It's been a crazy week! This week I reintroduced exercise to my daily routine. I walked a mile every day and started biking again, working up from 5 minutes a day on Level 1 resistance to 10 minutes (yesterday) on Level 3. I took it very slow to reduce the chance of injury, because in the past that's what has stopped me from biking. My knees were a little sore yesterday, so I am going to stay at 10 minutes and level 3 for a couple of days before moving up again. Today is my rest day. I will probably still take a walk, though.
It seemed counter intuitive, but the scale just flat out stopped moving when I added this mild exercise. In fact it went up a bit before coming back down. As of yesterday I weighed 201, which is what I weighed last Sunday. I've eaten completely on plan (Medifast) and had lots of great veggies this week like broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, green peppers, zucchini, kale, Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower. I enjoyed delicious proteins including lean chicken sausage, cod, eggs, and wild salmon that my son caught, as well as healthy fats (mainly olive oil). I also did a whole lot of decluttering and paper shredding this week.
Today the scale finally moved down a bit: 200 pounds even. That's a one pound loss for this week. I am hoping for a little more next week as my body adjusts to the exercise. I have to say I feel better than I have felt in ages. I have so much more energy, I am involved in *life* and enjoying my kids and my dogs, getting things done that I have put off for months. My mood is *incredibly* better. I am sure it is a combination of exercise and proper nutrition. I *love* how I feel this week and want it to continue, so I am going to keep doing what I have been doing: walking, biking, eating well, enjoying my blessed life.
I hope your week is going well, too! If your mood needs a boost, try adding exercise and cutting out sugar. And keep eating your broccoli, kale, and other Superfoods! I will share a new Superfood tomorrow for week #2 of the Superfoods Challenge. Catch you later!
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. I am not paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning their products. Medifast states an "average weight loss of up to 2 to 5 pounds a week."*