Thoughts on the end of restart week one

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Well I made it through my restart week one successfully. As some of you may know I lost a miraculous 5lbs! I worked so hard for it. I followed my meal plan to the letter, except for the dinners. You see I make dinner menus for my family for a month. This helps me to plan out appropriate dinners for the days activities. So because I do this I manually entered each ingredient into the add a food section. You know by doing that it really helped me with my portion control. Each morning I knew what I was going to each for the day and how much I was going to each for dinner. I am exercising 6 days a week taking Sundays off, which I am REALLY looking forward to. I have been eating every meal including snacks at my kitchen table. I am really trying to break the habit of eating in front of the tv. At night watching tv is sooo hard for me not to snack. I have talked myself into eating so much junk in the past. This past week I started popping in a piece of spicy cinnamon gum when I get the urge I chew it until the flavor is gone. Then I usually go to bed. This has not been an easy week but I have been victorious over the cravings and not avoiding exercise. Exercise can also be a struggle for me. I have a cleaning business and some days I clean 2 houses. I work alone so this is alot of physical work. when I get home I'm physically tired. Yesterday for example I had planned on running 3 miles on the treadmill to hit my 10 mile a week goal. Well when I got home and got on the treadmill i was definitely not feeling it. I told myself that all I really had to do was 2.4 miles to hit goal so that's what I was going to do. So I started off and the first mile was a killer, it usually is for me. After about 1.5 miles and slowed it down and walked a little then back to a jog. When I reached 2.4 miles and I went down to 3.0 to cool down but after about 2min I was like I'm going for the 3 so back up I went. I have to tell you that I really pushed myself. All I kept hearing was Jillian Michaels voice in my head, "keep going this is when you're forcing your body to adapt!" I have to tell you that I felt great when I finished it! So here is to another successful week with all of you! Let's sparkle together!
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    There is nothing better than going for that extra mile and acheiving it!!!

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