Sunday, August 28, 2011
Well- I think it is time for an update given that I have weaned myself off my BodyBugg. And don’t you know it. I lost 2.4 pounds last week. My focus has shifted. I am now focusing on my food and my exercise and not on all the numbers.
I did restart South Beach Phase 1 to flush out all the fruit that I have been consuming. I was totally out of control. There is too much of a good thing. I was devouring cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines every day. Fruit is definitely a trigger food for me. I lost control. I just realized that.
I have totally focuses on creative ways to have more veggies for my snacks. I have eaten more vegetables this week than any time before. And I have always consumed a lot of vegetables. I have vegetables 6 times a day. Zucchini and tomatoes with my egg whites in the morning; a huge salad for lunch with baby greens or spinach, chopped red pepper, chopped red cabbage, chopped tomatoes some feta and tuna/chicken/grilled salmon. I love my salads. Dinner is 2 or three kinds of vegetables with some protein thrown in. Snacks are grape tomatoes, baby bell peppers, Persian cucumbers, some nuts, hummus, string cheese etc.
I am training with my personal trainer twice a week now- up from once. And I started Bikram yoga with my much younger cousins who are always up to trying something new. I want to try spinning next. I even started taking Zumba on Sundays the last few weeks.
And last but not least, I have tried to focus on sleeping more. I realized that I was catching an average of 5 hours a night and then collapsing on Friday nights. My husband is in charge of shooing me upstairs at 10. I get up anywhere between 4:30 and 5 am on weekdays, so sleeping by 10:30 is a must.
So, this is the new refocused me. I have a lot of obstacles ahead- a trip to Germany in a few weeks, lengthy family visits starting mid-September, and the holidays are not that far away. I will have to recalibrate between now and the end of the year. Some weeks are going to be better than others.
Let the new week begin!