So I am on my 8th day of the November Challenge. So far, so good. My first week I lost 2lbs, which is great! However, I thought that I would get a higher number since I've cut out so many carbs. But a loss is a loss, and I'll take it! :)
I also decided to order Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred DVD. I know my trainer, Scott, is probably thinking, WTH! I have a great plan for you, and there's not need for it! lol But- the fact that the workouts are only about 20-25 minutes long- it's perfect for me when I am running short on time!
I received it yesterday, and jumped right into it. I only did the first part because, again, I was running low on time, however, she managed to kick my butt. I don't have little free weights, so I am going to stop at Walmart tonight to get some, but last night I used my kettle bell where ever I could- it seemed to work well. Again, I really enjoyed it and it managed to give me a good sweat- and after all, that's what we want right? So to be able to pull that off in about 25 mintues, is fantastic!
I also have made huge improvements in my day to day. Since the time change I have had much more energy. I think it helped that on Sunday evening I went to bed at 9, which really would have been 10pm. I got up around 6:45 so it was nearly 10 hours of sleep. A great way to start my week since I usually only get about 6-7hrs. Thanks to this burst of energy, I have prepared dinner in the AM, (currently I have a delicious meal sitting in the crock pot!), I have made sure to bring a good lunch, and I have managed to get in a good breakfast! Oh, and wait for it- wait for it....I even made my bed!!! lol I usually make it when I get home from work, if I make it, so this is certainly good for me!
I guess this all sounds silly, but really it's a lot of good for me. I'm starting to see that there is need for more organization and order in my life to be successful with my health. I can't get up at 7:50 and be at work for 9, when I have a 25 minute drive there. That gives me 30 minutes to shower, get ready, make a lunch, have breakfast, and so on. But, lets face it, I'd usually run out the door without a lunch, catch breakfast on the run, and make it there for 9:05.....
I read a blog a last week, and I can't remember for the life of me who it was, but they talked about how they made sure they had plenty of time to have a nice breaky in the moring, get ready wihout rushing, made their way to work a few moments early, and just doing that allowed them to have a better, stress free day. Well, that's what I am aiming for! So far, so good!!
And so there you have it. A boring blog really, but just a little something for me to log in the progress.
Hope you're all rocking it out!! Thanks for all your encouragement Sparkies!