The best thing I've found I can do to get that scale moving down is to plan. Plan my food intake, plan my exercise, and make sure I follow through. It's really helpful to know what I'm doing in advance, especially with the busy schedule I've got going on lately.
Take today, for example. I've already mapped everything out, and I know when I get home I have to do Shred: Level 2 and Pilates. I also know that all I have left to eat today is a bowl of oatmeal and a green smoothie. This is some tough knowledge, because a king size Snickers bar is calling to me from the kitchen. No, not just calling to me, it's screaming at me. However, if I waste calories on that, I won't have enough for my smoothie, and I NEED that smoothie. It keeps me healthy. It gives me increased energy. So you know what? I'm telling that Snickers bar to fuck off. I've got a race to run, and poor planning on my part can really sabotage my efforts.
Go away you peanuty bar of happiness!!!I figured I'd show you my daily menu, so you could have an idea of what I'm eating. While I have been far from perfect in past weeks, I'm really trying to stick with my eating schedule now. I need more results in less time.
Food Intake: March 23, 2010
2 cups fresh pineapple (2 points)
1 small bag microwave popcorn (1 point)
Linguine alla Marinara (6 points) [Hell yes for Olive Garden!]
2 Breadsticks (4 points)
Glass of Orange Juice (3 points)
Steel cut oats and Soy Milk (3 points)
Green smoothie (5 points)
This brings my daily total to 24 Weight Watchers points. Eight total servings of fruit and veggies for the day is pretty damn good as well. With as much exercise as we've been busting out, it's crucial for us to get all the nutrients we need. It's hard enough to run without adding nutrition deprivation to it.
Plan, plan and then plan some more. Let's all hope I can follow this advice for the rest of the week.