June 15, 2011

My P90X Journey

I ordered P90X last week and I finally got it in the mail this week.  Not going to lie, I was extremely pumped about trying the new version out.  I went to my Mom's house this week so my sister could take my measurements and pictures, then we were all planning on going to dinner together.

So, I put on my bathing suit and stood in front of a wall and had my sister take the pictures.  I am not quite sure what I was expecting, but the pictures were much worse than I ever imagined.  How in the world does someone let themselves go this far?  I have been putting off "being healthy" for too long.  Seems like everyday I am telling myself, "I'll start tomorrow" and tomorrow never comes.  I suppose taking these pictures really lit a fire and I feel more motivated than ever.  I just cannot do this to myself any longer.  That night, rather than going out to dinner, I went home and cooked a healthy dinner for myself. 

Currently, I am only on day two of P90X, but I feel very optimistic about the program.  I am tracking what I eat and trying very hard to stay away from all those delicious carbohydrates.  I am going to also try to blog more often because I really need to keep myself accountable.  I am not going to wait for tomorrow any longer....today is the day :)

January 18, 2011

4 lbs Lighter...I Could Get Used To This!

So, week one complete on Weight Watchers and I am down 4 lbs! I won't lie, it is much harder than I thought.  I  just never realized how much I actually eat while watching TV at night.  Mindless munching really adds up!  During the week, it is much easier to eat healthy and stick to the plan because I am on a schedule. This weekend however, was a completely different story.  I went out to eat several times and was not on a schedule what so ever.  My biggest downfall is that when I do go out to eat, I have a really hard time making healthy choices.  Sure, I know what I *should* order, but do I actually order it? No!

This week, my goal is to limit my going out to eat to one meal.  This will be a stretch for me because I tend to go out to eat quite a bit with a coworker during lunch.  I always take my lunch to work, but when the opportunity to go out to eat comes along, I never pass it up.  Today, I brought some grilled chicken with fresh vegetables for lunch and plan to actually eat it rather than going out.  Not only will this goal help my waistline, it will also help out my wallet ;)

Also, if anyone has good suggestions about how to curb the nighttime snacking, I would love to hear it!

Wish me luck!

January 13, 2011

Weight Watchers

In the past few years, I have noticed that my body reacts more to food than exercise.  I can exercise all I want, but if I don't change my eating habits, nothing is going to change.  Since September,  I have loosely followed the Weight Watchers plan.  I have not officially signed up, but I have been tracking all of my points in a small black journal. 

Along with everyone else, I have decided to watch my diet in 2011.  I have been following the plan strictly since the first of the month and already, I am down three pounds.  I love the Weight Watchers PointsPlus plan because it really forces you to keep track of the amount of protein, carbs, fats and fiber you are putting into your body.  This plan also forces you to keep track of portion sizes.  I have been measuring every thing I eat lately, and I find it so interesting how small portions actually are.  Before, I would always look at calories, fats, etc, but I never actually looked at the portion sizes.  Ritz crackers for example, sure, the whole wheat crackers are only 70 calories. But when you actually look at the portion size, it is only FIVE crackers! That is not a lot!

So far, I am loving the new PointsPlus plan and am very excited about what the future holds :)