Week 4

Week 4

I have one word of advice

Eat before you work out!

My first workout of the week on Monday I did not eat a small meal before my workout like I normally do.  Because of this about ¾ of the way through my workout I started to get nauseous.  Then I needed to pick my girls up and head home.  The whole way home I am thinking to myself “please do not puke on the way home”.  When I get home I was barely able to make it out of the car.  I made a mad dash for the bathroom and was sick the rest of the night.  I definitely learned my lesson.

On Wednesday I enjoyed my workout, and it is great to see both of my girls attempting to participate in the workouts also.  I am noticing a lot of changes.  Clothes fit better, I don’t have cravings for sweets anymore (in fact the sweets that I have had are too sweet now).  I am starting to see meals instead of ingredients for recipes when I shop.  I went on my grocery tour with Christy and found a lot of great ideas and alternatives for stuff.   It was good to have an idea of what really to look for on a label and what can be differences between 2 products.  My husband loves that I am cooking.  I used to hate cooking.  It took forever, I couldn’t see meals (unless it came in a box), and I didn’t enjoy cooking.  Now I actually like it, it is fun to come up with something and have Nate and the girls enjoy it.  They really like my pizza and my rollups!  I am really noticing that this is a part of my life now, not just something that I am doing.  I can’t believe that I am already 4 weeks in!  It is now a habit for me to make my lunch for the next day every night.  I also get my breakfast ready the night before.  Then it doesn’t matter if I get up late, or if something else happens, I have what I need to get me through the day.  Gained 1 pound this week, but am right back on track and will not let this hold me down.  This is also the week that I officially quit smoking.  I realized that I couldn’t be successful if I was doing everything right but still polluting my lungs.  I was limiting myself, so I decided this was the week to make that choice.  Yay me!

My Quote for week four is: Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. (Alan Lakein)

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