Monday, April 23, 2012

Typical Daily Meals


16 oz of skim milk, 1 cup of cheerios, and a banana


1/3 of a large sweet potato with a sprinkle of cinnamon, approx 4 oz of rottisserie chicken (with skin), green beans (w/garlic salt)


Strawberry Greek yogurt, protein bar, cup of cantelope.

For dinner I'm having 6oz steak and broccoli.

What's really going on with me.

I can say for the first few months of this year I have just been kind of chilling. I would "kind of" eat right and my workouts were the same. Title boxing 3-4 days a week. Due to this, I basically maintained my weight (which is GREAT to know I can do this) and stayed about 185-190 lbs.

Last week however, I started the cube to 5k program at work. We basically do run/walk intervals for 30 minutes durning lunch. I will be doing this on Mondays and Wednesdays. I'm also suppose to do another run on Saturdays but I'm not going to stress it. I've come to the conclusion I don't like running. *gasp* I just don't.

I also added Jillian Micheals 30 day shred to the routine. OOOOHHH WEEEEEE. I LOVE IT! It's 20 minutes of circuit training in a 3-2-1 form. 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, then 1 minute of abs. You do this circuit 3x's. Sounds easy? IT'S NOT! It's a beast. I like the fact that it's "only" 20 minutes. I can convince myself to get off the couch and get it done.  I'm seeing so much definition in my arms. I am stunned by how this program has slimmed and toned me up in less than 15 sessions.

I am SUPER happy to report that I am back on the losing wagon and weighed in  yesterday at 178 lbs. I'm 4 lbs away from moving my BMI from the "obese" category to just "overweight" lol.  I'm  excited about that. I have always been obese. I can't ever remember anything else.  I'm also less than 25 lbs away from my goal weight of 155 lbs (1/2 my starting weight) Yes, this number is arbitrary (kind of) so I'll see when I get there if it's really my goal weight or I may be ok with being slightly more than this.

I'm still not tracking but definitely paying attention to what I am consuming. I think that is more of a realistic way of living for me. In the beginning I NEEDED to count calories, now I *think* I'm ok with not doing it. But I know if I start to gain, I have got to start doing it again. I still weigh and measure some though.

It's crazy to me that my goal is so near and that I can reach it this year. I'm excited and re-motivated to kick my fitness up.

Keeping this blog short, but will do better about writing things out here.