My SMART Quest for today is: Try to stay positive. I will not be having a reward meal day today as I had Chinese food on Saturday at a dinner party and while I behaved, it just made me bloat up and I also had 1 glass of wine . On Sunday, while I didn't binge eat, I did eat things I shouldn't have eaten so I will have my next reward day on Saturday as scheduled with the rest of the group. I hope everyone has a great Reward meal Day! I am feeling down today, not because of eating. Strangely I am not upset about that at all.
For more about my Mindset scroll to the bottom of this entry.
I did take my photos today! I am not sure if there is a difference, but I feel better from last week when I refused to take my photos. I will have to upload them and compare them to Day 1!
MONDAY STATS: Well, things are slower going that I had hoped for. I sort of figured it would be the second time around on the program. My weight is about the same as last week. Considering I had Chinese food on Saturday night and was not super diligent with my eating on Sunday it is amazing that my weight stayed the same so I am happy about that. In regards to measurements, I lost a bit on some areas and gained a bit in a few other places. The measurements below are based on day 1 of this new program not the ending of the last program (as I had gained a bit, ☺)
Neck - 13" (same)
Bust - 35 1/4" (-.25")
Under Bust - 30 1/2"
Waist - 29" (same)
Navel - 32 1/4" (+.25")
Hips - 36" (-.25")
Thighs - 24 (+.25")
Mid Thigh - 21(same)
Knee -17 3/8 (-.33")
Calves - 14 5/8 (+ .33")
Bicep - Left - 12" Right - 11 1/4" (same)
SLEEP: 6 hours - This seems to be normal for me. I did awake a few times in the night but went back to sleep.
AWOKE: 5:00 am
WARM UP: 5:25 am
Bodyweight Row Narrow Grip (I used Ulitmate Body Press Dip Bar) x 20
Side to Side Squat Jumps x 25
When I first read over this workout it looked like it would be so easy and I was worried it wouldn't be challenging enough! WRONG!!!! It was very tough! Loved it!
WATER: 8 glasses (so far)
MINDSET: I have been feeling down today! I am still trying to keep positive. It is hard because I am working very hard too and trying not to lose interest and also to rev up my metabolism even more. I have the added aggravation of menopause that seems to be keeping me from achieving my goals as easily as I would like. My metabolism is messed up more than I think is repairable. I am sure with time, once my hormones settle in things might get better. I know I am not always perfect in my eating but I never miss a workout and I don't binge eat so it is frustrating to feel like I can't eat like a normal person. I am sure others go through this. I try to give a positive attitude on the list as I tend to be a bit private about my personal feelings. Anyone in menopause knows that we battle feelings of worthlessness, depression, lack of concentration, mood swings, foggy headedness, hot flashes, bed sweats, anxiety attacks. On top of it all I have just the pitfalls of everyday life, and stress in my private life. Sometimes it is hard to cope, but I make myself get up and "just do it". I have always been alone in my workouts so it is nice to have the support of the list but I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way or have anyone feel that I am too far ahead of them, or that I don't need help too. (I do) That is why I am back in the program. 12 weeks goes by very quickly and soon everyone will be where I am now. I need this group! ☺
On a positive note, my daughter mentioned at dinner tonight "wow mom! You were working out so hard this morning!" it was noce that she noticed and didn't say anything negative or make fun of me! ☺