Is this weigh in 4? Is that right? Time has FLOWN!
with just two weeks to go 'til our holiday I have a new wave of motivation. This week I did as I pleased, ate what I wanted, didn't shred once (shameful) but I continued the daily walks and twice weekly Zumba. I'm a day late in posting this as I've gotten out of the habit of daily weighing and totally forgot to do it yesterday morning so today when I did step on the scales I was pleasantly surprised! 2 and a half lb loss without killing myself for it is awesome!
I'm convinced that I was making it harder for myself enforcing 3 meals a day. I'm what you might call a 'grazer' by nature and an hour after eating I'm often looking for a snack. I was making myself have breakfast when I can generally go til 12 before having to eat something. I was quite possibly eating more calories than some pre-bikini bootcamp days because I was focusing on these 3 meals.
Let me tell you what I ate yesterday..
1 caramel macchiato from Starbucks
2 fried eggs and 2 rashers of bacon with a slice of brown toast
1 cup of black tea
half a bag of toffee popcorn
1 can of diet coke
2 turkey rashers with 2 eggs scrambled
It was just what I wanted plus I was busy and they were the 'meals' I fit in to my day. I left my hair appointment (post on new hair to follow of course) and would have given anything for a pizza from the takeaway next door but given that Zumba was shortly after I decided to wait until after class. I fully intended to pick one up on the way home but after exercising your butt off for an hour your pizza craving isn't quite so strong. I could have had it.. but I didn't want it anymore.
Exercise is absolutely key for me! If I feel myself 'needing' something 'bad' I go for a walk and when I get back I generally want something a bit better for me. It's like my body is saying, why waste the work you just did by eating a bar of chocolate?
Anyway I'm considering starting the shred again today and keeping it up for the last 2 weeks in the hope it will tone me up a little better than walking alone. My chubby arms are driving me crazy. But if I want to exercise for 20mins then sit down with a bag of Butterkist, Gosh Darn It I'm gonna!
Until Next Week....