I finally got a workout in. I really needed it. Now all I need to do is keep working out for the rest of the week.
My eating wasn't the greatest these past couple of days either. But I'm here today and I'm going to TRY to stick to what I have planned to eat.
I'm thinking of proposing. Do you think they'll marry me?
Oh,how I love thee
Yes, I'm proposing to a cereal. I found this stuff at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago and just got around to trying it this week. Two words: Yum O. This cereal tastes so much like Captain Crunch Crunch Berries. But it's good for you!! It doesn't stay crunchy the way the two Kashi Go Lean Crunches do, so I wouldn't really recommend eating this with yogurt (the way I usually eat Kashi) as it will get soggy quicker. But 'tis awesome in milk. And it's been awhile since I've eaten cereal the way it should be eaten. This is has been my morning breakfast the past couple of days and will continue to be until I get tired of it or Wal-Mart runs out of it, whichever comes first.
As you can tell by now, if I'm not posting that means I'm not doing much.
The last day I worked out was Friday (3o min. HIIT). And I think the last healthy meal I had was Friday night, also. It's been a lazy food filled 3 days.
But I'm over it and moving on.
Plus, the boyfriend says I can't play with the Cricut tonight if I don't workout. And I'm almost done with a project, so I HAVE to get my workout on tonight.
RECIPES There is no meat allowed in our house on Fridays. I sneak my meat in at work...tee hee. So last Friday I tried out some vegetarian recipes.
You can find the Black Bean Burger recipe here. Seriously, this stuff is good.
And do you want to meet my new boyfriend? You see that salad in the pic. Yup, that's him. You can find that recipe here. That chickpea salad is AWESOME.
Which brings me to a question that I have: how in the heck do you prepare chickpeas? I know you open the can and rinse them out, but are you supposed to peel them before tossing them in the salad or leave the peels on and eat 'em? I peeled the entire can of chickpeas before making the salad and it was very time consuming. So, it really makes me wonder if I'm doing it right.
Just kidding. I'm tired of wallowing in my self-pity. I just need to suck it up and take it like a man. I will not see results until I actually start doing something!
After yesterday's frightful eating, I knew the scale would not be happy with me. I was up 1.2 pounds for the week. But, oh no, I will not cry about it. Remember, I will not see results until I actually start doing something!
And I did get a workout in yesterday. 30 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical machine. I sweated buckets so a good workout it was, indeed.
Did you notice a new section over there -------->? Well, one of my big problems is I go through the drive-thru way too much. I also stop at the gas station or Kroger for little snacks and drinks that I really don't need. I tried not carrying money with me but that didn't work too much. So, I think I'm going to try the "shame on me" method. I'm pretty embarrassed at all the money I spend on junk food. But that's not enough to stop me. So maybe, if the entire blogging world saw how much I spent, I'd be a little less inclined to spend it. Catch my drift? This method may be totally useless but it's worth giving a shot.
My jeans were tight this morning, so I'm open to trying anything that will help me.
Enjoy your weekend. The weather will be supernice here, so I know I will!
Have you ever had a 2.5 pound weight fall on your foot?
Believe you me, it hurts hella bad.
But that's not the reason for the woe.
It's been two days since I last worked out.
Tuesday, I got a new present in the mail and I have been waiting all of my life for it, so I played with it some (in case, you're wondering, the present was a Cricut Expression...Tuesday was the happiest day of my life!). Wednesday, the boyfriend has been sick and is in full blown babymewoeisme mode. So, instead of working out, we cuddled in bed watching the lamest movie ever made!! The movie was so bad it was funny, so a good time was had by all.
Now I feel like caca.
Sorry about the visual...by the way, have you guys ever googled POOP? People are so gross!
And I've been stuffing my face with caca, so I'm sure you get the picture on how I am really feeling.
Tomorrow is my weigh in day, so make sure you guys have your dancing shoes on because the pity party will probably continue on 'til then!!
I know it's late, but some V-Day treats that I made. Those cookies are death to your waistline!!
Monday workout - 30 min. HIIT on the elli
Phew! I seriously needed those 30 minutes. They were tough. My thighs were on fire and I was a hurtin', but I did the full 30 minutes. I kept wanting to give up after 15 minutes, then 20 minutes, until finally the 30 minutes was up. I'm so glad I didn't give up. I would have felt like a failure afterwards. And I never would have heard the end of it from the boyfriend. =)
My eating was really bad yesterday. I finished off the last of some Valentine's Day cookies that I had baked. They were super yum, but super bad for you. And way sweet. There is one cookie left in the break room, but I will not, I say I will not eat it. I have my snacks and meals all planned out, so today should be a doozy. Besides, I'm seriously tired of the gross feeling in my tummy. You know that feeling...the bloated, stuffed, food baby feeling. Trust me, it's not pretty.
I didn't get a workout in Friday - Sunday. On Saturday, the boyfriend and I took a train downtown to catch a football match and there was lots of walking involved. Seriously. My entire body was sore Sunday morning. But, according to my boyfriend, that is not an official workout. So last week, I only worked out 3 days. Yeesh. That's been one of my worst weeks.
But I must workout today. My body is seriously craving it. I guess that's what happens when you make it a regular part of your day. Plus, I could use the extra dose of endorphins. Bad moods just kill me.
Tuesday - 30 minutes elliptical Wednesday - off Thursday - 30 min. elli & arms/abs
I have been doing really well on the workout front. The eating front is another story. I have been eating way too much and all the wrong things. What can I say? I love to eat. And all the bad foods are what my belly wants. And right now, my belly is boss. One day, my brain will take over. Until then, I will still try fighting the good fight.
I changed my weigh-ins to Friday. So this morning, the scale showed a 1 pound loss. That's pretty lame since I have lost this one pound a billion times already. But it keeps creeping back. Man, I want to lose a new pound already. But I know I need to work harder on it. So really, I have no right to complain. But that's me. I like to complain.
It's another start to a great day here. Except it looks as if it might rain later. =(
Yesterday's eating was way weird. There was no lunch for me to bring, so I ended up with popcorn and Cherry Coke from Target. Then I went on to a couple of handful of Peanut M&Ms (drool) throughout the day. I'm going to have to count Monday as a bad eating day.
Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean Crunch, banana, milk Lunch: popcorn Snacks: apple, handfuls of M&Ms Dinner: rice, cauliflower casserole, roasted chicken legs
My workout consisted of 30 minutes on the elliptical. Grrreat workout! The boyfriend kept bothering me because I haven't done Slim in 6 in 3 days. He doesn't understand that I get bored doing the same thing, so it's good to change things up. According to him, I'm "slacking off". Hah!! Just because he can do the same workout for 6 months straight. Ah men...they are so easily amused.
***************** I usually buy the Regular KashiGoLean Crunch, but have been wanting to try this flavor for awhile now. It had the same great Kashi crunch. I hate soggy cereals and Kashi always stays crunchy to the last spoonful. It was a bit blander than the regular, so if regular is too sweet for you this one is the way to go. Plus, it has slivers of almonds and we all know that almonds make the world go round.
Grrr!! I am up 2.8 pounds for the week. I know I didn't make the best food choices so that's where my gain is from. I'm thinking of changing my weigh in day to Friday. That way all the damage that I've done on the weekend doesn't show up so much.
Friday - Ramp It Up Saturday - off Sunday - 30 min. elliptical
And that my friends, concludes my first month of consistent exercise!! I have exercised for one month. That feels good to be able to say that. I'm thinking of taking measurements just to see my progress so far. Especially after that gain on the scale, I need some pick-me-up.
This is the longest that I have been working out in a really long time. 6 years to be exact. I am the Queen of the Start and Stop routine. And this is the first time, since 2004, that I have been keeping it up for 4 weeks straight.
I ate all of my planned meals. I did eat 3 cookies that weren't planned, but hey, I've been doing so good. I deserved a treat.
Ramp It Up was my workout. One more week on Ramp It Up and then it's on to Burn It Up. Oy vey, I am not looking forward to that.
NSV's 1. I went to Wal-Mart yesterday to pick up some groceries. I hadn't eaten lunch yet. In the check out line, the Reese's PB eggs were calling out to me. So were the million other treats that are stocked in the end lanes. I contemplated buying one for a bit, but didn't give in. I kept on snapping my gum, paid for my purchases and was on my way. That's a big deal for me because I'm a sucker for anything chocolate. I'm a sucker for anything CANDY! 2. There is this blouse that I scored on my day of awesomeness at Old Navy about a month ago. Well, I hadn't worn it because it was a bit snug in the tummy area and the buttons looked like they were going to pop off. Guess what I'm wearing today? Yes! The same blouse that didn't fit me a month ago, fits me nicely now! Woo hoo!! All that working out is paying off!
Wednesday was a perfect day. I know there is no such thing as perfect, but seriously, Wednesday was.
My eating was 100% on plan. I ate everything I had planned to eat and nothing else.
I got my workout in. Ramp It Up once again. It is definitely getting easier and easier.
And I cooked last night! I made the awesomeness that is Gina's Lighter Eggplant Parmesan. Ok, ok, I know mine looks like a hot mess and looks nothing like Gina's but that's only because I don't know how to serve a lasagna correctly. But trust me...this stuff is a very big AWESOME. The boyfriend gave it a 10 and his parents ate it all up (and they had an extra serving!). I love Gina's! All the recipes I've tried from there have been huge successes. Check out her site (if you haven't already)!
My eating was a bit better. I was only 60% on plan, so that's a bad eating day. But if you ask me, it wasn't too bad.
I got in my Slim in 6 workout. Woo hoo! I love this stuff. My body feels more tight and toned each day that I do this. It's probably all in my head but I'd do anything for a pick-me-up. I am really trying to get in an AM workout but can't seem to get to bed at a decent hour to wake up early. I'm going to keep trying though.
I stood up late last night watching Zombieland and waiting for the boyfriend to get home from playing soccer. I am dead on my feet.
That was me yesterday. I don't remember the story so I could be way off, but I had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
I was in the worst mood. I didn't feel like getting anything done. And I didn't. It could have been from lack of sleep. My theory is it was from lack of sunshine. I need some time in the sun. These past couple of days have been icky and I haven't spent much time outside. That's where my bad mood came from. That's why kids are always so happy....they spend so much time playing outside in the fresh air.
I need a day of recess.
So, there was no workout and my eating was bleh.
I'm feeling better today. And more productive. Thank God! I hate bad moods and bad days!
My eating was all over the place. I didn't eat too much, but the some of the things I ate could have been better.
My workouts also could have been better. I took Friday off. Saturday and Sunday I only managed half of Ramp It Up each day. Whatever, at least I got something in.
This week I had a one-pound loss. Hooray! it's not much, but it's a loss. I know if I want to see more gone, I'm going to have to start REALLY cracking down on things.
******** My cat is crazy. Me and the boyfriend bought him one of these:
The one we bought isn't as fancy as this one
He is TERRIFIED of it. I tried to lay him on it so he can familiarize himself with it but I got clawed and he ran like crazy. Then the boyfriend tried and he got clawed. He is seriously spooked by it. Is this normal? Or is my cat a wimp?