Friday, August 19, 2011

Fitness Fridays

Workout: None :(

After getting back on the fitness wagon last Sunday, I've done the following:

Sunday: 20min run + 30 min walk + 20 min yoga
Monday: 30 min weights + 20min run
Tuesday: 60 min yoga
Wednesday: 30 min weights + 20min run
Thursday: none
Friday: none

Last 2 entries = not so good!

This is attributed to my sleeping schedule, or lack there of it! Both nights I've just gone to sleep way too late and had no energy to get up and work it out! I really have to force myself to to sleep earlier, that will be one of my goals next week!!!

I usually like to not work out on the weekends, but I'm just going to have to make an exception.  I foresee a couple of runs and a yoga session in the near future.

On the reading front, I actually started Jackie's book from the beginning.

This Is Why You're Fat (and How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off by Jackie Warner: Book Cover

I'll do a full book report once I'm done, but I am loving it so far! Very straightforward, plus she hits the nail on the hammer when she says "Sugar is the devil!" She makes an excellent case and presents the results in a way that is easy to understand.

Seriously, I know how bad it is but somehow conveniently forget when there's Corner Bakery blueberry muffins in the break room. There were no such muffins yesterday morning, I assure you!

She recommends trying to limit added sugar to 5g per meal, what? 5 g? Is that even possible? I'm afraid the answer is yes!

Starting today, I'm trying to follow that recommendation M-F, but be more lax on the weekends. Lucky for me tomorrow is a Saturday, hehe!

She also recommends adding in some foods that I already eat, like eggs and oatmeal. Oatmeal is my goto late-night snack, which can be a problem when I'm really not that hungry and I start adding stuff in. Imagine milk, nut butters and/or raisins! These calories can quickly add up!

What's a girl to do when the late-night snacks come a knockin? Jackie Warner to the rescue!!! She recommends a mix of decaff green tea + a fruity/herbal tea to combat what she calls an "oral fixation".

Tea < Oatmeal, my friends!

I've tried it before, but let's see if I can stick to it! Could y'all stick to tea for your late-night snack?

Have a great weekend!
ADios :)