Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Must Get Back To The Gym

I cannot believe how the summer has flown by! We have had a blast with some nice road trips in the past couple of months.
I have been doing well with my eating.  The frustrating thing is that the scale is not moving much at all!!!  I have to get to the gym more often to see if that will help things along. I mean I am teeting back and forth with the same 1-2 lbs gained\lost.  I need to get out of my rut!!!
I have to take care of a medical issue and when that gets resolved within the next two weeks I really plan to bump up my game again in the gym.  I might even start back up with the personal trainer to kick start some things, but we will see.
At any rate, I am in this for the long haul!  I just have to keep myself motivated.  I have been reading a lot of blogs that are helping me too!  Gotta go for now!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekend Whirlwind

Whew what a weekend!  We went on a little getaway to D.C. and what a blast we had.  I took my daughter to see her first ever WNBA game and she loved every minute of it.  The highlight of the game for her was when she was dancing and they put her up on the big screen!  I think at that moment she was the happiest little girl in the world.  Seeing her face and feeling her hug me just made my day!
I made sure to keep myself aware of what I was eating.  Some friends had us over to their house before the game for some lunch.  I had chicken salad with some delicious pita chips.  I had a couple of pieces of tortellini and salami from the pasta salad, and I had two (maybe three) deviled eggs.  I watched my portions and managed to not over do it.  For dessert we had some out of ths world sweet watermelon.  What a way to cap off a meal.  During the game I had some popcorn and some water.
I really do need to get back on the exercise track!  I can definitely feel myself slipping.  I did manage to take a little walk around the parking lot at work yesterday and it felt good.  I can tell though that I have lost some of my cardio that I worked so hard to gain.  I will get ther again...I am determined!
Well, gotta go get some work done.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Small Victories, One Step At A Time

I am making progress and getting used to my new eating plan.  I have been having protein shakes for breakfast around 630 or 700 am and then around 1000am I will have a piece of fruit or some greek yogurt.  I am also working on my water consumption and although it has not been great, it is improving.  I still have my one cup of coffee in the morning.  That is something that I just don't want to get rid of.  At least not right now.  I managed to get to the gym yesterday morning and although I was only able to squeeze in 20 minutes on the bike, I was proud of myself for at least getting there.  I had been on this terrible procrastination streak with the gym.  Every evening I was saying that I would go to the gym the next mornng.  Sadly, 9 out of 10 times I never made it.  It is easy to get out of your routine and make excuses as to why you cannot make it.  
I was so proud of myself last night.  My daughter had tennis lessons and she did excellent.  She is really doing well and she really likes it too.  Anyway, she wanted a cheeseburger for dinner so I stopped on the way home to get her one.  I wasn't really hungry so instead of allowing myself to eat something that I shouldn't I just opted to drink a protein shake.  YES!!!  It was a victory for me!!!  I felt great about my decision too.  It may have been a small victory, but it was a victory non the less. Hey, I am taking things one step at a time these days.  Slow and steady will win this race!!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Protein Shakes

I cannot believe that it is August already.  Where has the summer gone?  I still have a couple of vacations lined up for this year so I am happy about that.  Since I met with the nutritionist I have been meaning to go pick up some protein powder for my shakes.  I wasn't sure which one to get so I asked a couple of people and the nutrtionist suggested some. Yesterday one of my co-workers\gym buddies suggested Pure Protein.  So last night, off to the store I went.  I picked up a 2lb container of it.  Normally I would mix my protein shakes with almond milk, but the nutrtionist wants me to just use water. So last night I decided to give it a try.  And you know what???  I liked it!  I got the frosty chocolate flavor and it was smooth and creamy.  It didn't taste chalky to me at all like some of the other ones have.  I will have a shake for my 10am and my 3pm snacks today.
Not much else is going on.  I went to the gym yesterday and did some cardio.  I did the elliptical and the stationary bike.  It felt good.  Tomorrow I will do cardio and weights.  I managed to eat a good meal for dinner last night as I am continuing to concentrate on bettering that meal.  I had a turkey burger without the bun and some mixed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) with some iced tea.
Gotta go for now.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.
Disclaimer: These are my own opinions.  I did not get paid to promote any products.