Monday, February 11, 2013

What do I have against 30 days???

I hit my 30 day mark for the Power 90 program last week.  This is the second time I have hit that point.  The first time I fell off the wagon and didn't get back on.  This time was almost the same thing.  My older son got a stomach bug this weekend and it threw my whole schedule off cleaning up his mess, quarantining him to the basement (where I usually exercise) and just generally freaking out about the stomach bug and its infectious ways (I don't do these illnesses very well).

I stopped tracking what I was eating, I didn't exercise Sunday....I was already 3/4 of the way off the wagon! 

I realized that today and got off my butt and got back to my Power90.  I cannot let myself fall off the wagon again.  If I skipped one more day, I just know it would be all over again.  Until the next time, 6 months down the road I start all over again.  I will NOT let that happen this time.  I worked too hard in the first 30 days to let it all go to crap again.

Back up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow and back to tracking my food.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Power 90 - Day 30 complete

Last time I was doing Power 90, I fizzled out at 30 days.  I took a "day off" that turned into months off instead.  This time around I was determined not to do that.  Tuesday was my 30 day mark and I'm still going strong.  I did take a break Thursday night, but was right back at it this morning.  So far I have lost 1.5 pounds and 4 inches.  Not much, but the intensity picks up now that I have moved to the next set of DVDs.

That being said however, being good at eating has started to be a struggle this week.  I get tired of thinking about, tracking, and planning every little thing that goes into my mouth.  This is where the binges come from.  Today I am on the verge of a binge.  I've been down to the cafe at work twice this week, never a good thing.  I have picked semi-healthy things, avoided the chips and cookies, but I don't need to go down there.  I bring my lunch every day.  After my lunch today I still wanted more, so I ate my almonds.  Then I started to get tired and bored of working so I wanted to snack some more. So I made a 100 calorie snack bag of popcorn.  At home I ate a big ol' helping of whole wheat pasta....and I really want to eat more.  Will I?  Maybe....probably.  We are allowed cheat days once and a while right?  I just need to keep it to today and then go back on the straight and narrow again.

I'm in a challenge on Facebook and one of the rules is no weighing yourself for the whole month of February.  I have to say...it is killing me!!!  But I haven't cheated yet other than to record my 30 stats for Power 90.

I'm also on Week 2 of the Couch to 5k program.  Still loving it, but still can't wait to get back outside.  Right now I'm reading my homework as I run.  Sounds exciting, right?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hello there dress pants...

Still not seeing much movement in the scale, but that has been put away for the month of February according to the rules of a challenge I'm in on Facebook (with the exception of my 30 day check-in for my Power90 program).

However, I was able to wear a pair of dress pants that I haven't been able to wear since before the holidays!  I've tried them on a number of times but they were just too tight to wear to work all day.  So there is progress, finally a small victory!

I started the couch to 5k program again this last week, running during my lunch hours on my non-cardio days for Power 90.  I feel great and am so glad to be running again.  Can't wait for it to warm up so I can get back outside! My first 5k will be in April and I'm hoping to actually run the whole thing, something I have yet to accomplish since I started running.

I also have to say I feel pretty good about a few of my accomplishments this week.  I have stayed right at my calorie goal all week, and have really be able to cut out most of my bad snacking.  This includes ignoring two, yes I said TWO King Cakes we got at work this week from a law firm in Louisiana.  I didn't even sneak one little bite.

My biceps are awesome.  Yep, I said it.  Even my mother-in-law was impressed.  I can now do 8 pushups on my toes, for two rounds.

Moving on to the 3/4 DVDs next week, taking it to the next level. Hoping to see next level results too :)