Good.. Afternoon. Wow, the morning has just flown by today!
Hmm, let's see. Last night was kind of a blur. I just had NO ENERGY. It was all I could do to not fall dead asleep sitting up at the table. My mom lovingly grilled some pork ribs and chicken thighs last night. She used regular barbecue sauce, but come on, I ate the heck out of them! She made small red potatoes and a big salad to go with them. I ate about a pound of meat, 2 tiny red potatoes smothered in my Kerrygold (yes, I keep a block at my parents house), and some salad. It was great, except that I honestly felt too tired to chew.
So by 8:30, both girls were in bed and I passed out. I slept hard until 5:40 this morning when little one let me know that it was time to party and eat breakfast. I still feel as though I could sleep another 5 hours, so I will be making it an early bedtime again. Going to bed does two positive things for me. It keeps me from snacking and it keeps me from drinking. I used to go to bed early all the time back in my weight watchers days so that I could control my evening hunger. I'd like to be at the point where it doesn't matter if I'm up late or not, I won't snack. But I'm not there right now, so for now I am just going to enjoy my sleep.
This morning I polished off the rest of the ribs. I am just about out of food because we are avoiding the grocery store before going away. So I don't have anything at work. I think I am just going to make a pot of coffee and have a bulletproof coffee (yes, I also keep a block of unsalted Kerrygold in the office) for lunch. I am sure it will hold me over.
Tonight I have my CSA pick up so I will have a ton of yummy veggies to play with. Hubby is picking up some italian sausages tonight so I think I will probably take whatever veggies I get and cut up the sausages and sautee them all together. It might not end up being the most amazing meal that I have ever had, but it will get the job done!
It is always a good thing to catch up on sleep. The earlier the better. And if it keeps you from snacking, so much the better.
Back from vacation and feeling pretty great!
We had a lovely time at the lake. Lots of activity and water sports. It was quite an eye opener to see just how strong I am NOT. It has motivated me to really start an exercise regime. I got home a little over a week ago and have been dealing with the aftermath of some thunderstorms that we had here while we were gone. I had to get my front tree removed and cleaned up because a HUGE part of the tree was damaged by the wind (the house was not damaged, thank goodness!!). Also, power and cable was knocked out at my office. Today is the first day that the internet is back on. Whew! It was a crazy return and I'm glad I missed the storms that brought all of this on!
As for Primal, I was not feeling very motivated while dealing with the issues last week so I let myself turn my brain off and eat. And eat. And eat. Today I'm back to my normal self.
Woke up this morning, did day 1 of [URL="https://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bestsellers/RegistrationPage.aspx?BookId=169"]Deepak Chopra's 21 Day Meditation Challenge[/URL]. Ate some left over stir-fry veggies for breakfast.
This afternoon. Enjoying my coffee.
Tonight I will be having taco's for the family. I have decided that I will make a huge taco salad and just skip the tortilla shell. I usually make an exception on taco night, but for now I have been making way too many exceptions and just need to stick to a basic 30 plan without a bunch of junk mixed in. I missed the boards, but since the cable was out at work I just couldn't get on.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! Oh yeah, I also bought a 6' trampoline for my girls and put it together this weakend. The thing is AWESOME! I am going to have to sneak out there in the evenings to get some jumping in for myself : )
Well this morning was interesting. I woke up feeling like an angry grizzly bear. Then I proceeded to show that feeling throughout the whole house, grumbling at anyone who dared to stumble through my path. My husband took one look at me and said, "Go take a nice long shower, I've got the kids." This shows how bad it must have been. In six years of having the kiddos, he has NEVER said that to me. He usually gets up, gets ready, gets out the door, before I have even had the time to go to the bathroom to brush my teeth.
Anyway, I took a shower, cried the whole time, (I have NO IDEA why) and then got dressed and left for work. I was thinking that today wasn't shaping up to be the best in my book. Then I got to the office. The first thing I saw was a note to myself that said, MEDITATE NOW, NOT LATER. So I did. I did Day 2 of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge. I feel soooo much better. Peaceful, calm, lighter. I think today may be okay after all.
Before I stormed out the door, I did manage to cook up a few strips of bacon and an egg. So I am enjoying that with a glass of water. My pull up bar should arrive today. I will be installing it at the office so that I can do simple fit at work in the mornings. I'm back to primal all the way, baby (again)! :rolleyes:
I have enjoyed reading your journal.
Never saw that new haircut though.
Keeping chuggin away - you'll get there.
Haha, Thanks Pam. I vow to get a pic up by the end of this week :cool:
Yikes.. Okay so I am very inspired by everyones before and after pics. I don't have any during or after yet. But here are my befores. It's funny how scary this feels!
Me and the little one
Disney World! Shesh, and I was feeling small at this point.
Looking forward to having progress pics over the next couple of months!
Wow - the haircut is very becoming.
And, your face is very different and you look radiant.
Thank you so much Pam! Still a lonngg way to go, but I am making progress.
So, after seeing those pictures I realize that I need to get more serious about this life that I am living, I went out and started doing some serious thinking. It's time to stop being so wishy washy about my health and life.
This morning I "installed" a pull up bar in the doorway of my office. I say that in quotes because this bar just screws into place. I can take down and put it in at home on the weekends. Yay! So first thing this morning, I started round 1 day 1 of [URL="http://www.simplefit.org/"]Simplefit[/URL]. I stumbled across this program a while back and kept telling myself that I couldn't do it because I didn't have a pull up bar. I'm very very good at making reasonable excuses. This morning, that excuse flew right out the window. The goal was to do as many rounds of the routine in 20 minutes that I could. After 10 minutes I thought I might die, so I stopped. The old athlete in me yelled, "What are you doing? You can't stop?!?!?!?" But the wise me remembered that it has be YEARS since I have done any real workouts and that if I feel like I can't go on, I should probably listen for now.
Now, my muscles are quietly humming and twitching and I feel really great about what I did! I think this pull up bar and I are going to be fast friends.
Going to change this journal up a bit by adding my food and exercise diary to the bottom. I feel that this accountability might help.
B: 4 slices bacon, 1 fried egg in bacon grease
L: 3 oz chicken mixed with sautéed peppers and onions in olive oil
D: Pasta (ugh, a horrible story) with a veggie tomato sauce, 2 glasses wine
Desert: Chocolate mouse cheesecake (dinner and desert were courtesy of my nieces impromptu birthday party)
Later that night (how embarrassing to write this): too many pistachios, 2 glasses wine, a few slices of pepperoni, handful of chips.
Wow, I don't want to be writing a day like that again for a while. Yup, this accountability thing is going to be great.
Well, the amount of soreness I feel from yesterday made me dream that I feel off of our roof while cleaning the gutters. And I kind of like it! Not much to report on. Work is a bit crazy right now, home is good.
L: 3 oz chicken mixed with sautéed peppers and onions in Olive oil
Dinner: Steak pan fried in butter with onions and mushrooms. Grilled asparagus, 1/2 sweet potato with butter, salt and pepper.
Drink: Seltzer water with a splash of VO
No late night eating.
Simplefit Level 1 day 1, 8 rounds
8 assisted pull-ups
16 pushups on knees