Monday, May 09, 2011
I did not set out to have a Super Sexy Sunday yesterday; it just kind of happened. I set out to have a sexy breakfast, then go to the farmer's market. Yesterday was opening day of the farmer's market for this season, and it was so nice to go back! DH and I bought strawberries, radishes, asparagus, and goat cheese. Nom nom nom nom.
When I got home I couldn't resist getting into the garden. (photo blog to follow later this week or this weekend) The lettuce was going nuts and threatening to overflow its bed, so I took only the leaves necessary for the plants to have enough room. That equated to TWO GALLONS!!! This, obviously, led to a super sexy salad for lunch.
DH and I finished up in the garden, then called our moms. I painted my toenails, did a couple of chores, started some rice for dinner, and settled down to cross stitch my niece's birth record. DH grilled swordfish steaks and some of the aforementioned asparagus. Talk about a sexy supper! I capped off the day with a bubble bath and 9 hours of sleep. Oh, bliss!
Not only is this my idea of a perfect Sunday, but it capped off a very good week. I was diligent about tracking my nutrition, skipping my birthday and Friday; got in three cardio and two full body ST sessions; drank my water and got my sleep every day. I finished a book, read two magazines, and got tons of craft work done. I have set myself up very well for meeting my May goals.
My reward for all this hard work was a 1.6 pound loss and a huge dose of motivation. I've been gaining and losing the same pound for two months now and I am so tired of it. Spring is my favorite season; I love the dramatic rebirth and growth, not to mention the sunshine and warmer weather. Having a May birthday doesn't hurt, either, lol. This year spring also motivated me to get moving again. I'm tired of dragging around all this extra weight and just want to be OUTSIDE and ACTIVE. Plus all the wonderful fresh freggies always inspire me to eat better. Losing weight this week underscored that my plan works quite well if I just stick to it. This is also a big motivator for me. So I'm back at it in good earnest and hoping to keep moving forward.
There are two speed bumps on this road: a trip to Peru and getting close to another milestone number. Business trips and 5 pound increments tend to be stumbling blocks for me. I have a few weeks before I have to worry about this, but I need to find a way to stay focused and not lose steam. I plan to pack resistance bands and gym clothes for Peru, so the trick will be to not overindulge. Lima is the culinary capital of Latin America, so this is going to be very tough. The key here is OVERindulge. Indulgence is fine as long as I keep it limited. My round number problem is a little more challenging because it's purely psychological; remnants of the diet mentality are hanging out like dust bunnies in the corner that refuse to be found by the broom. I've been focusing on the process of a healthy lifestyle for the past 5 weeks and it seems to be working really well. I need to keep chugging away like this and prove to myself once and for all that this is a permanent lifestyle change. I know I can do it - I just have to focus on one task and goal at a time.