Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I'm baaaaack!

It is amazing how time can fly and you don't even realize it. Can anyone relate?! I'm sorry about disappearing on you guys... I promise I didn't die. What have I been up to?

Well, for starters, the 3 day military diet did not work out. Roomie and I made it until the 2nd night before we both caved. Our energy was completely gone, we were both getting grumpy and the thought of eating another piece of toast made us gag.

Spring break came and was spent in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was lovely! Broadway on the Beach, Margaritaville, 9th floor hotel room right on the beach... it was good, my friends. Very good.

My online classes finished about a week ago, leaving me with only one class standing between myself and graduation! May 11th is going to be here so soon. I am slightly freaking out. 

Even though life has been totally crazy, I have been really persistant with my workouts!

.......And that is the biggest lie on the planet. I have slacked. BIG TIME.

Why is this so hard? Why can't I be good at working out and make it a habit and want to go consistantly?!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3 Day Challenge...

Has anyone heard of the 3 Day Military Diet?!

This is a 3 days on, 4 days off deal. It promises results (don't they all...) so my roommate and I figured why the heck not? So for the next three days, we will be eating the follow:

Day 1 [ Drink lots of water and tea is allowed]

Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 whole wheat toast, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and tea
Lunch: 1/2 cup of tuna, 1 toast and tea
Dinner: 3 oz. of meat (we chose oven-roasted turkey), 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream

[ side note: What kind of diet lets you eat ice cream?! Apparently this one does and it made my little fatty heart be filled with joy! ]

Day 2 [Drink only water!]

Breakfast: 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 whole wheat toast and 1/2 banana
Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 hard-boiled egg and 5 saltine crackers
Dinner: 2 hot dogs, 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream

Day 3 [ Drink only water!]

Breakfast: 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice of cheddar cheese and 1 small apple
Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg and 1 whole wheat toast
Dinner: 1 cup of tuna, 1/2 banana and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream

So there it is, folks. If I die from hunger before the end of three days, just know I love you all. (JK, but seriously...)

Has anyone else tried it? 
Stay posted for updates these next three days!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Weigh in...

I'm not sure if anyone has noticed or not, but I haven't done a weigh-in in a loooong time.
The last time was exactly a month ago - February 1.
At that point, I had lost 6 pounds. YAY!

But during the month of February, I really did not feel like I had been doing as well.
Not exercising much.
Not eating super healthy (not eating terrible, but just not as careful as I had been).

So I just put off stepping on that horrible invention called a scale.
But really... who invented that? 

This morning, I was putting on a pair of dress pants and noticed that they seemed a little lose.
At first, I was super happy but then told myself they were probably just stretched out.
I debated a few minutes, then finally grabbed the scale.
And.... And... And...

MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods


Overjoyed. Elated. Shocked.

Those describe me now.

Even though I haven't been making huge changes like I did in January, this just goes to show that little changes can make a big difference.

So today, use the stairs instead of the elevator.

Drink water instead of coffee. (Hard, I know.)

Be good to yourself.