I woke up Saturday morning ready to go back to the Yoga Studio. I went to a morning class prepared to do a Yoga Level 1 Class. What I ended up doing, was a Hot Yoga Mixed Level Class. At the end of the class, I was so glad that I had gone to it! I felt like I pushed myself, but I was able to do everything without any shoulder pain and it was a great workout! The right collar bone feels healed, and the left rotator cuff seems to be happy with the cortisone shot! Yay shoulders!
(If you were fortunate enough to read…Jazzercise, Pant’s and Bra’s, I was careful to wear all of the right clothing for exercising, and nothing fell out of anything, and my pants stayed up!)
After a few tasty eats, I decided to get back into the swing of lawn mowing. I actually don’t mind it, and I love that look of a fresh cut lawn. After mowing, I trimmed, pulled weeds and then took Tucker for a short walk. I was getting in all sorts of activity!
I was anxious to enter my activity into my Weight Watcher E-Tools and see just how many activity points I had earned for myself. I like to watch that number climb through the week!
Weight Watcher’s offer’s all sorts of great tools for weight loss. One of those tools is earning Activity Points. Each day in my blog, I include whether I exercised or not, and how many activity points I earned for that particular exercise. Activity Points can come in handy for a lot of people on Weight Watcher’s, because if you eat your Daily Points, and you happen to eat your 49 Extra Weekly points, then you can dip into your activity points if necessary. Now, I will admit, if I eat my Daily Points, and my Weekly 49 Points, and I eat my activity points, I don’t lose weight, but that’s just me. I know from attending Weight Watcher meetings for so many years, that some members do have success with weight loss when eating their activity points. That is part of the weight loss journey, learning what works for you and your body. I like to keep track of my Activity Points for the simple fact that seeing that I’ve been active reminds me that I’m making good choices for my body and for my all around health.
When I enter my activity into my Weight Watcher E-Tools, it tells me that 60 minutes of Yoga is 3 Activity Points. There are no options in E-Tools for what kind of Yoga you are doing. I love Weight Watchers and so many things that it has to offer, but when it comes to calculating activity points, I never really know how accurate it is. I am quite certain that I earned more than 3 activity points while sweating and bending and stretching and sweating and bending and stretching, and then sweating and bending and stretching some more for 60 minutes. It tells me that I also earned 3 activity points mowing the lawn with a push mower for 40 minutes! These two activities were completely different when it comes to physical exertion.
I don’t really know how many activity points I earned yesterday, or how many calories I burned, so I’ll just record what it tells me. What i do know, is that I was active yesterday. and being active gives me lots of energy, and makes me feel good about myself. My goal this week is to get in a lot of exercise, so I’m pleased with what I accomplished yesterday!
Correct or not, I love that I’ve earned Activity Points!
Here are yesterday’s eats!
1/2 Grapefruit, Egg
Pumpkin Pancakes topped with Pumpkin Butter
Egg White Sandwich with Smashed Avocado
and Salsa on a Toasted Light English Muffin
I found this recipe and was super curious. This was amazing! There are only 4 ingredients! Avocado, Unsweetened Cocoa, Honey and Almond Milk! I weighed my Avocado so I would know how many points it was for sure. I highly recommended giving it a try! Click HERE for the recipe!
Salmon Caesar Salad
I ordered take out for dinner. When I got home, I weighed the salmon and measured out 1 T. of the dressing. They sent home at least 1/2 Cup of dressing! I was really in the mood to “go out”, but Mike has been really fighting a bug for two weeks now, so we had dinner on the couch at 8:30 and he was asleep before 9:00. Poor guy needed some rest! The upside of this? I weighed and measured my food and knew exactly how many points dinner was! 🙂
Weight Watcher’s Points Plus
I can eat 26 PPV a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s
Breakfast = Pancake’s, Egg, Fruit, Frothy Coffee (7)
Snack = Almonds, Raisins (2)
Lunch = Egg Sandwich, Fruit (5)
Snack = Pudding (4)
Dinner = Salmon Caesar (9)
Total = 27
Exercise = 60 minute Hot Yoga, Mowed the yard, Short Dog Walk
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 7
Activity Points Earned This Week = 7
Activity Points Remaining This Week = 7
How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 75
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 33
This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015
I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. One down, 5 to go!
“love the life you live, live the life you love”