Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 3

healthy fit 'n lean 2016 w3

Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 3

Week 2 went much better. Stayed on plan for the week. We did go out to eat as a family this weekend and I just chose food that was on plan 🙂 I did not get in as much exercise as I wanted as I ended up getting sick. I’m still on the mend this week but I am able to breathe a whole lot better and have still been chug’n a long!  I do feel that I did plan a lot better last week!

Made to Crave (by Lysa Terkeurst)

Chapter 2 Replacing My Cravings

This chapter starts out with some humor and I am sure we have all been there too! Roll out of bed strip down and weigh ourselves the scale hasn’t moved, step off remove the pony tail holder and step on again because it has to weigh something. The scale stays the same. Vow to do better and then head into our day making more excuses. I have been there have you? Oh how easy it is to make excuses! And then always promising to do better later. And then the cycle continues.

Lysa make the point, “This wasn’t really about the scale or what clothing size I was; it was about this battle that raged in my heart.” She ask a most important question, ” Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?”

“I had to get honest enough to admit it: I relied on food more than I relied on God. I craved food more than I craved God. Food was my comfort. Food was my reward. Food was my joy. Food was what I turned to in times of stress , sadness, and even in times of happiness.”

How hard that was to admit. And as I sat there reading it I had to search my own heart. Did I crave food more than God? Did I turn to food for comfort, joy, reward etc.?

In the Bible the Israelite put God to the test, demanding the food they craved. (Ps. 78:18) We know what happened to these Israelites! They never made it to the Promised land! They wander in the desert for 40 years! God wants us to live the victorious Christian life!

Lysa determined to make God rather than food her focus. Her challenge was that every time she craved food she used it as a prompt to pray. What a good challenge we could all use!


I exercised 2 times last week. I ended up sick and felt like some one punched me in the face and could not breathe well 🙁  For this coming week my plan is to do 30 min of exercise DVD 4 times and to use my treadmill and do a total of 5 miles.


Here is my menu for this week. It is pretty boring! I kept it really simple this week. Same breakfast, and lunch everyday. Dinner there is a little variety. Snacks are simple too! It just makes it easy. I am not a meal planner. I struggle with this. My grocery bill would probably be a little lower if  I was….. I tend to keep the house stocked and choose to take meat out of the freezer the night before and cook a meal that sounds good. On Sundays my hubby like to have a Sunday dinner and I haven’t decided what it will be yet! I did but in a meal plan but he wouldn’t be thrilled with that. My meal plan color coded to go along with THM. Red is S meal, Orange is E meal and Green is FP  meal. I am combining THM and South beach. South beach seems to work better for me for loosing weight and THM more for maintenance. So there are very few E meals.  Page numbers given are from the new THM cookbook.

Healthy fit 'n lean 2016 week3


My goal is to lose 35 lbs at least. This is the my big goal. My goal for January is to lose 10 lbs. My weekly goal is 2 lbs a week. How I plan to do this:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Drinking water
  • No sugar or  junk food
  • Keep a food journal
  • Positive thinking

This week I would like to get in the 5 days of exercise.

Here is what I have been doing on the treadmill.

Quote of the Week

“Think of your workouts as important meetings you’ve schedule with yourself. Boss’ don’t cancel!”

Bible Verse

Romans 13:14- But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lust thereof.


This week this tip is from Lindsey Brin. I love her work out DVDs and she say, “No more BLTs.” No bites, lick, or taste. If you cut out those out of your diet it will make a difference. No finishing your child left over, licking the spoon etc…

Weight Loss

Last week I lost .5 of a lb. Not where I want to be but I am going to give myself grace as I know I was eating well. I didn’t get in much exercise. It has made me stop and think if I should change anything though. Are my servings to large?


Chose 2 new recipes to try this coming week! I will share what ones they are on my menu next week 🙂

Need to ideas? Check out my THM board on Pinterst.
Follow Motivated Days’s board THM on Pinterest.

  How did you do this last week on your fitness goals?


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30 comments on “Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 3

  1. Thanks for the motivation. I was just sitting on my couch thinking of all the reasons not to exercise this morning and then this happened. Thanks.

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I always think it’s so hard to exercise when sick and then getting back into it after I haven’t exercised in a while is a challenge for me! But you know, with all of these fitness challenges and posts that you do, you’re really a great inspiration to me! I lose steam. Thanks for the updates!

  3. It is definitely not easy retraining our body and our minds! Have you read any of the Suzanne Somers books? I gained 65 pounds during my pregnancy and her system really helped me get the weight off. It is more about food combining than counting calories.

  4. Aw, I’m bummed that your DVD says no BLT’s! That’s the only way I can satisfy a craving sometimes when I’m dieting! lol Great tips this week, though, thanks!!

  5. Oh, it is so hard to lose weight. When you talked about craving food more than God, I just nodded my head. I do that too sometimes. It is so wrong. He is suppose to be my comforter not food. Keep plugging away at the weight loss. If you fall, get back up.

  6. There are some tough weeks once we decide to start the journey to being healthy but with these public goals and sharings you are sure to keep on it and each step takes you closer to your goal, no matter how small a step is.

    Way to Go!!

  7. I love the quote and the Bible verse this week. It is so important to schedule in that workout time, and be sure to keep those meetings with yourself.
    Also, the Bible verse is perfect for those of use who are trying to make our appetites and our bodies get under control.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Fitness Fridays this week. Hope to see you back again tomorrow!

  8. I’m sorry you got sick, and I hope you’re feeling better. Sounds like you did good with your eating plan. I tend to stick to the same meals too, as it just makes life easy. Good luck with your exercise goals this week!

  9. Love the quote about making an appointment with yourself. Good luck to you on your journey. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. Please join us again next week.

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