Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day 23

Geepers Creepers...! It's 10:00 pm exactly and I just finished Kenpo X. By myself. Couldn't get Matt to get off his derrierre and do it with me. I tried. I called him names like "fatty" and "slacker" and that is apparently not motivating! I don't know of a single thing I could say to that man to sway his decision about anything. When he makes up his mind...you might as well forget it cuz he ain't listenin' anymore.
Anyhow, it was a good workout tonight. I added weights (3 pounders) to all the blocks and vertical punches and that really helped me feel it a lot more. I'm thinking about buying those weighted arm bands to wear while I work out...maybe that will help me slim down in my arms more...!!?? Anybody have those or ever use them?
Hey...Candyland....how was day 1??? I can't wait to hear what you thought about it. Guess I could go check your blog and see what you wrote, huh?!?! :o)
Okay, anyway, eating today was decent:

Breakfast:
Me: Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax oatmeal and skim milk
Matt: Egg white scramble wtih FF mozerella cheese, 2 turkey bacon, strawberres and skim milk

Snack: Protien bar

Lunch:
Matt: Leftovers from last nights dinner
Me: Chick-Fil-A Chargrilled chicken salad with 1/2 packet of ranch dressing (160 cal)

Snack: Fresh pineapple, 6 Kashi whole grain crackers, 3 peices of dried papaya.

Dinner: Baked tilapia with steamed broccoli and cauliflower, 1/2 chocolate peanutbutter protien smoothie.

I think today was the first time that I looked in the mirror and actually thought, Wow! I look thinner. Everybody else has been saying it...but I haven't really been able to see a difference. But today I wore my hair back in a slick ponytail and I could really see it in my face. I have such a round face anyway...that usually when it's pulled all back..I look like a little bowling ball head...but today...not so. I looked more like a big easter egg head---ha ha...more oval and not so roundy. Anyway, that is encouraging. I am fixing to see my family who I haven't seen since Christmas tomorrow and it'd be nice if they noticed a change.

Speaking of fixing to be with my family...I may or may not be able to post for the next few days. I am taking my laptop with me...but I have no idea if I'll have internet access or not. Wish me luck with my eating. It's going to be challenging to say the LEAST. I'm just gonna "do my best and forget the rest!"

3 comments:

kc said...

Yea! Congratulations Jen!!!! Isn't it wonderful to be able to see the change in yourself? Just think about how those before and after photos are going to look! :) You are doing such a great job, and are so dedicated to this. Girl, you are an inspiration..just reading this motivates me to do my daily workouts (can't let you workout more than me now can I?! haha) and to keep my diet in check. Thanks for posting what you eat. It gives me new ideas for our own clean eating lifestyle...it is so easy to get into a rut, so this really helps me to get new ideas.

Candyland said...

I am definitely inspired daily by reading your blog, so don't stop now. If you end up with no internet access while your away well, what can I say, you'll have a lot of splaining to do when you get back...Ü I am still curious what state you are from, your yard looked so BIG and beautiful from what I could see by your pool. I know that wasn't California...Keep up the good work enjoy your weekend away, just do what you can... Candy

Candyland said...

I did have one more question for you though, Remembering back to week 1, Can you tell me when the intial soreness went away? Was it 1 week, or more or less? I know you still may hurt now and then but I'm sure it's not like the first week.

Candy