Today has been a great day! I did pretty well with my food choices! I got two workouts in! AND I FEEL GREAT!!!!
I find it easiest to do my runs first thing in the morning, however, sometimes I wake up stiff and it takes longer to get moving. I keep at it and get it done, but I don't feel like I get and give 100% on those days. Today was one of those. I did my run and felt positive about it, just wish I could have done a little better....there is always Thursday. I was the same way with Just Dance tonight as well. I am pleased that I did it, but I didn't feel very ambitious. Hopefully tomorrow I have a little more energy and I can kick some butt. Tomorrow is not a running day this week though :)
Supposed to have my weigh in tomorrow, but we will have to see how the weather is. If not good I do not plan on going in to town. We live too far from Gillette to travel in the bad weather. I do check my weight every morning. I know they say not to do that, but I find it helps me watch the ups and downs. I see what I can improve immediately! And then on Wednesday I get the final say at my Weight Watchers meeting :)
I find that when I am at work I do really well following everything I am supposed to do. I eat my planned food and drink LOTS of water. I get home though or have a day off and I don't drink much water and struggle with temptation. I try to keep very tempting snacks of John's hidden in random cupboards I don't normally use. This seems to help...out of sight, out of mind.
I have been trying to be much better about chocolate consumption. I have to have it when craving due to that time, but if I have some I do better than trying to have none. Then it is all I can think about and I end up have WAY too much.
My scale is slowly becoming a way of life in my kitchen. I use it daily to weigh out single portions of chips and if we have tacos I use it to weigh out portions of meat and cheese. I have been shocked at times how much a 1/4 cup of cheese actually is. When you weigh it out you get a decent amount for a couple of tacos or a taco salad. Makes me happy when I see little things like that and not feel like I am restricting myself.
I don't always see results on the scale and because of that I have taken measurements. I check these once a week and see how I am progressing. Running has always been to help me tone. I may start biking again when the weather gets nice too! I would love to check out a mountain bike trail at Cook Lake this summer. It's a little tiny lake nestled in the Wyoming Black Hills...only about 30 mins from here I bet! However, that means I need to finish fixing the brakes on my bike before then!!! Probably should start riding at the gym too.
I have thought about spinning class again too, but we will see. I think one thing at a time right now. I start doing too much and then I get overwhelmed. I like to feel like I get plenty of free time too! I have a 45 - 60 min drive each way to and from work. That is a lot of wasted time. I try to keep the thoughts flowing though! I plan on dinner and what I need to do around the house. Do I need to stop at the grocery store? What do we need? I also do this all day at work and my planner sits right next to me so I can create my grocery list right on the day. This helps with my organization.
Well I have rambled on a little tonight, but I have a lot on my mind. Hopefully as this blog continues I can start to focus my thoughts a little more and get it better organized :)
Looking forward to a great day tomorrow. Getting to bed at the right time helps!!!!
Chat with you soon! :)