Changing my eating habits

This is the first week of the Push phase and I am really feeling it! I’m using the 10 lbs weights more now.  (Holy soreness Batman!!!)

I was surprised to step on the scale and see that I was down another pound.  I’ve been trying to be really good about what I’ve been eating and it’s a little easier now than it has been in the past.   A friend of mine is a baker and she brought me a half-dozen cupcakes as a thank you for getting her new business off the ground.  In the past, I would have eaten all of the cupcakes in one sitting.  This time, no.  I had one.  Just ONE and guess what?  I didn’t freak out because I had a tray of cupcakes in front of me!  That’s a first!!!

I’m thinking more of the consequences.  I’ve put in all this hard work now, why throw it away on gorging myself on food?  Why take a few steps back and mess up my progress?  It’s not worth it.  I can have what I crave, I just can’t have a lot of it.  I used to eat really fast, now, I’m learning to eat slowly so that I can actually savor my food.  Does it make me feel full faster?  Yeah, it actually does.

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The start of the Push phase for ChaLEAN Extreme

So this is the start of week 5 of ChaLean Extreme. I’m a little off schedule since I was sick last week and took it easy on cardio. I was supposed to start Push last night, but instead I went to go see Bon Jovi at the HP Pavillion in San Jose.

The show itself was kind of mellow for a Bon Jovi show – but I still had a great time. I even wore my BodyBugg too! (Am wondering how many calories it will say I burned yesterday).

I’m still at only a 3 pound loss. I really need to up my cardio and limit my calories. (Though not doing too much cardio last week was probably part of the reason why I didn’t lose a pound) The Shakeology has been a huge factor in the 3 pound weight loss so far. Before I would leave the house in the morning without eating breakfast, now I can’t leave the house without having a shake. My favorite is the chocolate Shakeology.  I just love blending that with peanut butter and banana. (Sometimes I use water to limit calories, or I use 2% milk) It’s so damn good – like a regular milk shake but good for you!

Last night at the concert the thought that I was supposed to have started the Push phase kept running through my head. A little obsessive huh? A few months ago that would have never happened. But its like CLARITY just happened. All of a sudden, I know what I want! I found different workouts that I really enjoy and working out is actually fun for me! It’s not something that I dread and rush through it, just to get it done and over with. I enjoy it – its fun for me.

My goal, like I said in a prior post is to lose 15 pounds. That’s all – it may not sound like much to you, but I’m really short. I don’t like having to hide my mid-section. That’s where all the weight goes. Ugh… Buying clothes can sometime suck. Everything always looks cute on the mannequin or the hanger (or a friend), and then I put it on… And all the fat rolls show. Yuck, I hate that. So my goal is to finally lose the muffin-top of a mid-section. Are you with me? Anyone, anyone?

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A crazy vertical race

I’m gonna do it again this year.  I’m going to do the Climb California vertical race.  52 flights of stairs, 1197 steps!  (It’s a fundraiser for the American Lung Association) I did it last year and I was totally OUT OF SHAPE.  I even had a paramedic ask me if I was asthmatic.  (I was a hot mess that morning).  But – I took my time and made it all the way to the top!

I have my time written down at work, I need to find that so that I can make sure I beat that time this year.  This time, I want to have a team to climb with.  Last year, even though I was part of a “team” – they left me in the dust.  They were runners and finished the race early.  Me – I had to stop every once in a while to catch my breath. My cardio should be a little better this year, unlike last year.  So I should beat my time.  We’ll see what happens.

Update: My time last year was 25:26.  So if I can make it up 52 flights of stairs in less than 24 mins its all good!!!

Published in: on February 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Unintended day off…

So I’m temporarily down for the count.  I caught the cold/flu that has been going around work and home.  I tried to do some TK this morning, but was a bit weak… so I thought it was better to just take the day off from working out and let myself rest.  I pretty much slept/lounged on the couch all day watching HGTV.  (I really feel the need to redecorate now…)  I’ve gone through 2 boxes of Kleenex tissues already. (Am wondering if I should invest in stock in Kleenex during cold/flu season?)  Oh — you MUST get the one with aloe!! Your nose will love you for that!

Anyway, I’m a bit better now (attribute that to Shakeology???), at least enough to sit at my desk and update this blog.

Tomorrow marks the start of week #4 in my pursuit of finally getting fit!!  I’d have to say that I really love working out to the ChaLEAN Extreme dvds and Turbo dvds – Chalene Johnson makes it fun.  I’m down 3 pounds so far.  It’s not Biggest Loser numbers, but it’s good enough for me – a pound a week.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have weight loss like the Biggest Loser contestants?!  I could lose these stubborn 15 pounds in week!!  If only…  =)  But this is the real world.

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Shakeology – you’re probably wondering what the hell it is

Well Shakeology, simply put, “acts like a salad, tastes like dessert.” If you love chocolate — you will LOVE chocolate Shakeology. To find out more, please click on this link.

It was perfect timing when the UPS guy showed up with my order on Tuesday. I had just finished my other protein powder earlier that morning.

I can already tell you, that I’m a fan of chocolate Shakeology. So far my favorite recipe is chocolate peanut butter banana (recipe taken from Shakeology site).

1 serving Chocolate Shakeology
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 banana
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup nonfat milk
Ice to taste

Blend it and it’s a yummy milkshake! Oh so good, and good for you!!

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