I have to say, today felt pretty great. I can't believe how much better I feel already! Just one day and I feel hope for the future. I know that in the beginning everything is brand new, and eventually things will get harder, but I feel like I am completely ready to take on any challenge that faces me. Oh and I know things will get tough, believe me I've been there before, but this time is different. It just is. I have this drive that I have never felt before... It has to be God, and he is going to help me along the entire way!
Today I was up much earlier than usual! I had been stuck in a state where I literally felt I had no reason to get out of bed. But this morning was different. When I awoke I felt better, energized, ready to start the day, and hungry! I can barely remember the last time I woke up hungry! It felt great.
For breakfast I had 2 slices of weight watchers bread with 1tbsp of light peanut butter and 1 tbsp of low-cal low-sugar jam. I also had a fat-free yogurt. (making breafast about 230 cal.) I have often heard it is better to eat a bigger breakfast with some sort of protein to get your body running so it will burn more calories throughout the day. I am hoping by doing this I am able to decrease my food intake as the day progresses. For a snack I had a grapefruit. Lunch was 2 diet bread and 2 poached eggs with 1 slice fat-free cheese and 1tbsp salsa. (around 280 cal) Mid-afternoon snack was a pear. For dinner I ate light tuna mixed with fat free mayo on top of romaine lettuce, with some cucumber on the side. Compared to my old days all that I ate today was like one meal for me! And there were probably more than 3 meals a day! :S
Today's excercise was so much easier than previously because I felt so re-energized! In the morning my mom and I took the dog for about a 45 minute walk. I just love this time of year when the scenery out here in the countryside is beautiful! :) I am definetley a sun-bunny. Then after work (I end at 7ish) I went to a friends house and we worked out together. She is also trying to loose some weight and get in shape so we figured we could do it together! It is so much easier and more fun having a buddy to share the experience with! We have started a running "program" where you follow a schedule of running/walking intervals that gradually increases speed, distance and time over a 13 week period. By the end of the 13 weeks you are supposed to be able to run 5 - 10k! We are very excited about this and we have completed 2 sessions already. There are 3 sessions a week. This week we are running for 30 seconds, walking for 4.5 minutes, running for 30 seconds, walking for 4,5 minutes, and this is repeated 8 times. It isn't a lot of running to start off, but it gradually works you up to it, which is what I like. The next week sessions will be longer as the running periods in between walking increase. This is something that I am looking forward to!
After our run/walk we went back to her house and did some toning exercises. It was painful, but man do you feel great after! I love having felt a sense of accomplishment.
I have decided that my weigh-in day will be on Mondays, since that is the day of the week I took my starting weight on. It only makes sense. I plan to choose a day to "preview" my weight which will give me a peek at whether or not I need to work harder. (Plus when you are new to this and excited, you want to see the change right away! :P)
I hope tomorrow I will be just as sucessful, given I don't feel like I've been hit by a truck having done all this exercise suddenly!
Already looking forward to the future!
Anything is possible with God,