First 7 Days

This is a continuation of my 21 Day Challenge blog posted a week ago. If you haven’t read that yet, please start there!

Overall the first seven days were good. I had fewer cravings than I anticipated. Day one was a little difficult waiting to eat at 10 am because I was used to eating as soon as I finished my workout and shower. But I adjusted and now there’s no problems. My sleep has improved, I no longer have sciatica pain through my tailbone and heel, and that weird cheese related body odor is gone. I ended the seven days with a 5 pound weight loss – which is a total motivator!

Day 1

Weighed to get a baseline

Sleep: 5 hrs 23 mins

Exercise: 1-mile walk, simple yoga stretches, Day 3 of 30-Day Workout strength training app

Total Steps: 12, 847

Food: On track – no cravings – discovered So Delicious brand coconut milk yogurt alternative is yummy

Water: 64 oz, plus 8 oz tea

Feelings: Overall feeling excited to start this journey and enjoy yummy foods

French: done

Day 2

Weight: down 1.6 lbs!

Sleep: 8 hrs 28 mins

Exercise: 1-mile walk, simple yoga stretches

Total Steps: 13, 274

Food: On track – no cravings – got to enjoy popcorn as a snack!

Water: 80 oz

Feelings: woke up with a nasty migraine

French: done

Started grammar course for refresher

Day 3

Weight: down 2.8 lbs total!

Sleep: 7 hrs 11 min

Exercise: 40 mins aerobics/dancing, Day 5 of 30-Day Workout, simple yoga stretches

Total Steps: 12,938

Food: On track – big chocolate craving today!

Water: 80 oz

Feelings: I did not buy any vegan chocolates because I wanted to get through at least a week with no sweets, but it was a rough one today!

French: done

Grammar course: completed Unit 1

Day 4

Weight: down another lbs! Total loss: 3.8 lbs

Sleep: 9 hrs 34 mins

Exercise: REST DAY

Total Steps: 6,310

Food: on track

Water: 80 oz

Feelings: big cravings today, but held off

French: BREAK

Grammar course: BREAK

Day 5

Weight: up .4 lbs – but totally not worried about it!

Sleep: 6 hrs 57 mins

Exercise: 1 mile walk, Day 6 30-Day Workout, simple yoga stretches

Total Steps: 13,146

Food: on track

Water: 80 oz

Feelings: noticed that my joints aren’t hurting, I woke up with no sinus issues, and my shoulder isn’t sore (it’s been sore for several weeks)

French: Done

Grammar course: Done

Day 6

Weight: Down 4.2 lbs!

Sleep: 5 hrs 33 mins

Exercise: 1-mile walk, Day 7 30-Day Workout, simple yoga stretches

Total Steps: 11,351

Food: on track

Water: 64 oz

Feelings: mentally feeling good and having more clarity

French: done

Grammar course: didn’t do

Day 7

Weight: Down total 5.2 lbs to start the day!

Sleep: 8 hrs 39 mins

Exercise: 1-mile walk, simple yoga stretches

Total Steps: 11,372

Food: on track – fewer cravings

Water: 64 oz

Feelings: I had planned to start Yoga with Adrienne but can’t seem to get myself to do it; I think because I’m afraid I’m going to fail – and it’s one more thing I’m adding to be completed so I guess I’ll stick with what I’m doing for a while longer so as not to push myself too much

French: done

Grammar course: didn’t do – couldn’t focus on it

Yummy Buckwheat Pancakes
Homemade pita chips and black bean salsa and sautéed veggies
So Delicious says it all!

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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