Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 11

I can't believe how different this week is from last week. Yesterday, I didn't eat enough food. Imagine that! I figure it balances out with another day that I ate too much, but I know that eating enough food is just as important. This is what it looked like yesterday:

Breakfast: 8:15
3/4 cup Cheerios, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup skim milk

Lunch: 1:00
4 oz chicken breast, 2/3 cup brown rice, 2/3 cup steamed broccoli, water to drink

Post-workout snack: 4:00
protein bar

Dinner: 6:30
1/2 cup green beans, about 1/8 cup beef stroganoff w/ 1/8 cup whole wheat egg noodles, water to drink

Snack: 8:00
3 T. Costco trail mix, I didn't get one M&M though...there was a little one sitting next to me stealing them all, so basically it was nuts and raisins.

I had to force myself to eat dinner. I just had very small amounts, wanted to make sure what I made for the fam was decent tasting. It was bland, I got that feedback from everyone. Plenty of salt and pepper took care of that. It wasn't a very healthy recipe, so I knew I didn't want much. At least I got the noodles that have a bit more whole grains, and nobody complained! (I think they taste better than the 'regular' ones anyway!)

I was out running errands/shopping in all morning. I walked the mall for about an hour and a half. Wasn't tempted to buy any food...I wasn't hungry at all! (Even though there's the aroma of popcorn, and cinnamon rolls galore!) And wonder upon wonders, I didn't reach that point where I was TOO hungry, and willing to grab whatever.

I worked out in the afternoon again. Another 30 minutes of strength training (thanks, Tony!) and then 15 minutes on the TREADMILL. I have NEVER done the treadmill before. I have been scared of that thing. For one, I thought my knees would not respond well to it, but also because I could see myself falling on my face on it. The elliptical always seemed safer. Well, I didn't fall...and I worked up a sweat so, now I know I can do it, and get my heart rate up enough too! I have been made aware of how cross training is beneficial, so now I know I can add the treadmill as part of my cardio.

I did get a headache last night. I'm pretty sure I know why...I was low on my water, especially after my workout. And I didn't have enough food. I like to blame lack of caffeine sometimes, so I could have grabbed a Dr. Pepper, but I thought better of it, and decided to eat some nuts. That really seemed to help. Well, either that or the Advil :)

Day 11: Couldn't have imagined last week that I would hit a day where I only got 75% of the calories I'm aiming for. Can't make a habit of this...not healthy! Realizing how easy it would have been to scrap the whole thing last week, and how many people probably do that when it gets so tough. Sticking with it is worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Good job!! And its nice to see you not trying to starve yourself either - although I totally understand those days where you just aren't really that hungry.