So my counting is off, because I did a "Day 5" twice! Wow, 9 days in! I can say that I'm definitely going to be ready for Level 2 by Day 10, because I'm already pushing through and able to do more. And no "phoning it in!"
Today I achieved a Personal Best 19 regular pushups! I didn't go down as far as possible, but I went down decently far and did 19 quality regular pushups. The second set was all knee pushups. I can feel that I am much stronger than before.
If you figure that I'm also at my heaviest weight ever, that's even more impressive, because I have more body weight to lift and, that means that some of the weight is muscle. I'd be really buff except for that pesky layer of fat
Well, today I had a very active day. I got up at 6:30, read for a little while, prayed better than I have in quite some time, about 20 minutes. Then I got my @ss out of the house, ran errands on my bike for about an hour and came up with all sorts of excuses not to get to the OA meeting at 9:30 (I don't work on Fridays).
But you know what? By the grace of Gd I went. It was just myself and 2 other ladies. I really liked the small group.
I feel so much better getting a little bit off of my chest, and I only had a small urge to overeat. In fact, I was so busy and happy I did not experience much hunger today. Of course by the time I got around to eating lunch at around 3 pm (bad, I know) then I was very hungry.
A friend is having a large potluck meal for her birthday tonight. The meal is not going to begin until close to 9 p.m., which has the benefit of eliminating the risk that I will have late night munchies. I would like to have a small post-workout snack to tide me over, but I'm already at about 1400 calories for the day, so I want to just chill out and work on relaxing (it's hard for me!) and to enter the meal calmly.