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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!)

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!

It Burns!

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Just finished working out and my eyes are burning! When I was on the floor doing ab work, sweat was dripping into my eyes and it was so painful. This keeps happening, and I guess that I need to have some foresight and leave a towel nearby or something. It can’t possibly be good for my eyes!

I had a hard emotional day yesterday. But I ate really well! At least I can say that! It didn’t end up being warm enough to go walk/jog/ running stairs, and ended up spending too much time making copies at a copy center. I decided that I love the smell of copy centers. I’m not sure if it’s the ink, or the paper, or the mixture of the two, but it’s awesome. Same thing with new books.

Anyways, my goal for the rest of the week is to finish exercising by 10 in the AM. I’m being lazy and putting it off until 2, and then I get nothing else done for the day.

Sunday Exercise

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This weekend is over. Back to organized exercise. I don’t plan exercises on the weekend. If I do workout, that’s awesome. If not, it’s good to relax.

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I decided to go for a run. He’s super fit and a good runner, so I know he goes slow just doing it for me, because it’s more of a walk/jog when I run. Before we left, we were supposed to go up to the super’s apartment for a lightbulb. Normally, we would take the elevator. It’s on the 10th floor. But we decided, in the name of good health, to take the stairs. We made it to the 10th floor, and I collapsed on a chair while my boyfriend went to get the bulb.

We then walked to a park nearby. On the way to the park, there are 2 different sets of huge stairs to go up. Needless to say, I am staired out for awhile!

I like doing outside fun exercising like this. Maybe we’ll make it a regular Sunday thing.

I’ve already done my  Firm 500 Calorie Workout today, so I’m feeling good and motivated. I just have to keep all the bad food out of my body!