Well that's not encouraging at all...
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I did day one of my wife's 30 day shred yesterday. It was surprisingly tough. I woke up this morning with my calves extremely tight, so I decided I would have an easier workout today considering I am completely new to exercise at all. We went swimming for a bit, but instead of grabbing a floaty, we just used noodles and tread water for a while. I love swimming, but I don't love seeing minnows bouncing around in front of us fearing a bigger fish getting hungry!
The discouragement came from me hopping on WiiFit this morning and seeing that I've gained 5 pounds since last week. After working out and doing a great job tracking for my first day, it's a little sad to see that on the Wii. I ate 10 lbs. of nachos the other night, so I really shouldn't be so surprised.
I bought hot dogs and buns the other day (fat free/wheat) thinking that would be a good lunch for me calorie wise. It might be eventually once I can handle only eating one opposed to two, but a bologna and cheese sandwich today was half the calories, allowing me to eat more of something else to feel more full. I threw away a liter of soda yesterday because tracking helps me make better choices now. Why drink 180 calories of soda when I could have a snack that will reduce my hunger.
I have a million things to say about this whole new lifestyle change, but I think I'll just segment it into a few blogs rather than one novel!
Thanks again to all those who are encouraging me!