Week summary, accomplishments and challenges.
Friday, September 02, 2011
I LOVE Fridays! I only work 4 hours on Fridays, and it is nice to have an hour of quiet before running off to pick kids up. I finished reading "The Game of Thrones". I had seen the series on HBO, which is awesome, and the book is just like the series. I had not been able to read for awhile and it was nice to have a quiet house.....
I am on Day 4 of Jamie Eason's plan. Aside from resuming drinking some coffee, I am following her plan without a problem. I am not hungry and my energy is returning.
Being somewhat new to clean eating, I am facing an area of challenge. I know what clean foods are,but I am one of those people who eat the same few foods over and over and over and over again until I want to gag. I NEED NEW, EASY RECIPES! If anyone out there has a link or recipe ideas, please feel free to let me know! I will be batch cooking tomorrow afternoon or Sunday.
The accomplishment is that I have MANY spices in my spice drawer that I have been learning to use with certain dishes. I have been slowly increasing my knowledge of spices, but I am getting more and more familiar with how to use them spontaneously. I even have a "real" basil plant for fresh herbs. This is big for me. Growing up, my mom didn't use seasonings other than salt or pepper. Honestly.
I am sore from working out, but it feels good to be working toward my goal. I am not missing the cardio. I thought I might, but I have been so busy this week that I didn't notice. I did take a pilates class at my work, and my body is feeling it. The instructor really pushes us, and I can feel my muscles getting stronger. I have a LONG way to go, but I am ON THE JOURNEY.
So, overall it has been a great week. I am taking vitamins, eating healthy food that *I* made, free of preservatives and sodium, I am working out, and I didn't cheat. Regardless of what the numbers are next Tuesday, I am proud. Hopefully I will be rewarded with some inches or pounds lost in the coming weeks.
I do plan to post my "before" pics, but I am a bit reluctant. In all honesty, I feel like posting the pictures are a statement. I am saying "here is my before. I don't want to stay looking like this, so hold me accountable." I am afraid of the accountability, because if I become frustrated and quit, or if I fail, I feel that it will be a visual reminder of what I could not overcome. I think Jamie Eason's program is sound, realistic fitness advice. I am afraid to trust the program. I am afraid to trust myself. Does that make sense? I know I need to do it, I am just working up the courage....