Great day! Had pre-planned to grab a Cheerios to go when I got my morning coffee before work. Got to the coffee shop and came thisclose to ordering a bagel/egg sandwich instead, thinking I'd eat light the rest of the day and exercise hard tonight. I pushed the thought aside and put forth the effort to make my mouth say "Cheerios, please", telling myself I'd be pleased with myself later. (I sure am!) I decided to say it - I said it - it happened....I am in control. Let there be no forgetting that.
I had such a great day eating-wise, I didn't have to think twice about enjoying a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie this evening, made by my daughter. I had the points left. Nice! I felt so good about it all that I didn't even have a hard time just taking one, enjoying it and letting that be the end of it. \
Today I ate 27 pts
Exercise: Crunch Step & Sweat, 200 squats (-5 pts)
TOTAL: 22 pts
During my workout, I watch my form in the mirror b/c it helps me work harder, trying to see my muscle tone while I work. I kick higher, squat deeper, and during exhausting floor work/leg lift reps, I make eye contact with myself and give myself a mental pep talk. Is that hokey? (Do I care?)
During tonight's workout, I noticed 2 things: My biceps looking a little more defined when I lift my arms up or out, and oblique muscles I don't usually see - because they've been covered in too much flab. It reminded me very clearly of how it felt to have flat, toned abs - and I LOVE THAT FEELING!!!! I remember one summer day telling a friend that I was so psyched to realize I didn't have to suck in my stomach at all when I was in a bikini around the pool - (with other people!) >sigh< It's been quite awhile since then, but I remember that feeling... It really is amazing.
I've decided to postpone me end-of-month progress picture until after my cycle brings me to a better place. I'm not really feeling it looming, so it may be a few days. (I never know when to expect it until I get a migraine or a breakout. Sexy, huh?)