Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ups and Downs

Hello! I have been a little absent again - just been so busy! We are getting ready to head off on vacation and I am so excited! My parents have purchased a trailer and pad in Blythe California and we are going to visit for 6 days =) There is sun there! We are flying into Pheonix and then we will drive to the trailer and then back to Pheonix to catch a hockey game and fly home!

I had a bad week and gained 2.7 pounds.....yikes! Then this week I was down 1.1 and hopped on the scale this morning to see the rest of it was gone. I was really sick with a horrible sinus infection this last week so there was no gym for me but there was not a lot of eating either so I guess it worked out. I have bought myself a fridge full of good food and have decided that I will not be having pop or chips during the day. I have become accustomed to having a coke zero and a bad of baked cheetos with my lunch (usually a sandwich). No veggies there so I am switching back to spinach salad with either crackers or a WW bagel with cream cheese. I am hoping this change helps me avoid some of these colds I have been getting from the germ mong....I mean daughter ;) Since Grace started daycare I have had so many colds and flu's it is ridiculous!

I am really looking forward to getting back to the gym. Hubby also helped me pick out a Jillian workout for my off days. I  will just have to set aside some time where I can do it.....Just figured it out - Hubby and I bought a Playbook and he said he can play with that while I work out. I know going away will cause some problems....I won't be eating perfectly but I will be putting the effort forward to stay on track.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Good Changes

Well I got on the scale this morning and did my measurements - =) Sadly I have not eaten well since my WI on Saturday and managed to gain about .4 for the month....But I did lose 2.5 inches! I was so happy to see those changes! My hard work at the gym is paying off and my body is starting to change. I was back at the gym today to keep this up. My eating was better today but still not back fully on track.

I am trying to cut back on pop. I have really noticed that if I do not have one in the evening I also don't feel the need to snack. This week I have really struggled with this. Hubby goes to school on Wednesday nights and my parents or inlaws come over and spend some time with Grace and I. They leave after bed time and I find myself scouring the house for something "bad" to eat while I sit quietly and watch whatever I want to on tv. This I need to conquer.

This week I am going to push myself for 4 visits to The 30 Minute Hit - I feel so much better after I have been. To help balance my time between me and my family. I was finding that working out after work made it less likely for me to cook a good meal for all of us and I felt like I was missing too much time with Grace. I have started working out Monday, Wednesday and Friday's at lunch and it feels so good. I am going to try and add Thursday after work to help really jump start things.