- Focusing on: What I'm grateful for -- the beautiful sunshine, pleasant music, fun summer plans, moving in a little over a week (in with best friend/boy roommate), having money to enjoy life, feeling strong. "I'll be back in the high life again!"
- Eating: For breakfast -- 1/2 cup of whole rolled oats cooked in water, served with 1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds.
- Drinking: 2 cups of coffee with table cream. Yum for adding fat back into my diet! Plus, did you know that skim milk has 12g sugar, while cream only has 1g? Big difference!
- Planning: Going to an offsite brainstorming session today. I will avoid breakfast since I already ate, choose healthy options for lunch (probably salad!), and choose red wine in the afternoon if/when it's offered.
- Listening to: "Say Goodbye" by DMB.
- Meditating on: "saying GOODBYE" to the final 5 (my name for the last stubborn pounds). Also saying goodbye to my dear husband, who I divorced last month. I know, a lot to drop at the end of this post...but I've gotta be honest, and I'll provide a longer update when I'm strong enough.
- Enjoy your Wednesday!
I don’t know about you, but by mid-week, my motivation completely subsides, and I find myself in a hoodie on the couch with my hand in a bag of chips. Every week I wonder why the motivation I had Sunday night doesn’t last the rest of the week.
So! That’s it! I’m putting my foot down. It is officially beach/pool/patio/short shorts & bikini season, and I know I’m not the only one who wants to feel healthy, toned, and confident all summer long!
Think about it — in the summer we wear less clothing and lighter clothing. To make up for it, we need to be eating less and choosing lighter options. Most of the foods we eat in the winter are heavy, hearty, and comforting…while summertime recipes are refreshing, light, and don’t take as long to make or to eat. Well, you are what you eat folks, so let’s join together in a challenge to be confident, sexy, and healthy all summer long!
Work It Wednesday
What to do: Every Wednesday, I challenge you to check in with yourself and get back on track. No more comments like, “I’ll get back on the wagon after the weekend.” This moment is your life. So every Wednesday morning when you roll out of bed, I encourage you to take a moment to meditate on your health goals, step on the scale or take your measurements, and then commit to being 100% perfect in your diet, exercise routine, and mental health all day long!
I will be posting my progress every Wednesday, but would welcome any of you to email me if you need the accountability of having someone to check in with every Wednesday.
What to expect: Keep an eye out for summertime recipes, inspiration (i.e. photos of cute clothes & swimsuits, quotes & words of wisdom), fitness ideas, reminders. I will be posting things all summer long, with the intent of keeping all of us in check and focused. Also, expect to feel GOOD about yourself mid-week! Don’t slip up on Tuesday, just to have a good day on Wednesday. Because you’ll be weighing in or taking your measurements every week, your progress will be recognized.
What to focus on: Remember, you only have to be “perfect” for one day. Does this mean you can’t eat out on Wednesdays? Absolutely not. You can eat out, but you have to order off the menu as if you’re Jillian Michaels. What would she order? Focus on being perfect on Wednesday, and naturally these good habits will carry into the rest of your week.
If you’re with me in this, let me know by clicking “Like” on this post. Again, feel free to email me tomorrow morning if you want to kick this off with your starting weight/measurements/thoughts. But if you’re up for this, then get serious, because this moment, this week, this YEAR is your LIFE!!! Don’t let it pass you by! And even if I’m the only one, I’m totally gonna work it on Wednesdays!
What’s up Summer! This girl is ready for you!
That sucks. (no pun intended)
Seriously, that makes my measurements much worse!
- Jillian’s 30-Day Shred 6 days out of 7.
- Will eat my BEST this weekend…meaning, I’ll plan ahead for meals, including drinks, and will make smart, balanced choices.
…do you ever tell yourself, “okay, this is the last one.” And then end up going back for another one, and then just one more, and then okay one more!, and then…
Well, today’s victory is that when I told myself this is the last one…my hand went back in for “jusssstt one more…” and I stopped myself. The last one really was the last one.
If I haven’t confused you yet, I hope I’ve inspired you to listen to yourself and stop the first time your skinny side says STOP!!
I have not disappeared or abandoned you! Nor have I abandoned my weight loss goals and this blog.
The truth is, I took a new job at the end of November. One thing you don’t find out in interviews is what the new company’s Internet policy is. :) At this new (boring) job, they are strict about blogging. And they do have good reasons, but still, it’s annoying.
We didn’t have home internet at the time, and were in-between negotiations with two service providers. Alas, it is back on at home! So my posts may be only in the evenings, but you will read them either first thing in the morning or when you’re sitting at home, debating whether to hit the gym or eat some potato chips. (hit the gym!)
I look forward to reconnecting with you and hope life has treated you well these past couple of months!
4, 8, 10, 6! potato-chip eating friend of yours.
Good: I got a brand new spankin’ job that rocks so far!
Bad: No blogging at work anymore.
Which means…The blogging will be light from now on. I’m going to try and make a conscious effort to post at least a few things every evening. This blog is so important to me and really keeps me on track. Plus, I feel so close to all of you and really appreciate our little network.
How are all of you doing?
Good: After eating Chipotle for lunch, I decided to have a light dinner. I ate an egg and half a banana. But I wanted something sweet, and the husband has been really craving ice cream. So we picked up hot fudge sundaes from McDonald’s and I didn’t feel guilty at all. I deserve it!
Bad: While watching The Biggest Loser, contestant Rebecca said, “I used to be that girl on the couch eating ice cream while watching Biggest Loser.” Enough said.
starting weight - 187.4
current weight - 172.2 pounds
4.4 pound gain from my weigh in on saturday, which was four days ago.
ridiculous binging and inactivity stops today. but i’m going to need you guys’ help.
You can do it girl! Just keep your eye on the prize and remember that “Nothing tastes as good as being thin.”
Once you fall off the wagon, it’s easy to spiral out of control or feel like you’re losing your momentum. The most important thing to do is to stay positive. A few days of losing track is not enough to be depressed about. Just hop back on track and get in a great workout today - one that will keep your heart rate up for 30 minutes or more, and will leave you feeling breathless and loose afterward.
Can’t wait to hear how you’re doing tomorrow!