THE ONE MONTH MARK!!!! WHOO HOO!!
Ok guys, I am so excited about this one month mark. You know they say that if you do a new routine for 21 days that it becomes a habit, well, I am totally there. Eating healthy isn't a challenge anymore and when I get home from dropping off Lagan at school, I don't even hesitate to do my workout. I feel great!
Here is how I know that my body is noticing some difference...
--I don't get winded going up and down the stairs
--My pee is clear (I know that's a little TMI, but I'm drinking plenty of water and my body notices. Which is huge for me since I get like 12 UTI's a year, so this is a huge step!)
--I can do 50 crunches before my abs start to shake like an Earthquake!
--I am sleeping better.
And nothing is coming back! I cant wait until next month, maybe I will be down 12 pounds by then!!
So, I know a lot of you have sent me questions about this routine because you want to follow along with me. Last week, we chatted about working out. This week, I want to chat about food!
Food used to be my best friend. It was my comfort when I was feeling down. My reward for when I did something good. It was always there. PLUS, being a trained french chef (which is like the worst food for you in the world) I LOVE to cook! But I also know a lot about food and what is good and bad for me. So, I took those tools and applied them to my life.
So here is a little sample of my daily meals:
I USED to have bacon or sausage, cereal (with lots of sugar), 2 or 3 eggs and maybe a bagel or toast.
Some mornings I would even have sweet rolls (like the entire 10 pack) or french toast with butter, syrup and powdered sugar.
NOW I have scrambled egg whites (you can get them at the store in a container, they are really good with bell pepper in them!) with a little fat free or low fat cheese on top. A slice of turkey bacon or turkey sausage, and a fruit. Sometimes I even throw in a whole grain English muffin or whole grain toast with natural peanut butter for extra protein.
For Lunch, I USED to eat out ALL the time! Fast food almost every day. NOW I stay home and make a pita pizza, love that, or a sandwich. (I love the new deep fried turkey from butter ball. Its 98% fat free and low in cal's. But has tons of flavor! Really good!)
I also eat fruit, raw veggies, and cheese at this meal too.
If you put your sandwich in a panini maker or in the George Foreman gill, its even better!!
And then for dinner, I USED to eat chicken fried steak, fried fish, fried chicken. Basically if it was battered and deep fried, I was all over it! I now bake almost everything or use my crock pot. I use my recipes over at The Gourmet Momma because I know whats in them and I know the nutritional information of them.
So the weight is coming off slowly but surly and I don't think it will come back! :) Thanks to everyone for continuing to support me!! I can't wait to check in next week!