Tuesday, Tuesday… well my Tuesday started out well. Slept in, drove to work, got rear ended, had some yummy oatmeal with strawberries, and then sipped a big old cup of coffee. OK, getting rear ended was no fun but what can you do? The oatmeal and the coffee (and a call from Neal) made the morning great!
As I shared yesterday, I’ve been trying really hard to eat a well rounded and balance diet. Yesterday was pretty good but I must say, it can be really tough going against what you really want to eat (#dietersproblems). Breakfast and lunch were really good yesterday and very satisfying. The late afternoon flew by, so by the time I got home I was pretty hungry. Neal and I ran to the grocery store and then made dinner when we got home. What I really wanted for dinner was a quesadilla, like Neal, but I knew a salad was the better choice for me.
I was still able to enjoy the same flavors (minus the tortilla) and saved myself a couple hundred calories, always a plus! It can be tough when the person you’re living with don’t have to choose between a quesadilla and a salad, but it’s something you have to learn. Neal and I are different people and unfortunately, I can’t eat as he does and I’m sure there are things I eat that he doesn’t eat. It’s all about balance and knowing your own body!
Yesterday I also tackled Body Revolution workout 7! The workout starts out with the trainers saying, “We’re going to beat you like you owe us money”. If that’s not an indication of the workout you’re about to do, then I don’t know what is. Workout 7 is good but the moves can be tough. I didn’t leave the workout feeling strong but I know that each time I do it I’ll get stronger.
Workout 7 consists of…
- Squat karaoke
- Lunge pulls
- High knees
- Jumping jacks
- Fast feet
- Crow pushups (TOUGH)
- Plank walks
- Plank ups
- Jack knifes
- Plank thrusts
- Down dog pushups (loved these)
- Tricep kickbacks with cable
- Push press with leg kicks
- Leg hops- zig zag
- Squat with cable
- Tricep with cable
- Single leg pushups (loved these)
I did workout 7 right after spin yesterday morning, so I’m excited to do it by itself one day to see if I have more energy and can push myself more. It was a good workout and I’m excited to tackle workout 8 tonight.
Question: If you live with others who eat differently than you, what helps you to stay on track?