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quite a good day

Friday, May 10, 2013

Today was a really good day. I have to tell myself that because it helps. . . but I had a really good day. I'm going into my third week now since I decided to change my habits and health. The first two weeks I was so excited to be meeting my goals and was feeling a rush but now it's kind of worn off--the excitement, but I am still doing great! And feel very alert and good!

First of all, today was a good day because I tried out the workout app called gympact. (For those who don't know--it's a smartphone app where you pledge a dollar amount to pay if you miss a workout--and then if you meet the workout quota you set for yourself-mine is 3 30 minute workouts...but a workout counts as 30 mins for everyone, you get paid a small about a dollar, each week. That money comes from the people that didn't meet their workout goals, haha). I signed up the night before and actually got a bit nervous about it as I was trying to sleep--worrying that it would be a difficult thing to use...I didn't know if it would force me to walk or bike outside my road...which I am not quite ready to do yet.

So I tried it after I ate my breakfast (strawberry banana bread I made), vega one nutritional shake (love) and went out for a bit with my mom to a garden center...I chose to walk instead of bike ride because I wanted to be able to see what the app does as it measures my workout and times me. It worked out good. At first I was freaking out that I wouldn't be able to do the workout...but pretty soon I got used to it and I was able to complete the 30 minutes no problem...(I've been really sore from working out lately). I did get a little scared at first because it took a while for my workout to show up as being done, and I was stretching afterwards worrying if my workout would even count...but I closed the app and reopened it and there was my workout counted! So now I literally cannot afford to work out, at least 3 of the times (I try to work out 5 days a week).

I've started eating salads at lunch so I can eat more food and not get as hungry...also gets my veggie servings in really easily. I make a huge salad with 2 cups of lettuce, and all kinds of veggies including beets (my favorite) and also add a chickpea salad for protein. Today I added some olive oil and some vinegars (ume and rice) and liquid smoke and tossed the lettuce in it and it was soooo good.

Yesterday had been a really hard day for me because it was the first time I still felt really hungry and reached the point where I had 0 calories left to eat...I got through it and didn't overeat but I was feeling down on myself. Today I planned better and I am actually under my requirements, but I am about to eat a clif bar soon.

I also cooked a really delicious caramelized onion, quinoa, and white bean casserole today and did not make a huge mess of dishes for once...I'm getting better at that which makes me feel good. Getting even better at cooking is awesome :)

well that's basically it, I wanted to write in my blog today...but this will probably also be a somewhat similar journal entry in my journal I write in as part of my goals here. :)

Oh I almost forgot--I weighed myself (It was my weigh in day I set for myself) and I lost 5 pounds! Yay!
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