Well guys, today I choose this blog over Facebook. Yes, I'm kinda feeling "over" Facebook right now. Who knows if it'll stay this way forever, but for now, I'm a blogger instead of a Facebooker.
Today I completed my 16th (almost) consequetive day of Insanity. I actually took last Saturday off because it was my 5K race day and I just couldn't fit the workout in with all the other things I had going on that day, but other than that, I've been faithful---to the WORKOUTS that is. My eating has been questionable. Eeek! (what's new, right!?!)
However, today as I got up at 6 am, threw on my tennies and sports bra and attempted to do Insanity Pure Cardio after having been awake for about 47 seconds and I really wanted to push "stop" and say forgettaboutit....I remembered WHY I am doing this. (crazy how easy it is to forget your "why")
My "Why" for doing Insanity right now is 2-fold:
1) I've been trying to lose this last 15 pounds for a couple of YEARS now and I finally set a date as my "finish line". Memorial Day. It is when we take our annual trip to our hometown to visit family as well as the official beginning of the swimming season and it is a perfect amount of time for me to be able to lose this weight (in a realistic manner).
2) Besides the fact that I spent the money to buy it and have yet to actually DO it, I also want to complete the program so that I can tell YOU ALL how awesome it is from my own experience. How can I sell something if I can't attest to its greatness in my own life?
Soooo, now I'm re-motivated to do it and do it RIGHT! (meaning get my eating in check). As of right now, I am 11 pounds from my goal weight (125). There are 5 weeks left between now and then, which is ample time to reach my goal.
There are a few major stumbling blocks in my road to success that I am going to have to figure out. One is SNO-CONES. I L.O.V.E. sno-cones and could eat them daily. And the only thing better than a sno-cone is a FREE sno-cone...and yep, our local place is selling them BOGO right now! UGH! It's like a blessed curse! ha ha I have no earthly idea how many calories are in a small sno-cone but I'm thinking it can't be good. Maybe around 200-300???? Enough to reverse the good I'm doing with all the working out. So...I'm trying to limit myself to one a WEEK and absolutely NO soda or sweetened drinks the entire week.
Another thing I need to work on is eating late. Now that we are in full softball/baseball mode, we eat at CRAZY times. We pretty much either have to eat dinner at 4:30 pm or at 8:30 pm--which neither is good. If we eat at 4:30, we're hungry again before bed. If we eat at 8:30 (or later), we go to bed with fully tummies (and usually not of the best stuff). I wish we could just do small healthy snacks all evening long, and that might be okay for me, but everyone else won't go for it. Anyway, I need to put some more thought into how I can work this out becuase we have games all the way through June 27th, so this isn't going to be ending anytime soon.
So I wonder, how are all of YOU doing? What kind of eating struggles do you have? Which is harder for you--eating healthy or getting your daily workout done?