Nothing like a new pair of goggles to make you realize you’ve been blindly swimming through grimy waters.
Progress. It’s Monday. I made some great tofu tacos for lunch today. They were great. And I just made a quinoa salad with cukes, mint, parsley, and avocados for lunch tomorrow.
I also had a stellar workout at the gym. Ran longer and faster without stopping than I ever have. I made it nearly to a mile (no, I cannot run a mile straight yet. Don’t judge!!). Then, I did a great shoulders and arms workout.
I FEEL GREAT, GUYS.
I want grilled chicken.
I tried some thing I’ve never tried before at the gym the past two nights. Monday night, I attempted some ab moves with a balance ball. A little shakey, but I’m really trying to work on my core balance, so it was definitely beneficial.
Last night, I did some push ups with my feet up on the balance ball. Good god, it’s hard. Next is to try with my feet on the ball, and my hands on a bosu. Wish me luck on that one.
Feeling good! I have a recent goal of getting into mermaid pose. As we all know, I lack all flexibility and stability. I’m finding that the hardest part is balancing myself, and the second hardest is bending my back/opening my chest like that. I got pretty close last night on one side.
Practice makes perfect.
So last week was pretty rough. It was my brother’s birthday and I threw him a surprise party, and I was also on vacation from wed-fri, and I was sick. So I went to the gym only 3 times & ate a ton and drank a ton.
I weighed myself this morning, and my weight is at one of it’s lowest, but I look bloated and icky.
This is why people need to stop weighing themselves and taking it so seriously. Why don’t you just go by how you look and feel? The last time I woke up & thought, “wow, I am really making progress,” I weighed 155, and today I was 151. It’s a pretty useless number.
Anyway, gain some confidence. The scale is your enemy. That is all.
As I opt for the elliptical next to the mirror, I am watching myself intently (self love, okay?). I’m noticing every time I turn my head to see myself that I’m totally hunching my upper back.
Good thing I can watch myself to fix that…..
I decided that, starting tomorrow, I am going to try a month of no meat other than fish. The only reason for this is because I need to learn different sources for different nutrients. I can get protein from more places than a chicken breast! I also have a problem with eating excessive processed meats—cold cuts, Taylor ham, bacon, etc. So this will keep me from indulging at least for a month. And hey, maybe I’ll realize how much I don’t need those foods and keep it that way!
Wish me luck.