Saturday, January 31, 2009

Opps I Missed Yesterday

I maintained yesterday. I think it was due to my craptastic day the day before. I had a better day on Friday. Lunch at work yesterday was torture. I walked in the smell of hot, cheesy, delicious pizza. I haven't had "normal" pizza in forever and this pizza used to be my favorites when I was big. It was not good for me though (besides the obvious). When I used to eat it, I would get severe heartburn. I used to have acid reflux and had to take Prevacid everyday or I was in for a hurtin'. In fact, when I ate it while I was pregnant with my first, it would just sit in my throat. I actually would have to make myself throw up to feel better. So I never had morning sickness, just pizza sickness. Why I continued to eat it, I'll never know. Anyway, everyone at work sounded like drug dealer, "Aw come one, you can eat just one. I ate one. You look like you need one anyway. Come on just do it." I am so proud of this nonscale victory, everyone around me ate at least one piece BUT me. Not even a bite. Yeah for me!!! Here's what I did instead:

1 1/2 cup Protein Plus Special K (2 pts)
1 cup FF milk (2 pts) = 4 pts

1 cup Campbell's Select Chicken Tortilla soup (2 pts)
1 apple (2 pts)
2 tbsp PB2 (1 pt)
Handful of baby carrots (0 pts) = 5 pts

1 granola bar with protein (2 pts)
1 bag granola bites (2 pts) Can you tell I like granola?
1 WW Chai smoothie (1 pt) which has 10 grams of protein) = 5 pts

1 cup Vegetarian chili (4 pts)
1 FF hot dog (1 pt)
1 slice WW cheese (1 pt)
1 cup green beans (0 pts) = 6 pts.

1 bag of my Jolly Time 94% FF popcorn (1 pt)
1 Hershey's chocolate stick (1 pt) = 2 points

Daily total- 22 pts
Estimated Calories- 1,400

Upper body with 8 lb. weights
35 minutes Wii Fit strength

Results so far- down to 124.2!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Too many carbs at dinner

So if you look at what I had for dinner yesterday, you'll see I had too many starches. That let to me diving into a box of Wheat Thins last night. Ugh, just when I was making progress. SO eating more doesn't mean a lot if it's crap. I was up .6 this morning and I totally own it. I will learn and move on. Here's what I did today:

1 1/2 cups Protein Plus Special K (2 pts)
1 cup FF milk (2 pts) = 4 points

1 banana (2 pts) = 2 pts

1 cup Campbell's chicken tortilla soup (2 pts)
1 apple (2 pts)
2 tbsp PB2 (1 pt)
1 WW string cheese (1 pt)
Handful of baby carrots (0 pts) = 6 pts

1 protein granola bar (2 pts)
1 bag steamers veggies (0 pts) = 2 pts

1 cup Campbell's Light soup (0 pts)
4 oz. Jennie O's Lean Turkey burgers (4 pts)
2 corns on the cob (2 pts)
1 glass of wine (2 pts) = 8 pts

1 bag Jolly time 94% popcorn (1 pt)
1 Hershey's chocolate stick (1 pt) = 2 pts

Daily total- 24 pts
Estimated Calories- 1,600

Workout: Ran hills off and on for 3.5 miles (40 minutes) = 4 activity points

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Holy Crap I'm Already Down 2.8 Pounds

It is so counter intuitive to eat more to loose weight. But it seems to be working. I was 127.8 on Sunday and weighed 125 this morning. Woo Hoo. Here's what today looked like. You'll notice a pattern. I'm a terrible creature of habit.

1/2 cups Protein Plus Special K (2 pts.)
1 cup FF milk (2 pts.)
1/2 banana (1 pt.) = 5 pts.

1 cup Campbell's Select Chicken Tortilla soup (2 pts)
1 apple (2 pts.)
1 wedge WW cheese (1 pt)
Handful of carrots (0 pts) = 5 pts.

1 granola bar w/ protein (2 pts.) = 2 pts.

Salad w/ light balsamic vinegar and olive oil (0 pts)
1 cup Campbell's light Santa Fe Chicken soup (0 pts.)
4 oz. chicken with light bbq (3 pts)
1 bun (2 pts.)
1 cup corn (2 pts.) = 7 pts.

1 bag Jolly Time 94% FF popcorn (1 pt.)
2 sticks Hershey's chocolate sticks (2 pts.) = 3 pts.

Daily total- 22 points
Estimated calories- 1, 400

30 minutes yoga stretching Wii Fit (1 activity point)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Food Journal

1 1/2 cups Protein Plus Special K (2 pts.)
1 cup Fat Free milk (2 pts.) ** Strangely, I am more full when I have this cereal with 2% milk, why is that?**
1 banana (2 pts.) = 6 pts.

1 cup Chicken Tortilla Campbell's Select soup (2 pts.)
1 apple (2 pts.)
1 WW string cheese (1 pt.)
1 tbsp PB2 (1 pt.)
Handful of carrots (0 pts.) = 6 pts.

1 Granola Bar w/ Protein (2 pts)
1 bag Steamers veggies (0 pts.)
1 EAS Protein drink (2 pts.) = 4 pts.

4 oz. lean eye of round steak (3 pts.)
5 oz. baked potato (2 pts.)
Spray butter (0 pts.)
Fat free sour cream (0 pts.)
1 cup green beans (0 pts.)
1 cup Campbell's Select Light Noodle Soup (0 pts.) = 5 pts.

1 bag Jolly Time 94% Fat free popcorn (1 pt.)
2 Hershey's Light chocolate sticks (2 pts.) = 3 pts.

Daily Total = 24 points
Estimated Calories = 1,400

Today's Workout:
5 min. warm up
35 minutes alternating 1 minute sprints with 2 minutes recovery
5 min cool down = 4 activity points

Monday, January 26, 2009

Food Diary

Again because I love all things Miz, I will try and post my meals to see where you all can see any areas of improvement. Just for background info, I am 5'4 with a small/medium frame. According to WW, if I want to drop a few more pounds, I should be eating 20 points. They say to maintain, add 4 points. Last, they say you can get points for activity that you can use or not use. Normally, I would not use them. Perhaps I should? By the way, I've read many blogs debating the amount of activity points one can use in a day, and I've been told it's only 4! I usually workout for a total of 5 points since I run for 35 minutes (high activity for my weight = 4 pts.), and hike 15 more minutes (moderate activity 15 minutes = 1 pt.). IF I used my points, 4 is most I would normally use. So here is my menu, and I will voe right here and now to post my whole week since I'd love advice. I think I need to read more on Runner's World for suggestions of weights and days vs. my running days.

Breakfast- 1 1/2 cups Special K Protein Plus cereal (2 pts.)
1 cup fat free milk (2 pts.)
1/2 banana (1 pt.) = 5 pts.
1 cup green tea (0 pts.)
Coffee w. fat free french vanilla creamer (o pts.)
24 oz. water

Lunch- 1 cup Campbell's light select Minestrone soup (2 pts.)
1 apple (2 pts)
WW single size snack cheese (1 pt.)
**still hungry so**
1 WW string cheese (1 pt.)
Handful of baby carrots (0 pts.) = 6 pts.
24 oz water

Snack- 1 Quaker granola bar w/ protein (2 pts.)
1 bag Jolly Light 94% FF popcorn (1 pt.) = 3 pts.

Dinner- Campbell's Select Light soup (0 pts.)
Salad w/ FF 1000 island and a sprinkle of croutons (now I know you're going to tell me to have balsamic vinegar and oil but I wasn't feeling it) (2 pts.)
4 oz. turkey sausage (4 pts.)
1/2 cup green beans (0 pts.)
1 cup broccoli (0 pts.) = 6 pts.
24 oz. water

Dessert- Sugar free jello (0 pts.)
15 grams Honey Nut Rice Cakes (1 pt.) = 1 pt.

Total points- 21
Estimated Calories- 1350

Workout: 30 minutes strength training on Wii Fit (1 activity point)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Still Trying to Figure it Out

Thank you all for your advice. I'm still trying to figure it out. The scale is still not moving. To address some of the tips:

  • Instead of a 'cheat day" I have 2 cheat meals on the weekends with my flex points

  • I don't do the same routine everyday. One day when I run I'll do sprints. One day I do inclines on my treadmill. Another day I will just run and the last day I do a long run.

  • I know I could increase my good fats. I'm bad about that.

  • I changed up from only doing Wii Fit to adding more sets and lifted with some weights.

So, I pretty much maintained again this week. I will try this week tp up my calories slightly as per Miz and my leader at Weight Watchers advised me. My WW leader said, "If you're treating your body like a machine, you need to fuel the machine." So that's what I'll try.

On another note, since I had found out Clif Bars and Luna Bars contained inulin/chicory root I gave them all to my mom last weekend. Then suddenly the peanut butter recall came out and I felt horrible. I just gave my mom a bag full of that stuff that I know she eats on a daily basis. I called her immediately when I found out for her to dispose of them though. Yikes. Here's what I did for workouts this week:

Monday- Sprint intervals for 3.5 miles, hiked 1.6

Tuesday- Weights and Wii Fit strength training

Wednesday- Ran hills 3.8

Friday- Ran 5 miles

Saturday- Walked at 4.2 on inclines from 4-12%

Sunday- Long run 6.1 miles in 56 min.

Here's a sample menu of what I eat. Feel free to critique

Monday, January 19, 2009

Advice Please?

OK I know when I need help and I need help. I did very well losing weight by just watching what I ate. I did not exercise at all when I was losing weight. I know it's not healthy, but that's how it was. Now that I am running, I can't quite seem to figure out my eating. For weight watchers, they say you can use or not use your activity points. In the past, I have tried not using them and kept the weight on. When I actually eat them, I lost weight. When I watch Biggest Loser or hear celebrities talk about their daily calories, they usually say they eat 1,100-1,200 calories. So that's what I've been trying to do. Honestly, I probably eat about 1,400 calories a day and I'm pretty much just maintaining. My problem is, I don't want to maintain I want to loose a bit more. Not because of the number on the scale, but I don't like how my pants fit and I can feel fat on my back. So I'm wondering, I run 3-4 times a week for a minimum of 3.5 miles and strength train on the opposite days. Should I up my calorie intake on just my running days? Should I cut a few more calories? What do you all think?

Also, fellow runners. I am finally strength training which I haven't done while running. Should I run and strength train on the same days and do yoga/pilates on my off days? Or should it be the opposite? I know I'm supposed to give my muscles a rest, so I just want to know how I can do both running and strength training while resting muscles.

I have been eating more protein lately and I'm amazed. All of this time, I thought the more fiber in a food the more full I would be. I have noticed though, when I eat higher protein with carbs, I'm MUCH fuller. I know on days when I have a high carb/low protein meal, I get lightheaded, silly, and the shakes. I didn't know that the protein helped make me full too. Why am I so ignorant to food? I've been trying to learn, but the more I think I know something, the more I find out I'm dead wrong. So, I just thought I'd reach out to you all. You already helped me with the mysterious ingredient inulin. I am still finding out more foods I eat (used to eat) have that in it. Did I tell you all the WW snacks have the ingredient? Yes indeedy. So no more snack cakes, peanut butter cookies or brownies for me...not that I needed that anyway. I just need to start making my own treats so I know what's in them. Thanks all. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thank You Bloggers!

Thanks to my faithful readers, I may have found a relief to my belly pain. Katschi suggested I check my food labels for the ingredient inulin or chicory root. By golly, that ingredient is in my Clif and Luna Bars as well as a few Zone bars and my Fiber One bars. I always thought it was the extra fiber in my bars...but me thinks it's this weird ingredient. I did not have my usual Clif or Luna Bar this morning and my tummy is MUCH better. If anyone else know of any food ingredient that gives tummy problems, PLEASE let me know. I guess this is just another reason of why I should be eating clean. That ingredient is in processed foods. And here I thought since Clif Bars were 70% organic they were good for me. Well, I do have a weak tummy so I am an exception.

As I'm sitting here, I just calculated how many weeks until my next 1/2 marathon: 19. Now my hubs doesn't want me to sign up for it yet though because we've been invited to a family reunion in Atlanta in that month but we don't have the date yet. That will be a completely different blog, but I have found at least 5 other races from March until May that I am going to sign up for. I can't believe still that I am this person. This person who not only wants to run, but race, and do really well at races. Whatever lady. This from the person who thought running was for either A) chumps or B) super athletes. I didn't see myself in either of the 2 categories and still am not but I'm trying and having a lot of fun doing it. I tell my students that all the time. I used to think I'd HATE running. I didn't even want to try. Then one day I tried it and I still didn't like it. I tried it a few more times and really liked it. I liked that it made me sweat, made me feel my heart a beating, and made me feel like I was getting stronger. I will hear them say to each other or other teachers that same story. My running story. I hope they remember and apply it to their life.

So here are my workouts since my last blog:
Saturday- Hill work walking and running 4-10 inclines 5 miles 65 min.
Sunday- Ran 5.07 miles in 45 minutes + 1 hour Wii Fit strength training and yoga (I'm probably going to regret this in the morning)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Food's a Pain in my Gut

So to state the obvious, I am a member of Weight Watchers. I love it. I love that I am held accountable for my weight, they encourage exercise, AND that it teaches mental strategies for dealing with food. Now to be completely honest, I lost my weight without working out. At all! I worked out when I was fat, but not when I was losing weight. Makes sense doesn't it? I told you I have issues. Anyway, I believe in those things. I still need to work on the mental strategies for sure!
Weight Watcher also came out with what's called the Core Plan (well now they are calling it Momentum). Many WW I know don't like it because it feels too restrictive. But it's about eating foods that are healthy and good for your body. Mostly, I do like core but I have a few issues with it. I love oatmeal, but I love the kind that core does not "allow." I usually eat the lower sugar or weight control Quaker oats rather than steel cut. It's quick for one and I love the taste. I have tried mixing apples, applesauce, and cinnamon with plain oatmeal and almost spit it out. Yuch! Another issue is bread. I love me some bread...cereal, toast, tortillas, buns, rolls, etc. I eat the whole wheat kind, but according to Core any bread is a no no.

What's interesting to me was after reading the great and powerful Miz's post yesterday is that Core and the Zone are practically the same! They both encourage lean proteins, lots of fruits and veggies, no bread, corn, or potatoes, fat free milk, low fat/fat free cheese, and healthy oils. Now, I know I feel good when I eat core. In fact, I curb my sugar cravings on it because it cuts out sugar. BUT I have tummy issues and sometimes when I eat TOO many veggies or fiber, my tummy churns. This is why I had to stop eating Flat Out wraps and Fiber One bars (which I LOVE) because it was too much fiber and made my tummy gurgle. I also notice it churn a lot when I eat my typical Saturday morning breakfast of a Clif Bar. So, I went out and bought a few Zone bars. I tried one this morning and was pleasantly surprised at how full I felt (tummers is still churning though?). I think it's the extra protein that helped fill me. I am SLOW when it comes to advice. I had a few bloggers, Miz one of them, who told me to up my protein, especially when I was training for my 1/2. Did I listen? NO. Should I listen? Probably since I already know that I tend to over do my portion of fiber and the tums rejects it. I do a ton of fiber though because if you know Weight Watchers, the higher the fiber the lower the points! But it doesn't do me any good when I can't even eat at night because I'm curled up in a ball on the floor with stomach cramps! I have gone to a gastrointestinal doc and at first they told me to up my fiber. Umm Ok I are the doc right? That was a big mistake! I was already eating like 40 grams of fiber a day and she had the nerve to tell me to up it. "Well everyone always thinks they eat enough fiber, but they don't. The 2nd time I went in and made her listen to what I eat during the day she realized I was probably over doing the fiber. Ya think?
I still have tummy churns though and wish I could figure out the food since the docs aren't much help. I have tried eliminating sugar substitutes (aka sugar free foods), bread, and coffee (which I don't ever want to do again!). Anyone else out there with IBS and have advice for me. It gets embarrassing and is painful. Help...advice...words or wisdom? I'm open today I swear.

Wednesday -1 hr. 15 minutes on the Wii Fit
Thursday- Ran 4 miles in 35 minutes then as a consequence for finishing off a bag of rice cakes (I guess it could have been worse), I walked 2 miles on various inclines between 4 and 11 on the treadmill for another 24 minutes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Note to Self

Self...who do you think you are? You cannot up your reps AND sets the same day when you've only been back to strength training for less than 2 weeks. Do you like have your legs feel like you're walking through water? And you think it's bad now...wait until tomorrow. SLAP..idiot.

Anyhoo, I weighed in this morning as was down 2.5 lbs. I was super happy until I watched a taping of Oprah. Bob Greene, the man, was on and having me ask myself questions. The question that nailed me was, "Why do you want to lose weight?" He said if it's about being a certain size or number on the scale, you won't succeed. I knew that. At least, I used to know that. When I started this journey it was about not becoming diabetic (I was diagnosed prediabetic in 2005) AND helping my infertility problems. It was about my HEALTH. Suddenly, well not exactly suddenly, I have become OBSESSED with the number on the scale and not on my health. How did I let this happen? Why do I keep being obsessed by the scale. I think it's fear. I fear becoming fat again, so I weigh myself everyday. I fear not fitting into my clothes (which I have been having an issue with lately). But the funny thing is, I did not obsess or beat myself up with I was bigger. I didn't care. I didn't freak out about the scale. I though actually that I looked good. Now that I am healthier I think I am more critical of the way I look than ever before. Why is that? I guess I thought when I hit a certain weight I would suddenly love my body and love me. That didn't happen.

I need to get back to just wanting to be healthy. I need to learn to love myself unconditionally. No matter how small I get, I will never get what my hubs says I from my father. I need to get over that and just love myself. My boys love me, my students do, my hubs does. Why do I have such a hard time with loving and accepting myself? This is what I need to work on instead of my love/hate affair with my scale!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stressing and Releasing

This morning I wanted to pick my scale up and throw it out the window. Up another pound..again. Are you f*%#ing kidding me??? GGGrrrrrrr. I cut my calories to 24 points (about 1400 calories) and worked out again yesterday. I will be cutting to 1200 calories the rest of the week (22 points). On a positive note, I went back to work finally today. I was mad at myself at first for not getting up at 5 AM to run. When you're up past 11, it's hard to want to run so early in AM. But, I did come home and did 4.2 miles on the treadmill! I usually never run in the afternoon because it hurts my tummy, but I was A-OK today.

Where I live there has been so much snow that roofs are caving in from the weight. They say if you have a flat roof, you need to shovel it if it has more than 3 feet of snow. When my son and I pulled up to the school this morning, I could clearly see my roof had not been shoveled and there's about 3 feet of snow on top of it. I went right into the office and told my principal that I didn't want to sound like a baby, but I had concerns about my roof. She said that engineers were out yesterday (this is why school was cancelled again yesterday) and found all the schools to be structurally sound BUT at full capacity for the amount of snow. So I walked to my classroom. Funny thing with boys. My son walked into my classroom, got a drink of water, and left to go stand outside. He never noticed a thing. He had to have stepped on or near water but nope..didn't see it. I on the other hand walked into my classroom and immediately knew there was a problem. I dropped my things and ran back to the office to get my principal. There was water from one wall to the other of my floor. It was contained to an area though that didn't have a lot of things to ruin. As quickly as I could, I started grabbing my books and taking them to another room. I have spent thousands of dollars (I'm not kidding) on children's books. They are my biggest priority and investment. I grabbed 6th graders, kids from my class, parents, anyone I could and had them start emptying my room. There was a large water bulge coming from the ceiling. They popped it and now I have a large hole in there. I will be teaching in another room again tomorrow so they can test if we'd be breathing in any toxins from the roof (my school is having its 100th anniversary this spring). Normally, I would stress about this and freak. As long as I got my books and laptop out of there I was fine. No of my kids or I got hurt, so no harm no foul. It could have been so much worse! I just went with the flow. That is so not like me. Maybe there's hope for me yet!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Back when I was a teenager I used to smoke. I smoked from the time I was 15 until 20 pretty nonstop. Then I would smoke during social situations...mostly at bars. After graduating from college, I would start smoking every summer for the next three years. I was always job hunting then and I didn't know how to deal with my stress. The very last summer I smoked was 2002. I didn't have an excuse. I finally had a job and a one year old and life was great. But a friend of mine said to me, "Don't you just want a cigarette sometimes?" She bought a pack with the intent of smoking just one. Well, I am not that kind of person. That one turned into about 4 that night. Then I finished the pack. After that, I was buying more and more. The strange thing about me though is that I can quit smoking very easily. Every time the new school year came, I would just quit. What I've learned though is that I cannot have just 1 cigarette. It always snowballs into something more.

This is the same with me with certain foods. Now I know people warn against people having restrictive diets. Well I am not on a diet. I have adopted hopefully a newer healthier lifestyle and within that I know I have certain foods that I cannot have just one of or it has a snowball effect. Most of the foods I really have no business eating anyway. You will never hear me complaining of having a freak out and eating too many baby carrots one night. Oh no, my addiction is to processed, salty, or sugary foods. For example, last night I stupidly thought I could grab one of my sons Wheat Thins and be fine. W-R-O-N-G. That one turned into a few more which turned into several handfuls more. Now when I get like this, it sets off a mindless feeding frenzy. I don't know why. I should know why. I should know how to stop it in the first place. But it didn't stop there. Then, my mother (who by the way is NOT the same person who raised me...she is now a grandma and all her mother rules about food have flown out the window) had given my twins snack bags of Cheetos. My sons were smart and didn't eat them. I on the other hand am not so smart and I finished both their bags. Again, I am not a person who can have just one.

I hear people at my Weight Watchers meetings say how getting over being overweight is much harder than being an alcoholic because alcoholics don't HAVE to drink but we do HAVE to eat. Well, I disagree. Yes people do need to eat to survive. But did my survival hinge upon the 2 snack bags of Cheetos I ate? I don't think so. In fact, I'm sure it hurt my body with all the crap that's in there. I also don't need to consume brownies, cheesecake, cookies, or other chips to survive either. People do in fact need to drink to survive, just not alcohol.

So as any addict, the first step is admitting it so here it goes, "Hi. I'm Chellie and I'm a junk food addict." I used to be better. I used to be stronger, have more will power, felt invincible. I though all these other people who can't maintain their weight were strange. How hard is it? Well oh cocky one, it IS pretty frickin hard isn't? I am no different from all of the other people who have lost weight and gained some back. In fact, I have now gained 2 more lbs. for a total of a 12 pound weight gain since May! The hubs says to me, "Maybe this is your natural weight now. I don't think 117 was a natural weight for you. You were too skinny. I just want you to be sane." Well too skinny or not, that's what my weight is supposed to be in my head and all of this above it is freaking me out. Any of you out there lost weight but got down to an unrealistic weight? I was at the very bottom of my weight range. In fact, one of the employees said that part of the weight range is for teenagers, not mommies like me.

Well, I own my freak out yesterday. I'm gonna go Dr. Phil up in here. I CHOSE to eat that crap therefore I CHOSE to gain 2 more pounds. Now, I will just reduce my points (food intake) and continue to workout. I was supposed to go back to work today, but our sheriff recommended all schools in our county be closed one more day because of all our snow. To give myself a compliment after bashing myself, I have worked out EVERY DAY this break. Now, I just need to figure out how to keep it up again when I go back to work. The first race I want to do is in March, so I may just need to get back into training mode. For some reason that gets me out of bed more than just saying I need to workout.

Friday- 70 min. on treadmill 4.5 miles running 1.5 hiking on various inclines
Saturday- 70 min. yoga and strength training with Wii Fit
Sunday- Ran in the snow 4 miles in 39 minutes
Today- I will hike on the treadmill and then do more Wii Fit (I just need to kick my oldest son off of it first)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Hungover Workout

I had the best New Years day gift. I got to sleep in until 11:30! I haven't done that since I was in my early 20's. The hubs woke me up becuase he wanted to workout out with me. What??? Did I step into a complete new dimension in 2009? My hubs wanted to workout with me? This is quite unusual at my house. Anyway, he walked on the treadmill while I did my Wii Fit. Again I did yoga and strength training. The Wii Fit gave me more reps on my exercises which I love. After I did a set of all my exercises, I did them a second time with my hubs. I don't know when I've ever worked out with a hangover, but I did it! A very proud moment. It was a quiet New Years Eve with just our best friends. We did some balance games on the Wii, bowled, and played a fun game on our PS3 called Buzz. It's trivia that you can play against each other or others online. We had a ton of fun and I'm right back on plan (after loosing my mine last night). I refuse to feel guilty or be mad at myself. It was one night of indulgence and I had worked out for 70 minutes and ate light yesterday to compensate. Today, I'm simply tired and making sure I'm drinking enough water. I hope all of you are right back on your plans too! And, thank you to all of my followers. I love that I am not alone out there with my issues!

Yesterday workout:
Ran- 4 miles
Hiked on various inclines- 2 miles for 70 minutes total

Yoga- Half moon, tree, warrior, chair, sun salutation, Knee Stretch (2 sets)
Strength training- push up/plank, plank, lunges, side twist, leg lifts, tricep dips, opposite arm/leg raises, & sit ups