I've been making more and more little excuses for myself with my snack choices lately, and I think that must be why I'm not seeing results on the scale. I was doing well, and I tend to go too easy on myself when I realize it's not that hard to lose weight and tone up...I'm succeeding, and I'm enjoying the process, so it's obviously not that hard. Then I crave a bagel and I tell myself, "it's not supposed to be that hard - I don't feel depived, and I'm succeeding, so no need to limit myself so much... just enjoy the bagel and I'll still stay on track." Sure - once in awhile I can and should do that. But I think I did it too much this past week. And I also haven't been getting nearly enough sleep. I have to make that my new, immediate priority. No point having a low body fat % if I crash my car after dozing off at the wheel. Fitness can only do so much for ya...
My motivation pic today isn't posted here - it's on Raeesa's blog because it's her progress pic. And Jenn's new before/after pic. And Maren's new wardrobe pics. Freakin' awesome!! And TOTALLY revved me up to workout hard tonight. I even burned 30 calories more than usual doing the same workout. :)
Exercise: Tae Bo Ripped Extreme
Oh - an interesting little bit of info: For a few years now I've been having some minor discomfort in my right knee when doing high impact workouts. Nothing to make me stop, but yet it concerned me b/c I thought it might progress into something that could potentially, eventually limit my exercise. Well, it's totally gone now. Not a trace of it. I believe it must be my diet change...I used to try to eat as low fat as possible. Now, I purposefully add healthy fats in.
Oh - and I ordered this dress from Anthropologie yesterday. I want my belly to look flat in it, and the gathered drapes to flatter my curves. We shall see if that will be the case - if not this month, then in June. Belly must be flat though...nothing's worse than a fitted dress with bulges in the wrong places.