If you are new to my blog – I challenged my self to do a 100 Day Challenge to see what I can accomplish in that time frame. 100 Days of Jenn – Week 3 results is here!
How’s it going?? Amazing! This is the longest I’ve been on plan (I follow Weight Watchers) – including weekends in a very long time. What prompted me from doing this challenge was as I was looking at my Weight Watcher tracker, realizing I’ve pretty much been maintaining the last few years.
That’s not where I want to be. If I want to get to goal, then I have to make it a priority every single day. Not just sometimes follow the plan and sometimes not! Consistency – not perfection – will get me to goal. I’m making very minor adjustments and they are adding up!
100 Days of Jenn – Week 3 results!
First week weigh in – 1.6
Second week weigh in – .2
Third week weigh in – 1.2
Super happy with those results so far. So many times when we want to lose weight – we want to get it over with as fast as we can. But if you do that, take shortcuts, overexercise – when you get to your goal, you can’t sustain that and what happens? All the weight piles on again.
I’ve taken the pressure off of how long it will take. Time goes by super fast already – so making daily choices that are going to get me closer is my goal.
I’m also just focusing on healthy habits. Am I drinking enough water? Am I moving my body? Do I need a second helping at dinner? (no 😂), Am I adding a fruit and vegetable to every meal, am I taking 10-15 minutes a day to meditate and relax? (If you want a great one – I LOVE Boho Beautiful on YouTube).
By focusing on healthy habits, that will result in weight loss automatically. Losing 1 pound a week is still 52 pounds in a year! That is amazing.
What is my health goal?
On my Instagram page this week – I asked people if they had any questions for me – I’m an open book! A lot of people wanted to know how much I weigh and what is my goal weight.
At first, I wasn’t going to answer it – I think focusing on the scale is the least of my worries. I want to feel better, have energy, and overall feel great – no matter what the scale says!
I currently weigh 187. My highest weight was 213. So that’s good!
One of the surprise parts of my 100 Day journey has been journaling. I’ve made it super fun by getting great colored markers, the best stickers from Michael’s craft store. My twin sister gave me this journal over a year ago. I woud write in it for a few days, then nothing for a long time. Then would write in it for a day, then nothing. At the end of the day has become a favorite time for me, writing down what happened, my goals, and celebrating the day.
What Journal do I have?
The journal is available on Amazon – my sister bought mine at CVS pharmacy. What I love about this journal is there is lots of room for writing – and prompts to ask about your day.
The stickers I bought are from Michael’s craft store. The brand is called Happy Planner. They have all different themes of stickers such as wellness, fitness, feels like sunshine. My local Michael’s had 60% off this brand- so I stocked up! The stickers come in a book of 500 stickers! 😄😄
What is my focus for week 4?
Now that I’m getting almost 1/4 of the say to my 100 days, I’m doing more weight training. Trying to lift heavier than I have been (using an 8 pound dumbbell instead of 5 pounds – or try the 10 or 15 pound kettlebell). There are tons of free videos on YouTube for weight lifting. Here are my favorites.
Donovan Green fitness (his workouts are from a chair!)
My other goal is to add tea to my day. I love green tea and black tea- but almost never make it! So making sure I do that in the afternoon, or even after dinner would work!
Night time Snacking!
My biggest downfall in the past has been night time snacking! I could do great all day, then eat a ton of points watching TV. I love chips – potato chips, cheetos, doritos, etc… but I would just bring the bag to the couch – not portion out ONE portion, which always led to eating more. I’ve stopped buying as many chips, or my go to now is pretzels or air popped popcorn.
The other snack I’m loving at night is chia pudding!
My recipe which is 4 points is:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
Add the milk and chia seeds to a jar or container. Mix well. Refrigerate and a few hours later, mix again to make sure there aren’t any clumps of chia seeds.
It’s best overnight – and even can be eaten 2-3 days later. The chia seeds absorb the milk and it’s super creamy. If you want to sweeten it, I sometimes add sugar free pancake syrup. But if I’m eating it with fruit, that sweetens it up too. The benefit is it takes a while to eat- so you feel very satisfied!
Do you want to start your own 100 Day journey?
I would love for you to join me! Can today be your day one? What goals have you wanted to make, but haven’t started or followed through with? Leave a comment below if you would like to share.
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