Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big Meals = All Day Misery

Can you tell I am on a Jenny Lynn kick at the moment??? And I love this particular photo shoot. They showed part of it on her DVD "The Harder I Work the Luckier I Get". I just love her physique...always have. I feel like she has such feminine lines....and is so beautiful.

Thanks to all of you who said such wonderful things about my baby bump pics in the comments on my last post! You guys are all SO sweet and encouraging and supportive - how did I get so lucky with such an awesome extended family?? :) A special shout out to that someone who was an extra special ear to me tonight and helped me keep perspective on things and people who choose to be negative! :) Thanks for your words of wisdom chica!

As I posted in my last couple of posts, I am working towards 90% compliance on my eating. That means of 42 meals, 38 need to be on plan while the other four can be off plan. As you can imagine, the weekends are tough for staying on plan - as I am sure it is for all of you! Today we went and had Sunday brunch....I had an omelet (they were out of egg beaters) with bell peppers, mushrooms, bacon and cheese. I also had a very small serving of hashbrowns, one piece of bacon and a bunch of fruit. I had a bite of Jody's biscuits and gravy and a bite of his waffle. I ate WAY more than I normally do. Probably around 6-700 calories. Which is double what I normally eat. I paid for it the rest of the day...and felt "FULL" until about 4:30 at which time I had a small bowl of my low fat chili. I didn't feel good after I ate that either...still felt really full. I am JUST now feeling hungry again. GRRRR.

The point I am trying to get to is it's days like today when I am reminded why I eat on plan. I am reminded why I feel SO much better when I eat 6-7 small meals a day. Feeling full for that long of a period of time is so foreign to me and I struggle wtih my body not feeling revved up when I do from eating regularly. Going forward, I will make sure my off plan meals are smaller and I don't eat to the point of being stuffed. Consider and make a note if you have similar feelings after a meal or a particular eating habit and then revisit that feeling if you are making a decision to do it again. Remind yourself of how you may just make a different decision than you have in the past! :)

Below is a recap of my workouts for the week:
  • Monday: 45 minute treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM; 30 minute leg w/o followed by 40 minutes spin class PM
  • Tuesday: 30 minute intervals on treadmill alternating between 10 minute miles and 7 minute miles - 60s on/120s off AM; 60 minute shoulder/tricep/abs workout
  • Wednesday: 45 minutes treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM; Spin class 40 minutes
  • Thursday: Body Pump Class - 60 minutes PM
  • Friday: 45 minutes treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM
  • Saturday: Awesome leg workout followed by 30 minutes cardio
  • Sunday: Rest day
5 lifting days and 6 cardio sessions. I am SUPER happy with my workout week and am feeling so great!

I am off tomorrow for MLK day and Jody and I are going to hit Body Pump and either do cardio after or run the lake later in the day. I am fired up to attack this week with the same enthusiasm as last week. How bout you??? YOU FEELING IT??


P.S. We saw Defiance tonight (Daniel Craig) and once again a story causes me to consider all the wonderful things I have in my life...I am so grateful to live free and not be persecuted for any belief that I have. And it certainly reminds me to keep things in perspective. Love you guys!


April said...

How are you working out that much and gaining weight? LOL! Just kidding ;)

The thoughts of cheats are always more enjoyable than actually doing them. Unless you are able to control the portions of course but who can do that?

Kelly Olexa said...

I can so relate to what you are saying. I'm getting much better about being reasonable- but there are still times when I overeat- for me it's mostly if I now mindlessly eat extra "stuff" for no reason. I did that today. And for me on THAT note, I think, "Kelly concentrate on all the extra empty calories you consumed and YOU DIDN'T EVEN ENJOY IT! Is THAT worth it?" my answer is always NO but like you, I am focusing on remembering this so I don't do it again.

;-) We just keep getting better every day!!
Press On Press on.


Anonymous said...

Hey sunshine!
great blog..and great advice! I too, fall victim to straying off course and not following the plan. I end up eating all at once and my body is miserable. I'm a much happier camper if I "graze"...on clean foods, that is! Ha! But, I'm terrible about grabbing a handful of Goldfish or something instead of something with productive calories.
Your work-outs are incredible! I obviously am doing something wrong and need your help! Pregnant lady needs to come to my territory and work out with me!;)))
Keep strong sweetie! You are so motivating!!((())))

Krissa said...

I wished I got in half as much cardio as you do :)