Where I'm at Now
Monday, March 19, 2012
So for the past week I've noticed that my iron levels have been way low on the nutrition tracker & that made me think maybe that's part of why I've been so unmotivated lately. I just haven't had the energy. I'm sure the stress over my brother & my not seeing the results I wanted weren't helping either. But my iron intake is something I can control & I finally figured out what changed to make it drop. I had stopped eating my Cheerios regularly for breakfast. The Dulce de Leche Cheerios that I like have 50% DV of iron! So today I started eating them again. Hopefully I'll feel the difference.
Today I broke out my step & step aerobic VHS's. I bought the videos & step at a garage sale a few years ago & never got around to using them. (The video had an ad for the same step I have & wanted $109.99 + s&h. I bought the step & videos for $7! I love garage sales!) First of all it was really weird using the VCR. There's no menu options & it told me I should using the tracking button. LOL I had forgotten what the tracking button even was! Then the video I used was a Redbook video from 1992 (The other video is Jane Fonda from 1992.) & the leotards the women wore were hilarious. I was 12 in 1992 & I remember thinking that those leotards were so beautiful! Anyway, that video kicked my butt! While it did really make me sweat I still think I prefer my walking videos. The woman in this video would do a move twice & then move onto a different move. She was telling me to do the next move before I had figured out the last one. It was really annoying. I was really glad my husband wasn't home to see me stumbling around & yelling at the TV. But I did it, so ptttttht Redbook woman. Maybe I'll be able to incorporate the step into my walking videos somehow because I do like the idea of it.
On a high note, I did lose a little bit more weight finally. I also lost a few more inches. Which I hope I can do a little more of fast because the hubby told me I need a swimsuit in two weeks! We're going to Minneapolis to meet my step-daughter & her fiancé for her birthday. They've rented a hotel room in a hotel with a pool so... But I'm excited anyway. I love to swim & I'm not too embarrassed to get into a swimsuit. We haven't seen my step-daughter in over a year so it'll be good to see her again. I'm a little nervous though because I think her mom will be there too & the last time I spoke with her mom in person, 6 years ago, it ended in a screaming match. It was really bad. We have reconciled online since but it'll be the first time face to face again. I don't expect her to make a scene or anything, it's more my social anxiety causing the problem. I'm bad in normal social situations & this makes it a bit more uncomfortable. But I'll probably get it through it fine, just a little awkwardly.