Friday, June 22, 2012

Fit Friday!

Ok, I need to get serious. I just saw a picture of myself from last week and I looked pregnant. NOT. COOL. Thinking it must have been a bad angle I weighed myself and the scale did not lie. Apparently I think that because I work out every morning I can eat whatever I want. Not true.

I can make up any excuse I want. We have been busy. Life has been stressful. But that will not take the tightness of my jeans away. No more excuses. It is time to get back to my “happy weight.” It is on like Donkey Kong.

The first step to success is setting a goal. My birthday is in six weeks so I thought that would be a good target date. If I lose two pounds a week I will be down twelve pounds and I would be content with that! And if I lose one pound a week I would be down six pounds and that would be a very good start.

Next, I need to start cooking again. After a week hiatus it is tough to get back into it again. I just need to plan healthy, easy meals that don’t require the oven too often since it has been super-hot around these parts. I’m thinking Tuna Melts, Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken, Fajitas, and Avocado-Black Bean-Brown Rice Bowl (my all-time favorite). These meals include a veggie, literally take about 20 minutes or less to make, filling, and no oven required. I stocked up on groceries yesterday so our fridge is full of all the ingredients for these meals plus healthy snacks like cottage cheese, yogurt, Luna bars (s’ more flavor), apples, oranges, carrots, and almonds. I also stocked up on lunches for us which are usually dinner leftovers or an Arnold Sandwich Thin with mustard, lettuce, and oven roasted turkey.

No snacking after dinner. This has been my biggest downfall lately. I have been stressed out and staying up late which leads to eating. I just need to cut this habit altogether.

The last step is planning a work out. I carve out my work out time at 6:00 a.m. after my coffee and devotional. I like to just get my work out over with so this time works best for me. My plan has been:

Sunday – rest
Monday – Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Level 1
Tuesday – Elliptical (30 minutes)
Wednesday - Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Level 2
Thursday – Elliptical (30 minutes)
Friday - Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Level 3
Saturday – Elliptical or bike ride while Garth runs

I’m hoping this new workout schedule is versatile enough that I will not get bored and my body will respond well to the different activities. Time will tell!


Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Left you a bloggy award!!! :)

LWLH said...

I need to find some fun or different exercises, I get bored easily.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds like a great plan! I know you can do it!

Anne said...

I like your plan to alternate Jillians routine, I hate doing the same one all week! I need to get back into exercising... I miss it

Shanny said...

Oooh, I think you have a great plan. I absolutely have put my behind back in gear and look forward to your fit Fridays for motivation... no pressure lol

Tiffany said...

You can do it! Good luck to you!!

Lauren Akin said...

You can do it. I look forward to updates and think I will star fit Fridays as well. As I am getting back into it as well. I am doing the couch to 5k routine and other workouts with it. If u are not a follower of my blog please check mine out thank you in advance. :). Keep up the good work:)

Lauren said...

sounds like a great plan to me...eating in definitely makes a huge difference in just how I feel. It seems like eating out ALL the time just makes me feel icky!