I have much to tell you! So let’s start with the exercise. Week two is coming to a close and let me just say that it was easier than week one. I have also started noticing some changes. I have lost a little bit of weight and have started to notice muscles that I haven’t seen in years (h-e-l-l-o abs)!
Now, let me first share my Day one (round 1) P90X, I weighed in at 130lbs and was at 24% body fat (the heaviest of my life!). On Day 30 of P90X, I weighed in at 131lbs (I was building muscle) and got down to 21% body fat! Day 90, I weighed in at 127lbs and was at 18.5% body fat. It was hard but I was very happy with my results! Then, the holidays came and did its damage. Now, I am back on the get fit train and I am super pumped!
Last week, I weighed in at 122lbs and went down to 119lbs, pretty good for one week of diet and exercise. I am at 18% body fat!The dieting has been tolerable and the calorie app sure does keep me on my toes. I usually don’t eat breakfast but for lunch I either eat a 1/2 tuna sandwich or 1/2 egg salad sandwich. This might not sound like a lot but when you start to eat the proper serving size 1/2 a sandwich is huge! Ok, maybe not huge but it is enough and with a side of apples or oranges- it is a nice lunch.
I usually will have a few snacks throughout the day. I really like snacks and anything that is a 100 calorie snack pack is a must! I recommend the 100 calorie Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn. I also like the Nabisco 100 cal Sweet and Salty mix Kettle Flavor. I love the 100 Calorie Right Bites Fudge Shoppe mini fudge stripes from Keebler. Who says dieting has to taste like cardboard; just as long as it is in moderation. ;-D
For dinner, the fast food option has completely disappeared. They are not very calorie friendly or healthy. We plan out dinners every week and use the correct portions on everything. This has made our food bill drop a little because we pick meals that last at least two to three days. No… it is not chicken salad everyday or only a cup of soup. The last two weeks, we had shrimp fettuccini in a garlic olive oil sauce, Grilled chicken alfredo, Salisbury Steak and homemade potato salad- you know all the healthy stuff. Again, the most important concept in dieting is portion control and healthy choices.
Exercising has taken a turn for the better… We got bicycles! We ended up getting them for free with Mr.Awesome boyfriend’s travel points. They are both made by Jeep. One bike is the Renegade Men’s Duel Suspension Mountain Bike and the Jeep Cherokee Men’s Duel Suspension Mountain Bike. Once we put them together and buy a few essentials (like a bike pump and helmets); we are ready to ride… and burn 300+ calories per hour. Yahoo!
I will keep you posted on my new year’s resolution to get fit!
-Girl in Pigtails