Inch by inch, pound by pound, step by step...
Just a quickie here. I am on Day 10 of my Whole 30 (37) and the results so far have been great!
No bloat or fatigue
More even-keeled energy
Dark undereye circles lessening (some of which is genetic, thanks Mom)
And, I've lost 5.25 lbs, almost an inch off of my waist, .5 off of my hips. To say I am thrilled with all of this would be the understatement of the year. I feel amazing!
I entered my foods in fitday for yesterday and was at 1300-ish. More than I thought for the day and perfectly fine on a non workout day. Am off to the gym now and will up my calories a little for the day.
A great day ahead!!!!!!!
What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof...?
Just staying on it, I guess.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)
I was that cat today. But, guess what? I did stay on the roof, and then some. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to succeed at something other than sales. You are always a cat on a hot tin roof in sales. Although, mind you, I am proud of my integrity and sincerity. Even a little proud of my sales style. Oh, I will absolutely make you laugh and you will never feel as though I've got the better of you because that just is not how I do it. But, regardless, it leaves me feeling empty and disappointed. I used to love a good sale. I'd get that little frisson of excitement and once the deal was closed, ooooooh. Lovely. Not any more. I simply don't feel that any more!! Mebbe this is good. I say so. I say that this will allow me to move forward with other goals.
Sore tushy from squats. I actually went lighter this morning but was insane with form. Did better with assisted pull ups and bench was cool too. Planks? Still can't do more than 45-60 seconds. Food was good. Eggs for breakfast (with bacon, of course) and eggs for lunch...oh she of little domestic creativity. Also had a mushy apple that I threw out and polished off the primal chili for dinner with a couple of avocado slices. My last account asked me if I was hungry and wanted to feed me something or other with cheese. Er, no.
Ok, a little more work and off to sleep, perchance to dream of Mr. Man...
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Ben Franklin
Wonder if he wrote that before, during, or after the kite flying incident...
Anyway, he's right. Just stick to "it" regardless of what your "it" is and you're golden. Trip, take a misstep, fall down. Doesn't matter as long as you keep on keeping on. No giving up! It isn't an option.
No hunger today. My body just wasn't having it. Food, I mean. I had a salad with arugula and avocado with olive oil and an itsy bit of balsamic vinegar. Some eggs, an apple (a good one this time) and some beef jerky that a friend made. S'ok. Tomorrow is another day and I'm sure I will be hungry after the killer workout that I have planned.
So, that's it. That's all I've got today. Nothing terrifically earth shattering or amusing. Feel as though I am standing in a doorway awaiting a sign for my next step...
It better be good!
The course of true love never did run smooth...
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Light on the food today. No workout as I hit my bum hand when I tripped on the stairs in the house. Now it's screwy again and hurts. But, I shall work out tomorrow. With weights if the hand is better. Long and slow cardio if it isn't. Another pound gone as well as a slightly smaller hip and waist measurement. But, now it's getting to be too much weight off a week. I need to slow it down. Just so much going on that I have little appetite. This too shall pass!!!!
Sigh, Mr. Man's close friend (a close friend of mine as well) was fishing on the phone tonight about my feelings for Mr. Man. Fishing a lot! High school is alive and kicking. Close friend was a little buzzed when we spoke so won't even remember the gist of the call. But, it did give me pause. I am not into these games but definitely into Mr. Man. My Mom knows close friend well and she says to not fall for fishing, which I won't. Too funny.
I am actively looking for a guest house. Let's just put it out there that I will have a place lined up by this time next month. Soooo ready. Going to record my voice demo at the end of January and pay my voice teacher to direct it. So, life is in motion. I like!! And, being in better shape and having more energy makes me feel like a million bucks and increases my confidence and positivity.