Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Since joining back up I have been pretty good! I have met all of my nutrition goals and I worked out today!
I found some new healthy foods that I am really liking and have started have a snack during the day too. I think I am doing a really great job so far of keeping on track. Probably better than any other time because my foods have varied and I have found healthier alternatives! The more I get into this stuff the more I find, its fantastic! For instance I found these things called sandwich thins... They have a ton of fiber, 5 grams of protein and are 100 cals! They are SO yummy too! much better than regular bread! so use them to make sandwiches at lunch! or put my veggie burger on them! so good! I also changed my breakfast, I now have either .5 or 1 cup of yogurt, .5 cup of quaker all natural granola and berries. I mix it all together and its YUM! having really good food keeps me on track and I cant wait to find more healthy alternatives!
I also got a workout in today! I hurt my knee the other day and have had a hard time with stairs and such. I have bad knees in the first place so I am really not that concerned with it. I have had 3 knee surgeries already and I am NOT going back in for a long time. I know I have torn a little bit more since my last knee surgery but until I am unable to walk or exercise I'm not caving in. This is another reason it is important for me to get strong, the stronger my leg muscles are the less likely I am to have to go back under the knife. Anyway despite my knee killing me I got a workout in. I wanted to get some exercise in but did not want to push, so instead of doing a BL DVD high impact I did Bob's yoga. It hurt a little but right after I took so aleave and got in a hot tub to calm my knee. I know this sounds bad to those of you actually reading this but I have had so many knee issues in my life if I did not push I would never be able to get anything done!
Tomorrow I plan on talking a walk down my the lake. there is a great path and I am looking forward to getting some sun and exercise in.
Oh! and I decided to get into biking! with these bad knees of mine I realise that running is almost certainly out of the question for now. but biking is really good for your knees and I did not realise how many calories you could burn doing it! and its fun! i am getting my bike together this weekend and plan on starting to take it out soon! Ihope this is something I fall in love with, it would be really great to have something I am SUPER passionate about in the exercise department! lol
I have also decided that Friday is my new weigh in day. Since I have not done a weigh in for a while and I am positive I gained I am going to start from scratch. New weight, New measurements, new attitude! No matter how much I gained I am not going to get upset because I know that I can work through this and get all this extra weight off!
since this is getting so long I think I am going to cut off for the day. On the team " Taking life back" I am in the hot seat this week... meaning other team members can ask me all sorts of questions and I have to answer.. its a good way to get to know other team members. anyway, one member asked me why I wanted to lose weight and I started listing the reasons before I realised there were so many and I have never expressed them before! so tomorrow i am going to write a blog about that. I am looking forward to it =)
Part of my June Goal is to write something positive or nice about myself at the end of every blog so here is today's :
Today was a good face day, you know how some people have good hair days? I had a good face day, I can honestly say today I felt pretty.
Hope everyone had a GREAT day!