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Staying On Track Is Hard. Coffee.

Friday, December 20, 2019

So, yesterday I let myself get too hungry at lunch, and didn't wait for my shake to be made, just grabbed some leftovers and ate them. So I didn't exactly stay on track. I'm craving salt and DH says that is electrolytes so I'm allowing a Gatorade a day (we keep a thing of the powder at home and mix our own, it's cheaper and does not waste plastic bottles). I also had an extra coffee, I got cold and all thoughts of bouillon were gone all I could think of was coffee. I need to put the bouillon in front of the coffee after the morning cup has been finished!! So I added the Gatorade and another snack to my meal tracker so that today can go easier.

emoticon I'm going to try my best to work out today and then I'll have my morning shake and gatorade afterwards. Help me recover from the exercise better. I'm going to vacuum the basement entertainment area and then see if the videos I got from Goodwill actually work. I hope so!! I want to go back to Goodwill and go through their DVD's and see what I can find, I hear that there are a lot of workout videos there. But, we don't have the time or money right now.

DH did splurge on some BRCC coffee (Black Rifle Coffee Company - run and owned by veterans). Best. Coffee. Ever. Sniper smooth is exactly that, the smoothest coffee you've ever had. I like Just Black, because it is more robust but still light, but DH likes this roast the best. Anything is better than regular store bought swill we normally drink. We've tried all kinds of brands, but once you are spoiled by drinking this stuff, nothing else will do. Geez, I sound like a commercial, sorry bout that. I'm waxing poetic about my coffee, can you tell I didn't get enough sleep last night? LOL!

Been having a hard time with keeping up with everything AND getting ready for the NEW YEAR emoticon As if something magical is going to happen on January 1st. So, that is one of the reasons for the reboot and refocusing on working out and getting at least 10 minutes of cardio in for 6 days a week (except next week on the 24th and 25th). My goal is to lose 18 pounds, to get down to 171. I'm at 189 right now. So up two pounds, or was last time I weighed... need to weigh this morning. My pants are fitting a bit tight, and so are my workout pants, and that is not a good sign. I have been wearing my leggings with dresses so that I'm not squeezing my stomach when we go out places, and wearing my more loose fitting clothes at home. I just bought some workout pants that are supposed to be my size and they fit a bit tight, I can't find my other pair, they are probably in my DD13's room somewhere (she took a load of my clothes in her room for some reason unknown to me, probably so she could later use it as an excuse to go in my bedroom where the presents are, but there were all hidden at the time, right now they are in plain sight, just wrapped). I need to lose the extra few pounds from my stomach fast so my pants fit again!! Hopefully it is just bloating and will go down now that TOM is over.

So I'll start with my 10 minutes a day and listening to a podcast, which will probably lead to a lot longer walk on the treadmill. If it warms up, I will walk the small dog to the end of the neighborhood and back, he needs the extra exercise, he's put on weight too, eating the food leftover in Hope's bowl. Then 10 minutes of pilates, I found a video I really like on SP and it is still challenging me, so I'll continue to do it until I need to move on. I want to find a butt/glutes workout. Mine is sagging. I know of some moves that can help, but I want a full routine. I think there was a Thanksgiving themed one by Blogilates called Bountiful Booty, I'll look it up, LOL.

I'm not giving up. I've come this far, I'm halfway to my goal, I will not give up now. I will work harder and smarter. I will get the measuring stuff back out for my food and remember that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I have to remember that drinking a protein shake daily to make sure I get enough protein is part of my new daily routine. I knew this when I signed up for the surgery. I used to love working out, and still do, it was just easier when I was in shape, LOL! So, I need to get back in shape so I can enjoy it as much as I used to!! I want to get a punching bag and start doing that kind of cardio too.

Hope you have a wonderful TGIF!! It is getting so close to Christmas!! I can't wait to watch the kids open their presents!!


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  • LIS193
    That coffee sounds good!
    There are tons of (free) exercise videos on YouTube and here on SP. Glad you found some you like.
    60 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Great plan.
    60 days ago
    You've got it-now to just do it. I've let a few things go here and there, too; not working out as hard, or harder but not as long, slipping in a chocolate here and there and not counting it. So far so good on the clothes not tightening, but I know me, and this is how it starts. So, I'll be with you in spirit, applying good discipline again! emoticon emoticon
    61 days ago
    You've got this! One decision at a time, one action at a time. You can do anything you set your mind to!
    61 days ago
    I had a hard time working out too, until I joined a group. I joined Fit Body Boot Camp and they are fantastic! But there are TONS of small group, HIIT training centers. They are for any size, shape, skill level. I have worked out with people who have all kinds of serious injuries and they make the modifications. It is so much easier to commit to a workout when you are in a small group, with instructors. Best wishes!
    61 days ago
    Liked the coffee oneπŸ‘πŸ˜. Blessings for a wonderful weekend 😊 πŸ‘πŸ™
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