Monday, November 12, 2012


I did it! I got up this morning and did the first workout of P90X. I can tell you without a doubt, I am feeling it now. I started with P90X Chest and Back. I didn't get up as early as I hoped, but still early enough to fit in the whole workout. I can tell that I have lost ground since the last time that I completed the series. It was a struggle to do at least 15 of each type of push up. My arms felt like rubber bands when I was done.

Eating was mostly good today...right up until the thought of pretzels and dip called my name this evening. It wasn't the worst snack, but I might have been better off skipping it. It set me past my daily calorie goal for today. But, regardless, I know that I wasn't that far beyond my goal and it was a better day than it might have been if I had not been making conscientious decisions all day.

On a positive note, my weight this morning was down 2# from where I was the day before. Unfortunately, I have a long way to go. But, the journey will be worth it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

the time is now....

I know that I keep thinking, I need to start again soon. I need to return to tracking my food and being more active. The time is now. I must start again, before I give back all that I gained (or lost rather).

I started my day today with a bowl of Cheerios with a sliced banana. I had coffee with cream and sugar - the cream though is fat free, so it was only 30 calories for the tablespoon I used. Lunch, I am not sure yet what I will eat, but I will find something that is both satisfying and healthy. For dinner, I am trying a new recipe for Crock Pot Beer Chicken and will serve it with corn. The recipe says that it is only 143 calories per serving (2# of chicken, 1 bottle of beer - 8 servings). I think that sounds about right for 1/4# chicken serving.

Activity for today? It will be 'normal' stuff - like laundry, raking leaves, walking the grocery store. I can't say that I am making an extra effort, but I am moving. I might try to fit in a short video later today or try some of the things I have pinned.

Tomorrow though, I hope to start back into some strength training. I am going to use a combination of the various DVDs that I have to mix up my routine. On days where I am short on time, it will be the 10 Minute series from Tony Horton. Other days, I think I would like to use the P90X strength videos. My friend and I have put Zumba back on our calendar - but not until next week. So, I will strive for morning activity every day and supplement with evening activity where I can.