Tired

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I am going to visit my family tomorrow, so I have so much to do around the house today. I didn’t do a workout today, but my eating has been pretty good. I don’t know what I’ll do as far as eating goes, at the airport tomorrow. There’s not a lot of healthy options. I don’t have a lot of time between flights, so I might just have to grab what is close! I’ll probably write again after I’ve gotten where I’m going!

May 26

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I was totally on point yesterday and today. I worked out, ate a lot of veggies, drank all my water, and went to bed early. Today I did my Firm workout and was totally productive around the house. All in all, a very good day. Just keepin’ in short today. Trying to keep accountable to myself.

Darn it!

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Well, our vacation didn’t work out. That’s okay. I’m going to visit my family for a bit, which is awesome. I’ve missed them! But, it is going back to that lifestyle in which my dad takes me out to eat like 4 times a week, and we go to movies and eat candy. I don’t do those things anymore. (Except for on free days.)   :)

I guess that I’ve got to get alternatives for a bit. Either eating healthy options at restaurants or just suggesting to eat at home instead. Sigh… Wish that could have gone to Mexico…

I skipped my workout yesterday. It was a super stressful day, and I just couldn’t find the motivation to do it. I did workout today, though. And I’ve been eating so good all week. I want to impress my family with the weight that I’ve lost so far! (It’s been a year since I’ve seen them!)

Victoria Day

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I don’t even know what Victoria Day is all about, but I don’t care. (I guess I could Google it, but I’m not really bothered enough to check.) The boyfriend has the day off, so I am a happy girl. The weather has been mostly sunny with a bit of rain, but it’s still been pretty good.

I did enjoy my free day with some delicious wings from my favorite restaurant. I feel like I’m set and ready to handle another week of exercise and healthy food choices!

I did my workout today. I’ve eaten only healthy delicious food today, and life is good!

No Late Night Snacks

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Instead of vegging in front of the TV with some random junk food, I decided to blog about how I did today.

I had a very busy day and didn’t get to exercise until about 4. Normally I blog about exercise right when I finish, but I had to do a million things. I am really liking this kickboxing video. I didn’t think it would be much of a workout, but I’ve had more sore muscles from this video that my much harder 500 Calorie workout.

My eating has been so on track this week. I haven’t even felt too tempted to eat any junk. I think it’s the cottage cheese I’ve added to my diet. It fills me up and lasts long in my tummy!

Long weekend, here I come! And Free Day, here I come! And No Rain Tomorrow, here I come!

Woo-Hoo!

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I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 3 more pounds. I’ve been so good and not cheating at all, so it’s nice to have that kind of reward.

I did my Firm workout today, and I sweated up a storm. I thought this particular workout would get easier after awhile, but it’s not. I guess that’s a good thing?

It’s hard to concentrate on anything but losing weight and ironing out the details of my possible upcoming vacation. So I’ll end it here!

Workin’ It Hard!

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I took a blog break yesterday. I pulled my back out a bit on Monday, and tried to exercise yesterday; and I made it worse. But today I felt better, and I did my workout!

But, onto more pressing matters: we might be going on a last minute vacation to a resort in two weeks. Which means that I have to be in a swimming suit in public in two weeks! I am going to pushing extra hard so I can feel a bit more confidant at the beach. There will be a gym there, so I will be making sure to exercise everyday! (The food there will be tempting and I don’t know if I can resist. I’ll try to make healthier choices, I guess.)

Onward and upward! (Downward on the scale!)

Monday, Monday

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Usually, on Mondays I’ll say to myself, “Aren’t Monday’s the worst?” But today, Monday isn’t feeling so bad. Maybe it’s because yesterday was such a bad day, that the tiredness of today doesn’t feel so bad.

The boyf and I were just crabby to each other all day. And that doesn’t make for an enjoyable stuck-inside-rainy-day. Today, we woke up more cheerful and happy. Which is odd for a Monday.

I stayed OP yestderday. Actually, I ate better than I usually do on Sundays. I’m slowly but surely taking off the pounds. I can’t wait to be able to have a ticker on 3FC, so I can track my weight visually. This website has been so motivational for me. I really feel, for the first time ever, that my “healthy eating” is sticking. Most of the time, I don’t feel like I’m on a diet. I feel like I’ve just decided to eat things that are good for me.

My old go-to junk food was chips. Doritos, Ruffles, Lays, Fritos, Cheetos, anything. I could eat a bag in one sitting. And then I would feel sick. But I loved them. We used to buy two bags of chips every week when we went grocery shopping. “They were for my boyfriend’s lunches.” When I started eating healthy, I cut out chips, which was hard to do. When I went to go make the grocery list the next week, I realized that we still had one and a half bags of chips left. Which meant that I had been eating one and a half bags of chips all by myself. Every week. That is gross. I must have lost 5 pounds just from stopping the chip binges!

I do have to say, regarding my free days, that I can tell the difference in how I feel on free days vs. how I feel the rest of the week. After we eat out, and have a treat and lay down a bit, I always feel sick to my stomach on Saturdays. And I’m figuring out, it’s because of all the garbage that my body is not used to eating anymore. It’s kind of made me more aware of how junk food really affects my body. Eventually, I’ll probably cut “free day” to “free meal” and then maybe phase it out completely. Right now, it’s a crutch to help me not eat junk all week long. But I won’t always need it. And that thought makes me happy.

Well, I was all over the place today. Maybe tomorrow, my thoughts will be a bit more organized.

It’s Friday! And Free Days

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I must admit, I am glad that this week is over. It’s kind of been a roller coaster emotional week. Probably because TOM is coming around soon. But I’m still learning that when I’m having a bad day and I feel like crying, it’s better to just cry and get it out, instead of laying in bed and snacking while watching TV.

I finished my workout this morning. Again, finished at 10:30. I really love this workout. I mean, I hate it while I’m doing it (So hard! It burns!), but when I’m done… I feel amazing!

Tomorrow is Saturday which means that it’s my free day. I know some people don’t agree with “cheat days,” but it’s helped keep on the right eating path the other six days of the week. We eat out once a week, and it’s on Saturday. The other meals are our normal healthy meals. If there’s a dessert I want, I’ll wait until Saturday and have it. But I don’t gorge myself on Saturdays. I still drink a ton of water.

For example, last Saturday, for breakfast I had 2 hard boiled eggs and some strawberries, along with a liter of water. For a snack, I think I had one of those rolls of Smarties. (Rockets in Canada, but I’ll never call them that. It’s too weird.) Lunch, we went out to eat and ate Chicken Biryani and Chicken Tikka at our favorite Indian restaurant. I had a small bowl of ice cream at some point during the day. I can’t remember what dinner was, but it was the usual healthy meal which is always served with a big spinach and romaine salad.

I really feel good about having Saturday as a free day. During the week, if there’s some craving I have, I’ll just tell myself that I can have it on Saturday. That is good enough for me at the time. By the time Saturday rolls around, all of the things that I’ve told myself I could have, I don’t really want anymore. And it’s working so far.

Tomorrow, we’re going shopping. I’m hoping clothes will be fitting a bit better than last time I shopped. It’s been awhile!

May 12, 2011

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I finished exercising by… 10:30. Not quite my 10 AM goal, but still better than the 2 PM that I’ve been doing all week. I was planning on doing two exercise videos, but I am just too pooped today to do 80 minutes! Maybe I’ll do the other one later, it’s only 30 minutes, so it shouldn’t be too sweat inducing.

I did really well with eating and water consumption yesterday. I really should try to have dinner ready and eaten before seven. But my boyfriend goes to the gym right after work 3 times a week, and it’s almost impossible for us to eat before seven on those days. Yesterday we ate at like… 9. Ish.

I don’t have much to report today. I feel good. I’m feeling encouraged. So that’s half the battle right there, I guess.

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