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Monday, March 05, 2012

Day two of the new week. More sitting than the last couple of weeks that's for sure!

Yesterday was good for eating and working out. Though Sundays seem to bring out every procrastinating fiber of my being. I like being on my own time, answering only to myself. It's hard for me to go to bed knowing that when I wake up means going to work time. I need to work on that. One thing I learned is that if I go down to use the fitness room late (or relatively so), maybe Forensic Files is not the best choice for the TV. Gets me a little spooked, despite knowing better!

I didn't clip my coupons or make my list since we don't have grocery shopping dollars coming in until Wednesday. I have healthy food to get me through, this will just force me to eat what I have! My calories were okay today, and by my pee I was well hydrated, despite feeling like I wasn't drinking enough water. I resisted treats throughout the day. However, I had a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge from last week and I finally cracked that open tonight and just enjoyed myself with e-mail, dinner and watching a couple of shows. I am about to go to bed, so I get my full 8 hours and allow a few extra minutes in the morning to get to my detour bus stop (darn road construction!).

Tomorrow, I am ready to chug herbal tea instead of coffee and the day promises to be in the 50s so my run is going to be AMAZING! I have some great food lined up, too. Plus, I started some strength moves, including the 100 push-up challenge. This time, I am so much weaker than the last time that I am doing "girly" pushups. (When I first tried it, I could do over ten real pushups at the test. Now, I can do 6 girly ones. That hurts my pride a little) However, I know once I get to 100 "girly" push-ups, I can move to real ones no problem!

Finally, a little boost to my self esteem and, more importantly, my comfort: I am down a bra size (well, a cup size)! I don't have to wear my mega-granny bra now! Just granny, but at least in fun colors and the straps aren't digging into my shoulders despite them being roughly a mile wide. A lot less self conscious, for sure. I know once I trim off some of this fat over my ribs I can get back down a band size and I will feel infinitely better. In the meantime, I have to be careful of which of my sports bras I wear, since some are clearly from thinner days and don't keep the girls in place on my runs. Again, getting rid of some fat will help for sure.

Oh, and I earned five points for Ravenclaw (I blame the wine!!!) today. I figure I can tally here, and put them on the team board at the end of the week. Happy Monday, friends! Here's to a terrific Tuesday!!!
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  • CATIATM
    I think you've found a nice mix of focused and relaxed. I don't think we can be hyper about this and expect to make it work in the long run. I hope you're making excellent food choices and getting in those workouts this week. Those little choices add up! emoticon
    3082 days ago
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