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)
Filed under: 8WW on November 7th, 2013