My body certainly was not a happy camper yesterday, my feet and my legs felt like 80 pound weights. Standing up to walk was usually met with a pouty face, by the afternoon the thought of going to my training session with Emilia and getting over 10,000 steps on my Fitbit was met with a bit of a whine. Then my co-worker V looked at me and told me it was time to “man up” get my butt to a treadmill and crush some steps before my session. Whining and pouting about it wasn’t going to do a lick of good, so…..off I went.
Looking at my Fitbit I came in just over 8000 steps, but I also had an hour long session with the amazeballs Emilia of Seva Fitness that left my favorite Celtics t-shirt soaked in sweat in all the right places. The weights and training is not the kind of exercise that Fitbit registers besides the steps I take between circuits. So, although I am disappointed in not having a day of seeing all green on my Fitbit I know I did awesome in my workout with Emilia. At the end, my legs not having improved much, Emilia forced a few choice/bad phrases from me as she used a torture device to roll out my legs and hips for me. Exhausted I was in bed and passed out by 930, slept like a baby!
I was also faced with a constant hunger yesterday! I know it is because of the increased exercise, but holy talk about battle of will power all day. As some of you following along know and have figured out I am following Weight Watchers. It is a program that I have had success with before and has an amazing track record. If you read previous posts I wasn’t eating all my points in the day….well defiantly not a problem yesterday! I actually ate 2 points extra, taking from my “Weekly Points Allowance.” I swore that I would never use those points unless it was a special occasion, but yesterday after my workout I was hungry and knowing I needed something to help with the torture my muscles just went through…. I had my favorite protein smoothie from the Body Energy Club, which cost me 2 extra points, and was so worth it! If you live in Vancouver go to Body Energy Club and get a Coconut Bliss Protein Smoothie..you won’t be disappointed!
So….I guess although I ate 2 extra points and I didn’t quite reach the 10k step goal….it was a good day. I have moved more in the last 4 days than I have in a long time. The Dietbet I have joined and @ilbascy 30 for 30 fitness challenge are hella motivating! I have my weigh in tomorrow with Weight Watchers and I am always nervous for those because as hard as you try, your body can be unpredictable. I had a bad week last week that I am recovering from, but that was then…this is now….all about going in the right direction. That week forced me to approach this differently, it led me to join the fitness challenge and the Dietbet….so let’s get er’ done!