Husband and I are officially halfway through Phase One! We are both feeling GREAT, Husband's near-constant heartburn is completely gone, and we've lost a combined total of 17.4 pounds.
Here's my run-down for today:
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, coffee with Truvia and sugar-free French vanilla creamer.
Lunch: tri-colored pepper sticks, celery sticks, homemade dip, rolled turkey lunchmeat slices, provolone cheese slices, cashews, peanuts.
Dinner: three slices of cauliflower-crust pizza with tomato sauce, all-natural pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, and cheese, caffeine free diet Coke.
Activity: Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown Level 1 (35 minutes).
That yoga was HARD. I was pretty sore from yesterday, but I thought yoga would be lots of stretching, maybe an "easier" choice. WRONG. I stupidly forgot that JILLIAN FREAKING MICHAELS was doing the yoga, so there is no way on Earth it would be even a little bit "easy." I have to say that I cannot get over how AMAZING I feel when I'm done with her workouts. My muscles are really tight and I'm sweating like crazy...I really feel like I've worked out hard...because I have! I really like her personality, her workouts, etc. She'll just flat out say, "You should feel like you're going to die." Believe me, you do! LOL. She said something today in the workout that I really liked: "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable." That's definitely an obstacle for me, one I would like to overcome. The past couple of days I've been feeling so good, so proud of myself, and I keep promising that I will not quit this time. I will not revert back to old ways and bad habits. I want this to be my new life. I want to eat healthy foods and do exercises that really push my body hard. It feels so much better than any kind of junk food or any amount of sitting around being lazy. I have to keep telling myself this. I truly do not want to go back to the way things were. I can't. It scares me. I don't want to continue to gain weight and get more and more unhealthy. I want to LOSE weight and become strong and flexible. I want to be able to do an entire Jillian Michaels workout without having to modify something or without having to stop for a second to catch my breath. There is a GREAT place to walk or ride a bike here in my town, and it goes along this river. It's really long, and I've always wanted to be able to ride a bike from one end to the other, up the great big hill, and then back again. I want to lose weight and go horseback riding and go on the ziplining canopy tour through the forest. I would LOVE to participate in a mini-triathlon, too, and I'd like to do a Couch-to-5K program. There are many physical things I would like to accomplish. Losing weight means a lot more to me than just looking better...and I really want to look better. I'm SO tired of being unhappy with my appearance. I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. I want to see a strong, fit, healthy, well put-together woman who takes care of herself.
I know she's in here. I just have to help her come out.