I have taken the first step in not weighing every day....starting today. I told myself that from now on I will only weigh on Mondays like I planned to do since December. I have been working out every day and I don't want muscle gains on the scale to discourage me. So MONDAYS only!!! It was hard to walk out of the bathroom this morning without stepping on that lil devil but I managed to do it.
My friend, Jessica, from work has been withering away losing her baby fat. LITERALLY melting off of her (lucky witch) and she used to be a size 8. Well in the last couple of months she's gone down to more like a 4/6 (again...lucky witch) and can no longer wear her 8's and 10's so she is retiring her slacks to me as she goes. Well she brought be a pair of 8's today and I told her there was no way in hell I could get in these pants. NO WAY! I have seen her in them and she looks soooo tiny and the pants look tiny! Well I went and tried them on in the bathroom and holy crap, they FIT!!! I was mesmerized, blow away, in shock! These, my friends, are no magic pants like the size 7's I told you about a while back. These are actually size 8 pants!!! I couldn't be more thrilled (unless the scale would go down, then I'd be more thrilled). WOWZERS!
Needless to say I am on an NSV high today. So my mood is chipper.
Menu from yesterday:
Breakfast: Click protein shake
Snack: Plain greek yogurt sweetened with Splenda, with 1/2 c blueberries and 1 tbsp of walnuts
Lunch: 1/2 baked flounder fillet and 1 small stuffed crab (mmm...yum!)
Snack: Click protein shake and 8oz of spicy V8 juice
Pre-workout energy snack: 2 tbsp of raisin bran extra
Post-workout energy snack: a sip of Chocolate Silk milk (literally like 2 swallows)
Dinner: the remaining half of my flounder fillet, 1/4 cup of crawfish cornbread, and a small salad with dark greens, 5 green olives, 4 croutons, and 1 tbsp of jalapeno ranch dressing.
Dessert Treat: a jello mousse pudding cup (love these things) and 4 oz of orange juice
Exercise: 15 minutes HIIT cardio when I got home and then another 45 minutes of circuit training after the hubby went to bed (woo hoo!!!)
I can honestly say I am LOVING working out. I feel great afterward and can really see the improvement in how I feel and my energy level. I am happy about this. I needed this boost. And to think I should have been working out all along.
Short note: I have been using Splenda for the last few months thinking it was a better option than nurtrasweet or sweet n low. Well I have been doing research on it because I feel like I get headaches and stuff shortly after eating something with splenda in it. Well of course it says "splenda is a chemical just like other artificial sweeteners and it can cause digestive problems, headaches, and....WEIGHT GAIN!!!" It doesn't effect everyone but it can cause these problems. SOOO I got some Truvia and I am going to the health food store tomorrow to buy Stevia. Maybe this will be an extra boost!
Have a good day!