I don’t know why, but many nights when I lay down for bed I begin to get blog ideas in my head. Blog posts write themselves as I try to sleep. Ideas come up and I’ll think “that’s a great topic”. And then I fall asleep…morning comes and I can’t really remember what I was thinking of.
I’ve really got to put a notepad by my bed! :)
Summertime has been keeping me busy, which is why this post is not on Monday [right after weigh-in]. The week is getting away from me! Yesterday I spent the day with cleaning & laundry, and then had the task of going through our school supplies to figure out what we need yet. [I really don't want to think about this yet, but I also want it done with!] Today we’ll shop! I think the girls are at least partly excited…but not 100% on board with the idea of school again yet. I don’t blame them! :)
But for now they are having a great summer, sleeping in, playing…and of course critiquing my workout skills. Yeah…its lovely!
“Mom, how come you look more tired than they do?”
“Why aren’t you _______ [jumping as high, using weights, going as fast] as they are?”
“Why do you look so tired?”
And my favorite:
“Oh that’s not that hard to do, that looks easy!”
Of course when I tell them to come try it, they say “no thanks”. ;-) I’m guessing they KNOW its challenging! And it is! This new Phase has brought new, harder workouts. I’m now on workouts 9 & 10 for those who have the program. The intensity is definitely picking up. I’m finally being left sore after a workout, which is a good feeling.
I’ve been doing well with my workouts, but slacking with my food – not with WHAT I eat, but tracking it. I have a pretty good mental picture now on how much I should be eating, and what I should be eating. Last week, in fact, I only tracked about 3 days. Over the weekend we went out of town for a girls crafting weekend. It was a great time and I KNOW I ate over my calories on Sat – but overall I made ok choices. So far this week I’ve just been mentally tracking. I’m curious to see what the scale shows next week. This week I was down .7 lbs ~ so that’s something!
I’ve been increasing my calories a little bit to taper off the loss a little. Though I’m trying to focus on adding those calories in with nutritious items at meals, or healthy snacks [fruit, nuts, etc] instead of allowing myself more treats. ;-) Despite eating well for the past 9 weeks, I still haven’t completely broken my mental “need/want” to eat lots of treats in the evening. Its a real mental battle. I think I’ve been doing well, but its so engrained in my head that I have to argue with myself ever evening! :)
Its hard to believe I only have about 2.5 weeks of the program left! I’m really happy with the results I’ve had so far. I can’t wait to see the end totals!