Hey Guys! I am smiling now ~ just finished a great INSANITY workout!!
:) :) :)
However, for the last two days I have been the opposite of “smiling”
I think I know what it stems from…
In an attempt to get into the shape I want to be in for my special day (July 23, 2011) I came up with three simple rules that I would follow…
^ New Plan / Goal
Of course I texted Cassie to tell her about this new plan. Not only did I tell her about it, I asked her if it would be terribly annoying if I were to send her pictures of my meals – every single thing I ate.
For accountability purposes. I just felt like it would help me follow my rules if Cassie knew them and knew everything I ate…
Of course she agreed. And yes, I am still sending her my meals. I just snap a quick pic on my iPhone and then text it to Cassie with a small description. I am so cool, I know.
Anyway, I started this on Tuesday and today is Thursday. These rules are not working for me… Specifically, the “No eating between meals” rule. No way, not me.
Who am I to think that I can
eat inhale my lunch at 12:25 and not eat again until 7:00 when Ben gets home, and have enough energy for a workout in-between the two meals??? Yah right.
Before I continue, here are a few of the meal pics I have sent Cassie…
^ A Few Lunches
Those are a few randoms from Tuesday and Wednesday…
Both days I had headaches after school. I was hungry when I got home, but waited until Ben got home from the gym to make / eat dinner. I just wanted to take naps. Tuesday it was difficult to make it through my workout and I made Wednesday a rest day ~ I just wasn’t feeling the gymmie thing.
There are only few occasions where I don’t feel the gymmie thing multiple days in a row.
Today I sent Cassie this pic at lunch…
^ Veggies / Toast / Cheese Stick
^ Breakfast was a piece of toast w/ spray butter
After school today I had yet another headache and all I wanted to do was come home and sleep. I was unmotivated and had been in a horrible mood all day…
I came home and rested on the couch for a few. I was hungry, but was trying to wait for Ben to get home.
^ I sent Cassie this pic & here is the exact text description:
“Okay maybe I suck, but I can’t even do it. I was sooo hungry, so I’m having this snack. I’ve had a headache after school for like three days straight & my workouts have sucked. I am in the worst mood and I think it’s because of ‘no eating between meals’”
I ate this snack and a cheese stick and I seriously did a complete 180. Wow! I know some of it was in my mind, not all in my stomach… But I felt a million times better just after this measly snack!
I turned up some tunes and started on laundry and dishes (I looked at these two things when I got home from school and decided I was too tired to even think about them)… I played with Lilly for a little while and eventually worked up the desire for a workout!!! Finally!!!
I put in Turbo Jam Fat Blaster and did one turbo… Then I decided my body needed an INSANITY workout!! With the exception of INSANITY Abs, I have not done one of these for awhile!
My body needs this workout!
^ Me and Shaun T before
^ I should have made a mad face to represent my bad mood
I did INSANITY Plyometric Cardio Circuit
40 minutes later…
^ Afterwards ~ A sweaty mess, but feeling much better!!!
^ This smile is genuine!!! :)
^ Mommm, I want a pic with Shaun T!!
I realize how dumb it was for me think that I could eat a piece of toast for breakfast, veggies & toast for lunch, and then workout and not eat dinner until 7:00 pm. Really, Ann???
I think I got too wrapped up in trying come up with new rules and completely stick with them. My new rules kind of suck. I tried ~ but these rules are not for me…
I love, love, love all things workout / fitness. I ruined my Tuesday & Wednesday workouts by not eating properly for my body. My bod needs more food than what you saw in my above pics and I could totally see a difference in myself/mood ~ not in a good way…
Cassie has given me a lot of good tips, too – including this text reply…
“Ann, I would have been STARVING w/ just those meals! My snacks have more calories!! (And protein & fat). If I don’t pair carbs w/ P or F – especially low cal carbs – it basically goes right thru me. You don’t suck… PLUS, without planning it, I seem to alternate b/t low cal & high cal days, & I swear it’s doing well for my body!”
I love seeking nutrition advice from Cassie and KT!! :)
Okay, time to get a few school tasks finished & pack for home! So excited to go home this weekend & see my fam!! Also, Ben and I have our first marriage class with the priest at my church on Saturday afternoon!
Excited to squeeze in an AM workout tomorrow morn ~ 2 hour delay!!!
Talk to you this weekend :)
“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.” ~Marie B. Ray
P.S. I really dislike this post and it annoys me to re-read it, so I probably won’t again. I am still going to post it ~ just in case someone is trying the same thing I have tried for the last few days…