Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 12-Body for Life

Yesterday was free day.  THE free day I have been waiting for all week.  I woke up yesterday with a mixture of excitement and fear.  What should I eat?  Is it really okay to be eat freely today?  I reminded myself its part of the plan and what will make me successful.  So I had a few pieces of a donut. The hubs and I had made the plan to go to Denny's on free day.  So we went there for lunch.  I ordered a grilled ham and cheese sandwich which tasted of oil.  It was so oily that I couldnt even enjoy the taste of the fat...hehe.  So I picked at it and then traded with the hubs.  Where I then picked at his meal and returned what was left.  And although I picked at both meals I am sure it was more calories than I had eaten in any given day on plan.

We went to a friends for the rest of the day.  We picked up some snacks and such.  I had some of this and that and enjoyed it.  Overall, for free day I think I did pretty well.  I indulged on things I wanted and even had some wine.  We woke up this morning and got back on track.  There was never any doubt.  And I love that.

Today was a cardio day.  I hate cardio days.  Ironic that I joyfully ran a half marathon and trained for it for months.  Yet, these 20 minutes of cardio are so intense that I dread them.  It wasnt until almost 7:00 pm that I put the procrastinator in me aside and jumped on the treadmill.  I am excited that the cardio sessions do seem to be getting a little easier.  What does that mean?  I am making progress...and...its time to increase the intensity :(

Today we went out to lunch with my inlaws.  I ordered the salad just the way I needed it...grilled chicken without the blue cheese and bacon, and with extra egg.  Oh, and dressing on the side.  This salad was so good I was sad to see it end. But overall I felt proud that I had made such a healthy choice and that I loved it so much.  I will definitely order it again(and probably scrape the plate clean again too  :). 

Today's reason for losing weight:
*to have energy!

Today I am thankful for:
*I have found some meals that I really love that are on plan and very healthy.  I  have even discovered how to enjoy some foods I didnt used to care for.  I will share them in a later post.


Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Thought I'd respond to you on your blog since I can't reply back to comments you leave me. Anyways as far as my extra tummy flab it's still there, it's going down slowly but the excess skin is there and I don't see that going away anytime soon! I do wear shapewear on a daily basis, I don't wear the shapewear when I take my progress pictures though. I started wearing hte shapewear like a month and a half ago and kind of wonder if thats not helping the "extra" stuff tone up, sounds crazy but the other day I looked at myself in the mirror and noticed I've gotten smaller in the stomach area. But don't be deceived the extra stomach is still there, maybe its the black outfit not showing it so much!

Kelly said...

I am the queen of procrastination when it comes to working out, believe me! LOL - But hey, at least you did it, right?

SG said...

isnt it funny about cardio! i thought i would hate weights but i love them. cardio is a killer!

Joy said...

I too find that when I allow myself to eat something outside my normal foods, it just does not have the same effect it had before. It usually never tastes good. I am learning that I don't even need to try anymore. I'm satisfied with my food. It's just not worth what some foods do to my body!

Keep up the great work and stay focused!