Monday, August 2, 2010

Lifestyle Change....Not Quite 100%

So Saturday..... had a little get together. In case you don't already know....I bake cheesecakes. Mostly for family and friends....nothing big, but at keeps me hopping pretty good. Friday night my kitchen was alive with the smell of chocolate, key lime, cherries and more. All for Saturday's big (small) event. You see...I have been asked by this person or that one to have a Mary Kay party, or a Tupperware party, etc. So instead of dragging them out for a year.....I decided to have them all at once. So in my not-so big living room/kitchen I had four ladies hawking their wares along with myself enticing those in attendance with.......CHEESECAKE!!!!

There were other goodies I can't have people over without putting out a spread, but the cheesecake was the culinary focal point. And we all know that cheesecake is never on ANY diet. sort of is on WW....IF that is the points choice you make. An average slice of cheesecake is said to be worth about 7 points. Now I am sure if you add in chocolate or sour cream or oreo cookies....we tack on about 3-5 more points. But luckily....I rarely actually sit down and eat a slice. I do however taste as I go to make sure batters taste right....and then of HAVE to lick the spatula when you are through! LOL

The event was fun, but I was not a very good girl. This weekend I partook of chips and salsa, (yes....even cheesecake), and Sunday morning my son fixed a huge breakfast. I think I said something in my earlier post about my extra 35 points going out the window this weekend. Well they did.

There was also no working out this weekend. I worked like a mad women in the house on Saturday, but Sunday....other than going to church, I was a total couch potato. So no calories were burnt....they just sat there and snuggled down into the fat which has become my rear end. (snicker) The rest however was very nice and the time spent with my kids was awesome.

This morning I jumped when my alarm went off at 5:30. It seemed as if I had just closed my eyes....and then there was the alarm. I didn't fight it though. I was a little trouper. I pulled my swollen body from the bed and got ready to drive to my workout. I say swollen body, because I obviously didn't drink enough water to flush the effects of the sugar consumed over the weekend. Sugar makes me swell worse than salt and I felt like a great big ol' swollen toad. It did not stop me however....and I arrived on time for my workout.

She worked me out fairly hard today.....but not nearly as hard as Friday. Today we did something new. (She is always changing things up in the workouts so that neither she nor I get bored.) Today we went to the "spin room" and got on the spin bike. I have never been on a spin bike and I am not sure whether the depth of my hind quarters was a good thing or not. I cannot imagine sitting on one of those horrid little seats if you had a boney butt, because even sitting on them with my more than ample one was painful and I had to put a towel down to help cushion a bit. I refused to quit though and did my 15 minutes with only some mild inward complaining.

I love working out with my trainer Shelly though, because after each workout....she reserves the last 15 min. for a stretching/massage. Usually she does my arms/shoulders/upper back because my shoulders tend to hurt after the weights. But over time they have gotten much better. Today we did the legs/hamstrings as I truly felt the burn last week after we did dead lifts. In legs/hamstrings have yet to quit burning. After the stretching though....I did feel a little better.

I am back to eating my points (properly) today and drinking enough water that I would rival a 9 month pregnant woman in trips to the bathroom. I must admit....eating the way I did this weekend...I can feel it. My body feels a bit sluggish and I could definitely take a nap right now, but I refuse to give up. I feel like this time I have too much at stake to give for now...I continue on.

Obviously my lifestyle changes have not yet hit 100%....and truthfully....they probably never will. But hopefully....over time....I would like to see maybe....a 99.9%!

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