Rain rain go away! That was the theme of the week!
Here’s what happened this past week at our house:
Tuesday and Friday I had some workouts scheduled with my trainer and he took my stats! For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been quietly working away on some physical goals and haven’t really broadcasted it in any way. I’m mainly trying to gain more muscle mass and reduce my body fat. Even though I am at the lightest I’ve ever been in my adult life, I was very jiggly. So, I’m trying to switch my body composition. I was so darn nervous to get my stats, but I lost just under 5% body fat and gained 1 1/2 pounds of muscle in six weeks! I was so surprised because I haven’t been super strict with myself. That was the #1 rule my trainer told me. He didn’t want me to be strict with weighing my food or figuring out calories and macros. (I used to count my macros and was so surprised when he told me this.) If we are super strict, then it’s easier to mess up and ‘fall off the wagon’. So the only guidelines I received were: having protein with every snack or meal, drink my water and lay off all the sugary sweets. So, that’s what I did (with my workouts) and tada! It’s working. I really like this approach because its easy to do. I have to reign it in when we go out to eat and make sure I don’t eat all.the.bread, but besides that, I’ve been able to enjoy cake and ice cream here and there and not worry about it too much. It was definitely an adjustment reaching for protein instead of carbs (mainly crackers), but I think I’m just about there. So hooray! I’m excited to see more results.
Eddie started preschool this week! He attends school Monday and Thursday. At first he was totally fine, but later the teachers told me he cried and had a hard time. Poor boy! He’s NEVER had a hard time adjusting which is so strange to me that it’s just showing up now. I think it’s just a lot of new stuff for him to take in at once. But, I’ll give him a few more weeks and hopefully he’ll adjust. …