Wow. Haven't updated in FOREVER.... it's been so crazy busy. I know I say that all the time, but I really do mean it. Life just keeps getting busier and busier. I'm having a really hard time keeping up with everything, but I've been keeping strong with both P90X and Weight Watchers. Last week I lost another 2.2 pounds and this week I lost .4 pounds. Not exactly as much as I wanted, but with me going to the carnival and eating fair food last week, (I had the world's best corndog and cheese fries. YUM.) going to a parade and eating some snacks there, eating a donut and some party stuff from my brother's birthday party on saturday, and then having homemade fondue on Sunday... I'm just glad I lost anything at all!!!! I thought I'd maintained at least. So, I was happy. This week I'll be a little more strict- gotta get back on track. The job at Dunkin' Donuts is going well- I've managed to only eat three donuts from there throughout my first month of working. It's a HUGE accomplishment!!!
Since cutting back on the crap, I've begun to notice that I don't desire junk food as much and that when I do eat it, it's much tastier, but it doesn't satiate me anymore. I think my body is learning to want the good stuff. Either that or it's all in my head and I'm going nuts. :) (Quite possible.)
Since I'm so behind, I'm not going to do a day-by-day report of what I did last week. Also, it was recovery week of phase two, so nothing interesting really happened anyways, except for the fact that I got my new heart rate moniter last week!!! Can I just say right now how much I ADORE it??? Knowing how hard I'm working and how many calories I'm burning is way cool. Burned 747 during Kenpo X and 435 during Cardio X last week. Brilliant, I tell you! So fun to have a machine that acknowleges how hard you're working. ;)
I took my X stretch day at the end of the week instead of in the middle because I knew the weekend would be SUPER crazy. Having two days of relaxation in a row was kind of nice, but I actually missed exercising. It was a long weekend without it, and that fact really surprised me. I feel like my hard work is finally starting to pay off. I feel like I'm really starting to change my habits and my lifestyle. I want this to be a lifetime thing. I know that I'll have to exercise 5-6 days a week for the rest of my life. I know that I'm always going to have to keep track of every bite I eat if I want to maintain any weight loss that I've accomplished, or if I want to keep losing. It sucks, but I need to learn it now or else I never will. I'm so grateful for the X and WW! It's going to be a good week- I can feel it.
Oh, ps, I started week 1 of phase three yesterday. I guess that would make it week 9, wouldn't it? Anyways... yesterday was chest and back. Now, I've only done it one other time- it was day 1 before I committed to the "lean" version. It was the first one I ever did, and I thought I was going to die. I couldn't even lift my arms afterwards. BUT- this story has a happy ending!!! I did chest and back again for the first time since day 1, 55 days later, and made it through the whole workout without killing myself! It was absolutely incredible. I was so proud. It really goes to show how much I've grown. I never could have done what I did yesterday 55 days ago. I did 15 incline pushups (the one with the chair)! I couldn't do a single one 55 days ago. I've never been so proud of myself. I can't wait to see what I can do on day 90, or day 180, or day 270,....