Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Every morning has been a showdown with my scale. We face each other, and a sense of mutual distaste floats in the air. Day after day, that pancake of plastic, metal, and gears has drawn first and leveled a blow to my self-esteem. Today, I won. Take that, buckaroo.
So, I'm down two pounds. I knew last night that I would show some progress on the scale today because I had familiar symptoms of weight loss last night. For example, my calves start to feel like they are within an inch of a charlie horse when I'm losing weight. I also felt lighter on my feet, and I had an overall feeling of goodness. I was prepared for reward when I woke up this morning. Thank goodness life obliged. I really needed the esteem boost given how hard I've been working despite seeing zero progress for over two weeks.
I didn't do any structured exercises yesterday. I started the day with such soreness from having worked out so much harder the day before. With my back still in recovery, I thought it was wise to be gentle with myself. I watch my diet very closely though. I decided to go with eating at approximately 250 calorie, well-balanced meal every 3 hours or so approach. I noticed my blood sugars seemed to be more even, and I saw progress on the scale today. So, that's how I'm proceeding today, too. I hope I finally have the combination right.
I feel so good this morning. I powered through a great 30 minute workout. I'm hoping my husband hooks our Wii up today so I can begin using the EA game last year. I bought it days before finding out I was pregnant, and my doctor recommended that I do lighter exercises since I wasn't in the habit of doing even moderate exercises before. I'm excited. It looks fun, and I've been ravenous to add variety to my workout routines this time. My fall back programs are the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds videos. I just want to try new things!
Oh.... there's the baby waking up. Happy Sparking today!