I am on Day 5 of my the Body-for-LIFE Challenge and I have to say, I haven’t felt THIS good, physically, in a long, long time. It’s a noticeable difference in my mood, energy level and overall outlook. Amazing how much those holiday rum balls can drag a person into a fullout sugar haze. I think the exercise combined with the good eats and daily supplements are better than a good sugar high any day. Yep, you heard me say it. I feel abfab!
I woke up this morning feeling like a million! I had my breakfast then hopped on the treadmill for 30 minutes and did roughly a mile or more – then hopped off the treadmill not feeling like it was kicking my ass for the first time this week. I feel ridiculously energized today – – to the point that I”m almost making myself gag!
Normally, I have a rule that I only weigh myself once a week – no more than that. Not that I’m against daily weighing . . but I feel like I get myself stuck in a rut of being obsessed with my poundage, and I discourage easily if I don’t see it falling off the way I think it should be. But, I felt so damn good today that I decided to step on the scale two days early. Much to my enjoyment, as I’ve dropped a full 3.5 lbs this week so far!
Ok – so I realize that most of that is water weight that’s to be expected when you suddenly start consuming in excess of 80 – 200 ounces of water per day, not to mention the other liquids I’m consuming, like protein shakes and protein juice. Even though it is water weight – I was still thrilled with it.
My one vice that I can’t seem to shake is my coffee. I drink lattes, not normal brewed coffee. That’s three shots of pure espresso in a mug of warm milk. Years ago, I used to drink it with whole milk. In 2004, during my huge diet efforts where I dropped a full 65lbs, I switched to 1% milk for my lattes. I had tried skim milk . . . but it just wasn’t doable! I’m very picky about my java . . and the skim milk just wasn’t cutting it. At least I was cutting out 1/2 the fat by switching to 1%, right?
This time around, I decided I would try the skim milk once again, just to see if I could stand it this time around. It was a total no go. But! This morning, I tried it with 1/2 skim and 1/2 1% and didn’t really notice a difference. Go figure.
I swear I’m not going to turn this boring blog of mine into yet a MORE boring blog by posting about my diet stuff all the time – – but this morning, I feel like a million – I couldn’t help but write about it!