Friday, January 20, 2012

Energizer Bunny for the night!

I’ve said that I’m not following a strict diet or joining a gym, but I have to have SOME sort of plan in order to lose 100 pounds, right? Right. It’s not just going to happen by dreaming, there has to be some DOING.

Here’s what I’m doing. During my lunch break at work, I put on my headphones and walk briskly around the neighborhood for almost an hour. I love it because mentally I can zone out, listen to music, get the endorphins going and mentally check out of my office. When I come back, I feel like a different person. I have been doing this before I committed myself to losing the weight, and it just feels good. Sometimes at home, I blast music and dance while my little one is playing. He giggles and smiles watching me, and I feel super silly, but it transports me back to the good ole clubbing days of my early twenties. I used to go out dancing at least twice a week, so I was in great shape back then!

As far as eating goes, I am not doing anything drastic. I eat a light breakfast of an egg white wrap, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch is a sandwich or a lean cuisine type meal. I drink mostly water, tea and seltzer. Dinner is usually what my partner’s mother cooks because she babysits our son while we work and she makes dinner most days. She is Puerto Rican, so her food is not always the healthiest {rice & beans}, so I will only have a small portion of it. If I cook dinner myself, I will make chicken breast, sweet potatoes, salad, etc.

What I need to be doing:

1. Strength training. Gotta tighten up everything!
2. Drinking more water.
3. Eating more fruits and vegetables.

I’m already getting more energy, it’s awesome. After I left work, I picked up the baby, went home, gave him a bath, washed the dishes and bottles, fed the dog and my two parakeets, straightened up and vacuumed—all in one hour! I felt like a domestic goddess at that moment! LOL

3 days in, 4 pounds down, 96 pounds to go! Wouldn’t it be nice to lose weight at this rate all the time? I know it will slow down, but I’m in it for the long haul!

1 comment:

  1. The walking is a great idea! I have an hour inbetween classes but it's so darn cold outside, I just want to get somewhere warm! I had a teacher in highschool who during her hour break walked around the school.

    LOL at domestic goddess comment. Some day I will wake up and have an unlimited amount of energy and by the end of the day I've done just about everything that it would take me a week to do!

    Keep up the good work! :)