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.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Insanity-16 days down, 44 to go!

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?


Rene' said...

my eating has been crap today-yuck! its a blasted shame too, bc I can even feel my body going 'ugh' bc it knows its not right.

KC said...

Great Job Jen!
For me, eating is okay...until I start craving crunchy/salty (usually crackers...which then make me retain I try to avoid it, but it's hard sometimes)...or when my hubby starts craving Dairy Queen Blizzards! LOL! I love salty crunchy crackers, or Dairy Queen Ice Cream. Those are my weakness...
We usually eat dinner early, rather than late. Then Stephen and the boys eat a "snack" later in the evening (before bed). I don't like to go to bed with a full tummy.
Good Luck!!!!

Matty O said...

JUST KEEP PUSHING PLAY!!! Tony Horton should have trained you already! Haha.

I hear you on motivation. Luckily my wife has been on the same journey towards living fit and happy as me so she has been my fall back crutch :)

Keep up the good work. You have a reasonable goal as long as you can stick to the diet. I got GREAT results getting rid of sugars and any processed foods or enriched flour in the foods we ate.

I have not done the insanity dvds yet but have read a few blogs now and feel they are pretty intense!!!

Good Luck and hang in there!

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Kate said...

I struggle with both - but lately it's been getting workouts in. We have our groceries delivered now so really, if we don't order it, it's not in the house so I can't munch on it. There's a lot less temptation when strolling the aisles online!

Now that the weather is warmer it's easy to motivate myself to workout. Now I just need to find the time w/ a newborn craving my attention too.