Everything I do requires lots of work, but even with just the little progress I have made I am thankful for it all! I went to the gym yesterday and I was excited to do my run. When I got there and started though I felt a bit stiff and thought it wasn't going to be very successful. Well I just watched tennis on the TV and went to town on that run!!!!! My heart rate was awesome as was my breathing. I actually felt like I was improving for once!!! I did the entire workout with out a problem and my highest heart rate was 169. Only reason I got it that high was because I ramped up the speed for the last 30 secs! But I still had it back down in no time. I am really impressed how well my recovery is improving every time I go.
Today I made it to gym in the morning again. I went to do kettle balls and abs. It was easier than the first time, but I could still feel it working :) It didn't take very long, but I was about quality not quantity!
As far as the scale goes, I am seeing progress daily. I know I shouldn't watch it every day, but I do! I have been doing well with my eating. Last night I made Chicken Quesadillas! Very yummy and easy. I looked up the points to ALL of the ingredients and weighed out how much the total amount was. I then divided it into 4 oz portions and it was about 1 point per ounce. Not bad...The tortilla was 3 points. So I had 2 of these for 14 points. Not too bad considering I had not ate much all day. I was completely satisfied after that :)
I have been reading through my book. Right now I am going through the emotional eating chapter. Some parts pertain to me and some don't, but it said to read all just in case. I also started using the Lifestyle log that accompanies his programs. It says to do it for a month to see your habits in all aspects of your life. I am trying my best! I really hate to log anything, but this is helping me.
I went to the grocery store last night. I feel much more aware of what I am buying these days. Not that I really wasn't before, but I am trying to be more successful this time :) I bought some bananas (finally they had some good looking ones). and I also got the new smoothie mix in the frozen department. I may be able to make it myself and save some points, but for this first try I thought I would give this a shot! Plus it's ready to go out of the bag. I thought this would be a nice sweet treat and still healthy for me :)
Tonight I may do a little Just Dance2. Have to see how busy I am after work. I don't have any errands to run so I should just be headed to the house to make dinner and finish laundry. I really feel that the little bit of organization I have done so far has really made a difference in my day to day routine. I typically don't feel as stressed or rushed. At times I can begin to feel very anxious, but thanks to organizing my life better I feel like I have a better grasp of what needs to be done and when!
Hope everyone is having a great day. The snow is flying yet again here :( Tomorrow in my next official weigh in and I feel GREAT about it. Can't wait to share some good news!