Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 3

Alright! Day 3 is coming to an end and I have been doing ok.  Not incredible, but way better than nothing.  On Day 1 I did some arm exercises.  I had trouble sleeping that night and only dozed from 5 am until about 7 am.  ***Note to self- turn phone on silent- especially if you are having trouble sleeping. Emails WILL wake  you up after you FINALLY fall asleep. *****
As for my "diet", I have been keeping to home made meals, fruits and veggies.  Yesterday I made homemade chicken noodle soup.  I got 3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken from a farmers market, used fresh carrots, broccoli, lots of fresh garlic, fresh mushrooms, low sodium chicken broth and an onion.  I love seasonings and after hours of simmering and a night of setting in oregano, bay leaves, parsley flakes etc, it is PERFECT for lunch or dinner. 
If you have a farmers market, I suggest going and grabbing fresh fruits and vegetables.  Farmers markets, rather than a chain grocery store, or even Whole Foods, will have a great variety of fresh and healthy foods at an extremely affordable price.  Example? I got all of this:

This only cost me about 10.00.  You won't always find awesome deals, but check your weekly ads, or even go online and you can find where to get the best prices weekly.  Also, you don't need to buy organic. Organic isn't necessarily better.  Also, don't be afraid of FATS.  I know it's scary, especially when you
are working on keeping your weight down, but there are different types of fats.  Cheese, dairy, nuts: these are all fine.  All of these are natural and your body knows how to process them.  Remember, you need fat to live.  That doesn't mean to only eat meat and cheese, or that can't eat too much.  It's foods like sugary cereal, desserts, your favorite coffee with all of that chocolate of caramel.... that will pack on the pounds.  Keep everything in moderation. 
This 30 day challenge is not a way I am planning on living my life.  It is just that, a challenge.  I want to see if I can get a little more lean and also, want to see if I can do it mentally. 
As for motivation, I have a picture hanging by a mirror that I like to look at for inspiration. 
As for working out, on day one I did some arm work.  Day 2, since I had only managed 2 hours of sleep, I took it easy and didn't do a workout.  However, today I did a circuit.  I also got warm up out of the way by putting on some house music (I like stuff like Daft Punk and John B) and moving while doing house work. 
I would rather workout at home than at a gym and make use of the little space. 

I use my living room which is plenty. 
Here are my day 3 (night 3) pictures.  I have dropped a little water weight.  I can't wait to see how much of a difference I  can see after it's all done!

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