Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sorry I've been absent from Spark, but work has been crazy. I am very happy to say I've STUCK TO MY GOALS!
My work trip to NY was filled with temptation but I didn't succumb. I didn't snack, had fruit for breakfast, even went to the gym at the hotel!!
Once I came back, I avoided the work treats (cinnamon buns, pumpkin cake, chocolate bars...). And it all paid off!!
Nine days later I'm down 5lbs! It's mainly water weight, but it's still 5lbs and it looks better on the scale haha.
I'm training our boxer puppy to walk/ jog around the block... now that the weather is amazing I am itching to go outside as much as possible.
Next week is going to be CRAZY... we have a production shoot Wed and Thurs (both overnight shoots), and that is usually filled with snack opportunities and bad food in general.
I'll have to work out next weekend to balance it out a little.
Anyway... that's it from me :)
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I made it through the weekend and ate healthy choices!! That's me being good for four days so far...
We had to eat at a restaurant on Fri (electricity went out!!) but I avoided the fries and cheesy sandwiches and had salmon w/ vegetables instead. On Sat we grilled steaks, but I had salad instead of potatoes... I cooked healthy meals, ate the right portions and avoided desserts (it was a warm weekend and I REALLY wanted a milkshake or ice-cream treat!).
On Sat I took an "Orange Theory" class... it's one hour of interval training (treadmill, weights and rowing). I survived and felt good! My hamstrings are still burning :)
Tomorrow is my big trip to New York and the big test begins... CAN YOU EAT HEALTHY WHILE ON A WORKING TRIP?! I guess we shall see :)
I know that life is about moderation, but when you go on as many work trips as I do, you have to focus on healthy choices otherwise it's too many "exceptions". I looked online and my hotel has a gym... so the plan is to workout at least once in the 3 days I'm there.
The weekend will be my reward and I get to indulge in a well-deserved dessert. That was my old philosophy when I lost 25lbs... one treat a week and it was usually a delicious dessert (not wasting calories on store bought candy or semi-good baked goods from work).
I'm feeling good!!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Another day of choices... and today I'm doing great!
I've mapped out the day's food, packed my snacks, avoided the work bagels, muffins, cookies... and had a healthy breakfast & lunch thus far.
I took a sneak peak at the scale today and I've already dropped 2lbs in water weight this week. PHEW... I won't look again till the week is done, but it was nice to see.
I'll be on a work trip to NY from Mon 10/13 - Wed 10/15... that's usually a terrible food trap for me... snacks on the plane, too much food in NY, and ALWAYS a dessert binge (there are SO many bakeries, and cupcake stands!!) every day I'm there. This time I have to keep my eye on the prize... I just can't keep eating this way.
I'll ultimately feel better, so I'm going to stay with HEALTHY choices. I checked the hotel website and they have a gym... so I'm packing my gym gear! That'll help me stay the course.
In the meantime, I'm going to focus on the rest of the day and this weekend!
Thursday, October 09, 2014
I actually took action today! I ate well all day and ended with a delicious steak salad with garlic butternut squash, red peppers, onions and avocado.
I'm really proud of myself and AS ALWAYS I am reminded of how yummy healthy eating is! It pops with so much flavor and I love that I have more energy.
I have a 4 month old Boxer puppy, and I practiced leash walking with him around the block (yay cooler weather!) and he even trotted a little bit :) Hopefully we can work up to a jog eventually and we can have a great workout every night after work :)
In the meantime, I'm focusing on eating well and gaining back a little energy before this weekend's Orange Theory class!
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
At work today we had a Wellness Fair... good news is that my cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels are all good! Bad news is that my BMI is a little elevated and I need to lose about 10lbs to be in the "normal" zone.
Not shocking.... I've gained about 18lbs since my wedding (4 months ago!) so I just need to lose it again haha.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
I signed up for 10 "Barre" classes (using moves from Ballet etc...) and at the fair today I got a free class at "Orange Theory" a turbo spinning class that is 1hr long and burns major calories.
I'm going to do these over the next two months, along with walking my new puppy around the block at least 3 times a week.
Let's do this!
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