Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 43

Today was pretty good for the most part. I worked out hard this morning, despite being incredibly sore! I jogged for the first time in a while on Sunday morning and I am still sore from it! It's good though! Eating was pretty good today. I wanted to emotionally eat so badly because we found out we didn't get the house we put an offer on yesterday! This is getting emotionally exhausting! I had a Starbucks coffee from work (sugar free vanilla and skim mile of course!) The scale looked good this morning-gotta keep it up! Tomorrow is a new day and there IS a house out there for us!!

Day 41 and 42

So, I'm back on track I believe. I gained 0.5 pounds this week but didn't gain any inches back. I worked out hard yesterday and today, using the heavy weights and trying my best to sweat as much as I could with Jillian! I am repeating workouts 5 and 6 this week so I will definitely be ready for workouts 7 and 8 (I'm scared!). My eating has been much better (although I had a glass of wine last night to help me sleep-Eric and I put an offer on another house and the waiting game begins). So, no stress eating anymore-I didn't like the way I felt last week. I need to remember that icky feeling after eating icky things!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Days 38, 39, and 40

Yes, I've been horrible about posting and I haven't been that great at staying with the program either. My eating has been kind of emotionally-based lately, but I'm getting back on track. I didn't work out Thursday or Friday because my stomach was a wreck. I was nervous Thursday because we were supposed to find out if we got the house we put an offer on. We didn't get it. My stomach still was upset Friday, but it's better now and I worked out this morning. I'm going to continue Workouts 5 and 6 instead of moving on to Workouts 7 and 8 for one more week. I looked at workout 5 and Jillian has you in plank position for about 20 minutes. Ugh!

I promise I'll be better about writing in the blog starting tomorrow! I'm ready to be back on track and lost another pant size!! This house-hunting thing is throwing my schedule! We looked at a few houses last night-may be some promise....we shall see. ;-)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 36 and 37

So, I didn't post last night. I was meeting with a good friend to catch up and got back late. I didn't make great food choices while out, but I think it caught up with me today. Not feeling that great. Let me back up....

So, Eric and I made an offer on the house we liked last night. I was so nervous!! Emotional eating again...I got up this morning to work out, and, of course, it's cardio day with a lot of jumping-ugh!! I made it through, but it wasn't fun! the rest of the day, I couldn't eat much and tried to drink a lot of water. I think it was a mixture of my night of bad chocies and the nerves. Unfortunately, we found out we didn't get the house. I'm bummed but know something is better out there for us. :-)

We'll see how I feel tomorrow. I might have to wait to workout until after work. I REALLY need to catch up on sleep!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 35

So, when my alarm went off this morning, I swear I woke up cursing Jillian, knowing today's workout sucked! But, I sucked it up and worked out and felt a whole lot better and more awake after I did. I had a nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and, when I got to work, got a sugar-free, nonfat vanilla latte (frozen) and it was delicious! For lunch, I had my chicken salad I made (which was tasty!) on whole wheat bread. I had some carrots and celery with it and was REALLY full! In the afternoon, I had a couple mini vanilla scones that a coworker makes-yummy! I realize I've been having the urge to emotionally eat the past few days (the scones were part of that). I stopped at Whole Foods after work and wanted to get a cupcake (because it would calm my anxiety or course), but I didn't, thank goodness. I have to talk myself down and realize food won't comfort me. (I know, that sounds dumb, but it's all mental!

I've been anxious because of this whole house-hunting process. I thought we'd be able to leisurely look at houses and take time to decide, but the market is CRAZY right now. We were supposed to look at a house tonight that came on the market yesterday, and it's already sold! You basically have less than 24 hours to put an offer on a house! Do these people not work!! We were at a house tonight that was a foreclosure and was $115,000. We were there around 7:45pm and there was literally a line of 5 or 6 people waiting to look at the house. Our realtor said he's never seen anything like it! That is how insane buying a house is right now. And, we're not just competing with other home buyers, we're competing with investors who can pay cash.

We did see one house we liked. It says it was built in 1992 and it has an elderly owner. We could tell it hasn't been updated since it was built (older fixtures and tile on kitchen counters...), but it was well taken care of and it has 4 bedrooms (which is our ideal!) and it's in a great, quiet neighborhood next to an amazing park! Luckily, the only appliances we would have to get are a washer and dryer. And, we basically have tonight to decide how much we like it. Pressure! We have some decisions to make. Ultimately, I go with my gut. Can I picture us living there for years to come? Hmmm....I don't know.

Oh! Almost forgot! I weighed and measured myself this morning. I lost 1 pound (total of 7...getting to the 10 pound mark!) and 1.75 inches down!

Alright, I know this is supposed to be my Jillian blog, but it feels good to write that other stuff too! I'm looking forward to my workout tomorrow to get some of this anxiety out in a positive way!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 34

So, today was my one day off from Jillian for the week, but I didn't rest! I got up and took a nice walk while the weather was still nice-I love when it's in the 70's!! Pretty soon, it will be in the 90's in the morning-I'll try and enjoy it while I can!!

I was VERY good about staying in my calorie window today (even though I had a muffin for breakfast). I had a small salad for lunch and pork and corn for dinner. Yum! I was bummed today because the grocery store's kale was HORRIBLE looking today! I usually have been making kale chips on Sundays. Oh well!

I tried to have salad made from home every day last week-that lasted one day. It just wasn't appetizing. So, I made a Jillian chicken salad recipe to try this week with whole wheat bread (yes, bread!!!). The chicken salad has chicken (duh!), grapes, toasted pecans, celery, and a sauce made from greek yogurt, honey, cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. I'm excited to try it for lunch tomorrow!

I'm so excited. Eric and I just got a nice sized list of houses for sale and we LOVE at least three of them! I can't believe how exciting but nerve-racking this whole process is and we've only been at it for a little over a week! AHHH!!! :-)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 33

I....am....sore.....Jillian's cardio kicked my butt (literally) this morning. I'm glad I get a break from her tomorrow. I'll probably head out for a walk tomorrow morning before it climbs to the 90's!

So, I did well eating my usual oatmeal for lunch and we made some chicken and veggies for lunch. for dinner, Eric and I headed to Outback Steakhouse-we had a gift card (thanks mom and dad!) Again, before I went, I chose what I was going to order based on the nutrition info I found online. I decided on the 6 oz sirloin with a house salad and garlic mashed potatoes, knowing I'd only eat about half of the sirloin and potatoes. I did share some of the Bloomin' Onion with Eric and REALLY had to use mind over matter to stop eating it! But, I did. So, my dinner, without the Bloomin' Onion added in, was 500 calories (add a couple hundred more for the onion...) So, my calories for the day were still around 1500-not too shabby for a Saturday.

Tomorrow's a new day and I'm looking forward to Monday's measurements-feel like I've lost a few more inches this week!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Days 30, 31, & 32

So, I apologize to the few people that are reading my blog that I haven't written in a few days. The workouts are going great. I can't believe what I'm able to do now-I can tell I'm getting stronger. I can really see the muscle tone in my thighs, calves, and chest. (I know there is a six-pack underneath my belly fat) :-) The cardio was definitely more intense than Phase 1 cardio, which is good. I feel like I'm constantly jumping or running or something to keep the HR up.

My eating hasn't been that spectacular the past couple days. I start the day with good intentions, but emotional eating has gotten the best of me. I had a delicious Snickerdoodle cupcake from a family that was discharging yesterday and I was extremely stressed and decided to eat it to make me feel better. It did help me feel better for about 10 minutes :-) I think part of the reason I've been making bad food choices is that I'm hungry more often-I think this is because the workouts are getting more intense and I'm burning more calories. I do think my metabolism is getting better, because, despite my poor eating choices, I've still managed to lose a pound and my clothes are still getting looser. I know this won't continue with poor choices, so I'll try harder.

Part of the stress that I've been having is that Eric and I have decided to start house-hunting. Tonight, we went to look at a couple houses. We really liked the first one, but the living room was set up kind of weird. The second one was a real fixer-upper and not for us.

Anyways, I think I'm most thankful to Jillian for making me get into a workout routine. I get up 6 days a week to do her workouts and still try and do a workout on the 7th day as well. It's just important to move every day, whatever movement that may be. I suggest just starting with a pedometer. It's amazing how you start parking a little further away at the store or at work or take the stairs just to get a few extra steps on your pedometer. It all adds up to calories out!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 29

So, Workout 6 from Phase 1 was not as rough as Workout 5, but because I was so sore from yesterday, it made it tougher! She really worked the abs today-I'm feeling it tonight!

I'm excited because some of the moves I would've had difficulty with in the past (or have had difficulty in the past in some of her other videos), are not as difficult for me to do now! I am starting to notice some tone in my legs and arms (still need to get rid of the fat around it....) :-)

Eating was good today-stayed within my calories and ate pretty well. Trying to eat more veggies throughout the day and still trying to keep up with my water intake. I'm interested to see what the Cardio workout for this month looks like-will find out tomorrow! AHH!!! :-)