Friday, March 11, 2011

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I'd like to start off by saying, I better have lost at least two pounds this week. Lol! It's only been four days (my weight week starts on a Tuesday), but I feel like I'm putting in a good effort to lose this week.

Workout:  Dan and I have been going to the gym the past few days after work. We haven't had the time (or effort) to put in an extended workout (involving 30 minutes of cardio), but we've been doing 15 minutes of intense cardio (trainer suggests 10), plus strength training and core exercises. It's good having Dan to motivate me. It's supposed to be nice this weekend (almost 50 is nice for NH in March); I'm hoping to do something active outside with Dan.

Points: I have been counting religiously so far this week, even on the night we went to Arnie's for burgers and ice cream. I made great choices and enjoyed everything. I even asked the brand of veggie burger they use so I could calculate my points at home. I was very proud of myself! The weekend, the destroyer of of my diet each week, is still ahead of me. Fortunately, I have a fridge full of easy leftovers, which I hope will deter us from going out to eat.

Water: I'm not sure if I have confessed to this before, but I am notorious for not drinking enough fluids a day, let alone water. I hate drinking... really! I hear that it could be contributing to my GI issues, weight loss, salt cravings, skin condition, etc. This week, I have drastically increased my water intake. I have been carrying a water bottle, refilling it constantly, drinking tall glasses of water at home, etc. I'm surprised at how much water I've been drinking daily. I'm trying hard to stick to it. Now, I can't wait to see how it has impacted my weight loss.

I really want to go rock climbing, darn it. If I tell myself that I cannot go until I lose the weight, I really think I will push myself harder.I was thinking that it would be great to lose 20 pounds by graduation. I've got about 70 days-- that's two pounds a week. I can do it! Even with going on a vacation the week before, I think I can do it. Think positive, right?

Let's see how long this lasts...

2 comments:

Ebon said...

If your carrying a water bottle look into the kind that can filter the water as you drink i swear by mine. They are like 13 at target for a 32 oz bottle.

Dan said...

And the gym every day er so has been actually showing on my arms.