Three months in! I’m not even sure how that happened.
Dinner last night was pretty damn awesome — food, drink and company included. I ate too much, but not nearly as much as I usually do. And with only 1.5 glasses of wine, I even was still capable of calculating the tip in my head by the end of the meal. Will wonders ever cease?
|Biaggi’s wonderful bruschetta — one of the appetizers
that we always seem to order
Good night out with great friends and now it’s really time to buckle down again. I need to start getting really serious about overhauling the food — I’m not integrating the food lessons nearly as well as I should to be successful. And it’s all just a matter of planning and prepping. So that’ll be my focus in the upcoming weeks. And plus — I have just two short weeks until doing the second round of skinfold body fat testing and I’d like to know that I did as much as I could do make that a good experience.
And with that, my week:
Another pretty good week. It’s been difficult staying off the scale, but it’s done me a lot of good, I think — I live in fear of a bad weigh-in so I’m more apt to make better decisions. My check-in went pretty well: while the scale only budged a little bit, my measurements dropped by a little over 2.5″, which kind of blows me away. I’m definitely starting to see some muscle definition coming back under the fat layers, and frankly, that’s one of my main goals.
Still on my 100% completion streak! And holy CRAP am I sore today! My upper back and shoulders are absolutely yelling at me (in a (mostly) good way, of course). The workouts have been kicking my butt, but i like that. The running intervals are going well, too — I’m still incredibly slow, but the pace is getting better and that’s all I need to see. I’ve been adding in a slow, longer run, too, just to get my body moving.
This is where I’m falling down on the job a little — I can’t say that I’ve made any huge changes in terms of making smarter carb choices. Sure, I make better choices here and there when it’s easy, but I haven’t made a concerted effort to really change my eating habits. I need to focus on making all the food habits — lean protein, vegetables, smarter carb choices — something that guides my meal planning throughout the week. Speaking of which, I really need to start meal planning for my week. 🙂
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day