1. DRINK ONLY WATER AND MY MORNING COFFEE. Done. Solid A+. No wine with dinner, before dinner, or after dinner. No beers with the neighbors over the weekend. No hiding in the walk in closet with a tequila bottle because all of the children in my life finally drove me over the edge.
2. NO FOOD THAT I CAN RECEIVE WHILE SITTING IN MY CAR. Done. Solid A+. Trophy Husband and I have prepared every morsel of food right here at home with our very own hands. Has not been easy, but it helps sometimes to be buttass broke. No entertainment budget this week. And my kitchen is pretty healthy, though you will find some Lean Cuisines in my freezer. And I did eat some collard greens from a can. Not straight out of the can, mind you, I ate them from a plate with a fork. But they were extracted from a can. Oh, and there may have been an incident with an entire avacado. Nobody’s perfect.
3. EXERCISE. Yeah. This one has been a little tougher. I did great over the weekend, but then the plague entered our home. Thing Two has had “a bery bery sore froat” accompanied by a bit of a cough, a very raspy voice, and a fever. Apparently bringing your kid to the playroom at the gym in this condition is frowned upon. So Monday I was moody and didn’t do anything. But yesterday? Yesterday I had the voice of MizFit in my head telling me to do something creative. So, as Thing Two feverishly napped, I went through my stash of videos ordered from late-night infomercials and got my Slim in 6 on. If anyone is familiar with that program, she works hard the waist, butt and thighs. In fact she will give you amazing thighs of steel if you can stick with her through a repetative workout and crappy music (I turn the sound off and wear my iPod). Anyhow, the point is that I did not allow myself to be derailed. DID YOU HEAR THAT??? I DID NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO BE DERAILED!!! Pretty amazing.
So, overall the week is going okay, right?
But the story the scale is telling is an interesting one. I step on the scale pretty much anytime I go into the bathroom. Yes people, I use the words ‘FAT’ and ‘DIET’ and step on the scale upwards of 4 or 5 times A DAY. SO not a role model am I. But I think it’s interesting. Since Friday I’ve gone down 3.5 pounds from my starting weight, and gone up as much as 5 pounds from my starting weight. And the video I did yesterday? Well, much like Jillian’s shred, it is supposed to be done every day, and it has the same water-retenion effect. Well, any new workout program can cause you to retain up to 5 pounds of water for a week, but those of a ‘shreddy’ nature especially.
So, I guess what I’m saying is this. I have no idea what the scale is going to say on Friday. But I do know I have made a handful of POSITIVE CHANGES. I do know that I have more energy and sleep better. And I do know that the calories I’m consuming are fueling my body and my mind to be productive. I may have had too many (exactly how many calories are there in an entire avacado?) but not a one of them was junk. So I just have to have faith that if I keep it up, the scale will follow.
A LOT of you left your goals in my comments on Monday. How are things looking for you?