I was running on adrenalin and pure energy by Friday night. Saturday we got them home and I took a 2 hour nap. My husband had to go out of town again for work so I went to the gym.
I can't be that into self sabotage if I'm going to the gym and doing 200+ calories on the treadmill and then doing another 30 minutes of weight machines and crunches.
I had been finding myself SO hungry in the evenings the last two days. I deduced it was because I'd get up at 7 a.m., have my cup of coffee and then go to the gym. I'd wait about an hour before eating after I got home from my hour at the gym. My poor body was starving for food and it was going to make sure I fed it too.
Today, I got back on track. I had my coffee as usual, but when I got home I sat down to a nice protein fueled breakfast THEN I took my shower. I blended up a fruit smoothie to drink on the way to work.
I felt much better this morning.
Okay now to explain how this WW (weight watchers) works for ME. You can't follow my plan because it may not work for you. I like how they give me the points I need to have each day and then let me find my own foods to eat. They have suggestions, but I can find foods to eat at any restaurant I go to.
I can eat any fruit because they have 0 points. However, I'm not supposed to eat 12 bananas for breakfast, for example. I've found WW english muffins and WW yogurts are yummy and low in points. I try to eat an apple every day along with a banana. I make frozen fruit smoothies. I only use fruit without added sugar and I'll add vitamin water or coffee to help it blend up better. I LOVE those smoothies. I'll find a way to add veggies to them some day. I find spinach is too green and I get pieces of it in my teeth. That doesn't look so nice when I smile, I'm a receptionist so I can't have green bits in my teeth.
Lunch is a WW frozen meal. It's quick and easy. Snacks are usually hummus and WW dijon pretzels. String cheese, a progresso light soup with most of the juice drained off makes a filling snack with lots of veggies. I've bought the WW snacks and some of them I really like, but find myself using those as my points instead of real food like proteins that my body needs so badly when I work out like I have been doing.
Every day is my new beginning. I can start over again and do the day better, maybe by not eating candy or getting a little more sleep or even taking time to just hold a baby while he sleeps.
Babies don't care what your weight is or how many wrinkles you have on your face or body :-)
Yesterday I was at the gym and was doing my after workout stretching. I noticed a young woman waiting by the trainers desk. I assumed she was waiting for the DUD (the trainer I had "fired" in April) . I see her talking to another trainer and then she's making a phone call. I hear her talking to DUD and listening to his lame excuse about how his phone was set on vibrate and he didn't hear it to wake up. I watched her go upstairs to get on a treadmill, bike or elliptical machine. I debated, should I go tell her about my experience with DUD or not. How would it have been for me if someone had spared me weeks of his lateness and lame excuses by telling me what his work ethic was? I would have had those sessions with a trainer who showed up on time and truly cared enough about my gym time to invest in me 100% sooner. You know what I did!!
I walked upstairs and found her. I told her that she should find another trainer, preferably a female, who would be on time and not give excuses for being late. She told me this was the first time, I told her that if it keeps happening then find a different one. I told her that she can do this and she can succeed. She shared with me that she is a Mom of 3 children all under 5. I hope she takes my advice because today I overheard the DUD telling his client how he'd gone to see Guns N Roses Sunday night. I read in the paper that the concert ended at 2 a.m. Gee I wonder why he didn't wake up on time? LIAR!! I'm so done with the liars like him. I lost any ounce of respect I had left for him in that instant.
I'm happier now than I have been in years. I have my life under control and I have my goals in sight now.
I can achieve successful weight loss. AND I don't have to suffer through lying trainers who only care about themselves and not their clients. Christine, I miss seeing you at the gym when I go now. I miss you waving at me when you'd spot me on the tread mill before our workout sessions. Nothing beats a trainer who truly cares about how the client succeeds after the paid sessions have ended. Thank You for caring about my future success.
|Isaak Thomas- 9 pounds 2 ounces 22 inches born on 11/10/11|