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, April 5, 2009

Days 81, 82 & 83

Friday-Day 81-Okay..I'm not gonna lie. I totally dogged my work out today. I tried, I swear I did...but I just couldn't find the strength to "Bring It" during Legs & Back. I did about 90% of it...but I only gave it about 75% effort. Shame on me, I know. All I can say in my defense is that my legs were SHOT from Thursdays' GRUELING workout at the gym and it was honestly painful trying to do squats. Not a burning kind of pain...a hurting kind of pain. But...a quitter I am NOT...so I finished. I did save Ab Ripper for later though so I could have a chance to "recover" a bit. When I did it later that night I felt MUCH better and was able to really work hard during that 15 minutes. I did great on my eating and didn't cheat at ALL! YAY!

Saturday-Day 82-I got up late and didn't have time for a real breakfast before I left for the gym. (bad!bad!bad!) I'm the kinda girl who needs her breakfast...and especially right now on this eating plan thing..I'm already getting the bare minimum of calories, so I really HATED to go without eating. But...sleep got the best of me and I waited too long. I ended up having to just grab a banana and go. I was worried I was going to have a tough time, because Saturdays is by far my hardest work-out day of the week. But...surprisingly...I felt great! I did my hour of kickboxing, 45 minutes of Zumba and then 15 min. of abs. After that I hopped on the treadmill for a short (but fast) run. I did half a mile in 4 minutes. I had ran a half a mile earlier (between kickboxing and zumba) so I got in a full mile total. I wish I could find the time to run the whole 3 miles sometime all at once...the 5K is right around the corner now and I have YET to do the whole 3 miles since I signed up for it! Anyway, I burned 1043 calories during those 2:16. YAY!
Eating was going pretty good all day long until that evening when we went to my parents house for dinner. My mom had made pot roast with steamed broccoli, corn and crescent rolls. I had 1 small slice of roast, a few carrots, 1 bite of potato, a HUGE serving of the broccoli and NO crescent rolls! Then afterwards, she had made this beautiful strawberry cream cheese dessert thing and I resisted!!! HOORAY! Matt was shocked that I didn't have any! I came home and ate my 1 cup of mixed berries instead!!

Sunday-Day 83-Rest Day! HA HA I guess it is a "rest day" in the sense that I didn't do a work out...but we definitely kept busy. We left the house at 8:10 am for church and didn't get home until almost 9 pm after evening service! After church and sunday school, we went out to eat at a mexican resturant. I knew this was going to be the ULTIMATE test for me. Chips and salsa/queso is one of my TOP 5 favorite foods--if not the #1 and I have never passed up on them. This particular place we went actually gives out FREE queso. And if you know me..that's a DOUBLE WHAMMY because I really, really can't resist anything that is FREE!
But I did it!
NO chips for me!!! (during the appetizer portion of the meal)
I ordered the closest thing on the menu to my "scheduled meal" which turned out to be Chicken Monterey. Chicken breast with onions and peppers and swiss cheese on top. It was supposed to be served with rice and beans...but I had them substitute fresh steamed veggies instead. I ended up eating THREE chips with my dinner. Dumb. I shouldn't have even had one...so I could really be super proud...but I used a couple of the chips to scoop up my veggies and my onions and peppers and then just popped it in my mouth. Anyway...my next big victory was when they brought out the FREE sopapillas!!! AUGH....somebody just shoot me now! What torture! But again...I was strong and told the waiter I didn't want mine. Now Matt was really shocked!! He said "I know you're REALLY serious about this if you're turning down chips and queso AND the sopapillas!" Yep..he's right. This is the REAL DEAL this time.
Later , I did do a mini-flub and eat a couple spoonfuls of my mom's strawberry dessert but I refuse to feel bad about it. I didn't have but a few small bites and I had done good all weekend. I also didn't have dinner so I figured my calories were still going to be fine.
In all...it was one of the best weekends (eating-wise) I have EVER had. I can't believe I did it...but thanks to my hubby being supportive, I was able to keep the temptations at bay! YAY!

2 comments:

Single Mom in the Suburbs said...

WOW! You're so active in addition to the P90X! It's GREAT! You know, my instinct is to tell you don't worry about the 3 chips and spoonful of Mom's dessert. But I know exactly how you feel - if it were me, I'd be disappointed in myself too! Keep up the great work :)

Rene' said...

wow, I can't believe you resisted all that. way to go. I don't know that I ever have. I am going to work on it,now u are motivating me on eating right as well as motivating me in class :)