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.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Day 6

Ahhhh...Saturday! We slept in today for the first time on a Saturday in ages. I usually NEVER miss kickboxing and Zumba at the gym on Saturday mornings. But now since we are doing our P90X, I am staying home on Saturdays so we can do our work outs together. It felt SO good to wake up when my body was ready! Once we got up, I made breakfast, then we worked on bills and the checkbook for a little bit while our food digested. Then it was onto our work out. Today's DVD was "Kenpo". It was a lot like kickboxing--just without gloves and the bag. I LOVED it. Matt didn't think he liked it at first, but by the end of it (58 minutes) I think he was liking it better. Throwing punches into the air (instead of into a bag) is a little awkward when you're not used to it. Plus, it's important not to hyperextend your joints and that's an easy mistake to make when there's nothing stopping your punch or kick. Anyway, it was a great day, very relaxing and un-busy. I only left the house once all day and that was to make a quick run to our little country store to get a couple of groceries I needed to make some pumpkin cookies--our "reward" for being so good all week. It was a recipe straight from the Thin Kitchen website (P90X chef guy). Anyhow, I came home and made them and they were so gross. None of us liked them. I am probably going to eat like 1 a day until they go bad just because they are chock-full of healthy stuff...but they are definitely not what I would have considered a "reward" or dessert before this whole nutrition change thing.
Here is our menu for today:
Breakfast:
Omlet: Turkey sausage, chives, bell pepper, onion, tomato, sprinkle of FF cheddar cheese.
1 slice light whole-wheat toast with spray butter
2 slices of Turkey bacon
1 orange slice.
(See picture below)

Lunch: Corn-tortilla roll ups (left-over grilled turkey tenderloin, slice of avacado, salsa & sprinkle of FF cheddar cheese rolled up in a toasted corn tortilla)

Snack: Dried fruit

Dinner: Baked sole, stir-fry veggies, cucumber salad

Dessert: Pumpkin cookies

I ate 4 of those yucky cookies and I was SO bummed with myself about it the rest of the night. I kept thinking "WHY did you do that?" It's not that they are SO bad or anything...but FOUR? That's reverting back to my old ways. One cookie---maybe 2--should have been plenty.
Oh well, I'm glad I recognize it when my old habits start creeping back up on me and I won't let it happen again. I've come to far to turn back now!
I am so ready for tomorrow morning's weigh in!

1 comment:

kc said...

Yea Jen! That is part of the journey, breaking yourself out of your old habits, and creating NEW healthy habits. You can do it girlfriend! I'm SO PROUD of you!!!! :)
Just think about how smokin' hot your going to look in your bikini this summer!!! :) (that constant thought will keep you from giving in to those old habits).