Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day 310: Still Stuck, But Gaining Strength

I've been "insane" now for 10 days, and I'm definitely feeling a difference!! The scale hasn't budged much, but I definitely feel stronger and the workouts are becoming easier every day. I've lost about a pound since I started on the 18th, so I'm now down to 136.6 lbs.

This was me at the end of week 1...

What am I DOING!?

As usual, the exercising part is easy for me to stick to, but the weaknesses are sticking to eating what I should. I've still been doing really well with no bread and no rice, but even without those in my diet the past 2 weeks, I haven't seen much different with the loss. 

I wish I had more time to blog daily again, but this has just been a super busy past couple of weeks! The first 4 days of the "insane" workout were probably the most difficult for me. I could barely walk, and it hurt to do ANYTHING (e.g. move, walk, sit, stand, breathe, sneeze, etc.) 

I finally started feeling stronger and like myself after the first Cardio Recovery workout on day 4 because it had me to do a TON of stretches. Ever since then, I've been able to power through most of the moves. The ones I have the most difficulty with are the ones that involve the upper body, but I can definitely tell that I'm improving. I also upped my protein intake to help with the recovery as well.

Last weekend, I was able to make myself a yummy fruit smoothie with 1% milk. I made a big 24oz glass of it that I was able to enjoy for 2 days!

1/2 an avocado, 4 strawberries, 6 blackberries, 12 blueberries,
1 banana, 1cup 1% milk, and 1/2 a gala apple blended
And since it's Lent, I've been eating baked catfish seasoned with paprika for supper on Fridays.

catfish with paprika, romaine, and sautéed squash
My other meals have pretty much consisted of baked chicken, cucumbers with rice vinegar, mashed sweet potatoes, and turkey wheat spaghetti. 

During my last grocery trip, I tried out 4 different brands of Greek yogurt, and I ended up liking them all! I think my favorite was a Yoplait coconut and vanilla Greek yogurt, but the Chobani Banana was a close 2nd! The yogurt pictured below had my favorite texture... I'm pretty picky when it comes to yogurt. haha! At least I know I have lots of options now!

Tomorrow is my company's spring pot luck, and I have no idea what to bring. I need to bring a dish I know I can eat at least since 1, it's a Friday during Lent so no meat, and 2, no bread and no rice. I guess I better start looking through my kitchen to see if I've got anything I can get together for this thing. I hope to blog again sooner than later! I'll be sure to post the end of week 2's insane photos.