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Healthy Habits Check-in - Week of 3/13

Check in here if you're working on diet/fitness/or any other healthy habit! (I thought I'd get the ball rolling with this, and found any older diet/fitness check-in I cannibalized this from, but if anyone has suggestions for format for future check-ins, please just say the word.)

1. What healthy habit are you working on?

2. How's it going?

3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week?

4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat?

Re: Healthy Habits Check-in - Week of 3/13

  • KatieElKatieEl member
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    1. I'm trying to rebuild up my strength training (after a forced long hiatus due to injury), right now my goal is 2x a week.  And I'm trying to establish a better flossing habit, especially since pregnancy gingivitis is a thing.

    2. It's going okay, this is week two that I've been working on both habits, and finding a time to force myself to floss has been key, but its been working really well doing it in the mornings.  I know evenings are probably more ideal, but I figure something is better than nothing.  Ideally I'd have one of my strength workouts out of the way for the week already, and I don't, so I definitely need to make that a priority for tomorrow.

    3.  Met my goal numbers/per week for both habits.

    4.  Frozen wild blueberries (Wyman brand) with a splash of vanilla almond milk (the sweetened kind, which is why it's only healthy-ish).
    breezybeepebbledamstarladarkrose88
  • @katieel Thanks for starting this!  Flossing is definitely something I need to get better at too. 

    1. I'm trying to get back into running. Over the summer I was running about 4 miles a few times a week but ***TW*** cut way back when I got pregnant and never started again after my loss ***end TW***
    2. Not great this week.  I was travelling for work and haven't run yet, but I blocked my calendar for lunch tomorrow so I can go to the gym.
    3. Ran a mile in 9 minutes, which isn't great but going in the right direction
    4. Healthy eating is not my strong suit at all.  Hopefully, you can all inspire me!
    KatieElbreezybeepebbledamdarkrose88
  • Thanks for starting this @KatieEl

    1. What healthy habit are you working on?

    reduce unnecessary snacking (the actual meals I eat are healthy)

    2. How's it going?

    not well lol

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week?

    n/a

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat?

    chia squeeze



    breezybeepebbledamdarkrose88
  • KatieElKatieEl member
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    @TigerCakes I'm such a slow runner, whether it's a 5K or a half marathon I'm almost always running a 9-9:30 mile lol, so 9 sounds great to me!

    @cdnrunning I love chia squeezes!  How often are you snacking right now? Cutting out snacking was one of my big habit pushes last year, it took me months and a LOT of trial and error, but now I'm down to just my three meals and once in a while an evening snack, but usually not.  It was hard, but I love not snacking now, I find I think about food way less.
    breezybeecdnrunning
  • 50Wife50Wife member
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    I would love to run but I'm horrible...really horrible. I tried couch to 5k a few years ago and couldn't make it past week two.  Anyone have beginner running tips? It's my breathing, my chest burns and I need to stop and walk so often! 

    1. What healthy habit are you working on? Eliminate junk food snacking  I can't have chips in the house. I'll eat them all...ALL

    I'm also going to attempt yoga-I'm considering this a healthy habit to just calm me down and attempt to chill the F out  

    2. How's it going? meh  I'm great at work but once I get home it's all out the window 

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week? I was tracking food on my fitness pal and felt better and noticed a difference in belly bloat.  Buuuut then we had a busy weekend and I haven't gotten back on track yet.  Tomorrow is a new day 

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat? Hummus and bell peppers. I made roasted beet hummus a few weeks ago and it was sodamngood! It was my first time making hummus 

    breezybeepebbledamdarkrose88starla
  • 50Wife50Wife member
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    @BreezyBee 21 day fix is amazing! I've been debating on starting it back up.
    That's how I lost my last 15 lbs of baby weight (ok, ok...it was carb weight bc I was constantly sick and any "fresh" food such as grilled chicken and fruits/veggies made me vomit so I ate chicken cheesesteaks) when other diets just weren't working for me. 
    breezybee
  • 1. What healthy habit are you working on? 

     Working out 5 days a week and getting 20k steps with fit bit

    2. How's it going? 

    It`s hard at times but it feels good to complete a hard workout.

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week? 

    I didn`t gain any weight :)

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat? 

    Blueberry honey smoothie 



    pebbledamdarkrose88starla
  • 1. What healthy habit are you working on?

    Eating low carb and trying to lose the 15 or so pounds I've gained over the last year. I'm also want to add a daily knee strengthening/streching routine to my exercise regime. Lately I've noticed my knee is not happy after a cardio session... I hurt it last summer and since then I get random twinges in it. I want to keep doing cardio (and start running again as the weather gets warmer) but I'm worried about my knee getting hurt again. Any suggestions on routines ladies? 

    2. How's it going?

    I've been on the diet for about 4 weeks now and I've lost around 6 lbs. It was not easy at first cutting out sugar and carbs but I feel so much healthier and have had less cravings since I did it. Started looking around for knee exercises/streches but haven't found a routine I like yet.

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week?

    My co-workers constantly bring in treats to work like donuts and cinnamon rolls. It has been surprisingly easy to avoid them.

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat?

    I've been really loving salted almonds lately. Lol, kind of boring, I know, but they taste so good! 

    **TW - Loss Mentioned**
    Me: 28 | DH: 26
    Dating: December 2013 | Married: June 2016
    TTC #1: October 2016
    BFP: 11/30/16 |  MC: 12/9/16
    TTCAL February 2017



    starlapebbledamKatieEl
  • @50Wife All I ever want to eat for the rest of my life are chicken cheesesteaks. #truth
    But the 21 Day Fix is a great way to get your eating under control that's for sure. We'll see if I lose anything next week!
    @Stargazer_lily OMG 20,000 steps??  You're a MACHINE girl!  Nice!
    @darkrose88 I love salted almonds!  Yuuuum
    @Avrilmai Nice job!  Every little change helps!
    @starla good running advice. I want to build up my cardio strength now!

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    starla50Wife
  • I'm excited to see this thread! I need lot's of help/motivation/encouragement for healthy habits!

    1. What healthy habit are you working on? Generally just to "feel better" I guess. I have probably 20 lbs to loose to be at my ideal weight, but I want to focus less on the scale and more on how I feel. Nutrition is the biggest part of this for me!

    2. How's it going? Um.... In general I have been getting to the gym more. This week not so much. Nutrition has not been great. BUT I am starting whole30 on Sunday!!

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week? Eating a protein breakfast (almost) every day!

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat? Almond milk (unsweetened), frozen banana, and a little peanut butter blended together. It's one thing that actually satisfies my sweat tooth or ice cream craving!


    @KatieEl Flossing is my downfall! I hate it!

    @TigerCakes I think a 9 minute mile is great! My current running goals are to get one mile under 9 min and 2 miles in under 20!

    @cdnrunning What is chia squeeze?

    @50wife I can't have chips in the house. I eat them all. Everytime. It's bad... I need to get back into yoga! I felt so much better when I was doing it regularly!

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    starlaKatieEl50Wife
  • @Stargazer>;lily I love that your small win is not gaining weight! I totally agree! Any week I don't go up is winning in my book.
    @Starla Dark chocolate totally counts  :)
    April Siggy Challenge: Funny Church Signs
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    Married: April 2016
    TTC since Feb 2017
    Stalk my Chart
    starla
  • @Starla I haven't gone to a physio, but I probably should. I am one of those weird people who actually enjoys working out, so I'd hate for my knee to keep me from continuing my workout routine. 
    **TW - Loss Mentioned**
    Me: 28 | DH: 26
    Dating: December 2013 | Married: June 2016
    TTC #1: October 2016
    BFP: 11/30/16 |  MC: 12/9/16
    TTCAL February 2017



    starla
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    @darkrose88 It sounds like you should go to physio. If you keep working out normally you could risk hurting or damaging your knee. It's better to get it looked after now before it gets worse.
    *TW*
    Me- 33 DH-32
    Married Aug. 2013
    TTC #1 Sep. 2016
    BFP Jan. 15, 2017; MMC Mar. 9, 2017 at 11 weeks
    TTCAL Mar. 2017
    My chart: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/63f71d


    darkrose88
  • I love this idea! I have not been healthy lately and I'm not technically actively working to get better but I need to. Maybe this thread will give me motivation.

    1. What healthy habit are you working on?

    I need to work on eating out less and being more active.

    2. How's it going?

    Before this week I was doing pretty well with my activity level but this week has been bad mentally/emotionally and I just haven't been able to get myself to work out even though I know it would make me feel better.

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week?

    N/A

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat?

    I don't really have a lot of healthy treats but I'm looking forward to getting some ideas. When I am eating decently healthy, I'll usually have a 100 calorie bag of kettle corn as my afternoon snack.

    starlapebbledam
  • Love this! Thanks for starting it @KatieEl!

    1. What healthy habit are you working on? Exercising and eating better. 

    2. How's it going? Pretty good! Could definitely be doing better with the eating though! Need to get back to my clean diet! 

    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week? Completed my first week of Cize and didn't die! 

    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat?  Frozen banana blended with pb and cocoa powder! 

    Me: 29 DH: 32
    Dating: 5.26.07; Engaged: 6.2.11; Married - Legal: 2.24.12 Church: 5.26.13
    DS1: 9.6.12
    DS2: 12.22.14
    KatieElstarlabreezybee
  • cdnrunningcdnrunning member
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    @Starla I snack on crap - that's why I needed this check in lol. I don't necessarily think I need to eliminate snacks, I just need to make better choices
    @MrsMiller8588
    @KatieEl I'm guilty of snacking when I get home because my H is always snacking and I have no willpower. I really just need to stop that crap now.

    We buy chia squeeze by the box at costco, it's a bit pricey but it's a great snack on the go. Essentially it's chia seeds in a flavored liquid. When the seeds are exposed to liquid they expand and are somewhat gelatinous in nature. Anyways....I'm sure the company is going to hire me to their marketing team anytime soon lol. It really is delicious though and lots of omega 3s!



    KatieElMrsMiller8588starlamschanandlerbong1214
  • Oh crap - that image is huge!!! How do I make it smaller????


  • @Avrilmai I totally failed today. Ate a yummy cadbury egg....mmmmmmm (after wings for lunch)


    Avrilmai
  • KatieElKatieEl member
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    @cdnrunning that flavor is my favorite, but I love the green one too!

    knocked my body pump workout out today, kinda wasn't feeling it, but thought of all you killing it and I'm so glad I powered through!
    MrsMiller8588starla
  • 1. What healthy habit are you working on? My husband and I recently revamped our diets. We eat moderately healthy and don't really eat out very often (unless it's out of necessity because we're not home), but we're terrible snackers! 


    2. How's it going? Its... going. I'm terrible about water intake since my DD weaned ( @Avrilmai what app were you talking about?), so I need to do better there. I also need to get better about eating breakfast. I always skip it. Tsk tsk!


    3.  What’s a “small win” you have from last week? We haven't bought any snacks on our last several trips to the grocery store!


    4. GTKY: Favorite healthy(ish) treat? I just discovered crumpets and I'm obsessed. Lower in calories than bagels and bread! And I love Siggi's skyr!

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    MrsMiller8588starlapebbledam
  • 50Wife50Wife member
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    @vvitchhazel I looooove Siggi's!
    vvitchhazel
  • @vvitchhazel it's called Waterlogged. You can set reminders, as few or as many as you want. It comes with preloaded "containers" to easily add amounts, but you can also add your own containers. (Thanks to @SoldiersMom for recommending it)
    Me: 34 DH: 31
    Married 11/2011
    TTC 11/2016
    my chart
    "Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks, some doors are open, some roads are blocked" 
    SoldiersMomvvitchhazel
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