I’m a few days late in posting about this, but I thought it would be entirely appropriate to write about after my last two decadent brownie posts! Believe it or not, I’m still on a mission to lose more weight and eat healthier meals. I’ve made quite a few baked goods lately, and that’s probably why I haven’t been able to shed any more pounds this past month. I always give the baked goods away, but there’s usually a fair amount of sampling that goes on before they disappear completely! The good news is that I’ve remained within a couple of pounds (above or below) of my loss.
There is absolutely no reason why I haven’t been melting off those pounds… I’ve been exercising like a mad woman- 90 to 120 minutes per day. My ankle injury has healed, and I’m running 3+ miles every other day (in addition to intense workouts at the gym). The baking must be evening it all out, as well as a daily desire for wine at about 5 o’clock. I know these things… they’re just hard to resist. Baking makes me happy, and wine just seems well-deserved at the end of the day Sadly, this will all need to change if I’m going to get anything done.
I feel great physically, especially after a long workout… but I’m not yet at my “happy weight.” I see healthier dinners on the horizon with the help of my low fat cookbooks and Farmer’s Market binges. If I have plenty of salad stuff & roasted chicken & salmon on hand, lunches are a snap- perfectly filling, interesting and satisfying enough for a mid-day meal.
Summer is looming ahead, and I’d like to see 10 pounds come off in the next two months before we take off on our beachy vacation. I actually already bought two new bathing suits this year. I tried and tried to get myself into a bikini, but I’m afraid I’m just not all that comfortable with how the whole bikini-thing looks on me right now (or ever!) I settled for the two piece types that don’t share your tummy with the world.
As much as I work out, I found myself thinking about cellulite the other day. Does it ever really go away? Do gym instructors still have it in inconspicuous places that they resent too? I’ve managed to get rid of much of it, but I can still see some. My husband says I’m nuts… says he can’t see it on me anywhere anymore. I’m not sure if he’s just trying to be nice or if I’m seeing stuff that isn’t really there!
I’m trying to make exercise a family affair. My husband is coming along… slowly. Unfortunately, he’s a busy guy. The fact that he works so hard allows me to stay home and have plenty of time for blogging and exercising. I appreciate that, but I want him to be healthy too! My 7 year old is full of energy and is passionate about being active. He entered his first mile-long race last month and placed 7th out of 232 kids. The kid ran a 7:07 mile! Needless to say, he’s now got the ‘running bug’ and would like to do more races. Our gym director invited him to participate in Boot Camp with us yesterday and he did a great job… was running far ahead of all of us old folks!
My plan this month is to begin journaling everything that goes into my mouth again, and laying off the baked goods and happy hour. I’ll still blog about a mix of healthy choices and decadent treats. I can’t give up the baking entirely!! But I’m on a mission to lose that last 10 pounds before summer, and will do so by making wise choices. Onward with the healthy lifestyle changes…