Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Better late than never!

OK so my plans were to get back on track on Monday, but there is no rule that says you can't start plans on Tuesday's right???
I had great intentions, but I think my allergies won. Might not make sense, but I under ate yesterday. This can be just as unhealthy as overeating. I was just very run down and did not have much of an appetite for most of the day. So today is the day! So Monday was a scratch...today is a do over!

Today I ventured back to the gym for Turbo Kick again! I was a few minutes late and was banished to the back of the room where I had trouble seeing the instructor. Luckily the routine was somewhat familiar to me as I did it Sunday so I was able to follow things a lot better than if it was my first time. My back was/is still sore by the way from Sunday's class. Sweet!
After that I did my weight training. Today it was 5 sets of 6 reps for most of the exercises. Heavy weights day. It was great. I stretched afterwards and called it a day. Well I almost called it a day. I taught a cardio kickboxing class later on at 4pm. I used some "borrowed" material from the Turbo Kick class . I changed a few things to make it my own though. I think they enjoyed it. I am really working on my memorization skills too. I did pretty well I think.
I won't be posting my eats all the time, but just to get a general idea; here is was I ate today.
~ Oat bran, cottage cheese and strawberries
~ protein shake, plain almond milk and fiber bar
~ carrots, 0% Greek yogurt, few tbs of vanilla yogurt, strawberries and pineapple
~lean turkey, brown rice and asparagus
I will eat one more time and probably have a sugar free Popsicle while I watch my DVR of the Bachelorette!
I also had almost a gallon of water as well. I need to get used to drinking this much. I know I am missing some more green veggies, but I am very satisfied with how I ate today.

Makes you more conscious of when and what you consume on a daily basis. It's easy to account for the big stuff - that piece of cheese cake, or that big turkey dinner. But it's often the little things that get you, like...
The cream and sugar in your daily coffee.
The butter on your morning bagel.
The handful of peanuts you mindlessly grabbed while sitting in front of the T.V..
Allows you to gain an understanding of just how much food you need to consume to reach your weight loss goals.

If you keep track of your weight or waist measurement along with your food intake, you'll soon notice whether your weight/waist size is trending up, down or staying the same. If you keep an accurate food log, you can make small adjustments to your caloric intake to help you achieve your goals.
Allows you to accurately calculate how many calories you eat. When you combine your food log with a nutrition software, you can quickly and easily find out how many calories you consume...on a meal-to-meal, day-to-day basis. Doing this is perhaps the quickest way to reach your weight loss goals.
Reveals patterns in your eating habits.

Do you eat more at night than during the day? Do you eat when more or less when stressed? Do most of your calories come from carbohydrates? From protein? Or from fat? Are you eating at regular intervals throughout the day or do you eat fewer but bigger meals? Keeping a food log can help you answer these questions. Just being more conscious about what you eat, when you eat, why you eat and how much you eat can make all the difference in the world.
Keeps you focused on your goal. What you focus on becomes your reality. If you are focused on eating balanced, healthy meals you will tend to eat that way more often than not.

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