Friday, August 26, 2011
Had my first grocery shopping experience since starting SP. So cool. I managed to get the best stuff at Grocery Outlet, which made it super cheap. Found frozen mixed brown, red and wild rice. Had it for dinner, sooooooooo good, so easy, so fast. And Annie's organic cereal for like a buck fifty! I manged to put together the easiest, yummiest, most satisfying dinner without slaving in the kitchen and without breaking the calorie bank. While I was eating all I could think about is how I felt like I was really nourishing my body, not just stuffing any old thing down my gullet just to make the "hunger" urges go away. I am really realizing just how much I ate on a daily basis, thinking I was hungry, thinking I needed to keep eating until I was completely full. It is no longer a mystery to me why I weigh what I do. I have been overeating for 10 years!! That is behind me now, I am begining to feel what satisfied feels like. Not stuffed to the gills, so full I can't move, or so hungry I can't bare one more second without food, but satisfied. It is a really great feeling. I never really knew I could feel this way. I didn't realize how easy it actually is. I mean without SP it would have been impossible, but with SP, it is pretty doable. I always thought those people who said eat less and exercise more were out of their minds, I thought that could never work!! Wow, I'll be honest, if I never loose another pound, I am still happy to be on this routine, living this way, eating this way, exercising this way. It feels really good, and I am really proud of myself. I've been telling people all day about SP, I can't imagine what I will be like when I reach my goal weight! YIKES, watch out world!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Just finished my 10-minute bootcamp workout with coach Nicole from SP videos. It was pretty good. Not too hard, not too easy, and when I logged it, it was a 222 calorie burn! I was surprised to see that, not sure if I really worked hard enough to burn that many calories. Almost broke into a sweat in 10 minutes, so all in all a pretty good way to start my morning. I think I might just do it again.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
So the scale is not my friend, this week I lost a little over two pounds (by not eating enough calories) then I gained those back plus a little over a pound. So now I am 1.4 pounds heavier than when I started last week. And I've been exercising nearly every day, and haven't gone over my calories once. BUT, and this is the big but, my body feels different today. I've been pushing myself in my workouts, trying to get the most out of my time, and doing my spark guided strength training on non-consecutive days, AND I can feel it already. I really can! So, for now I have to trust that the weight will come off when it is time. And in the meantime I'm going to stick with what I'm doing and push my limits because it feels really great. Oh, and my energy levels have definitely increased this week. I was feeling pretty darn awesome at work yesterday. Seems like the blahness of my workday was gone and replaced with satisfying meaning. Sounds all too good to be true for one week of exercise and eating better, but I'm telling you, it's TRUE! OK, the pool is waiting for me......swim those laps!!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I didn't run far, but this morning I woke up and went on a speed walk, never really walked that fast before, I was really sweaty when I got home. AND during my walk I ran little bits! I read something on here about working out as hard as you can in intervals, and I don't know exatly what that means, but my interpretation was what I did this morning. Walk fast, run as hard as I can, walk fast, etc. I must admit, I've been walking for years, but I've never walked that fast, or ran that hard during a walk, and my body seems to be responding already, I mean I feel pretty darn good! Both emotionally (being proud of myself) and physically, there is a little warm fuzzy feeling in my heart right now! I'm so excited about this whole journey and so much of this is new to me. I haven't exercised and meant it in close to 15 years. I've never eaten a really balanced diet, I used to do low carb, but was so strict that all I ate was meat and cheese! So yeah, running, and eating a smoothie with spinach in it for breakfast, all in one week! Sparkpeople, I LOVE YOU!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I read a good article on here today about not beating ourselves up, and not doing that negative inner dialogue thing we all do. That really helped me. I try to have a gentle spirit toward others, but when it comes to myself I somehow fall short. I really hope that in time I can accept where I am and know that I have the power to change my circumstances, one day at a time. I am kind of surprised by the whilrwind of emotions I've had this week. It's been quite a journey so far, and it's only just begun. I feel that everything happens for a reason and that I found SP for a reason, at the right time, MY time. I am such an all or nothing person, and I didn't really realize that until recently. I feel like if I can't run a marathon tomorrow, then I may as well not even try to do anything. That is something I am kind of surprised to be witnessing in myself. I hope this is just a phase. I am sure once I make it through fast break and prove to myself that I can have consistency in my actions, then I will have the gentle and persistent side of me come out that I am really curious about getting to know. Thank God for SP! Because I just realized what I'd be doing this time about a week ago.......you guessed it! Eating, and eating and sitting and eating. Tomorrow is another day, filled with opportunites for healthy change. Hopefully more exercise.......I'm suddenly feeling very motivated to try new things.....and get my bike fixed! Had it three years, rode it about 10 times, I wanna put a few zeros onto the end of that number!
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