Sunday, March 21, 2010

Making the right choices

My choices have changed. This last week I had a day which I had to eat out for every meal. This day was a high calorie day as far as my zig zag would go so that was good. I also still had a cheat meal coming. For breakfast I choose an egg white western omelet on wheat english muffin from subway for around 250 calories. For lunch I went to a deli style restaurant. I choose half of a baked potato covered in veggies and a half a club salad with a low fat balsamic dressing. It was very filling. Dinner was at Buffalo Wild Wings. I choose the naked chicken tenders with fries. In the past I would have just thrown in the towel and given up for the day. On this day I found that the healthy choice I made were delicious, filling, and did not leave me feeling sluggish afterwards. That night I even made it to the gym for my HIIT workout. One word of advise running intervals 2 hours after spicy garlic sauce is not easy on the stomach. After this day I feel so much more confident that I can figure out how to eat healthy and still enjoy food.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wow it has been almost a month since my last post. I guess I have been trying to figure things out for myself. I am now trying a different approach to my eating, thinking, goals, and my workouts. On the eating front I am now trying the "Build the Muscle, Burn the Fat" approach. Simply I am adding protein to every meal and snack and trying to consume most of my simple carbs before dinner, and only have protein and veggies for dinner. So far it is working to drastically decrease my afternoon and evening munchies. Under this plan you are supposed to visualize yourself at your goal and do affirmations every morning and night. This has helped me to believe in myself. It helps me feel stronger and more confident. Just yesterday after I was done with my run I was walking back to my car, and I actually saw myself at my goal size. I felt strong, powerful, and proud.

I am going to try high intensity interval training (HIIT) for the next 9 weeks. This is supposed to burn some major fat. Under the Lose the Belly Fat plan doing HIIT is supposed create at least a 2 pounds fat loss in the first week. He even says that this is huge under estimate. I will let you know.

I also joined project hydrate My water consumption has always been a problem. Give me a chance to win free stuff and suddenly I become very motivated.

I am not sure which of these chance, or if it is all of them, but for the last few days my energy level has been very high.

I have so much more to talk about, but it is already an hour past when I wanted to go to bed, and I just finished my 84 oz of water for today. Quick side note my WI for this week was 163.