Saturday, January 18, 2014

Slim Down Saturdays Week 3

Hi Dear Friends!
Another week down!  
Woot Woot!
This was the hardest week for me yet, as we started back to school after 3 weeks off.  I forgot how exhausting it is to get my dear third graders back into a routine.  They did a  great job, but boy was I EXHAUSTED at the end of each day.

Here was my week:
This week was tough!  I didn't do enough meal prep for the week, and found myself craving sweet treats.  It was also back to school for me this week after our long holiday break, and it was a struggle to fit in those work-outs each day.  I did it, but it was a struggle. 
Strength:  I finally made sure I was drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day.   I have always doubted whether or not this makes a difference, I must say I definitely think drinking lots of water makes a HUGE difference. 

Something I need to do better this week:   Meal prep..    It helps me stay organized and not reach for things I don't need to be eating.  So this morning, I prepped most of my meals for the week.  I have my oatmeal ready for breakfast, brown rice with grilled chicken for lunch, sauted onions and green peppers to use in my omelet, and I'm working on these yummy healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies.  

Goal for next week:  Only 1 diet soda a day....

My word for the week:  Strong  
I need to be strong enough mentally to force myself to work out on those days I just don't feel like it and strong enough to stay away from the foods that I should not be eating.

AND this is the recipe from the Skinny Fork  that I'm getting ready to try.  It looks GREAT!
 Click HERE for the  link to the recipe for these healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies from the Skinny Fork.

I hope it was a great week for all of you!  Keep on working!!   Click HERE to check out all the Slim Down Saturday posts.


Gina S. said...

I am awful with meal prep. I have a plan of what to cook and then I get home and I am too tired to cook and we end up eating randomness. I need to work on that! And I need to try those cookies too!
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Heather S. said...

Great job on losing a pound this week! What type of strength training are you doing? I need to add some into my routine. I am currently doing Zumba Fitness on the Xbox.

Brenda Frady said...

We have a very similar goal for the week! Mine is to prep my lunches so I have healthy grab & go choices. And thanks for sharing that cookie recipe!! They look delicious!

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Kate :) said...

Hi Krista! Way to go with the water! I am going to piggy back with you on the 1 diet soda rule - if I don't check in with you and share how I did...come hunt me! Meal prep is also a goal of mine. I acuatlly attended a Wildtree Freezer Meal party today and prepped 10 freezer meals (all made with organic vegis). I hope that helps me this week!

Kate :)
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Kelly Rosa said...

Young adults are already in a category that lose weight a lot faster than say someone who is 45.
I am 40 and found P90X and Insanity worked well..very well. Bill Phillips Body for Life worked very well years ago.
And I wanted something that was easier on my body, didn't take as much time, and I didn't have to think about what my next meal was going to be.
I researched and found two that my full criteria. I know there are more out there...
First I found one that is great for men and women at
And the one I decided to do because it has a great support system of women doing the program and finished the program, just for women, and simply laid out and guaranteed and I found it at
I'm losing on average 1 1/2 pounds a week.
I think one of the keys to success is setting yourself up for success. Find a plan that is realistic to your lifestyle so you aren't cheating or angry at yourself for missing a workout or a meal.

To your lifestyle change!