Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Life has been pretty stressful for the past several weeks and I'm starting to get things back into place. With that being said, I am avoiding to clean anything in my house (well, I will wash up my son and myself) until I exercise and get in my workout. I didn't get up the time that I wanted to. I was particularly aiming for 6AM but it's minutes to 9 and I figure that if I work out now, I will feel great for the rest of the day. This is just another thing that I can place a check mark on and keep it moving. When I started putting pressure on myself to work out to different workouts too quickly, I may have challenged myself a little bit too much.
It's back to basics for me. I'm going back to doing 3 to 4 days of cardio for 1 1/2 hours max and 3 days of strength training with an active rest day. Maybe I'll do yoga, pilates or take it easy by doing some treadmill work...whatever!
The hardest thing for me is the food. When I was on a roll for healthy eating, it was as simple as one, two, three but now, I have to reintroduce these beautiful habits in my life. I'm making it a point not to drink soda, limiting my juice intake again 1 cup of juice for 3 days of my choice...tough it out with water or tea on the others. I will put in 8 - 12 cups of water daily. Eeh...that means training my body again on the frequent bathroom trips until it regulates. I have to make a conscious effort to eat the greens and fruits and stay away from the fast food restaurants (not too much of a big deal in that area).
I am thankful that I only gained three pounds back because I screwed up big time. My weight today is 213...not proud at all but I came a ways from 250 (before this site) and 231 when I initially started this site. I will make eating healthy and exercising a great routine that is mandatory to live out my life. Wish me well! I'm hoping that everyone is going great on their journey too.
30 Day Shred, Level One
Walk Away the Pounds, 4 Mile
Strength Training @ 30 - 45 Minutes (Wildcard...well see)
Meal 1: Egg White Cheese Omelet
Meal 2: Old Fashioned Oatmeal w/ Honey or 1 tsp. Brown Sugar
Meal 3: Brown Rice, Black Eyed Peas or Black Beans with Steamed Veggies
Meal 4: Banana, Strawberry Yogurt
Meal 5: Ground Turkey w/ Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Meal 6: Low Fat Chocolate Ice Cream (3.5 oz)
8 - 12 cups water
2 Cups of Green or Earl Grey Tea (max)