i forgot how easy it is to stay motivated when you have one great day under your belt. yesterday i worked out, i didn't snack, i didn't eat anything after dinner, and i stuck to my meal plan. even though it was just one day and this is most likely psychological, i already feel better about myself, and i'm "excited"* to stay on plan today and tomorrow. *excited is obviously a relative term haha.
i was a bit hungry last night when i went to bed but i just sucked it up. i went to bed at 10pm which is unusual for me because i am always pushing it with sleep. i turned out the lights at 10:30 and slept until 6:30 and getting enough sleep truly is an amazing feeling. everytime i get 8 hours i love it, so why don't i make it a priority? do i think waking hours are more productive than sleeping ones? depends on your definition of productive i guess. a healthy body needs sleep so i'm going to start viewing sleep as something productive.
my bum still hurts today, but it's my own fault really. last night i soaked in the tub and it felt a bit better. this morning it felt the same (a bit better) and i went downstairs to the gym, which probably aggravated it again. mama mia! i could *not* work out, but i don't want to right now. exercise relaxes me. i did the 45 running workout that i did yesterday, as well as 15 extra running minutes on the end to make up 5 miles. also some arm strength training and sit-ups.
i am wearing my tight jeans today. they are still too tight, but i wanted to squeeze into them to remind me of what happens when i eat too many rainbow twizzlers. they aren't tight in the waist, i couldn't handle that, more like the thigh and bottom area... so it's not that annoying really.
here is my menu today:
1 packet high fibre berry medley quaker oatmeal
1/2 cup all bran mixed in
1 T ground flax mixed in
1 source yogurt
1 cup plain 2% yogurt
1/2 cup pure pumpkin
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup baby tomatoes
28 baby carrots
1 high fibre pita
can of tuna
2 slices sprouted grains toast
spinach salad with fat free caesar dressing