Ugh, this up and down thing sure does get annoying. And constantly saying the same thing weekly? Pff, just as annoying! Yep, this was how my week went. But it had started out so great! Great eating, great working out. Weight loss and no rejections about jobs. You would think I would have been able to keep up the momentum throughout the weekend right? But I think you have come to know me pretty well, and that just didn’t happen. I am blaming this on lack of or just plain crappy sleeping.
I ate the weekend away – totally unintentionally, but with some seriously crappy sleeping it was inevitable. Friday I woke at 4am and didn’t go back to sleep. I made sure to get up around 4:45 and go to the gym and put in a few extra minutes and not just laze about and skip a workout. I stayed at my parents that night for a movie night watching the second Thor movie (it was pretty good!) and we ate out at a new Mexican place they wanted to try but I didn’t do too bad. At their place I share the front room with the dog and he had a bad dream Saturday morning at 3:15 and I had to wake his silly self up. Then another one at 3:45 as I was falling back to sleep. Yes, I checked the clock both times. Needless to say I was up from 3:15am and with nothing better to do than snack? Yuck. I never eat early on the weekends but I started in with shelled peanuts. Talk about a sodium bomb. I even planned to go to bed early – like a dummy. Got a stomachache and didn’t fall asleep until about 11. Up at 5am Sunday morning, and it was on again from there. I was too exhausted to do more than laundry and so no workout happened this weekend to counter balance the eating. I was ready for a nap by 10:30am but refused to lay down because I knew I would have had a horrible time falling asleep that night. So what does an exhausted person do when they have nothing else to occupy their time? Snack. All day. Yeah, weight gain city. All my hard work the last two weeks down the tubes.
If you read the posts the last two weeks I went to the doc for some weird feelings in my head (dizziness mainly) and the doc said I was probably missing some key nutrients in my “diet”. Well, I am loving the protein powder I had got, but at $40 for 14 servings I don’t think I can keep affording to buy it unfortunately – it tastes so good, which is saying a lot since I only have it with water. I made the mistake on Sunday morning to mix it with light chocolate soy milk, and oh wow. It was dreamy. Like a thick chocolate milk. I loved it. Too much. So now I am looking for a new powder that is on the cheaper side per-portion. I had re-signed up for the Vegan Cuts box just for the $15 coupon to Vega figuring I could give it a try for super cheap. Which I did – I got $40ish worth of stuff for $8, but did you know not everything at Vega is vegan? I mean, I thought it was since it is called Vega… Why else would VC be having a coupon for it? They have a very, very limited amount of vegan stuff, and the bars that are? Expensive for money and calories. Hmph. Anyone have any protein powder suggestions? The one from the doc was an all-natural pea and rice protein. Vegan, gluten-, and soy free. I will take all suggestions just so I don’t have to stand in the aisle at Whole Foods reviewing all ingredient lists and prices.
At least I am working out and feeling great about that. I am following the workout plan and doing the challenge daily. And boy is the Challenge getting challenging! 35 push-ups? In a row? What was I thinking? No push-ups on toes that is for sure. My shoulders are killing me from this. Gotta think of a new ab thing for next month, because even though I do the 130 crunches without stopping I am seeing no difference in the mid-section like I did with the sit-ups and planks. Also, while I am impressed with myself for being able to sit chair-like against the wall for over a minute, I already knew I had super-strong thighs so I don’t really feel anything from this one. But I will say, I love the progressive challenge cause March 1st I was so not able to do so many push-ups and wallsits! I have the Challenge all planned out for April – It’s going to be all about the backside! It will be good, and I am super excited about it and want to start it now, but I will put it out on the 1st. And I need to think about the actual monthly workout. I am moving out of my apartment on the 17th (no new job just moving to a cheaper month-to-month lease) but absolutely no gym or space to move. So no workout videos unless it’s yoga or Pilates. To counter balance the total lack of cardio movement? Need eating plan!
So now for the real update:
Weight & Inches
Total from Last Week: + 1lbs, -0in
Total from the 1st: -9.6lbs, -9.5in
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