Friday, November 27, 2009

Week 2 of 14

Tomorrow will be the start of my second week of intense workout. This week was amazing...Having the time to put in really makes a difference. I have been working out between 2 and 3 hours a day with a variety of stuff from running/lifting/abs/yoga etc.....My muscles feel great. My legs are incredibly sore right now from so many lunges etc, but they will heal today as it is my FREE day. Tomorrow they should be ready to go again! - While I know this kind of work out isn't really sustainable, I want to build a strong base while I can. Besides, I will still try to keep most of it up once school starts by integrating in 1/2 hour sessions here and there throughout the day as "brain breaks"......We will cross that bridge when we get there.

Not much weight loss progress - I am only down to 68kg (roughly 149lbs) but at least I am under the 70kg threshold where I have stayed for a while. Mostly I have been gaining muscle. While I haven't lost much weight I actually look different and I feel great about that. It feels like my goals are really starting to come into reach. I still have about 17 lbs to loose, but I think that it is definitely doable.

Still holding true to my no sugar/no chocolate deal. I have successfully cut down to one latte a week now and no coffee. I have some green tea during the day and one cup of earl grey in the mornings, but otherwise I am off caffeine which feels great as well.

On and even brighter note, I have been cooking a lot of vegetarian meals lately and have convinced Travis to cut down on meat as well!!! (He gives it up really reluctantly so I still cook him some on the side most days.) I am certainly not a "strict" vegetarian, but eating more grains/legumes/vegetables etc makes a huge difference for me and I love it!

The other changes I have made is that I have cut way back on my alcohol intake. (While I never drank much anyway, it's still a change.) I don't even buy wine much anymore and if I do I just have a small glass every few days. It's been at least three weeks since I had a glass now.....Not giving it up for any reason other than to save money! haha.....I guess it still counts.

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