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21 Day Fix – 17 Days in

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here I am working on day 17. I am happy with my progress so far although the scale still does not reflect much loss however I’m sure that I must be losing inches. I am finally seeing that my pants are fitting better. All I can think is that I’ve been squishing my fanny into pants that were far too tight for far too long. An official apology goes out to anyone who didn’t care much for seeing that.

I haven’t been able to get up early enough to fit in the 21 Day Fix DVD’s for most of this week. I did get one done today but it wasn’t the appropriate scheduled one. I wanted cardio today. That’s not to say that I haven’t exercised all week. Sunday was rest day and I just didn’t have time to workout driving home from Vermont, then picking up my dog, then getting right into schoolwork. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were all good workouts. I had some extra time away from my boyfriend so I did a better workout than my usual Wednesdays. Both Monday and Wednesday I did Les Mills Body Pump and I really increased my weights. I am sore! Hence preferring cardio today. Oh, and 10 minutes of abs today as well. Can never work those muscles too much. emoticon emoticon

I’m learning a lot about my eating as far as this plan goes. I’m not going to go into detail since I figure I’ll save that for the 21 Day summation but I completely have a pros and cons list to this program (mostly pros).

Tonite will be very difficult. I am meeting my best friend for dinner and since we live about 2 hours away from each other we don’t get together often. We had made this pact years ago that diets and budgets don’t count. (Budgets within reason). We are meeting at Olive Garden that doesn’t usually offer the healthiest menu items. Since I have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to really get this done right and wipe out some of those last standing pounds, I don’t want to do all my damage at one dinner tonite. And what makes matters worse is that I’m starving today. I’m trying to eat all healthy foods but I did add in a protein to keep me from chomping on my keyboard at work. (As a bit of a bonus, we have such a small office that we don’t have a vending machine or any other usual temptations). I’m obviously not going to miss out on a fun evening of catching up and sharing gossip and feel guilty that I do eat poorly. I will not deprive myself of things that I want and I won’t feel guilty when I do indulge. That’s life and as long as I live 80/20 healthy, I should continue to improve.

We’re wrapping up a new challenge and things look good. Let’s see if we can finish this strong!! emoticon
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