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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I promised an update on my Wardrobe Rescue Mission last week so here it is.
The end of the first week of my rescue mission was Friday and when I got on the scale I was pleasantly surprised with a three pound weight loss! Honestly, the first week always seems to be the easiest but I’m still thrilled. So, how did I do it? Well, I tracked everything I was eating and all of my activities with Myfitnesspal.com and here is what the week looked like:

As far as my food went, I really tried to focus on lots of fruits and veggies. Also, you should probably know, I don’t eat red meat or pork ever so many of my days were full on vegetarian. I’m a big fan of avocados, eggs, fruit and big salads. Additionally, I hate feeling like I’m totally restricted even when I’m trying to be super health conscious so if you looked at my diary you would see a chocolate cupcake I had to taste test before giving the batch to my Dad for Father’s Day, a slice of pizza and a beer at a concert I attended on Wednesday, a few peanut M&M’s from the work place candy dish, and a couple of non-fat chai tea lattes on the mornings I just couldn’t get going without some caffeine and a cozy cup.

So, what is my plan going forward? Well, the weekend was busy since Saturday I ran in the Mayor’s Marathon Five Miler Race and Sunday I finished moving (three flights of stairs down at my old apartment and three flights up at the new house). Today I’m planning on yoga and a run, hiking Tuesday, yoga Wednesday, and a soccer game Thursday night. Wow, I’m gonna get back in my skinny jeans in no time.

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There are many ways you could take this, for instance, maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to lower your risk for many health issues like diabetes and heart disease thereby increasing the likelihood you will live longer. I’m sure this is the healthy and smart way to look at things. I however I’m talking about the money I’ve invested in clothing over the years. My fashioniesta sisters out there know exactly what I am talking about. Over the years I have invested a pretty penny into my wardrobe and I’d like to continue to get good use of out of it.

I’m presently in the process of packing up my apartment for a move and so it is time to do a bit of spring cleaning, especially in the wardrobe area. I’m all for getting rid of clothing I don’t wear anymore because I don’t like it, it doesn’t fit right or it just isn’t me, but darn it all anyway if I am willing to part with a pair of beautiful, good condition, designer jeans just because I’ve put on a few happy relationship pounds. I’m not talking about a lot here and I’m all for the concept of dressing and loving the body you have not the body you want, but I think five to eight pounds would save me for parting with some pieces I absolutely love. I also promise that I’m presently at a healthy weight and that I still will be after this little rescue mission I plan to mount for my closet. I’m willing to do the work and I have a plan:

Running three days a week – including my new pre-run routine
Soccer one to two days a week
Yoga three days a week
Friday rest days – having Fridays as free days always makes me happy. It is also my typical weigh in day so a rest day is like a mini reward.  
Myfitnesspal to keep track of the fruits, veggies, and whole grains I plan to eat

For me, making eating five or more servings of fruit and veggies a day my first priority and keepings track of my food so I don’t over indulge usually does the trick when it comes to lowering the number on the scale. Apparently I’m a bit of a carb lover. I’m especially fond of using myfitnesspal to track food and exercise because it makes it easy to track food on my phone wherever I am and it is totally free!

What has been your motivation to kick it up a notch and lose a few pounds? Have you ever mounted a rescue mission for your wardrobe?

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