Friday, April 5, 2013

Falling off the Wagon

Yesterday was a disaster.

I had an early breakfast meeting so I got up and did a short
Zumba workout.  I was coming home and figured I would
get in my Insanity workout after work.

My food choices at breakfast were great.  Lots of protein,
not much fat or carbs.  Then four hours of sitting in another
meeting.  During the break I grabbed a protein bar.
Doing great so far.

Time to drive home.  I grabbed a big bottle of water because I hadn't
drank enough and ate a couple of high carb snacks I had.
(They were all I had left of the food I packed)

Macros (protein, carbs, and fat) weren't too bad but I was low in
the calorie department and I knew it was going to get worse
after my Insanity workout.

Made it back to work and finished out the day in the office.
No baseball practice for hubby because it had
decided to rain most of the day. 
I still planned to get my workout in and I had planned
out my food for the rest of the night to make sure I was pretty
close to the right macros.

Then I got home.  All motivation went right out the window.
Followed closely by my eating plan. 

I ate a high fat and high carb dinner with no extra workout.
Believe it not the world did not come to an end.

While I'm not happy with the choices I made, I'm not going
to beat myself up about it. 

It is what it is &
Tomorrow is another day

I got up this morning a little later than plan because I didn't
sleep as well as normal after that wonderful meal,
but I did workout and again have a workout planned for after work.

Tonight it will happen because I want it to 
not as punishment for yesterday.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Today is day three of my next round of P90x/Insanity.

I've made some adjustments this time around. 
I added some more cardio to the routine.
30 minutes (or close to it) of cardio after work.
It's a great stress relief.

I've also changed the way I'm eating.
This has been way more of a challenge than the extra cardio.
I am now trying to eat 50% of my calories from protein,
30% from carbs and 20% from fat.

As a pasta, rice and bread lover 50% of my calories
from protein cuts out a lot of my favorite foods. 
I had already cut out bread but still this is tough.

I also burn a lot of calories and that means sometimes
I am scrambling trying to figure out what to eat
to make sure I'm eating enough. 

(I'm sure you are all feeling extremely sorry for me right now)

Add traveling out of town for work to the mix
and right now I'm a little overwhelmed by food.

I'm trying to remember that this is a process but as I 
sit here at the computer stuffed because I had to eat more food,
I'm not sure it's working real well.

Tomorrow I'll be home and I think that will help me a bunch.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Round One in the Books

March 31st marked the end of my first round of P90x/Insanity. 
The results were ok but not as good as I had hoped. 

I know, I know
it takes time but I'm not really
good at being patient.

There was progress.  I have to remind myself where I came from. 
This was two years ago. 

This was taken last October.
(I need a more current picture but this will do for now)

There are some noticeable changes. 
Face is slimmer, my arms are showing,
signs of progress.

Another way I've been watching progress is measurements. 
These are the areas I measure.

While I would love to have the courage to put my measurements
out here for everyone to read, I'm not there yet.

But I will share some results.
Waist - down 4 inches
Hips - down 3 inches
Chest - down 5 inches

Thigh - up 1 1/4 inches
Upper Arm - up 1 inch
(muscle as far as I'm concerned)

They might be small changes but they are changes.

On to Round Two....