So I posted on the one-day challenge team my positive goals for the weekend, a couple being I would eat healthy and that the Monday version of myself would be proud of the weekend version of myself.
I was doing so well until tonight. I ran four miles on Friday, had a green smoothie afterward and a light dinner. I got the 11-minute plank routine done. It's tough but I'm getting there.
Saturday, I took some walks and did two lower body spark people strength videos. Afterward, I lay on the floor, panting, feeling like my hips were forever locked in place. Surprisingly I am not sore today. As the Chicago song goes, I'm Feeling Stronger Every Day:
Today was gloomy and rainy. I did a lot of reading, which makes me sleepy, and it was too rainy to take the lab for a walk. I got VERY lazy!
DH made his lasagna soup and garlic bread with a nice Pino Noir wine. I'm Irish and German but I think there was a mistake somewhere. I much prefer an Italian dinner over corned beef and cabbage or a brat. Mangia Mangia!!!
I only poured myself less than half a glass of wine and planned on small portions but a big bowl of lasagna soup, four garlic breadsticks and a chocolate cannoli later, I was MISERABLE. How did that happen?
I can't describe to you the misery. I'm 5'0 but I REALLY wished I was maybe 6 feet to make room for my stomach! The pain was awful. I remembered a Spark Radio podcast where they discussed the reason you wake up hungry after a huge dinner is because you have stretched your stomach. Boy did I. Go big or go home I guess!
The dog kept giving me the big eyes and ears she gives me when she wants to walk. It had started raining again so I told her no and went back to reading. I dozed off and thought "OH H*LL NO!" The rain subsided so I grabbed my gym shoes and made the lab very happy! She was even up for brief intervals of running with me which she very rarely does. It's like she knew what I needed! We had a great 20-minute interval walk/jog.
When I got home, DH was snoozing. I cleaned the kitchen and then pulled out the Spark Videos. First up the 10-minute kickboxing video, taking it at a faster pace then she does in the video. Then the 9-minute Seated Arm and Shoulder video, then some tricep dips and a couple other tricep exercises I looked up. My triceps need to catch up to my biceps.
I've come a long way in this ten months of maintenance. The old Kellie would have loved the miserable feeling of a huge Italian dinner and fell blissfully asleep for the night.
I may have fallen off the horse for a little while but I jumped right back on so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Monday Kellie will be proud of weekend Kellie.