Day #7- Sunday (Last Chance Day!)

The last day before the official midway point of 2013!

8:00 AM- Breakfast

Quick and simple. Frosted shredded mini-wheats, fresh blueberries, and organic fat free milk.

11:10 AM- Lunch

When I got home from church, I made a single taco using a low-carb tortilla, spinach, tomatoes, guacamole, green onions, shredded monterey jack, and crock-pot Mexican chicken: just frozen chicken and salsa. So easy and very tasty! 2 cups water.

I have to admit, I'm really surprised I only ate one taco, with no rice or beans or chips or anything with it. Not even fruit for dessert. Just one chicken taco and water. And I was honestly quite full. This week, I've noticed I'm not as hungry on the days I don't do cardio. Maybe that means my body is truly using calories like it's supposed to?

1:30 PM- Last Chance Workout

This is my proud and excited face after making it all the way through Bob Harper's Yoga for the Warrior DVD. Don't let the word "yoga" fool you. It sounds all calm, peaceful, and relaxing, but it's none of those things when Bob is leading you. It's 60 minutes of intense yoga (and he "sneaks" in push-ups and crunches too; ugh). Every now and then, I'll get the wild idea to pull this one out and do it, but I really, really don't enjoy it. So, I felt accomplished for doing so this afternoon.

5:30 PM- Dinner

YUM! I went looking for recipes that use feta cheese since I bought it for the first time to make the Mediterranean salad I had earlier in the week. I found a very simple, healthy one for baked chicken and tried it tonight. Delicious! I had a baked sweet potato with 1 tbsp olive oil butter and 1 tsp brown sugar, and roasted vegetables: squash and zucchini from the garden, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. This was a wonderfully tasty meal, and very filling.

I'm loving sweet potatoes now. I don't usually eat them, but I found some for 38 cents a pound at the farmer's market last Monday. Who knew they were such a better alternative for white potatoes?

And that's that! I didn't get hungry again for a snack. Like I said, that seems to happen on no-cardio days. Maybe that's the secret! Maybe I've just been working out too much?

Anyway, tomorrow is the big day. The midway weigh-in and measurements (with an actual tape measure to track inches lost). Plus, I'll be looking over my 2013 goals to see how I'm doing and what I need to work on for the second half of the year.

If you had any made any goals for the year, now is a great time for a self-assessment. Make the most of what's left of 2013!


Lacey said...

Nice, girl! Good luck tomorrow, can't wait to hear the results :)

I bought Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown DVD and HATED IT. Not because it was hard (it was, but not why I hated it), but because it kind of screwed over the concept of yoga, haha. Yoga isn't supposed to be cardio and that's what she turned it into. I'm a stickler for yoga on yoga days and cardio on cardio days :P I dunno if Bob Harper's is the same, but that was my experience with Jillian's.

Anyway good luck tomorrow! :D

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much!

Oh man, if Bob's is bad, I'm SURE Jillian's is close to torture! I think you worded it just right. They're turn yoga into cardio. That's not supposed to happen!!!