I really can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a glass of wine or beer on a Friday night. And you know what? I feel great about it!
It’s kind of funny because back when I was really heavy, one thing I really loved was coffee creamer. In fact my favorite was International Delights Irish Cream. Of course I was trying to lose weight, and I kept thinking the only thing that was holding me back was that damn coffee creamer. Until they came out with a fat free version – oh my gosh! Problem solved!
Here’s a picture of my and my sister – circa 1998. My sister is pregnant with her second son. Um, I am not pregnant. I can’t tell you how many floral dresses I had like that – just throw them on and all the flowers in the pattern would just make me seem . . . smaller?
But obviously, coffee creamer wasn’t my problem, just as drinking wine really wasn’t the problem. It was everything else that you have to do to get to goal – eating right, drinking water and exercising. It’s not until all three of those things are aligned that you’ll have success.
For years I either worked out like a banshee, and then figured “I worked out for an hour so I can have that frozen yogurt with peanut m&m’s!” Or I would eat right, and not exercise. So much wasted time.
But, now into my third month on Insanity, everything seems to be falling into place. I know I it’s still going to take a long time to get to where I want to be and you know what? I am so okay with that. Have you ever “dieted” for three weeks and then didn’t see the results you wanted and then just said “fuck it” and order a large pizza for yourself?
Granted, it’s hard work. It takes time. It takes dedication. But I am in it to win it.
Yesterday’s breakfast was a winner – another Martha’s pancake – this time with blueberries, banana, almonds and sugar free pancake syrup. I didn’t have any meat left in the house to have on the side that wasn’t frozen!
At lunch I wanted to do a “last chance” workout on the treadmill. Gotta love Pinterest!
I modified this a bit though – I did it for 40 minutes, with a 5 minute cool down.
I also started at 4.0 mph – then every four minutes I raised the speed .5 mph – but I did my last four minute sprint at 7 mph – which is the equivalent to an 8.54 mph pace!
My Saucony shoes were great – such great support and no foot pain. Woop! Although I think I will take blog reader Randi’s advice and invest in a pair of Dr. Scholl’s ortho flip flops – great idea Randi – thanks! I also think they sell them at Famous Footwear too.
I drank LOTS of water at work – 96 ounces before I walked out the door. I figured I’d take pictures next to my favorite hot sauces at my desk. Eek – I am almost out of sriracha!
Last weekend I made a batch of my grown up spaghettios for my SIL for her lunches and had just enough for a serving for myself. I forgot how much I love this soup! On the side a jalapeno string cheese – my co-worker J gave me one and some grapes.
Later in the afternoon I had a mango Chobani and 1/2 an ounce of almonds.
A new sub place opened not too far from our house. We talked about getting subs for dinner last night. I think Tony will suggest just about anything not to have Party Pizza Friday! These were good – from Bubs Subs in Algonquin. I got the #11 – wise guy – ham, spicy capicola, genoa salami, provolone, green peppers, banana peppers, lettuce and hot giardiniera on the side.
While it looks like a lot of bread to meat ratio – the bread was soft. And Tony said there were only 2 slices of each meat put on the sandwich – I calculated this sammie around 600 calories – sound about right?
I let dinner settle for about an hour before doing Insanity. I switched it up. Yesterday was supposed to be my rest day, but I ended up doing the 55 minute Max Sports Interval workout, which has quickly become my favorite, even though it’s only the second time I’ve done it! I love how it keeps switching around – from basketball, football, gymnastics and track. Kim, did you find out if you had this on your DVD?
I drank Gatorade instead of wine. Got to bed at 11:30 last night and was up at 8:15 this morning feeling refreshed and ready to go. Love it.
Stats for the Day:
- 1531 calories, 54 fat, 168 carbs, 13 fiber and 93 protein
- 44% calories from carbs, 32% from fat, 24% from protein
- 45 minute treadmill intervals
- 55 minute Max Sports Interval
- no alcohol
We have no concrete plans this weekend, although I am still in the process of breaking down the bedroom we have in the basement – the flood warped the paneling and the wood is moldy – I can do most of it until it gets to the electrical and then I need Tony to step in – no need to electrocute myself!
I have two workouts planned – a 45-60 minute walk in my hilly neighborhood and another Insanity workout. I have my gallon of water ready to go too!
I am doing my final WI for the Dietbet tomorrow – I’ll post the results on Monday. I don’t normally post on Sunday’s but stop back tomorrow because I had the opportunity to try two new Weight Watcher products that are really, really good.
Have a great weekend – any cool plans?