I slept like a sweet little baby angel last night because I did 2 hours of cardio yesterday. Yes, you read that right, 2 hours of cardio! I set a goal yesterday to try to hit 20,000 steps again on my FitBit. I have a job where a majority of my day is spent sitting at a desk. I do what I can to make sure I get up to move every so often. At lunch time I headed off for a walk around a portion of the seawall, as the air quality has improved a bit and isn’t as bad as it has been. That got me to just shy of 8500 steps by lunchtime. My goal was 10,000 steps before I hit the gym, which I hit, by walking a lap around the skytrain station before going into the gym. I set out for another hour of cardio and about half way through my lower back and hips started to ache, then by the 45min mark I was starting to walk funny. I got off to stretch and do some foam rolling, but it was a crawl to the 60min mark. By the time I was doing the short walk from the bus stop to my front door I was walking the speed of a slug. With that said, I only reached 17,800 steps, which is still awesome, but not the goal I outlined. As my friend Kass said, your initial goal was 10,000 steps a day and you did 17,000 steps, that means you gave 170%. As I climbed into an Epsom salt bath I was satisfied and content with my efforts!
Eating….I did better than the day before and have decided that if I eat a few of my exercise calories that is ok. I will stick as close to my base calorie amount as I can, but if I am still hungry I will eat a few of them. I am also going to address the type of my food, ensuring that I am getting enough fibre and protein, the things that will keep me feeling fuller, longer. 16 days without cookies, cake, candy, chips, pizza and all the things that I deliciously bad for me!
Because it looks amazing in a dress and heels.
Mantra: “I look absolutely incredible when I wear <insert item here>, and that makes me feel good. “
Action step: Take a second to write down the things that you have in your closet that really flatter your body and make you feel very confident. Then figure out why they make you feel so confident? Do they should off your muscular shoulders or your tiny waist? Do they make your legs look like they go on for miles? Does the color brighten your face and flatter your skin tone? Figure out what you like so much about it, and picture how good you feel when you wear it.
I personally have never been much of a dress wearer, mainly because of the horrible “chub rub” that can develop, but I have always envied those that can wear a dress and heels. Heels for me have also never gone very well and usually resulted in a sprain ankle, but again I admire them and have a couple pairs in my closet that I think “maybe one day….” I have a board on Pinterest of all the types of outfits I want to wear as I shed the weight and looking over them this morning 90% of them are dresses and heels of some kind. Admittedly, I have purchased a could dresses over the last month and I do enjoy wearing them for short periods of time. When I look back and think about my closet and what I feel most comfortable in…..I have a pair of hot pink cotton pants from Old Navy and a black lace top. Pink is my favorite color and to be honest…the top makes my boobs look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G…..lol. Every time I wear that outfit I feel saucy, sassy and confident. I gained weight, so the pants don’t fit just yet, but they are getting close and I look forward to being able to wear them again! I also look forward to exploring a new wardrobe with new pieces as I shed the weight!