I worked out last night. A half hour with Denise Austin. And let me tell you, after working for 50 hours already this week, she totally kicked my butt. Then I did 100 crunches, leg lifts for my inner and outer thighs, and donkey kicks for my bum. I'm going to whip myself into shape.
I also ordered a scale and a body fat monitor online so I can keep track of my progress at home instead of relying on my sporadic visits to my friend Ryann's house where I can step on her scale and try to remember how long it has actually been since I last weighed myself there. I'm only going to weigh and measure myself once a week, ideally at the same time. Say Monday morning maybe.
I measured myself yesterday too. I have measurements recorded for the past couple of years. Two years ago I weighed 5 pounds more than I do now, but my measurements were significantly higher. Like I may be only 5 pounds lighter, but overall I'm about 12 inches smaller. I'm taking that as meaning that I'm leaner, I have more muscle than fat than I did 2 years ago. I'm trying to get some positivity out of negating last year's weight loss completely.
Lastly, I took some "Before" pictures yesterday, with the assumption that there will eventually be some "After" pictures. Can I just tell you how depressing I found the backside pictures? My bum is HUGE! I realize it's huge somewhere in the back of my mind, but it's very easy to ignore since, you know, the bum is behind me and all. The picture gave me pause and made me wonder about my boyfriend since he always says he likes my bum. I'm dating some weird fetishy freak apparently.
So far today I've eaten 1 oz of smoked turkey and an almond toffee Kashi Go Lean bar. I really like those bars. They are mere shadows of candy bars, but taste pretty good as far as the Power Bar/Clif genre go. I also had a small cup of skim milk.
On Saturdays we get food catered for lunch at work. Last week we got Cosi sandwches, salad and desserts. I admit I took crazy advantage of the dessert tray last week, but not today.
It's amazing how just working out one day can help me feel so much more positive. Like I'm actually doing something, I'm making progress, I'm on the road again.