Monday, March 15, 2010
This weekend, I visited Sunflower, a vegan restaurant in Northern Virginia. I had a green vitality juice and curried soy protein and vegetables. Both were very good. The juice had cabbage, carrot, apple and parsley. I am not sure why it was reddish pink in color. When I make juices at home, they are usually green due to the spinach or kale. The curried dish surprised me. The soy protein tasted like chicken. Its texture was even like chicken. Would I go again, yep! The curry was spiced just so, not too hot but just right (as Goldilocks would say). I had leftovers for lunch and have another serving for lunch tomorrow.
Yes, the scale moved today! It went from 199.9 to 198.75. I am almost 10 pounds lighter . My clothes are getting looser but I refuse to purchase new ones until I am 20 pound lighter. Even then, I am only going to buy a few essentials. When I reach the halfway mark, I will be hitting the outlet stores. I am hoping at size 12 or so, I will be able to find lots of options.
I am considering using the Meal Planner. I want to ensure I am eating the right nutrients each day. I like that you can chose different foods should you not like their choice.
I love my heart rate monitor. This was my first time using it during spin class. I burned more than 500 calories during the 45 minute class.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Yes, today was a great day! I made the most out of every moment. I had lunch with hubby. We had Vietnamese pho soup. I love it .
During spinning class, I did my best to push myself. When we were doing up and down moves, man did I feel the burn. I was concerned that I was not pushing myself so I did as many as I could. I am determined to do more the next time. The next class is Monday, and I cannot wait! I actually feel the burn in my outer hips and thighs. This is great because my thighs are not decreasing in size but increasing. I already have thick thighs so I am doing what I can to slim them. All in due time, right?!
I ate late again today (9:30 PM). After spinning class, I visited REI. I purchased a Polar HRM. I am so excited. I feel I need to know how many calories I am burning during my cardio workouts. The first time I use it will be tomorrow. I typically do strength training Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since I missed it yesterday, I will do it tomorrow. I will also go to the Zumba class. I really had fun last week.
Okay so back to eating late. After REI, I strolled over the the organic market. I browsed up and down many of the aisles. I picked up hemp protein/fiber powder, ground flax seed, frozen blueberries and my beloved Greek yogurt (they only had 0% fat --hope I like it). Now that I know where it is, I will revisit. Their prices were quite reasonable - a pleasant surprise.
Hope y'all are having a great one!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Today is a new day! I have to recommit myself to my challenges. I am slipping, and do not want to "fail" on changing my lifestyle. Yes, losing weight, eating properly and exercising are choices I have made for life. I understand it will not always be easy. This is why I have to remember to take one day at a time. Sometimes that is a bit much so I have to take one hour or morning or evening, you get the picture at a time.
I stepped on the scale (one at the gym) and it read 199.9. What?! Huh, why oh why is the scale going in the "wrong" direction. I am eating properly, working out and drinking water. I do eat late, I do workout on my own and I used another scale at the gym last week.
Okay so this is what I will do. I will workout on the elliptical instead of the treadmill for my cardio. I will continue with my strength training program (recently increased weights on some, removed some and added others). I do not feel the burn after I workout. I feel it while but not after. I wonder if I am not pushing myself enough. I did a Jillian Michaels video one day, and the next day my arms were feeling it. I am determined and dedicated to losing this weight.
In time, I know the weight will come off. I have been frustrated in the past when the weight did not come off after I did what I was suppose to do. Tonight I will take measurements and may reassess my workout routine and nutrition if I do not see any losses.
I hope you are taking the time to change up your routine--nutrition and fitness. Getting in a rut is one of the biggest mistakes we make when adapting to a healthy and fit lifestyle. With your support and SP.com, we can and will do this.
Monday, March 01, 2010
Two pounds down since Friday! While happy and pleased, I know it is likely due to fluctuations due to my TOM. I will take it and rejoice in it.
During spinning class, I did not break a sweat like I usually do. Do not get me wrong, I did sweat just not the buckets I typically do. I have to push myself more during Wednesday's class.
The stretching afterward feels so good. I can see a difference in my flexibility.
I did not have time to work on my abs today nor did I do any yesterday like I planned. I hope to get up in the AM and do some. I do not think it would be good for me to do them now since I am ready to hit the sack.
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