Saturday, January 25, 2014

Playing Catch up (Day 20, 21, 22)

The last couple days have gone really great. I haven't been super diligent when recording food but I feel like I am being very mindful when choosing foods.

Sleep has been between 7 hours and 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Keeping up with a blog is pretty intense and repetitive so I will probably just start writing on here every couple days.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 19

So I recorded some of my food yesterday but it makes it very difficult when you eat something you do not know what it contains and how much. Because we went out to lunch on Monday I had leftovers for breakfast and so that threw me off for recording. The best bet when you don't know what is it in something is to eat less of what you normally would. Also, make sure you leave extra calories in your "budget" so you are certain you don't go over.

slept: 8 hours

When I worked out on Tuesday I was getting a side cramp doing jumping jacks. I may of had too much water so I tried really deep breathing. It helped a little but it kept coming back. Next time I will try to drink water far in advance so I am not thirsty during my workout.

My run today went well. It was 2 minutes running and 2 minutes walking at my race pace. I felt pretty good although I was not focusing on my breathing as well as I should. I am going to try to make a run day with Iris to see how I can breath better during my run.

Today is my first day working 9-6. The downfall is not getting home until 7, but the upside is I already worked out and am ready for the day. Tonight I can come home and just relax a little. We'll see how it goes...

Monday, January 20, 2014

slowly falling...gotta get up

I have realized I need routine in my life or I am all thrown off. Today we had an In-Service so I did not have to be to work until 9:45. This caused me to pack a breakfast (but not eat it), eat the lunch they bought us (pizza) and go out afterward (to Syrup). When you make mistakes you have to see what you could do differently next time rather than dwell.

Slept: 7 1/2 hours

I did wake up and run (see workout tab), but everything else was off. I am going to chill and regroup so I am ready to rock tomorrow.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Be diligent, yet not obsessive!

BRONCOS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!! What a great Sunday and a great weekend. I have not posted any blogs because well...I have been going non stop!

 Friday night I got a chance to zone out on the couch and watch some TV after my run and my push-up challenge. So my goal (to measure in a different way besides weight) was to achieve 30 push-ups on my toes in a minute. Well, I did that. I actually did 41 push-ups in 1 minute!!

Started by waking up at 6 am and had a workout at Iris' at 7 am (see workout tab). Afterwards I went to Sprouts, Sam's and King Soopers to get groceries. Barely got them all put away when Steven called for me to go get him from his parent's house (30 mins away). When I got there he still had a little work to do so I hung out with his mom. We went to Whole Foods to get lunch but then changed our minds once we got there. We did, however, get some delicious (and healthy!) ice cream. 
A little pricey but worth it if you have an ice cream craving. 99% of the ingredients I was familiar with which is also something that goes along with choosing healthy foods. We decided to go to Mad Greens for lunch and by the time we finally got home, it was almost 4 pm. I put dinner in the crock pot (southwestern burrito bake), prepped 2 meals for the week (low carb white cheese lasagna and chicken spinach enchiladas), breakfast (quinoa egg bake), and brownies (black bean brownies...I loved them but I think I may be the only one). I jumped in the shower and off we went to Black Hawk. I LOVE BLACK HAWK. Steven won $434 on one machine. I also won pretty good so it was a success. 

Slept in until 9:30, made baked mozarella cheese sticks for the game, worked out (see workout tab), and showered. We headed up to Ft. Collins to see Tiana, Alex and the babies. I tried making zucchini "chips" but they were too soggy and so I threw them away. We spent all day with the kids and then headed back...and here I am! 

I did not record all my food this weekend so my food log will be off a little but I did pay attention to what I was putting into my body. If you are at a party or go out to eat it can be difficult to eat healthy (or record) but you have to do the best you can if you are working towards a goal. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

One day at a time (Day 14)

Today marks two week of eating healthy, working out on a regular basis, no alcohol and no sugar. I feel really great and I am noticing this is becoming a lifestyle again rather than a "diet." When your body is cleansed of junk you can really feel a difference with how different foods affect your body. I actually got a compliment the other day about how great my skin looks. I never noticed but when you minimize processed foods and drink a ton of water everything starts functioning the proper way.

slept: 8 hours

Tonight I plan to do my third day of running for the week as soon as I get home. Tomorrow morning will be my weigh in day and next Saturday I will measure. Tomorrow I plan to make meals for the week and get some snacks prepped. This will allow for the week to run smoothly (again) and hopefully for some down time with my boo. Life gets crazy so hopefully with one day of chaos and cooking that will allow for 6 without.

Does anyone know how to keep vegetables (namely cucumber) cut and fresh longer than just a day or two? I would love to have them all cut for all 5 work days but it seems by Wednesday carrots get dried out, cucumbers get mushy and celery gets brown on the ends.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I got it near perfect! (Day 13)

I DID IT!! I balanced every meal and every snack I ate today and I FELT GREAT. I never felt hungry, I didn't have any cravings and I was energized and happy. It took some planning and some time to enter it all into my lose it app but it was definitely worth it!

When I came home tonight I was just going to put on my pj's and chill because Steven had to get the tire fixed but he came home right at the time I would normally be leaving to work out. I decided to go work out and of course you can't ever regret that. I did feel a little lazy during the workout so I am not sure if that is from not eating directly before or just because I had in my head I was not going to go.

I am starting an excel spreadsheet to compile 40-50 crock pot meals. I am not a fan of the food on all the websites I have seen where people have made their own list. That, or they are meals that do not benefit my nutritional needs right now. When I am done I will post it on here. I am getting most of my recipes from or from meals I have the nutrition facts calculated and written down for myself.

This weekend we are going grocery shopping and prepping meals on Saturday. That way we can get up on Sunday (I will run before church), go to church then head up to Ft. Collins to see my sister, brother in law, and nieces/nephews (tucker, quincy, sam and molly) and watch THE BRONCOS!!!!

slept: 7 hours 45 minutes

I have 45 minutes until bed time and I am going to sleep on time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 11 and Day 12

So I didn't post yesterday because I was busy making dinner as soon as I got home from work and it just kinda was non-stop from there.

I finished the cleanse and lost 6 lbs and 2 inches from my waist and 2 inches from my hips. I should be happier but I guess I had higher expectations. After talking to Iris tonight, I am going to stop getting on the scale as often and really focus on my food and balancing it better. By balancing I mean having fats, carbs and protein with each meal and snack I eat. Also, I may be eating too much fruit which raises your insulin. With each serving of fruit you should match 2 servings of vegetables so I will be cutting that back. She is so knowledgeable and I am so glad I have her to help me learn so much.

slept: 7 hours.