It was a really good first week back. I can't even describe how much better I feel. And I'm down three pounds, so that helps!
I'm also only two pounds away from my first mini goal, so *fingers crossed* I'll hit that by next Friday. I'm feeling pretty confident that I can.
However, I felt like I needed to give myself a little dose of reality, not to discourage myself, but for some addtional motivation. I said last week that I wanted to lose 45lbs by Corrie's wedding. Corrie's wedding is now 11 weeks (!!!!!!!) away (begin the countdown!). If I am to actually lose the next 42 lbs before her big day that would equal about 3.8lbs per week. Unlikely and improbable. BUT, that just means I have to work my butt off to get as close as possible (without overdoing it of course).
I've started a couple different month long programs to help me get back into the work out routine, a squats challenge and an ab challenge. My coworker introduced me to them and said that the squats challenge really worked for her, slimming out her thighs and making her pants fit better. I'm all for that! Both challenges are three days on, one day off for the month, so it's easy to do it all together and be done for the day. I have also added an arm workout into it, so I'm getting a full body workout. I still need to add cardio back into my routine, but it's all coming.
As per usual Sakief has been my biggest support. He planned an incredibly delicious low carb menu for us this week, some of which I'll have to share when I have the time. I think my favorite was the paleo-style lasagna. We ended up using cheese (hence style), because it's just not lasagna without it, but yum! We also had butter chicken with green beans (no rice), stuffed poblano peppers (vegetarian dish) and gumbo sans rice. I'm pretty spoiled. And it just goes to show that you can eat well, while eating well. Tonight is finally my turn to cook and I'm making spicy avocado enchiladas. They are insanely good (we've had them once before) and I will definitely share the recipe.
He's also encouraging me in my workouts without pushing. Despite the fact that my body feels better this week, I have been feeling sick off and on (maybe cold coming on, maybe allergies, who the heck knows!). He's been running everyday, and always invites me to join. Unfortunately I'm just not there yet, but I will be. One day I really am going to finish the C25K program...
Today we are trying out a yoga studio. They are donation only, which keeps cost for us low since we don't have to purchase a membership. That's definitely something I miss from having my gym membership... the classes (mostly yoga). Here's to hoping we like it!
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!