Today I really pushed myself. First of all to just get up and Work out and Second I did two workouts instead of my usual one. I did 40 minutes of Cardio and it felt great! I am so proud of myself. I feel really good to have done that.
I was reading an article on Sparkpeople that said most people don't realize the amount of exercise they really need to lose weight. Counting calories is fine but you have to get in that cardio to really lose. It said the really successful people actually do at least an hour every day!! I wasn't doing that. I haven't been doing that at all.
Now, I don't think it's realistic to set a goal of every day for myself. I am lazy by nature and need a few days off or I'll just feel defeated. So I am starting by lengthening the workouts I do. I have only worked out twice this week. I plan on doing the same tomorrow and Saturday to get in my 4 days. But if I only get in 3 I'll be satisfied too. I'm not in that big of a hurry.
I was at the high end of my calorie intake yesterday but a lot of that was fruit! So that's a big improvement. I am still not getting enough protein though. I don't know how to add anymore to my diet. I'm just not a big protein eater I suppose. Just adding the fruits and veggies is a big deal for me. My body must be freaking out!! lol
I am still eating oatmeal and I also bought some multi grain cheerios. They are really good! The only "diet" food I have in the house is reduced fat peanut butter and light sour cream. The rest is normal food. I'm just reducing my portions and being diligent about counting the calories. It's working! I want to eat this way the rest of my life so I'm not really "dieting." I'm changing my eating habits.
I got in all my water yesterday. I'll have to try the lemon thing SunTiger, I don't do that. And I never drink ice water. I have a filter on my drain and the water is cold already but I don't mind it room temperature either.
As far as the scale goes, I'm trying not to be so obsessive. But I did weigh before and after my workout and I lost 1.5 pounds just by working out! I was sweating bullets :) It's all good.
Hope you are all having a fantastic day so far. Mines great..
Just in case you didn't know, this blog has turned into my diet/nutrition/fitness blog. My more personal day to day blog is at Journalspace.