Sunday, July 1, 2012

A weekend to be proud of

Sunday evening is upon us and I have SO much to be proud of this weekend. I wanted to share these little victories with you all.

First, my workout Saturday was STELLAR. I am a rock star. I'm sorry, it's true. It's taken me a very, very long time to feel proud about the things I do. I finally do.

The workout was called "The Avenger". It was a strength/cardio circuit workout. Teams of 4, 2 on cardio section (like squat jacks, burpees, or mountain climbers) the other 2 would do strength (dead-lifts, exploding shoulder presses, push-up to plank row). 40 second interval, then the teams would switch. It was amazing.

I was on my gliding mountain climbers, which are just a bitch. Suddenly, my trainer, Christa was there next to me. She said "Do you remember when you couldn't even keep yourself up on these gliders? Now, look at you." I seriously wanted to cry. She was so right. I have come so. damn. far.

Today, I wore a bathing suit. This may not seem like much, but I was always the fat girl in the pants and tee shirts. If I ever went to a pool, it was in a pair of shorts (which was a nightmare to me) and a long tee-shirt. Not today. I put on my bathing suit (size large). I did not put on a tee shirt. I did not put on shorts. I walked with my family up to our condo pool, which was quite busy, and I went in the pool with my tribe. I didn't even care about the skin hanging from my arms. I was too proud of myself to give a shit.

Now on to food for the weekend. I have been VERY tempted all weekend, but especially today, to eat junk. It took a lot of work to stay on track. I did the grocery shopping today and I kept to my list and did not buy any junk.

I did a little breakfast makeover and it worked very nicely. I am going to see if I can do the same during the week when we are rushing around to get to work. We will see.

Here is what I had today. Yesterday was similar:

B: fruit smoothie (1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, blended)
S: 1/2 click shake, 2 polly o 2% cheese sticks
L: large veggie chopped salad with good seasons dressing, 30 grms oven roasted edamame.
D: 1 cup vegetarian chili (homemade) 1/2 sweet potato, roasted with zucchini, red pepper and onion. 2 tbs low sugar BBQ sauce on veggies.
S: still contemplating. Maybe a nice chilled bowl of strawberries.

Perfectly on calories. Sodium is way down.

You can see the Click shake is still there. This is because I KNOW myself, and if I take everything all out at once, I will end up binging on crap. Will keep the Click at 1/2 serving for now.

Going to give overnight oats a try tonight for tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes.

The scale in Saturday morning said I was up another pound. I really don't understand. But, it's not about understanding right now. It's about staying with what I KNOW is the right thing to do and the right way to eat. I know this is right. Whole foods. Real foods. Weighed and measured. The weight loss just HAS to follow.

So, there's the update from the weekend. Back to the grind tomorrow.


  1. Holy cripes - that is a ton to be proud of. YOU GO GIRL!

  2. AWESOME!!!

    You do have so much to be proud of!! And I know how it feels when allowing yourself to be proud and happy is just as much of an accomplishment as making gains in the strength department...

    Which speaking of strength...sounds like you are getting a lot stronger...which is perhaps why the scale is playing tricks on you. Either way, it sounds like you have a fantastic attitude about it. The scale will catch up. You are doing too awesome for it not to!

  3. Very cool. :) And I agree with Jenn, the weight gain could be muscle, which is great. And I *totally* get the bathing suit thing. I'm still leary in mine, I wish I could get over my self esteem issues.