It's been 4 days of giving it 100%, and I feel really great.
Eating has been right on target... I've been in my calorie zone for 4 days now without any binges or mindless nibbling. I honestly haven't been worrying about macros, just eating stuff that I know is healthy and delicious, and yet the macros have been pretty darn close to the 40-20-40 I had been aiming for. So I am feeling really liberated while simultaneously meeting my goal... I'll take it!
After taking almost all of last week off from exercise (to give my foot time to heal), I'm back to it this week. Bridgette and I decided to finish Body Revolution, so we started up again with Week 7. I had to modify some of the cardio intervals (namely the plyo stuff) to avoid placing stress on my foot, but otherwise, it's just fine. Yesterday I decided to go for a walk and then ended up doing some running intervals (just 1 minute at a time). Nothing hurt, but I'm still going to take it easy and not run every day for awhile.
Not that I'm measuring all my success by the scale, but I did legitimately want to lose 5 pounds so... that counts a little. When I first got home, it was 140.4 (ouch), then 139.4 on Monday (weigh in day), and 138.2 today (sneaked a peek). I hope that's legit and that it'll get even lower by this coming Monday!
Btw, I haven't been taking pics of my meals, but they have been SO GOOD and fresh since I got back to California. My favorite thing is looking at my Nutrition tracker and seeing how many different, single-ingredient foods are on it for so few calories. I'd rather see 100 calories worth of 5 different kinds of vegetables than a 100 calorie pack of cookies, you know? Makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
Anyway, here's to a solid 2nd half of this week AND a great upcoming week. (Lately I have been tending to have one great week, get lazy and slack for a week, and then get scared back into submission, repeat. I'd like to break that habit.)
Hope you're all killing it, Spark Friends!