Prelim is turned in. Next hurdle: to drop a dress size!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I turned in my prelim! A day early at that!
I have to confess- today was a *terrible* eating day for me. I added "for me", because I'm pretty sure it would be considered a normal day by the general population. After I turned in copies of my prelim, I met a friend for a late brunch and had a veggie omelet (with egg beaters) and home fries. Later, at the mall, I had a cookie. Finally, post-workout and running late, I picked up a chipotle vegetarian burrito bowl with brown rice and *gasp* a side of chips and guacamole. I had half the chips and put the rest away. The grand total was 2,000 calories, which is way more than I've had in a single day in about a month.
I mean, the cookie is an obvious splurge. But all things consider, I think I did pretty good for a splurge day. My only real concern is that tomorrow I am finally going to indulge in a margarita (or two) with some friends to celebrate turning in the prelim, so I know my calories will be over tomorrow too. Luckily, I anticipated the splurging so I'm getting in 2 extra workouts this week.
I really hope this weekend doesn't set my progress back, but I'm not too worried about it. I feel so good about things, these days.
So I went without any alcohol for about a month, and I'm pretty happy about that. I think moving forward, I'm going to try to only drink 1-2 a month. I don't miss it very much at all, and considering some of my friends are in recovery, I don't find myself being the only person not drinking when I'm out. And I LOVE that without alcohol, nights out dancing become late night workouts instead of late night empty calorie fests :)
Speaking of dance, I have added a third group gym class to my routine, "pulse", which is a cardio and toning class to club music. I'm also going to try my hand at mountain biking this weekend, and will be getting back into kayaking and paddleboarding, now that the weather has improved. Even on my rest days, I still am taking my pup out for a nice 20-30 minute walk.
This is easily the most active (and most diverse I've been with workouts) in years, and it's showing. While today my tummy is a bit less impressive thanks to the 3,000+ mg of sodium I had in the last 24 hours, in the past week or so, when I catch myself in the mirror, I am surprised at how much flatter it looks. And my arms! I'm not going to say I have visible muscle definition there, but I WILL say that they look firmer, and something I think (or imagine) that I can see the beginning outlines of where definition *will* happen.
I'm hoping that in a few more weeks, I will be down a full dress size, which will put me just one more dress size away from my goal size. So long as I keep my momentum and drive, I can't see it not happening.
I'll post more in another day or two, I know I still have to talk about my adventures in vegetarian land and I also want to share pictures of my pantry, because people always ask me what I eat :)
In the meanwhile, I wish everyone a beautiful end to their week, and positive vibes. You got this!