Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hump Day?

Well, Hump Day's over, but I'm still not over the hump. However, I did make a comittment to post everyday, so here it goes:

M1: protein drink
M2: 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese; 1 c carrots
M3: 1/2 cup noodles; meat sauce made with lean ground beef
M4: apple; 2 tbs peanut butter
M5: swedish meatballs made with lean ground beef, sauce made with fat free milk, 1/2 cup noodles; roasted broccoli

6 cups


There is much room for improvement here, but I'm moving in the right direction. At least I got 5 meals in. Tomorrow I will log my meals in my diet program to really see what I'm eating, and I'll get more water in. And I'll go to the gym in the AM.

I also wanted to break down my exercise plan:
I'm basically doing the BFL plan, but I'm adding to it to see how I like it. I will be doing 3 HIITS, and then I will also be adding Taebo 3 times a week to my cardio. I'm adding the Taebo for a couple of reasons. First, I want to add more cardio because I have a lot of fat to remove; second I really like taebo- Billy Blanks is a little cheesy, but I like all the positive things that he says and the workout is fun; third, for some reason, I'm having a hard time with the weight lifting. I'm not enjoying it, maybe I'm feeling too self conscious, I don't know. I do know that I need to do strength training to change the shape of my body; all the cardio is going to just make me a smaller version of what I am now. I've done Taebo in the past and it really does change your shape and build major muscles. I think when I start getting rid of more fat and start seeing muscle I'll be more motivated to hit the weights. I'll still do weights though. I'll do two strength training workouts a week for now.

Other news...
I'm sooooooooooo tired! I cannot get all the things done that I need to. I know that as I get back on track with BFL I'll be amazed at how much more energy, but right now I'm really dragging. The Beauties are nearly impossible to put to bed the last few days. Tonight it took 1 1/2 hours to get them to sleep! I don't have that kind of time and the screaming, crying, whining and complaining is really testing my patience. Between me being back at work, the littlest Beauty having cold and double ear infection, and the both of them being in day care a little longer than usual, I think we all just need a little time to get back into the groove.

Well, if I plan on having a better BFL day tomorrow, I better get my workout clothes together and see what I can scrounge together for my meals.


Pamela said...

Well darlin...hopefully we BOTH get organnised & get ourselves to the gym today! hmmm sitting here isn't helping is it! ~lol~
& the TaeBo sounds kinda fun!
whatever it takes to get moving is a good thing!

Katie said...

I like your plan and I think it's great. Hope you are able to get some rest. Usually the first couple of days "back on the wagon" are the hardest, but before you know it, you will have energy to spare.

Chérie said...

It's nice to see you got your blog back. The collage pictures are really nice and tell us a lot about "who" you are, as do your words. Your soul really does shine through.

Don't forget we are all pulling for you to succeed, empty cupboards and all. You can do this.

Beka said...

You're doing great...just keep plugging away and the results will come!

I've tried Tae-bo before...holy cow that's hard! Glad you're able to do it!!

Janel said...

OK lots of things here:

Tae-bo=GOOD! I did it 5 days per week consistently for about 5 months and I got in pretty good shape after my 2nd baby. Definetly fun and muscle building!

I am with ya on the crappy bedtime routines. It often takes me an hour, sometimes 2 to get the beasts to settle down. Its horrible and one of those childraising times I will not look back to with fondness. We have stooped to threatening to shake tobasco sauce on their toungues to make them settle down. It sort of works, but I hate yelling at my kids as the last memoy of the day. But thy leave me no other choice.

I SO believe in you, I know you can do this. things come up sometimes with kids (like barfing on each other....ack!!) so that is why it is important to do your very best on the other more normal days to allow for the stuff you can't control. Does that make any sense??

p.s.I'm so glad I found your blog!!! woo hooo!