Well I’m back on track this week, been sticking to my calories and working out consistently.  High Five!
And thankfully it is starting to be reflected on the scale.

This week -.5 lb
Total Challenge -4.0 lbs

As I had been saying for the last few months now, I finally started the Couch to 5K program again.  And it feels good.  I’m on week 2 and excited about my progress so far, can’t wait to keep going this time!  Last fall when I was doing it, I got up to doing 3 minute intervals.  I’ll get there again.  Right now I’m just happy with my 90 seconds of running.  I am trying to walk at least a mile on my off days to keep my muscles stretched out and get some activity in.

So this weekend is the 4th of July.  It’s a little intimidating I have to be honest.  We will have a family cookout on Sunday, and in lieu of hamburgers and hotdogs, there will be shredded chicken and pulled pork.  Oh joy, that should be easy to resist…not so much.  I am going to bring a few low cal buns with me and try to stock up on fruit and veggies instead of the macaroni salad and other yummy treats that will be there.  And I’m limiting my alcohol intake, drinking a water in between.  At least that’s my plan. Good to start with a plan, right?

Another thing that I have mixed feeling about…swimming.  I won an awesome swimsuit from Shrinking Jeans and Lands End and got it last week.  The Berry color is amazing! My aunt has a pool and I haven’t been swimming in it since probably 2005.  I afraid I’ll still feel uncomfortable, like I’m not ready to be seen yet since I’m still fluffy.  I know it’s a personal issue and I’m probably the only one who will be judging me,  but I just hope I overcome that fear over the next few days and not worry about I look like.  Just enjoy the awesome swimsuit and feel beautiful in my own skin.  I’m gonna try. I’m gonna try.

How was your week?  Have you been tracking your calories and getting your activity on?  Stop by and share with the Sisters.