Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting Back On Track....Again

Well it's been a while since I have joined up with the Weigh in Wednesday crew.

My summer was crazy, 3 kids, 50 hours a week, on top of attempting to get in as many vacations and fun trips with friends = Jenny doesn't focus. When I don't focus, I don't do good, eating or working out.

I could say every excuse in the book, but the reality is, I didn't work hard and it shows. I gained weight which is sad to me just because I love who I am, I just wish I was healthy. I am working on it yet again slowly but surely.

The kids went back to school on Monday, so I decided I too should get back on board, eating and exercising.

I am using My Fitness Pal (user name Jennylynn4390) and have decided to put in to lose 1lb a week. Which gives me 1800 calories each day to eat. I attempted the 1500 but I was on the struggle bus, but with 1800 I seem to be able to manage a lot better and not just give up and go out of control.

I started on Monday walking 2 miles in between all my projects and errands that I am doing throughout the day and then Monday night I went home and had so much energy that I went running at a park by my apartment.

Tuesday was just as good workout wise, I had the best intentions of running at night, but instead I ended up walking and was just as happy. It was a cool evening and the sunset view over the park was just to die for.
Sometimes I get frustrated because it is hard for me to run or I just don't feel like working out. During my Tuesday morning walk I was thinking and come to the realization that even if I just walk for 10 minutes at a time whenever I get the chance, that it's better then nothing. Because if I do that every day all week that's 70 extra minutes of walking in which I would normally just be sitting. I need to learn to not be so hard on myself and just know that if I do something (no matter what it is), it's better than nothing. So I made this little gem to keep me focused.
Yesterday I was really craving Shrimp and Rice for some reason so I found a neat recipe from Allyou magazine called Shrimp Skillet and made it. The rice was a little undercooked so I let it sit a little longer but overall it was a really good meal and each serving was only 333 calories and very filling. I will be posting a blog post on it and the Snicker Doodle Apple Pie Bars I made as well.
Here's to getting back on the wagon again.


  1. You go girl, you can do it! Summers are such a difficult time to stay on much good food and too hot to exercise. Keep up the good work. :)

  2. Great idea to get back on track with the start of school.

  3. I always have to remind myself that something is better than nothing. Good job, with the running. Kids can wear you out, so I know it is hard to find the energy to exercise after a full day with them.

  4. Welcome back on the wagon. Summer is so busy for so many it is hard to stay on track. I agree with you that even 10 minutes is better than nothing.

    Thanks linking up!