Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Working out with spaghettios...Day 13

Whew! What a day! It stormed like CRAZY here! And of course, I went to work out today and actually got out in it! What a mess. But it was so worth it, so worth it.

Now, I said in my last post that I was down one pound. That post was written for yesterday, even though I didn't get to it until this morning, but I am down one pound TODAY, not yesterday. And hopefully, maybe more tomorrow!

I decided to branch out this morning and have an actual breakfast food for breakfast - I know it's a far-fetched idea, but I thought I needed to break the monotony of popcorn for a day...Here is the menu:

B – Oatmeal/coffee/water

Workout – Hip Hop Abs Total Body Burn (Ouch - this was tough!)

S – Small salad/topped with ham and shredded cheddar – mix of honey French/ranch dressing
L – Chicken and broccoli stir fry with brown rice
S – Baby carrots
S – Baked potato with broccoli, butter buds, and fat-free sour cream

Now, I have not mentioned it before now, but my initials on the menu are B-breakfast, S-snack, L-lunch, S-snack, S-supper. I am sure you all knew that, but it just hit me that maybe that was not really making sense when you just see a letter, then a food.

Workout time was really, really good today - really tough, but really good. I like yesterday's workout better, but today incorporated weight training into the cardio making it harder, but also something very necessary to burn fat. So, I tried my best to make it through, and I WAS SUCCESSFUL!!! I made it, and I was so excited. Most of the time when I try a new workout I wimp out halfway through, but I am loving this Hip Hop Abs stuff. I didn't actually have any weights to work with today, or even a resistance strap, so I grabbed two cans of spaghettios out of Michelle's pantry and worked out like a champ! Boy, did I feel it.

Just a side note...this is a matter of personal opinion, so make what you will of it, but if you want cheese and you are trying to lose weight, eat cheese. Don't buy the fat-free stuff, it is HORRIBLE! It does not melt right, it is like rubber, and the taste is not satisfying when you are expecting cheese. So, don't waste your money, and more importantly - don't waste your calories - on something that doesn't even come close to tasting decent. That's from me to you, no charge.

I have to add this too, it's completely unrelated to weight loss. My kids were talking in the car today about what they had dreamed last night. My son told me his dream, and then my daughter decided to share hers. She said that her brother was in her dream with her and they were eating some candy, to which Jordan replied, "I wasn't in your dream, I was in my dream!" Apparently it's one of the lesser known rules of dreaming, that you can't be in more than one dream at a time! Jordan's logic is astounding isn't it? I just think it is precious!

1 comment:

Michelle Bingham said...

We can't say the same for me about sticking with it and finishing the workout now can we? I am such a wimp!