Day 25-done

Getting closer to the finish line. I haven’t decided whether to keep this up. I want to, but I might drop the weekends. But as hard as it is to wake up at 5, I kinda like the 20 minutes relaxing after the workout before I need to get moving for the day. I need to think about this. I’m happy with my food choices for sure though.
This might actually be the first day when feeling sore feels good. I know I pushed myself this morning. Got up when my son did, and did the workout first thing before he started watching his superhero cartoons (it is hard to stop him in the middle to workout, but I also don’t want to wait until the end of the episode either).
So 5 more days of my journey left. Day 25–I did it!

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Day 24–motivation is quickly leaving

I’m still doing it–I’m on freaking day 24 after all. But I have gained 2 lbs in 3 days. It has to be water weight or my monthly visitor is about to arrive. 2 lbs in 3 days–how does that happen unless I was eating a ton???? Okay, I know I have too many cookies (I do have to argue at least they are homemade and I know what is in them, as opposed to buying something at the store), but the rest of the day I eat great (for me–huge changes in my diet since I started). To be fair, I knew the weight wouldn’t just slide off, but to do so well just to gain it back is hard.
I’ve increased my veggies a ton! I’ve eaten lots of fruit! Lots of lean proteins and healthy oils! I need to look at the positive and realize that this will pass over and I will start to lose again. It is just frustrating to think that I’ve been at this for 24 days and I have only lost 3.2 lbs.
I hope to reach a point soon that I buy items without ingredient lists. Yogurt might be the hard one, since I don’t make my own. Maybe I’ll learn.
On 30 Day Shred, I hope to start doing the strength moves at the advanced level soon. I’m doing a lot already, but some moves I only do about half the time at advanced and drop to my knees for the other half. I’m doing okay on cardio. The first circuit made me stop to catch my breath a few times. But I did it!
Trying hard to find the motivation today.

Day 23–I’m losing motivation…

Ugh just describes how I feel. My teeth hurt (remember, I have braces), and I’m not motivated by the scale. I’m up 0.8 lbs (still at a 4.4 lb loss), but it was like that yesterday and today.
I dropped my banana and grapes to get me under calories, but then had a cookie at home, which only put me slightly higher. But I have no motivation. At least I didn’t eat the chicken skin on my chicken breast yesterday. But still…I haven’t seen the scale move in two days. Which doesn’t sound like a lot but I am in such a bad mood that it would have helped.
I’m just cranky today and I hope it passes soon.
Day 23–done!

Day 22-ugh

I had an ortho appointment this morning. Oh, yeah, I have braces. I’m at the 13 month mark–Dr. U says I should be in treatment for 24 months, so I’m inching closer.
But I’m always cranky after an appointment–probably because they tightened me up.
And because it was a morning appointment and I knew I couldn’t wait until I got to work for breakfast, I grabbed McDonald’s for breakfast. Now, I’m happy I grabbed the sausage McMuffin with egg and I didn’t eat the English muffin. But I just added the nutritional information to my SparkPeople account–ugh. I should have gotten the Canadian bacon version rather than the sausage version. I haven’t had sausage in so long though–it was good.
At least it was low carb, even if it was high fat, high calorie. But that means no treats tonight. And I will try really hard to not “punish” myself for my choice this morning. It happened, move on.
Level 3 kicked my butt again. But after my food for today, I have motivation to work my butt off tomorrow. A lot of it is just learning the moves, and since you only have a minute at the most to do the move, I feel rushed. Hopefully, that will settle soon and I can work on the actual exercises rather than trying to figure out what I should be doing.

Day 21–1st day of level 3

And it kicked my butt.
I did mostly beginner moves today–just to learn what to do. As I mentioned before, this is my first time doing level 3 ever so I had no idea what to expect. But I hope to start pushing myself hard tomorrow. It is tough, but Jillian never said it would be easy. I have to keep telling myself, it will be worth it.
I’m very thankful this Tumblr Reasons to be Fit site exists. I actually enjoy looking through all the motivational pictures, choosing the ones that most fit myself.

Day 20-two thirds done!

And 5 lbs down! Woo hoo!
Today also marks the end of level 2. I have grown to appreciate it (notice I didn’t say like), I’ve cursed it, I have fought it…and I won!
I did almost everything at advanced level (or in-between beginner and advanced). I did not take a break. And I did it!

Day 19–getting closer

4 lb mark!
Short post–I have to go into work today again.

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