Here is my thought for the day: I really wish I could just exercise all the time and not have to worry about the nutrition part.
I love my food. Especially my dessert. I'm fairly certain that is precisely what is keeping me from my 6-pack abs and buns of steel.
Somehow when I am holding a bowl of gooey-yummy-sweet goodness in my hands--all my reasoning flies out the window and I'm left thinking, "oh well, it's worth it" or "I'll just work out extra hard next time" or "I'll skip a meal later"...ANYTHING to justify swallowing down 500 calories in 5 minutes.
Today I worked out like a machine! I did 60 minutes on the elliptical while watching The Bachelor that I had dvr'd from Monday night. Then tonight I did Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper. I think I put in about 2 hrs. and 15 minutes....and that doesn't even count all the running around and playing in the snow/ice I did with the kids earlier today.
Sounds good, right....BUT...I also made banana cake today with our overly-ripe bananas. Then tonight (since the kids don't really love the banana cake) I made them chocolate chip cookies. THEN Matt got home from work and wanted eggs and biscuits...so I made him a few biscuits and used the rest of them to make sugar donuts. I ate some of all 3 of these desserts! EEEeeek!
For breakfast today, I made the kids biscuits & gravy with turkey sausage and scrambled eggs. I ate mostly eggs and a little bit of the b & g w/ sausage.
For lunch I had my WONDERFUL Progresso Light Sante Fe Chicken soup (160 cal), a few tortilla chips and a piece of banana cake.
For snack I had 1 slice of cheddar cheese with 10 Kashi crackers.
For dinner, since Matt was working, I just ate a bowl of raisin bran cereal with skim milk.
Then I had 1 of the sugar donuts and 2 little chocolate chip cookies!!!
See what I mean? I didn't get nearly enough fruits and veggies or protein today--and way too many sweets and carbs. AND...that was with me having some restraint!! I would have liked to have more cookies tonight!
Anyway, I have to tell Christina that I did it! I took your accomplishment and used it as my inspriation and I did ALL 50 MASON TWISTS WITH MY FEET UP! First time ever and I really didn't think I could do it...but once I heard you had done it, I decided I was going to do it even if it kiled me! ha ha And looky there---I could do it after all! Makes me wonder how often I don't push myself as hard as I could. Tonight for the shoulders & arms work out, I did almost all of the reps using 15 lb. weights. I usually use 10's but I decided to push a little harder and see if I could do the 15's. It was harder, but totally doable. I was still able to get 15 reps on each one. On the tripcep kickbacks, I did use 10's though.
Okay, well, I'm getting sleepy, and with all this working out, I know I need my rest. G'night!