Friday, September 7, 2007

Is it really Friday already!

Yesterday was such a BLAH day, I ended up taking an unscheduled rest day. I had major insomnia that night. I was so exhausted all day. So last night, I decided to go to bed not expecting myself to get up and workout. I said, "If you feel like it, great, if not just do it as soon as you get home from dropping Aubrey off." Well I slept like a baby last night! I did sleep in and did FS as soon as I got back. I think I've had some anxiety about getting up early and it's been causing these restless nights. So, for now I'm going to back off and get the workout in after I drop Aubrey off. Luckily I have this option. I will push again for the early mornings in a couple of weeks.

I felt full of energy with my workout this morning and that felt great. I will try to get in a good workout tomorrow to make up for the unscheduled rest day yesterday.

So, I sneaked a look at the scale today and according to today's number, I've lost the 10 pounds and 2 more! I'll do my official weigh in on Monday and know it could be slightly higher, but that is pretty exciting!

I've been so careful with my eating since my horrible Tuesday night. Funny thing yesterday when I was so sluggish all day I wanted to devour everything in sight! I refrained, but seriously not even 20 minutes after eating a balanced meal I would "feel" famished again. I could tell it was my mind playing tricks on me and I was not about to give in just to get sick to my stomach! The mind can play mean tricks sometimes!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sluggish Wednesday

So I was determined to be well rested and went to bed early. I fell asleep almost immediately but woke up about 20 minutes later and had the worst insomnia for hours! I think what did me in was dinner. We had leftovers. I knew my portion was too big, but it wasn't enough for two whole portions, so I thought no biggie ... don't want to waste food. About half way through I had the thought that I should finish, but I let my mouth do the talking and ate the rest because it was yummy. I think I've shrunk my tummy or something, because 3 months ago I could have easily eaten what I did and more! Instead, I was miserable all evening. I wasn't stressed, didn't have a lot on my mind, was tired, so I SHOULD have slept well. But the my body is not used to overeating and it sure punished me last night.

While it was not a pleasant experience, I will definitely learn from this. I feel like I am getting to a place where I will be able to listen to my body to see what it needs. Next time my mouth wants more, but my stomach says no ... I am going to remember last night. What's that saying, "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips?" Well my saying is a moment on the lips, a night full of agony!

Because of the night I allowed myself to do my workout after dropping Aubrey off at school. I pulled out Cardio Burn and worked through the high impact as much as I could. My legs were sore from yesterday, so I couldn't quite finish all of the weight work (I was also exhausted). My goal going into it was to get the cardio done and I did that!

I will eat a nice dinner tonight (portion sized) and get some rest tonight so I can wake up energized to workout!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Can you believe it's September?

I can't believe summer is almost over. Crazy! Been a while since I checked in, but I'm still plugging away. Had a nice weekend, very relaxing. Ate too many yummy foods, but I felt I did okay with portion control. Did some yoga on Sunday, which was a scheduled rest day. Yesterday we were doing family stuff all day, but at bath time last night I asked Taylor to take be in charge of washing hair so I could squeeze in a small workout. I just really felt like I needed to move. I thought about going for a run, but it was too hot!

Today it was impossible to get out of bed, but I came home and did Volume 1 as soon as I dropped Aubrey off. It was challenge with Braden, but I did it!

I'm not weighing myself this week because it TTOM and last month my weight went up 3 pounds during that week. I don't want to make myself feel bad, so I'll put it off until next week. I'm hoping I'll have a pleasant surprise! I am so close to the 10 pound mark. It has been slow, but really I've averaged 1 lb/week which I know is healthy and I living a lifestyle now that I can see myself living forever (i.e. I'm not starving myself!)

Week 9

Week 8:
Monday - TJ, 20 minutes
Tuesday - Vol. 1, 60 minutes
Wednesday - CB, 40 minutes
Thursday - rest
Friday - FS, 57 minutes
Saturday -
Sunday -
Total minutes for week: 177minutes