Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 Day Challenge


I started a 30 day challenge yesterday, organized by one of my fellow NFL Cheerleader alums.  While I can't be as strict as some of the other girls who are doing it ( breastfeeding! ), I'm really glad that I accepted and started this challenge.  After one day of eating clean, working out hard, and not eating after 7:00 pm, I am already down 3 pounds!  Just 4 more pounds to go to my pre-pregnancy weight.  The 30 day challenge consists of no fatty foods, limited calorie intake, no fast food, no sodas, not eating anything past 7:00 pm and working out 3-4 days a week for 1 hour.  It's actually a Facebook group, which is great, because I have the support of a few other women to hold me accountable.  We share diet tips and tricks, journal entries about our days and struggles, and motivation.  If you are interested in joining, it's not too late - it's only Day 2.  Let me know ASAP!

Yesterday I had a KILLER headache all evening, and I am sure it was from sugar withdrawal.   Since the holidays I have been eating something sweet every day and most evenings, but not last night!  I feel a lot better today, and have been trying to drink as much water as possible.  I worked out the past three days in a row ( running, Pilates, running ) and so today I am giving my body a break before Pilates in the morning.

I read a statistic that most people quit their New Year's resolutions by January 10th, which is 2 days away.  I feel good that I started a challenge almost halfway through the month so that statistic will not apply to me.  I'm definitely not quitting this challenge.

More updates later. . . .

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello, 2013!

I cannot believe that 2013 is here!  2012 had lots of ups and downs, and while I'm a little sad it's over since it was the year I gave birth to Cora, I'm anxious to welcome 2013.  My last workout of the year was Pilates, followed by my first actual run outdoors with Sonoma.  She is such an active kid that I decided to take her on not quite a mile run, and she did great!  My first workout of the new year was a walk outside in 20 degree weather with my dog, Dixie, followed by another Pilates class. 

 I'm SO happy to be back at Pilates classes, since I found one that works with Cora's nursing schedule.  I'm really good at pushing myself to do cardio and strength, but when it comes to intense ab sessions, and full body toning, I can get lazy on myself, so a class is really my best bet.  I'm definitely feeling the soreness this week, but I welcome it with open arms.  I'm ready to get toned!  

I must admit....with the past month + being full of holidays, I wasn't really watching what I ate or working out like I should have been.  However, I'm really okay with that.  The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year to bake and cook and eat treats and goodies, so I was happy splurging and not being so hard on myself.  Plus, the majority of all my pre-pregnancy clothes fit, except some of my favorite cocktail dresses 
(I HATE that your hip bones get wider after pregnancy UGH!)!  I've still got 5 pounds to go ( don't we ALWAYS seem to have 5 pounds to go?!?) and I'm a lot more focused and only have a few sweets lingering around the house that I am having a hard time saying goodbye to. . .

Half marathon training is coming up and I need to get my butt in gear!