Good morning guys!
Another Wednesday and I'm actually in a pretty good mood today. I was concerned going into today's weigh in since it was T.O.M. and with trying to get back in the whole eating right and exercise mentality. But I stepped on the scale and saw a loss, so I'll definitely take it. I'm not where I was before the holidays or before vacation, but it's definitely a step in the right direction at least.
Down 1.6 from last week! Not too shabby.
Food has been decent. It's been easier during the work week rather than the weekends (isn't that how it goes..) but I've got a few new crock pot recipes that I'm planning to give a whirl soon that I'm hoping to prep and freeze this weekend and I'll be sure to report back and let you guys know how they go. I've been prepping my normal "go to" lunch meals of Lemon Pepper (crock pot) chicken, asparagus and baby carrots this week. Dinners have been more challenging so I need to get back to prepping them out on the weekend before too so I can just reheat in the oven.
So the exercise recap this week has been good. I'm concentrating on getting my 10K steps in and since Monday have done so. Hopefully I can keep it going. I want to hit 10K Monday thru Saturday at least each week.
Starting Jan 1st
Thursday - 30 minute walk
Friday - 25 minute elliptical, 30 minute walk, 50 minutes of a "Light and Low" class with dumbbells
Saturday - 35 minute elliptical, 20 minutes weights
Sunday - Rest Day
Monday - 60 minutes bowling, 15 minutes walking
Tuesday - 2h 1m Tennis - Round Robin match
So it's definitely a good start on the exercise front too.
Oh, I had a come to baby Jesus moment recently. I constantly argue with myself about running. I know I *should* do it but here's the thing. I hate it. I shouldn't have to convince myself to go and do it. I can get up and get on the elliptical and not think twice about it but getting up and going for a run usually results in my having a 30 minute conversation in my head (using Gollum's voice) about the pros and cons of doing so. So, I finally realized that instead of arguing with myself, let me just take that out of the equation and go back to what I do like. The elliptical and walking. So no more running for Desiree' and I'm not even upset about it. I get enough running in during tennis.
It's finally getting a decent cold snap here and I found these nice micro-fleece pants (with pocketses for tennis balls!) from Wal-Mart of all places! I snagged 2 pair! I tried them during last night's tennis and they were actually super comfy too!
|I wasn't trying to look grumpy. Chris took like 12 photos of this pose and none of them came out like I wanted so this will just have to suffice. Plus light behind me = bad photo.|
We also found out yesterday that we will start the league play in late February so I'm hoping that we will be able to get everyone on the team together and line up some practices each week. Good things are hopefully in the works for Mid-Court Crisis! I'm excited about it!