Wow. Sorry guys.
I’ve been gone for a long. time. I suck. And I’m sorry.
Things have been a bit crazy for me recently, and I REALLY let my weight loss and fitness goals slide. Like, enough to gain almost all of my weight back! (yikes!)
But, these past 2 weeks I’ve been eating SUPER healthy again, back on WW, and trying out a new workout routine that doesn’t seem so intimidating. Hopefully this new approach will help me stay motivated. Monday for my “official” weigh-in, I was at 180.2 lbs (boo…) but I snuck a peek this morning and I’m at 176.1. I’m not quite sure how I lost 4 lbs in 3 days given I’ve been eating enough, but I’m not complaining. I’m pretty sure at least some of it was “water weight” but who knows!
Anyway, I’m going to Chicago this weekend to visit my parents for my birthday (Tuesday!) so I’m saving all my extra points for that! I always have problems when I’m visiting them because my mom always has TONS of yummy food, but I figure if I can make it through the weekend on-track, I’m off to a great start for continued success!
On a non-fitness/weight loss note, my meds are finally fixed and leveled out. I also talked to my doctor about feeling INCREDIBLY tired all of the time, and he did some blood work. Turns out I’ve got a Vitamin D deficiency, so I have to take supplements once a week for 8-12 weeks.
So, I’ve been taking them for 4 weeks now, and I’ve been back on my correct meds for a little longer then that. And I’m amazed! I NEVER knew how good I could feel. And not just mentally and emotionally. I mean, I’m super happy and much more energetic, but I’m also more motivated, and my body feels better, and I’m not as groggy and yucky in the mornings, and I’m not as drop-dead tired at night, and I’m suddenly able to be SO productive and efficient and keep up with everything in my super busy life and STILL find time to eat right and work out. Seriously? Is this really what I’ve been missing out on for the last like, 10 years? I feel like a totally different person, but in a REALLY good way! It’s so exciting and freeing!
Okay, I’m done rambling. If you couldn’t tell, I’m really happy about all these changes. So, I’m going to try REALLY hard to stick around and post daily. I’m also going to start posting my intakes and workouts daily starting with today (which will be posted either tonight or tomorrow morning!) Thanks to those of you who stuck around!
I seem to always slip up on the weekends. In fact, I kind of slipped up all of last week. But, as I said in my weigh-in post of Friday, I’m not going to let it get me down.
I took yesterday off work, as I was feeling pretty sick. But I ate what healthy stuff I could stomach, and even forced myself to do P90X last night. So I’m feeling like I’m slightly more on-tack now. I also spent some time with a good friend last night whom I felt I had been losing. After talking, and realizing that those feelings were all in my head, I feel like a HUGE weight has been lifted off my shoulders!
So, I’m back on track with heathly eating today! Raspberry Orange smoothie for breakfast and a DELICIOUS avocado tomato salad and grilled chicken for lunch! Now I just need to keep this momentum!
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Pops; only 25 calories each!
(click on picture for recipe)
Green Smoothie - 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.
Chocolate Peanut Butter – 2 TBL unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 TBL peanut butter, ½ banana, 1 cup almond milk, ice.
Mango Ginger — 2 cups frozen Mango, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 banana, ¼ cup chopped ginger, squeeze of lime, yogurt.
Strawberry Date — 1 date, 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup almond milk. Optional: 1 scoop protein powder or 1 TBL of flaxseed oil.
I’m on such a smoothie kick now, I’m going to have to try these!!
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lettuce wraps with turkey, hummus and cucumber.. love the lettuce as an alternative to bread!
this is literally all i eat ever
lettuce wraps > life
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