Thursday…almost Friday and over the halfway hump of the week – I’ve always liked this day of the week.
The weather is warming up and I’m looking forward to a few days above zero for some good walks outside and am looking forward to the weekend. You guys up to anything?
Until we jump too far ahead, there’s still 2 more good days of the work week to go! And I thought today since it’s day 2 of our Fitness, Food & Attitude bootcamp, I thought I’d share a bit about what we’re doing and why I’m tracking calories again – something I don’t normally do!
Our first day was great! Super fun and a great group of 6 training over at CityFit.
One of things that we wanted to add to our bootcamp is the nutrition component to help people learn to make new changes in the gym AND the kitchen. Part of that is following more of a plan when it comes to the food side of things, which is the part that I struggle with. So far, so good! I downloaded the free MyPlate app from Livestrong (just something different than MyFitnessPal) to start tracking my meals.
I didn’t dip my spoon into the almond butter jar or eat handfuls of cereal or rip into the bread Mikey requested at dinner (which he cooked and was full of good, real ingredients – way to go, husband!). Even though I’m typically not a fan of tracking (maybe more out of fear? that it might make me obsessive?), why would I NOT try it? The group is taking whatever level they want in terms of nutrition (maybe just working on a healthy breakfast, then adding in lunches once they have breakfasts down, and so on) and I thought I’d join them! My diet could use a bit of cleaning up and I’m embracing this change, because I’m not restricting myself or trying to lose weight. I want to be free to enjoy a glass of wine here or there or some frozen yogurt out, but focusing on fueling well is exciting to me! I’ve simply been too liberal and I could use some accountability from the group. We’re posting pictures and sharing tips and I hope that as we get closer over these next 8 weeks we’ll all start enjoying the benefits of consistency and new habits.
Looking forward to our workout as a group today!
Have you ever joined a bootcamp for some fitness accountability and community? And what about getting some accountability and ideas in terms of your nutrition? Feel free to check in with me if you like too!
Have a great day guys! Live well & be well,