so I met both of my goals. I've found that I love exercising. I think this is partially because it's the only thing I do just for me during the day (even if Crumpet is hanging off my leg, I'm doing it for me...). I've also discovered that if I like the exercise, I'm more likely to keep up with it. ;) Who knew? I love to walk, and I love yoga. I have finally accepted that I am unlikely to get to leave the house to walk or go to a yoga class, so I bought Leslie Sansone's walking DVDs, and I like them. I know you're lauging about the yoga, right? Wimpy, right? But try power yoga. I love Rodney Yee's workouts, and they are awesome for muscle building. I've been doing them regularly for about 6 weeks, and I'm starting to see some really good muscle definition.
I'm finding that this challenge is really working for me. Knowing that other people are doing it too, and that I have to report my points at the end of the week, really keeps me in line. My worst time of day is near bedtime, when I'd really like to eat a whole chocolate cake. Every day. This week, I could talk myself out of snacking because if I could just hold out for an hour or two, I got 2 points!