Lately I have really been dreading working out for some reason. It used to be that I was excited about it and actually looked forward to doing it. Now I find myself stalling. I make breakfast for the kiddos, change into my workout clothes, dilly dally with some other things, and then finally get around to actually working out. Once I've completed the workout I feel great and glad that I did it... It's just the matter of getting started. I don't know what my problem is lately, but I'm beginning to get really frustrated with myself!
With that being said... today I started the day off with a book workout (Day 9). Can I just say that I love running at a 10% incline at 6 mph! Yeah right!!! Luckily I only had to do that twice and for only one minute each time. But it was enough that my legs were screaming at me to stop!
At around 4:00 today I hopped on the treadmill for my usual 2 mile (20 minute) interval run, and the last minute I sprinted at 8 mph. I followed this up with some ab work on a body ball.
Here is my diet journal for the day:
Two bites of my child's chocolate pop tart prior to working out
Breakfast: Weight control Quaker oatmeal, and a two egg white omelette with fat free cheddar cheese and pepper.
Lunch: Tuna Melt (2 peices whole wheat/low carb bread, Fat Free cheddar cheese, tuna fish mixed with mustard and fat free mayo - grilled like a grilled cheese with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray) 3 Cilatro Lime chips and salsa with a Diet Dr. Pepper
2 Cups Regular Coffee with flavored creamer & sweet-n-low
Snack: Apple and 1 Tbsp of Natural Peanut Butter
Dinner: One small La Tortilla Factory tortilla with 2 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter and Sugar Free jelly, and Cucumbers marinated in Apple Cider Vinegar and Pepper. (It was an on-the-go dinner due to worship practice at church). 1/2 Cup Green Tea
One the way to church my husband wanted to stop by Starbucks. I got a 1/2 Caf coffee with 2 squarts Peppermint, skim milk, and sweet-n-low. They were also passing out free slices of marble loaf (Just my luck - Right!) Well, they gave us three slices and I took about four bites - it was yummy!!!
Water Intake: I just started my 5th liter of water. (I had a lot of caffeine today, so I needed to drink more water). I will have # 6 during the middle of the night. And to answer a question from my friend Sara, at Weighing In, I do spend a lot of time in the bathroom. I usually get up two or three times in the middle of the night as well. (You can only imagine what I was like when I was pregnant!!)
I know I need to lay off the coffee and creamer, but anyone please feel free to give me any advice on the eating aspect of what I'm doing. I welcome it with open arms. Same thing with the working out. I feel that my body is beginning to get used to some of the things that I'm doing (this is the 3rd month). I worried about a plateau. Any advice on how to avoid that?
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