Day #2 - Tuesday

Thank you guys so much for the feedback and support on my previous post! Your encouragement really means more than I know how to say. I've been really frustrated and de-motivated by how difficult it's been for me to lose these last 30-something pounds, and it's so awesome to have you guys cheering me on! So thanks.

6:20 AM - Breakfast

1 cup of Post Great Grains Protein Blend cereal (first time trying it; pretty tasty. The kind I got has honey, oats, pumpkin seeds). 1/2 fresh banana. 1/2 cup organic fat free milk.

7:10 AM - Swim

Yay raccoon eyes. I met my BFF, Anna, at the pool like we've been doing twice a week this month. We floated around/swam a few laps for about 45 minutes.

I haven't posted about it on here yet, but June has been The Month of Swimming. Anna and I signed up for swimming lessons at the YMCA, and we just completed our last one this past Saturday! Woohoo! Anna took swim lessons as a young kid, but pretty much forgot what she'd learned. I never had any kind of training, could barely doggy-paddle, hated putting my head underwater, and had a paralyzing fear of THE DEEP END. But I have a "secret goal" of completing a triathlon. So...we faced our fears together and took these lessons. And now I can swim! (Not gracefully, or very well, but still. Lots of progress there. I can go to the deep waters now without tears.)

Normally after our morning swim/float, Anna and I either stay in the pool for Aqua Zumba (where the other participants are at least 40 years our seniors) or go upstairs to the yoga room for a 1-hour yoga class at 8:30. Today, we weren't feeling either, for some reason. So we made some promises for each other to follow up on. She says she is going to Pilates class this afternoon. I said I would go home and do at least 20 minutes of yoga and a minimum of 10 minutes of some other cardio I don't usually do.

On the way home from the pool, I stopped by the local produce market and picked up some fresh veggies and fruits to ensure this week goes well. (I also got some sweet potatoes, but they somehow ended up not being in this picture? IDK what happened.)

9:00 AM - Yoga

I came through on half of my bargain as soon as I got home. I rolled out my mat, put in my headphones, pulled up my yoga playlist, and practiced for 35 minutes. Got in first cup of water for the day.

11:45 AM - Lunch

Feeling all inspired because of this challenge, I wanted to impress you guys by eating some super healthy meals I haven't tried before. So, for my lunch today, I made a Mediterranean salad: fresh spinach, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, cucumbers, mushrooms, sauteed shrimp, feta crumbles, and a drizzle of olive oil. So fresh, colorful, and tasty! However, I did end up picking out the olives. A bit too strong and salty for my liking. I also had the other half of my orange from yesterday and 2 cups of water. 

2:00 PM - Snack

Less than a 1/2 cup Chobani Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt, five raspberries, a handful of blueberries, sunflower kernels, and homemade granola. 2 cups of water.

4:00 PM - 10 Minute Workout (Since I Missed Class)

I found this CrossFit style workout video on YouTube. Did it. Felt like I was gonna die. Those mountain climbers are for the birds. I didn't take a picture because I did this in my living room and couldn't do the moves whilst holding a camera. Another 2 cups of water.

6:00 PM - Dinner

OH MAN have I discovered a healthy jewel! 

I've seen these at the grocery store for a while now, but I haven't tried them because they were kind of expensive. But Publix has a BOGO deal on them this week, so I got two! There's two servings in a box, the ingredients list is surprisingly clean, and one serving is 270 calories. Not too shabby considering how awesome these tasted! Seriously. Better than some things I've had at Olive Garden.

So: 1 serving awesome ravioli with about 1/2 cup-ish marinara and a sprinkle of parmesan. Side salad: spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onion, <1/4 cup shredded cheddar, and 1 tbsp light 1000 island dressing. Jessica and I also really wanted garlic bread, so we took a single hamburger bun, spread about 1 teaspoon olive oil butter spread, garlic powder, and a bit of shredded mozzarella, baked it, and split it. (While this sounds a bit indulgent, normally we would not have split the one bun; there would have been at least two involved. So yeah.) We sliced our halves into tiny breadsticks so it would feel like more. Don't judge. Also drank 2 more cups water!

8:00 PM - Snack

After my carb-filled dinner, I wasn't too annoyingly hungry, but I still craved something sweet. I had a Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate bar and a glass of water. (I gotta say, the bar barely cut it for something sweet; too much like a granola bar, not enough like a candy bar. lol)

And that's it. Brushing teeth and getting ready to read a bit before bed. I think Day #2 was another success. If I keep it up for the next week, there's no reason why the July 1 weigh-in and measurements shouldn't be a pleasant experience. 

What healthy choices did you make today? 


Jessica said...

We did SO well yesterday. I don't normally brag, but that was the best I've done in a LONG time. Today may not be as successful. Eating breakfast at 5:30 may not be the BEST idea. I'm going to have to find some mid morning snacks that aren't loaded with calories. We can do it though! Let's keep it up!

Lacey said...

Nice, girl! That ravioli looks perfect, and awesome that its only 270 cals! And that Mediterranean salad looks SO good too! You two are so inspiring me, haha!