Thursday, April 12, 2012

Diet, Workouts, and Other Random Bits

We'll start out with other random bits...
As a single Christian girl, I thought this was a really great post I stumbled upon today.  The comments are great, too.

Source: via Maurya on Pinterest

I'm in a better frame of mind this afternoon, I came close to a meltdown this morning... it's a wonder what a little food can do for the brain.

This diet is tough, not fun, not even remotely.  But, I'm starting to see some good points such as...
#1 - I ate Mexican last night and left full but not stuffed.  I made good choices and did not gorge myself on chips and salsa
#2 - I had to think thru my lunch today instead of running to Chick Fil A.  I ended up going to the Earth Fare grocery store across the street and after nearly crying in the produce section because I don't like healthy foods, I was able to find some things that qualified as lunch and snacks on this plan.
#3 - My sugar intake is wayyyyyy down.  I've used the app "My Fitness Pal" on and off for a couple of months.  One thing I was surprised to see was that my sugar intake was almost always over the recommended amount, and not just by a little.  When all was entered last night, I had only eaten two thirds of the sugar alloted to me for the day.
#4 - When I do get to splurge (I only agreed to do this thing 5 days a week), it will feel like a treat, not the necessity my everyday Starburst addiction had become.

As an added challenge, my friend, Melissa, and I are emailing during the day to challenge each other to drink at least 8 glasses of water.  It's been so helpful to have someone help keep me accountable! 

We kind of quit Insanity, and it was mostly my fault.  The workout was slowly destroying my joints.  First my knee, then my ankle.  I do think it's good, I would like to incorporate it into my workouts, but I don't think I'm up for the 60 day non-stop go at it.  Three weeks kind of did me in.
This week we tried the video Emily won in a Twitter contest, Jillian Michaels Kickbox FastFix.

 I have a love/hate affair with Jillian.  I liked the 30 day shred, really liked the Boost Metabolism, and hated with a passion the Yoga video.  So far, this kickboxing is my favorite.  There are 3 workouts, each 20 minutes.  The first focuses on arms, second on legs, third on abs.  We've done the first and second.  My arms are sore today, which I like.  The workouts are quick, but I broke a sweat.  My coordination-challenged self has somewhat of a hard time trying to follow some of the combinations she does, but overall, I'm really liking it.  Can't wait to see what the abs one is all about, goodness knows I need some help in that area!

So that sums up what's been going on in my fitness world lately.  I'm really enjoying doing some running again, but I'm glad to have some other stuff I enjoy so that I'm less likely to want to push my injured foot too hard.  Still debating on what to do about the foot.

What's your favorite workout?  Or favorite video?

1 comment:

Brandi said...

I need in on these workouts! I can't afford a trainer anymore, and my arms and abs show it!