It's Friday! Finally, even though this was a short week since I only worked 3.5 days, it feels like a long one.
Work has been busy and I'm still doing Holiday visiting with friends that are home for the Holidays. Last visit was last night, a few of us went out to dinner before one of my good friends flew back out west to Alberta this morning. We ended up going to Vito's (I think it's more of a local restaurant but it's basically standard Italian food) Scott and I decided to order two meals and then split them. We ordered a small order of lasagna and a Chicken Souvlaki dish that came with chicken skewers, greek salad and brown rice. (It was on the Simply For Life menu) We skipped on the oil dressing on the salad and didn't add anything to the rice. I had saved up my points for the day so I had 13 points left and I managed to stay within my points so I was pretty happy about that. Although greek salad with no dressing really isn't all that great.
When we got home around 9:00pm, I was craving a snack but instead I filled up a huge glass of water and sipped away during CSI: Miami. Nice eh?
So I couldn't' do it....my break up with the scale. I caved. I got on the scale this morning. I just wanted to see how I was doing. I seriously think I'm addicted. I knew I was doing great so why did I need to verify my greatness with a number on the scale? At least 3.5 of those holiday lbs flew off pretty quickly. Those ones must have been the water weight. Believe it or not, there are still a couple Holiday lbs holding on for dear life. YES you read that right, I lost 3.5 lbs and I still have more to go to get back to my pre-Holiday weight. But I had a great Holiday filled with lots of wonderful time with family and catching up with old friends and of course, lots and lots of amazing food, so I can't complain. Now I just have to pay the piper.
I did make it to the gym yesterday after work but only for a quick 35 min jaunt on the treadmill. Nothing too intense since I had a dinner date right afterwards. But at least I went right? Better then nothing. I'm hoping to get in some activity this weekend too. I might try out my new Yoga DVD that I got for Christmas and I'm thinking that Scott and I might go skating as well. Monday I start my new exercise regime:
15 min warm up
45 min Body Sculpt class
50 min Yoga class at lunch
50 min Random Cardio (elliptical and Stairmaster are my favorites)
15 min warmup Cardio
45 min Body Ball Class
50 mins of Random Cardio
Weekends are gym free unless I'm able to hit up a class or squeeze in some cardio but Scott and I usually stay pretty active on the weekends so I'm sure there will be some form of activity in there.
What do you guys think? I'm not sure if the 2 classes are enough strength training? Although they are both full body workouts and both involve using weights & resistance bands. Plus I think Yoga is gong to be great for strength training as well but since I'm new to it, let me know what you ladies think.
Happy Friday everyone! It's -36 C today in my city. That's right..... -33 F for all you ladies down south. It's freezing. I can't imagine being outside for more than 2 minutes. Bundle up!!
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