Last week, I truly kicked off healthy living. I even resisted a spread of bagels and doughnuts (doughnuts are my personal vice). Friday night, I stayed in to babysit my 9 month old cousin who slept the entire time. This would be a prime time to snack my face off, but lucky for me, my uncle is trying to lose weight. The only snacks there were fruit, fiber bars, and water. Ideal!
Now, I’m not one to really care what the number on the scale says, but I must admit that I’ve been weighing myself every morning. The key to this is not beating yourself up when the scale doesn’t budge. All week, I could see myself quickly slimming down, but the scale remained the same. However, by Friday morning, I was 4 pounds down! I jumped for joy at the progress.
By this morning, I had put 2 more pounds on, but I don’t care. I look and feel amazing, and that’s what matters the most. I went to the beach and wasn’t self conscious about myself (until I ate a platter of fried clam strips and cheese fries, but what else do you eat on the boardwalk? Let’s be real here, people).
So, today is back to the gym. cardio and abs for me. I hate hate hate cardio but I love love love abs. So I’ll think of it as rewarding myself after some miles on the elliptical or 100 floors on the stairmaster. Yikes.
What’s your least favorite gym day? And what do you love to do that makes up for it?
Fortunately, my family, friends, & myself have been essentially unharmed by the hurricane. A few lost power for a few days but we all got through it! I have 4 people staying at my house as they don’t have power or running water.
My gym, however, has not had power until today! And with people staying here, there is no room to work out. Also, there hasn’t been much open to eat & we ran out if our food supply. I’ve been eating mainly pizza & other horrible carbs non stop.
Tomorrow I will be going mad hard at the gym. Wish me luck as it feels like I haven’t been there in ages.
Post Gym Snack:
I’m not even going to share a food log because it’s useless. But I will say I ate a total of 5 slices of pizza and nothing of substance.
But I went grocery shopping. I bought..everything. Everything I normally eat when I’m not ordering out:
Yum, yum, & yum. I just need to get to the deli for some lunch meats. The deli was closed. Wah.
I did have a great work out though:
That’s that. It was great. I’m exhausted now though. Off to bed soon!
dreading getting up to go to the gym and the grocery store. I will do both. at 8, I shall get changed.
Grand Total: ~900 calories.
Went to the gym with Diane. Did a little less than a mile on the treadmill, burning ~100 calories.
Also did a leg work out:
I’m also currently working on the 100 push up challenge. If you go to my actual page, I have a link for it in my pages along with my progress. Today was Day 1!!
Overall, a “meh” day. Need to cut out those nasty sweets. I just have such a sweet tooth! I can’t resist when there are sweets in front of me.
Anyway, off to bed for a good night’s rest!
Today was my first day of working my new job. I literally sit at a desk all day..except when I get up to get faxes from the machine. -__-
All the better reason to keep the calories down and the food intake somewhat healthy:
I am at about 1538 calories because I am having a cocktail. Firefly on the rocks. Why? Because I’m a big girl and just worked my first full day of work. Celebrate! Cheers!
P.s. It looks like I’ll be somewhat doing the Special K Challenge for the time being. At least until I get back on track.