Thursday, September 19, 2013
Hello Sparkers! Today is Day 29 of Insanity, and itís a crazy day completely out of routine. Today was supposed to be my first day doing Core Cardio and Balance but chose not to do it in the morning, instead I came to work early. I had a vendor visit today for a conference meeting that lasted a few hours and I was the host so I had to make sure everything was set up, my power point was working, etc, etc. I knew that I would be anxious and unable to relax this morning so I figured that I would do the workout tonight after work.
I didnít take into consideration that we have travelers in town, one a good friend, and that means going out at night. So right now Iím not sure if Iíll be getting in the workout or not. BUT Ė I am still able to keep an eye on my food intake! I didnít eat breakfast (I planned on having a piece of fruit or something small, but it didnít work out that way), lunch was Ĺ a wrap, salad, a bit of pasta salad from our conference caterer. Right now Iím eating a banana. I donít know what will end up happening tonight, but Iím confident that Iíll do ok with my food intake!
Yesterday was a good day! My first good rest day! No weight gain, I kept my portions under control, and no damage was done. My weigh in this morning was officially 203.4 which is a loss from last week and an overall loss of about 4.4LBS for the first month of Insanity. Iím happy that the scale is going down, but I know I could have done better than this and am looking forward to doing better for the end of month 2. Now that Iím getting a better grip on my food intake it will be easier to understand what I can and canít have, and after knowing that working hard for a month only resulted in a 4 Ĺ LB weight loss will be motivating for me. I know that any loss is great Ė but Iím not particularly proud of it because I KNOW it could have been better but isnít because of some of the food choices I was making. Iím looking forward to being better armed with knowledge to implement in month 2, and thatís where I think Iíll get the additional results. Between the increased food knowledge, trying different things the first month to see what worked, and being in a better place physically to be able to push myself more during workouts Ė Iím hoping to improve the weight loss total from month 1 to month 2!
I looked more closely at Shakeology yesterday and realized that Iím ok without it. I printed out the nutrition facts and looked online for samples, and while Iím sure that it would be a great supplement, I didnít think it was necessary yet. I compared the nutrition of shakeology to the nutrition I get from my vitamin and my vitamin was actually really close in all areas (some a little over, some a little under). I know shakeology also has some additional nutrition to add in, but for the price I donít feel it is worth it right now. I found some places that would give me samples (in particular I was interested in Greenberrry) but the seller of individual packets had ridiculously high shipping charges or incredibly marked up prices. I was starting to run low on my protein shakes so I ordered some more protein powder from Arbonne (organic, vegan, and not bad tasting) and my Aunt bought me some holiday mixers that Arbonne sells: peppermint, eggnog, cinnamon orange, and one other kind, so Iíll have some new flavors to shake things up with.
Earlier this week I bought a pair of pants that my goal is to fit into by October 31st. They are tight at top right now and I canít wear a comfortable shirt with it. My goal is to be able to wear those pants at the work event Iíll be attending on October 31st. I would feel such pride and have so much confidence at an intimidating work event after sliding those pants on and comfortably being able to fasten them and wear them with a shirt that doesnít have an elastic waist to cover a muffin top.
Well get ready to sweat Ė hard work is going to get me into those pants! And I canít wait!
Hope youíre all having a Sparktastic Day!!!