Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sooo... I stepped on the scale this morning and.... 2 pounds gone. During a binge a few weeks back I put on those 2 pesky pounds. But they are gone again!
I think my problem with losing weight is I was obsessing over it! I needed to get x amount of calories, x amount of fruits/veggies, x amount of water, x amount of work out minutes, etc. I just don't think I am the tracking type! Tracking seems to drive me crazy then I either gain weight or stay the same. Since I have transformed my SP page from weight loss mode to love myself mode I have lost those 2 pesky pounds. I am just going to enjoy life! And I have been and its working!
I made a new budget and this includes not eating out. So I am going to go food shopping today. I am going to make Skillet Lasagna (from spark recipes). I am actually excited about taking up cooking! I honestly haven't changed my eating at all really, so just going from eating out to home cooked meals should help a lot!
Today I am picking up the yoga mat from my mom's house. I would like to start a morning work out routine. I was thinking maybe 20 minutes of yoga in the AM to start my day. It always seems to put me in a great mood when I do it at night so I wonder what it will feel like to do it in the morning?
I went horseback riding yesterday. Just to work out Arthur, no jumping. He was a good boy. He had his feet done yesterday so they were very nice, I mean he got new shoes so it's kinda the same when we get new shoes lol! I read online that grooming can be a great light work out activity. So I took them up on it and spent 25 minutes grooming before I got on, rode for 25 minutes, then spent another 25 minutes grooming him afterwards and I let him graze outside since I promised him on Sunday. He looked so shiny and handsome , he looked like a statue! I got to the barn 6:20pm and didn't leave til 8:20pm. I spent 2 hours there! It didn't feel like it. There are a few extremely friendly barn cats there and it was really cute one of them sat on the tack trunk and stayed there while I was grooming and another one sat right next to me outside while Arthur was grazing. I never saw cats do that before lol! I am going to help out my trainer again this Saturday, I'm going to a horse show with her. And I have a lesson this weekend. I really want to start going with her to horse shows every weekend because I want to compete next spring and I think it would be really good for me to see those jumping courses and just get familiar with it. Also physical fitness is very important when you are competing. So I will have to work out at home in order to keep up with the competition. I guess competing is going to be my motivation to stay healthy!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Anything new with you? Anything you discovered about yourself?