Today is one of those days that I just feel great about myself. I'm making great choices, I'm exercising regularly, the sun is shining, could it get any better?
Yesterday I hit up the gym after work for a KILLER Body Ball class. My best friend who just joined my gym came with me for the first time. I don't know if the girl has ever done any strength training in her life and I had to talk her into the class since she was a little apprehensive. The class usually isn't too bad and you can use small weights to make it less intense. I saw the instructor in the changing room and she mentioned that she had some new stuff and wanted my feedback after the class. Great right? Well not so great for my best friend who's never done weight training before. The class was brutal. The new stuff was pretty intense. Really good workout but basically we were working some muscles to the point where even my muscles were about to give out, and I've been taking the class for a few months. Needless to say, this morning I got a few nasty e-mails from said friend, cursing my name!
Today I hit the gym at lunch for 40 mins of cardio. 20 mins on the bike, 10 on elliptical and 10 on the treadmill. Nothing too intense but I feel great this afternoon!
Last night I made an attempt at cooking some Tilapia. I took 2 recipes and basically combined them (Thanks Kate!) I had a small bite last night and it was really good. Looking forward to having it for supper tonight with some rice and veggies.
A HUGE shout out to Angie too who had her first official run with the Running Room yesterday! I'm so proud of her. I'd second guess myself the whole way but she just dove right in and did amazing!
I'm so proud that I am following through with my New Year's Resolution to spend more time in the kitchen, I even learned that I LOVE cooking! It's so much fun! Especially on a Saturday moring or a Sunday afternoon. So far I have made:
ESBM Meatloaf (YUM!)
ESBM Tuna Casserole
WW Cheeseburger Casserole (Hubby's favorite)
WW 0 Point Italian Soup
WW 1 point Banana Bran Muffins
Cambpbell's Rice & chicken casserole
Breaded Parmesean Tilapia
Maple Glazed Ham
I've come a long way form just Tacos and Basil Pesto pasta. (Basically the only two things we ate at home pre New Year's resolution) This week I am making Amy's whole wheat pizza dough on Saturday and on Sunday I'm devoting a few hours to make up some lunch stuff for the week; ESBM meatloaf (at the request of my hubby) and the Basic 0 point WW Cabbage soup. I wasn't crazy about the Italian one but this one seems pretty decent.
Got any recipes you think I need to try? Let me know!
SFL for those of you who asked is a super strict meal plan. I thought it was more nationwide but apprently not. Basically the first 2 weeks are detox. It's very high protein. Breakfast for the first 2 weeks is a lot of cottage cheese and fruit or yogurt and fruit or Kashi Cereal. Lunch is 4 oz of meat (protein), tons of veggies and a pile of rice or pasta. To the point where you don't think you can't possibly eat another bite of food. But yuo have to eat it ALL. The first few days of this is brutal but after about a week, I swear you are hungry again in an hour. Your metabolism gets a HUGE boost. Supper is a protein and a ton of veggies. Snacks are fruit or almonds. I can't remember exactly but I may dig out my old sheets. It's crazy strict but if you follow it, you will lose weight, and a lot of it. After the first 2 weeks, it lets up a little more but still not something I could live on. Definitely not as flexible as WW. I did it for 3 weeks and lost like 13 lbs. 13 lbs!!! 7 in the first week. And after I went back to WW, I didn't gain it all back either. I just have to find the motivation to do it again is all. I love the freedom of WW! I've been flipping back and forth so that proves that I'm not ready yet. Maybe a few weeks before my wedding in April. Take off a few lbs before I have to walk down the isle. Hmmm... What do you ladies think?
I have to pick weeks though that I don't have any plans with the friends...or else wine seems to wiggle it's way in somehow.....