I should have been writing, because a lot has happen in the past two weeks, but my little napper isn't so 'nappy' anymore, and my little eater isn't so 'eaty' anymore... Both times I used for writing.
We're on day 27, tomorrow is my weigh in and I have worked all week for this number. 2 workouts on Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday. I've counted every calorie and avoided snacking.
I want to drop 5lbs, because I did nothing last week except gain 1.5inches (what?)
I am on week 3 and seeing what new torture methods Jill has cooked up with each new workout is really motivating. I want to skip ahead and just watch the last DVD, but the surprise is what keeps me going.
I'm shopping today and attempting a few more recipes from the menu plan this week; almond crusted chicken with red cabbage slaw and frozen banana pops, soft cheese spread on toast and oat choco muffins.
Wish me luck... Tomorrow I will post my results, good or bad.
Workout #3 is calling my name!
Ps. Thanks to Richard for letting get a full nights sleep last night... First time in months!
It's family day weekend and valentines day! It means big meals, chocolate and family time... Argh.
Friday I weighed in and found success, which is helping to keep me focused, but Saturday I didn't want to do anything, but that's jumping ahead.
Friday I kept to my calories, even with a dinner out (Jack Astors - Smiling Buddha Salad, I highly recommend). I did the double work out and enjoyed a movie withy hubby. I did splurge for some frozen yogurt.
Saturday Richard headed to Acton and left me alone with the boy, who decided not to sleep which left me tired and inevitably hungry, my go to for tired. I I made excuses to miss my workout; until my good friend Michelle, and fellow fitnesser, reported her success and I was so proud, motivated and envious of her I popped on the cardio DVD and off I went.
We tried something new for dinner... Peach and quinoa fajitas, huge hit! Yum!
And now today - Sunday, I am enjoying rest day with the family. We're just eating lunch before heading out for a walk.
I already feel myself making excuses to skip today... The excitement has waned (damn) and I just want to have a chocolate bar and a nap. Thomas was up most of the night, my house is a mess and my mother in law is getting at me.
I really don't want to work out today, but I going too... Only because Richard will ask and then lecture me if I don't. He's trying to help... But I hate when he gets all judgy, things come so easy to him... Hmpf!
Ok.. More to follow.
The day is over, I am just putting Thomas to bed. I feel good. I'm stressed about money (who isn't), but I made it through... Under 2000 calories with two more workouts in my journal.
These days are the worst, but I did feel better post workout. I felt sweaty, but good.
I'm going to weigh and measure in the am... Wish me luck!
We spent the morning in the car and at the doctors office, my poor little man needed more shots.
Once we got home and ate, he drifted off to sleep and I pulled out my DVDs... Just cardio, I'm already bored of cardio, but I did it. I like it better as the second half of my workout, not the entire thing.
Ok, workout 2 was a little tougher. I'm a little tender, but it feels good. I had to take Tylenol Before bed last night, because the ache in my legs was unbearable.
I kept to the calories, I ate less because I kept myself busy... I finally got on top of the baby shower thank you cards (almost a year later, sorry), I sorted out valentines day and printed some pictures (Sidenote: I am all for the ease of smartphones and digital cameras, but nothing is as clear and crisp as film).
We interviewed a third daycare provider in the evening which helped eliminate mindless snacking and limited dinner, because of Toms bedtime.
I'm really working to define and ignore eating out of boredom... So far, so good (says the girl after day two)
Tomorrow is just cardio and I am out of the house for most of the day... Wish me luck!
Sunday was a crazy blessed day! Little Thomas was introduced to the congregation and baptized. We celebrated with a small party of 8. Thomas did great! He blew raspberries during prayer, laughed as water was splashed on his forehead and smiled at everyone. Things fell apart at picture time, but it also happen to be naptime.
After all of the chaos ended and we returned home, Thomas napped while I started on food prep for the week. I made quinoa (for my quinoa crunch and Greek yogurt breakfasts) and apple pecan oatmeal (to alternate breakfast) and I realized I don't understand quinoa. It is all over my kitchen, thanks to the rinsing... which I believe was unsuccessful, but I wouldn't know because I don't know (pearls of wisdom RIGHT there) I've never prepared it before (I'm trying tonight at dinner).
I also chopped up celery, pineapple, peppers, cucumbers and apples for quick snacks.
I'm ready for this week... This morning I munched on a oatmeal creation... Small portion and bland, but packed full of nutrition and when Thomas went down for a nap I turned to Jillian.
First my phase one, disc one... 30 minutes of high interval training, which I LOVED! We worked in a circuit, no exercise to long, no opportunity to get bored. She even called me on my shit... I was doing a tricep curl (over my head) and I dropped to one weight (I only have 7lbs weights and it's lot for that muscle group) as soon as I did, she was like 'pick up that weight! I know one weight is easier, but we use too to even train. Pick it up!' How the hell did she know?!?! Or am I that predictable???
I worked up a great sweat!
Then with my heart racing I started the cardio disc 1. We bounced all over the place, it was motivating and entertaining. Easy enough exercises to understand, but still challenging.
I really worked up a great sweat!
I'm sore now, but the good kind of sore! I can do this!
89 days to go!!
And I've decided after 17lbs lost I am going to go spend a few hours at the salon.
First, I read all the material with my DVDs, including meal plan, journal, fitness plan and advertisements on Friday. Funny part I woke up Saturday thinking 'Man, I am sore' OH right! My DVDs came yesterday, before realizing 'but I haven't started them!' Ha!
The dull ache has to be attributed to 'the sick', but it's funny that that wasn't my first thought. Richard jokes that it was heavy reading material.
No work out today BUT we we're active ALL DAY (which is rare for us on a cold sick Saturday). I shopped and picked up all the groceries we need, including quinoa... Which I have no idea what to do with.
Sunday is another busy day... Thomas is getting christened, Mum is visiting and I think I have blocked milk duct, which means I need to nurse as often as possible to relieve the pain.
It's Thursday, which is usually my off day, but we missed yesterday. We dug ourselves out, loaded up and made it to the gym in 20 minutes. Then... Drove around for 20 minutes looking for parking.
We came home, defeated.
Then I decided I was going to work out! Dammit! And plugged in my iPod, hit play and ran the stairs for 18 minutes while Thomas watched, perplexed. Then I spent 12 minutes crunching, lunging, squatting and lifting weights.
Super Bowl Sunday was not in my favor, an entire day out of the house with no planning meant infavorable food choices.
By the time I got home at 4pm, I was starving... We laid out snacks for the game and I joined in. We had cashews, grapes and cheese, layered dip and chicken chunks. It was delicious... sad that on day two I failed, but without making excuses... It's ok. The program is 90 days and it hasn't arrived yet. Everyday that it doesn't arrive extends my '90 days'.
There is always pit falls I just didn't expect it so early on.