Growing up, Little House on the Prairie was always one of my favorite shows. I can remember watching it on Monday nights - at one point, there must have been a show that my parents watched at the same time, because I can remember heading down to the basement to watch it by myself. Looking at the years it was on, I was kind of young to be watching it by myself in the basement - it makes me wonder if I watched reruns. All of this, really has nothing to do with this post, except that is what my title for this post reminded me of. That last season, which technically was a spin-off, was called Little House: A New Beginning.
Only three weeks have passed in this new year, but my most standards, my resolutions have been thrown out the window. Only, I didn't through them out the window, they simply were the victims of circumstance and I thoroughly plan to reengage and reinvigorate my resolutions. The first circumstance, was when I cut my thumb on the mandolin, trying to make my family, my guests and myself a healthy snack of Veggie Chips. It was poorly located and made many things challenging, not the least of which was exercise. This lead me to be off track for a period on exercising. Unfortunately, my measuring and tracking of my food intake also started to suffer near the end of that second week. Getting the stomach flu the following week was the proverbial straw. When I finally was ready to eat, I wasn't watching what I ate at all, simply looking for things that wouldn't turn my stomach. But, this is a new day, a new beginning and I started out strong (weak, actually, it was very challenging and my muscles felt very weak) this morning with P90X Chest and Back. Tonight, it will be Ab Ripper. I am also starting afresh with measuring and tracking my food choices. I am starting with a good breakfast and have packed myself a healthy lunch. I think I am going to start attending the local Weight Watchers class to get some added support.
Despite all of my setbacks, I am determined to move forward in strong fashion. I must say, that at the very least, I have lost a 1/2# since the start of the new year and when I started the P90X challenge (which I haven't been a very active participant in). That is at least one positive.
This post shared at Mamavation Monday. This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Fiber Plus, who asks: How are you getting more fiber in your diet this New Year? My answer is that I continue to eat my daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. In addition, when I choose a snack, I look for products that are made with whole grains or are fortified with fiber.
No compensation was received for this post. I am a Weight Watchers Insider for the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program and have received complimentary online access to Weight Watchers, an IPad with the Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion App downloaded, a Flip Camera and other tools to help me on my weight loss journey, using Weight Watchers. 'People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1 - 2 pounds per week.' I’m writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus. I will be receiving free product in return.