Friday, January 22, 2010

Back in the GYM!

I went to the gym tonight... had a great workout! 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15- 20 minutes of weights (upper body). I felt so freakin' good when I was done! I just wish I knew how many calories I am burning... I need a heart rate monitor. The elliptical machine said I burned 400 calories, but Livestrong.com (where I log my food/exercise), estimated it at about 600 calories. I will go with the lower number to be safe.

My daughter is having a sleepover tonight, and I bought frozen pizzas for them. Even though I had chicken baking in the over, I had some of the pizza because I was STARVING after my workout. Oh, well. I logged the calories and I am moving on. I mean, I am still within my daily calories, but I know this isn't the best choice. I could have had a lot more food if it was good stuff and a lot of veggies (like my usual dinners). But the good thing is that it was good, and therefore worth it!

See, that goes back to my 80/20 rule. I know I am finally being conscious about what I am eating because I actually dug the box out of the trash so I could see the calorie count of the pizza BEFORE I ate it. I thought about the choice first, then I made it. Instead of eating the whole thing and crying about it later, I rationalized it FIRST. That is progress. This is real life, and I know there are going to be times I am not 100% on plan.

I went to the grocery tonight and stood by a whole barrel of CADBURY eggs while waiting in line, and didn't cave in! Now that is so hard! Those damned eggs are like CRACK to me. But I will resist!

My plan for this weekend is to spend at least an hour in the gym each day, and to continue to eat clean and be accountable!