Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Little of Something is Better Than a Lot of Nothing!

I have been coming down with a little something, probably a cold that I am pretty sure I received as a gift from one of my kiddos this week! As a result, I haven't been feeling into working out. I made myself do it despite feeling crappy.  They weren't the greatest workouts, I had to take more rest breaks and didn't do as many reps with as much energy as normal, but I still completed them. A lighter, slower workout is definitely better than none at all.

I have been enjoying my class. This was our first full week together, and it has definitely been challenging at times to get these little ones to follow class rules and remain calm.  4 year olds can wind each other up so quickly!  My room finally looks complete, I will post some pics in the next blog so you can see the before and afters!

I cooked every meal I ate this week, with the exception of last night's cheat meal. We got a group of friends together to go to a little Japanese bbq /sushi house and enjoyed grilled meats, sushi rolls, sake, beer, dessert, and each other's company. The best idea of the night was for each couple to order a different dessert and pass them around the table so everyone got a little taste of each. So yummy!!!

I lost 2 more lbs this week for a grand total of 19 so far!! It averages to about 5 lbs a month, but the losses have not been steady. I lose, plateau, then lose a little more and start the cycle all over again. It's a slow process, but definitely worth the effort.

This weekend, I made some play dough for my kiddos, cleaned the house with the assistance of H and B, and relaxed with good company.
 All in all a highly successful 2 days!  Now I am off to the store to load up on healthy goodness for the coming week!

Food for the week:
Breakfasts: either a sammy made of a sandwich thin, turkey sausage, egg, and light cheese; or a protein shake
Lunches: leftover salmon with half a yam,  leftover jerk pork with brown rice, a salad with yogurt dressing
Snacks: fruit, light cheese, protein shakes, juice for workout energy
Dinners: salmon with yams, salsa turkey with cheese grits, steak with polenta, jerk pork with brown rice and mango salsa, Japanese bbq and sushi

Workouts: TapouT XT: plyo, cardio, strength and force upper, Muay Thai 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Work Hard, Play Harder

On Saturday night, the hubster and I went out with another couple. We had intended to go cosmic bowling, and we headed over to a new bowling alley near our friends' house, which was convenient since H was babysitting for them so they could go out.

We arrived at the bowling alley, and we encountered a really fun-looking, large bar, where a live band was playing classic rock and pitchers of beer were selling for $13.50 (you call it, Coors Light was the same price as imports!!!). Needless to say, no bowling occurred that night, but we shared some pitchers and played shuffleboard and darts and enjoyed people watching all night! And we had some nachos and assorted fried foods for our cheat night!!! Yum.

The next day, I was sick. (This is girl code for hungover.) I did absolutely nothing for most of the day, until I managed to get myself together enough to go grocery shopping. After that, I came home and was asleep by 9 pm. We didn't even do our workout. :(

On the brighter side, I am super jazzed at how much our grocery bill has gone down since I stopped buying processed foods. I could spend $200 a week easily when we were eating from a box. This week, I spent $133. Score!! We are eating great stuff like steak, chicken breast, and salmon. We are going out way less as well, so this eating cleaner plan is not only making us healthier, it is saving us a crapload of money as well.

On non-cheat days, I am having a hard time meeting my calorie goal.  For example, I need to eat 500 more calories tonight. There is no way that is going to happen. I am afraid of eating too much and I am afraid of eating too little.  I eat when I am hungry for the most part, but my snacks are usually fruit, so they aren't calorie heavy, and my meals are pretty small as well. I would like, in an ideal world, to have 3 meals that are around 400 calories and a few snacks that added up to about 400 calories. That would get me to my 1600 goal easily. It's hard to do when I am working, though, since there aren't many breaks.  I even have trouble getting enough water in; today, I only had one 20 oz travel cup.  When I stay home, I drink at least 3. Now, I am dehydrated and have a headache when I work out. Boo!


Sunday - skipped 
Monday- it's yoga day which usually means no workout, but I feel like I need to do something, especially since we didn't workout yesterday!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Finally Friday!!

Hello, all! I am so glad it's Friday! When you are off for the summer, you forget how good you feel at the end of the day on Friday. I only taught 2 days this week, and spent 2 setting up my classroom. I am exhausted and need this weekend badly!!

I managed to keep up with my workouts this week, with the exception of Tuesday, when I had dinner with some girlfriends.  I am happy to say that I start week 10 of TapouT XT today. The time has gone by so fast. We are already thinking ahead to what we can do when we are finished. I have a ton of videos that really are now useless to me, because I am beyond the fitness level that they are intended to serve! I have finally found the fit girl that was hiding inside me and it feels really good!

Also, my eating has been pretty on point this week. I didn't even have a cheat meal, and I stayed under my calories all week.  I have been eating small portions, rounding out my lunch with a salad and yogurt dressing, and eating mostly fruit for snacks. Despite this, my scale is showing a small gain, but I have been really bloated (I know this because my ring wouldn't slide off like it usually does). More water is definitely needed. It is hard to get it in when you are teaching though.

I am loving my class so far. I had a few criers, but for the most part, the kids are sweet and willing to follow directions.

Here are my diet logs:



Monday: rest day
Tuesday: off due to dinner with friends
Wednesday: cross core combat
Thursday: rest day
Friday: competition core

Gotta rest up, back to work again Monday!!!