Hopped on the scale last night, and while I knew I had not lost any, I had not expected to gain 1.8 pounds! I'm back to where I started! So if DH wants to eat out again, I'm sorry, but I cannot. We ruined my diet enough for one week! I know it is not often we get to go out without the kids, but I'd also like to just stay at home and do nothing. Well, not nothing, get caught up on some things, but not have the kids constantly pulling at me. I am really looking forward to today. And I've still got half of tomorrow to look forward to as well!
I overslept by an hour, but that is okay because I can still workout for as long as I like, I don't have to be anywhere!
Yesterday was a run day, and again I had to stop about every other time I ran and stretch out my calves. I did remember to stretch yesterday, yay! I have to stop forgetting because then I'm just going to be stiff and creak all the time! But I did not enjoy my run like I did my first one. I had that nagging voice telling me to quit, to slow down, that I could quite early... the Blerch. Check out theoatmeal.com to learn more about the Blerch. I don't agree with the guy's method, in his own words he treats his body "like a fast moving dumpster". But his adventures running are hilarious theoatmeal.com/comics/ru
I met my fitness minutes goal for May plus 90 minutes! My goal was for 1,140 minutes and I got 1,236, and that wasn't the whole month, I started about a week in counting my minutes. And I got a total of 84 miles in!
I'm so excited for the month of June!
Cardio is going to be a high priority for June, but my main focus is going to be on nutrition. If I can't get my nutrition under control, I'm not going to lose any weight. By default with all the cardio I'm getting, I'm hungrier than usual. So I need to make sure to eat my snacks on time, whether I feel hungry or not. And to eat breakfast, that is the meal I usually forget about, but love to eat. I've got my food planned out and even already portioned out, I just have to eat at home and not out. And not eat seconds. I get so hungry after working out. But I'm trying to limit how much carbs I eat, and that means limiting starchy foods like sweet potatoes and rice. I have rice with every meal, but I like to have sweet potato too for a little something sweet. So I have half a serving of each to compromise, but that means a lot less rice to go with my chicken. Basically I have to get used to smaller portions, smaller meals and having snacks. I can do this. I used to eat hardly anything and workout like a mad woman, so I know it can be done.
The only difference is I used to go stretch in the sauna when I was done back then, and we don't have a gym membership here. But then, back then I lived on base and worked at the gym which was two blocks away. Big difference there. But not something that should get in the way of changing thing now. I have my treadmill. I can take a hot shower to sooth my muscles and just remember to stretch out after working out and throughout the day. I've been saying 'maybe' to yoga, I think it is time I finally got to doing some yoga to help keep me from getting so stiff I can't move right!!!