Before anything else, I MUST give mad props to three months ago me. Girlfriend had it goin' on! I mean, she was running, she was lifting at the gym, she was going to Zumba, and she was happy and strong and fierce!
I hit the gym last night, and I was still sore from Monday's workout - mostly my abs. I did my ab work at home before going to the gym simply to get everything done in a timely manner. That, and to avoid whimpering in public. Geez-o-pete have I lost that core strength. I'm working on getting it back though. Lifting went well, although there were a few things that gave me pause. I mean, three months ago me was rocking the seated chest press. Now me struggled a bit. I'll get back to it though.
Then Zumba. Dude. Zumba kicked my *ss, plain and simple. In a good way. My lungs, my heart.. yea, they got fired up. My arms and legs remembered what they were supposed to do, but were worn out by the end. Seriously, my legs did that quivery may not hold you up thing when we were done. It felt so good to feel so rough LOL
Of course, once I got home, I was tired. I didn't want to do anything but shower, eat dinner, and go to bed. I had things to do though, and I seriously considered ditching them. But, that couldn't happen. I had to do the prep work for Day 6.
Day 5 eating was good, mostly. I did not like, at all, the Garam masala spiced collards for dinner last night. Blech. The ick factor of that almost set the tone for ditching the whole program (what???!!!!?!?) and eating something off plan.
I don't think so.
I didn't eat my greens, and that's ok. I had the soup which was really good, and a cuppa tea. I then set to work on preparing the salsa and guacamole for today's lunch, and then prepping the fruits and veggies I needed for the blend and juice today. It took a while, but I got it all organized, and done. It made my morning today SO much easier than if I would have had to prep when I got up.
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6
Wednesday - 222.8
Thursday - 221.4
Ahh. I need to take measurements this weekend. I didn't last weekend, but I'll have to go back to my last batch to see where I was. I feel like the lbs I gained during my grumples all settled on my stomach. It seems more jiggly and in the way. Or maybe it's just me.
Oh. Yesterday, like all day from lunchtime on, I smelled McDonald's hamburger buns. Seriously. It was the weirdest thing! You know how they smell. It's not like it was some phantom home made fresh baked bread smell. McD's buns. There were none around of course. Nothing at all. What the heck was that about? A taste memory trying to assert itself somehow?
I'm supposed to have kale chips for a snack today. I did not take/make the time last night to make them. Instead I'm having a leftover soup from earlier in the week. I need to go through the list of supplies for the next week's meals and get ready for foraging again. I've gone through an amazing amount of onions and tomatos this week. Greens and avacados, too. I thought I was doing well with all the freggies I was eating before. It was nothing compared to what I'm consuming now. That's the price you pay for eating healthy I suppose. It's worth it.