So far, we’re keeping about a C average on this Glow Up challenge. Here’s where I’m at.
Where I’m doing well
I’m trying to be more conscious about what I’m eating. When we go out I don’t over eat. I still do have some unhealthy trends but I’m working on it. I’m doing some small workouts.
Where I need to do better
Even though I’m eating a bit better, I’ve gone of my meal plan. I’ve had a lot of family in town which results in going out a lot and getting away from a routine. I’ve been doing some of a skin care routine but not all of it. And the workouts need to be everyday.
How I’m feeling
I think ultimately disappointed in myself. I’m supposed to be trying to improve myself but because it’s been a stressful and busy few weeks, I haven’t been keeping up. I think I’d feel better all around if I just stuck to the plan.
How I’m going to change this
It’s not too late. We’re going to redo my meal plan and routine to something more doable and get back into action.
I’m not as prepared as I had planned.
In all fairness to me, it’s been a crazy week. But we’re going to start anyway. First, my weigh in. As a reminder, this isn’t anything where I have a weightloss goal in mind, it’s just a drive to do better. That said, I’m starting at 170lbs. I’ve fluctuated a bit in the past months.
Ultimately, this was just a hard day at work and it left me wanting to binge like crazy. I did snack but they were low cal options like popcorn. I’d grade myself a C+ for the days’ accomplishments.
This challenge isn’t dissimilar to how this blog got started or where I came up with the name, but I still think it would be fun.
I’ve seen a few variations of the challenge but in essence, it comes down to this:
- At least a little exercise everyday.
- 5 bottles of water per day.
- Follow a skin care routine.
- Have a get-ready/hygiene routine in general.
- Eat better.
- Put down your phone for an hour.
- Be nicer to people around you.
- Be confident in yourself.
Essentially it seems like a “Commit to being your best self for 30 days” challenge.
We’re going to start this for August so we have a few days now to get ready. Here’s my plan:
I want to create a solid meal plan and grocery lists for the month. I do all my grocery shopping using City Market pickup and if I don’t have a plan, I end up eating out. If I get everything organized now, I have no reason to not follow through.
I also want to have a gym workout routine with rewards and fall backs for when I can’t manage it that day so I still do something.
I may invest in a different water bottle or several so there’s a rotation but we’ll see about that.
If I feel too overwhelmed, I think I’ll allow myself a total of 3 cheat days so I can have an off day and get back to it.
I’m going to look into a new skin care routine since mine now is really just… Wash your face ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Essentially, I’m going to take the next few days and plan and we’ll soon be on our way! Wish me luck!
It’s been a while since I gave a personal update. I’ve been keeping up with working out, either going to the gym or doing at home workouts. I’ve also gotten much better at restricting my calories and keeping count. All that said, I still haven’t lost more than my initial few pounds. The optimistic side of me hopes that’s because I’ve been building some muscle, which I believe a bit because I actually have gone down a dress size and there’s a bit less around my stomach to grab onto.
I know I still have a way to go but I do feel better and I’m excited to keep working out and blogging.