Tuesday, January 28, 2014


If you have been following me for very long, you might know that around the time I made the decision to change my physical form, I was also committing to changing my emotional form.  I had become a person I didn't like very much.  I was so tightly wound and worried about what people thought of me, because I myself was Judgy McNosypants. 

I realized that if I just took care of my world and made good choices, I didn't have to worry what other people thought of me because I would be at peace with myself.  It has been life changing.  But I am far from perfect.  I do believe that I have become a kinder and more thoughtful person, but I still say things without thinking of other people's perspective. 

This year, I want to THINK.  I stole this from the interwebs:
As I move through the year, I just want to be more conscious of what I'm putting out into the world.  I want to try to make each situation better for having me as a part of it. 

I want to bring that type of consciousness into my diet as well.  I have no desire to deny myself completely.  I know myself well enough to know that wouldn't last very long anyway.  But I want to be conscious of it...I want to own my choices.

Instead of mindlessly popping some M&Ms into my mouth, I want to ask myself if it is worth it.  If I decide it is, then do it.  But if I will gain no satisfaction from it or if I would really prefer something else, then I want to make the decision not to eat it.  Peer pressure and boredom, neither are acceptable reasons. 

Today's food plan:

Breakfast:  Black coffee.  Chicken Apple Sausage (Still eh, but I need to finish it up.) Boiled egg.
Lunch:  Pork Loin & root vegetable hash (YUM!!)
Snack:  Apple & nut butter
Dinner:  Chicken Burger (I had this for the first time last night.  I got them at Whole Foods and they are delish!) with veggies stir fried in pecan oil.
Snack:  homemade roasted nuts

One last thing.  I think I'm getting my lungs back.  After being sick and not working out all of December, January workouts have been rough.  Last night Jazzercise was awesome!  I was able to do everything high impact, my body felt good, my lungs didn't struggle and my heart rate was up there.  It was fantastic.

Today I decided I needed my workout to be at lunch but I wanted to push beyond my normal "barely workouts" of walking or biking while I read.  Don't get me wrong, those workouts are better than nothing and keep me from going out to eat, but they don't REALLY work me too hard.  Today, I mixed it up. 
  • 2 rounds:
    • 6:00 walking uphill (3.5 incline) at 3.7 mph
    • 4:00 (:40 on, :20 off) sprints
  • 2 rounds:
    • 13 high knees
    • 12 butt kicks
    • 11 jumping jacks
    • 10 mountain climbers
    • 9 squats
    • 8 sit ups
    • 7 push ups
    • 6 squats
    • 5 sit ups
    • 4 push ups
    • 3 long squats
    • 2 sit ups
    • 1 inch worm
Next time, I will shoot for 3 rounds of the little circuit.  But I felt like I worked after and that felt good. 



~Miss Lorie~ said...

I love this post! You are quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers

Lap Band Gal said...

I love how you have it all planned out! Onwards my friend :-)

FitBy40 said...

Hey, I got the chicken apple sausage too! It's not horrible. Definitely need to dip it in something though.
Great job on the work outs. You totally rock!