My exercise today! Worked out with my trainer which was a boost I needed but I also just felt how down I was through my whole workout. Normally I'm super energetic and pumped up and excited to work out with my trainer but today I was forcing smiles, and trying really hard but really slacking at the same time. When we were done working out I knew I needed more steps so I got back on the elliptical. I didn't do a hiit workout or anything intense, I just went at a steady pace for 20 minutes. The beginning was super tough, but once I got about halfway it got much easier 👏🏻👏🏻 I got the rest of my steps by trying to find a dog that was running around my neighbourhood without a collar and seemed pretty skiddish which worried me - but we never found him. Ah well 🤷🏻♀️ hopefully he found his way home 🏡🐶 also went to the movies with my boyfriend tonight and ate a small popcorn 🍿 and I didn't want to post about that on here and I just didn't want to mention food at all because mine has been terrible - but I want to be transparent and I want to read back and remember this time for myself, so imma admit I ate the popcorn. And a bit of Chinese today. And I ate at freshii. And I had a bunch of bread. Yep, it's been a great day food wise 🙈🙈🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ but that's okay! I'm being easy on myself right now especially because the fact that I am still exercising is so unlike me and that's a huge accomplishment 🤗 okay enough rambles from me! Good night 😴 •
I almost thought I wasn't going to make it through my workout today because my muscles have been TIGHT. When I say tight I mean leg crippling tight. But as I began the workout and kept it pushing it got better and I dominated the workout 💪🏾 When I got home I made sure I prepared myself a nice soak and hopefully my legs will feel at least a little bit better tomorrow. Here's also a picture of my Walnut Tacos which are bomb 💣 .
It's #weighinwednesday and although I'm not super stoked about the number on the scale this morning I'm also not surprised one bit. To be honest, as I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been having a really tough time for about a week. I was having drama at work that eventually led to me quitting my job because I wasn't respected or valued as an employee, and since my job was being a nanny I currently feel like I'm mourning a loss. I was very close to the baby I nannied, I had been with her longer than either of her parents had been (on their maternity/paternity leaves) and I care for her so much. Knowing she's no longer a part of my life breaks my heart, and it wasn't really until last night that I realized I was grieving. Which is probably why I've been eating ALL the things. The fact that I've gotten my butt to the gym the last two days is probably the only thing saving the number on the scale. Today I'm going to struggle to eat properly but I still have some meal prepped meals that I'm going to try to eat. It's so weird because I either have no appetite at all and can't eat, or I have a huge appetite (only for junk food) and can eat a ton. Which is leading to a bit of a restrictive/binge cycle throughout each day and I honestly feel like a pile of crap. I'm meeting up with my trainer tonight and I'm going to yoga this afternoon with a friend and I'm hoping both of these things will help get my mind in a better place 🙏🏻 •
I haven't been posting my weigh ins because they've been a little underwhelming. I've been kind of eating whatever lately and throwing caution to the wind. Still doing intermittent fasting and such and trying not to eat when I'm not hungry but I'm getting back into the swing of things now. My loss in total is 42.8 lbs and my last weigh in this morning was a 2.6 lb loss.
Anyway I'm doing okay just dealing with random crap.
What's up instafam? Making dinner tonight and was out of salsa. So, I went with the next best thing, barbecue sauce! 😋Just some Yukon Golds under there (about 250g), about 1 1/2 cups of mixed veg from the frozen steamer bag, a half cup mix of 2:1 black beans to corn kernels, and half an avocado. Apparently all the cool kids are putting #avocado on everything now. lol #secrethipster Grand total on myfitnesspal was 527 kcal! #deliciousandnutritious Definitely good enough to have again. Maybe tomorrow for lunch? 😋
Today's workout summary: #abattack and #melt As always, we worked our glutes and quads to the max, but today there was more bicep work than usual. Going to be feeling that tomorrow!
I skipped the gym for 3 days!!! Yesterday I opted to go shopping which I guess I've changed because that was more stressful than relaxing, I did get a few shirts, skirts and shoes. I also did have a long conversation with the guy at the juice bar about being vegan so that was really amazing. Then the day before we thought my mom's 21 year old cat was dying but I'm certain she belonged to a witch before us and will now live forever. She's basically healthier than anyone in my family. So the gym just didn't really happen. So I was so happy to be back at the gym this morning and I have a huge day of cleaning ahead of me because we leave to #austin in 3 days!! The excitement is real. Ok long post over now guys. #vegan#veganweightlossjourney#weightlossjourney#gymrat#sportsbra#fitnessjourney
Starting week 3 and I am down another (exactly) 2 pounds. That's a total of 5 pounds in 14 days. I am always afraid to put my goals out there for the world to see in case I fail. Since I might maybe actually reach my goal, it's not as scary. I HOPE to lose 8 pounds following The Potato Cleanse for one month. I realize pretty much everyone else is dropping like 10 pounds a week, but my body likes to hold on to weight. In the past, I've starved myself to only eating 500-800 cals per day and still only lost a couple of pounds. So, I am happy with what I've lost so far because I'm not suffering on The Potato Cleanse (and eating enough to keep me satiated!) Jeannine at @potato.wisdom is my inspiration. I'm not sure I would have the willpower to keep going if I didn't have your journey of slow and steady to follow. Five pounds down, many more to come! #potatocleanse#thepotatocleanse#starchsolution#vegan#veganweightloss#veganweightlossjourney#wfpb#plantbased#plantbaseddiet#plantstrong#slowandsteady#potatoes#fitnessmotivation