My Happy Plan/WADT Fail

It's officially been one week since I began My Happy Plan challenge from Lindsay and I have to say that I think it's gone alright so far. This week I think I could award myself a C+ (rather than the F- I would give myself for the weeks before).

Here's how I did...

Exercise on a daily basis & Eat out less/eat healthier meals --- I think I did much better on the food front this week. We went grocery shopping last Monday, so we didn't "have" to eat out as much and we made sure to get a few healthy snacks so we didn't feel the need to munch on chips. Food = B+. Now for the exercise...I could definitely do much better. I tried to do a little something every day, but I definitely didn't do enough to get an actual workout in at all this week. Exercise = D. But I HAVE been logging my food, exercise, water, and vitamins all week! I love doing this. I think it keeps me on track. 

EXAMPLE! (Green = exercise. Purple = vitamins. Orange = food. Blue = water.)

Saturday, May 28, 2011
30 minutes recreational swimming
3 It Works Vitals
9:30am – ½ cup low-fat french vanilla yogurt with ½ cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch granola
12:30pm – 1 bowl blue corn chips with red pepper hummus,
1 cinnamon raisin swirl bagel with smart balance peanut butter and banana
5:15pm – ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup applesauce, 16oz water
7:00pm – Chili’s avocado burger and fries with ranch, 20oz water

I love this and I will definitely keep doing it. Another thing I'd like to add to my routine though is this...

 I spotted this over at Teaching in Heels and I think it's the perfect workout for beginners. Gotta try!

Less sweats, more real clothes --- I wore a dress last Tuesday, wore my new Old Navy shorts a few times, and spent the whole weekend in my new bathing suit, so I'd say I'm doing pretty well so far! Clothes = B.

Spend less/save more --- FAIL. I know we need stuff for our honeymoon and that I need new clothes because I'm losing weight (WIN), but we've spent a ridiculous amount of money this weekend. Between new clothes for me, 2 camera bags, a book, 3 swimsuits for me (2 of which will be returned, I just needed options), and a new water bottle for Josh...Oy. It hurts just thinking about it. Money = F. Gotta get some sort of budget going here.

Develop my role as a wife --- I think this has been going a little better this week. I cooked a little more (not anything too exciting though), finally hung a few things on the walls, and have kept the house clean (not quite organized yet). I think creating a budget, putting together meal plans, and getting the rest of the unpacked mess organized will put me in a higher grade though. For now, Wifeyness = B. 

Socialize more with other women --- I did much better this week! This past weekend Josh and I spent 2 whole days at the pool with some friends of ours (another military couple) that lives down the block from us.  We loved hanging out at the pool with them and we had dinner with them both nights. On Saturday night we went to Chili's and on Sunday night we had meatloaf at their place. Cortney and I get along well, so hopefully this can develop into more than just hanging out as couples and maybe into a friendship. Socializing = B+. 

Yes, today is Wear A Dress Tuesday, but I'm busy hanging things up on the walls, deep-cleaning the apartment, and staining furniture, so I've forgone wearing a dress or skirt for today. But I will be back next week, I promise! 

I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and are off to a great start to another week! 


Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of that workout - I may have to try that sometime!

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