Wahoo! Day three and I am still on track! Today, I said no to homemade brownies and avoided the food court while out shopping even though the thought of burgers and fries sounded ah-mazing! It’s all about the small successes, right? Here’s how day three has looked:
Lunch: My husband and I had errands to run at the mall today. By the time we were nearly done I was starting to get hungry for lunch. As we strolled past the food court I was so tempted to have a burger and fries but I just kept on walking! Then as we headed out to our car, Montana’s restaurant loomed across the parking lot and the thought of nachos and fajitas crossed my mind… Yum! But instead of caving, I hurried home and whipped up a much healthier lunch. Today I grilled a beef burger and then topped it with a sprinkle of feta cheese and my usual grilled veggies. After, I had a huge piece of watermelon.
My husband and I continued to run our errands after lunch. At this point, I could feel a bit of a headache coming on (which I am still attributing to my slight caffeine addiction!) so I made a coffee, carefully measured out some French-Vanilla cream, and took my coffee to go while we finished running errands.
Dinner: After all our running around today, by 5 p.m I was feeling pretty hungry! Luckily, I had put a whole chicken in the crockpot this morning (just a little bit of chicken broth and cook on low for the day – super easy!) I made my version of a Greek salad and ate it with the chicken breast (after removing the skin). In my salad I included, mixed greens, romaine lettuce, red onions, peppers, feta cheese and light Greek dressing.
Dessert: I am a huge chocolate lover and haven’t treated myself to chocolate in a few days (and after eating it every day, that’s saying something!) So today after I had cleaned up dinner, I treated myself to 1/2 cup of chocolate frozen yogurt. I even ate it straight out of the measuring cup so I knew exactly the portion I was eating! It was cold, creamy, and absolutely delicious! It definitely satisfied my chocolate craving and for only 4 Weight Watchers points!
Workout 1: Since it was such a busy day, I only had time for one short workout today but it was definitely an intense one! I swear by any of Jillian Michaels DVDs and own about ten of them! Tonight I did the week 1 workout of the Ripped in 30 DVD and this workout is no joke! It consists of 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minutes of abs and in total there are three different sets. It’s only a 20-minute workout but I was dripping with sweat and could barely breathe when I was done! Definitely a great workout!
Snack: I’m still in the habit of having a snack in the evening although I am trying to make healthier choices. Tonight I decided to try a smoothie (I really hate the texture of most fruits so I am trying different ways to consume fruit). In my blender, I combined 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen pineapples, mangoe, and strawberries, and 1/2 a banana. It turned out okay but I still wasn’t really feeling it. I passed on the smoothie and instead tried 1 slice of whole-grain toast with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a few slices of banana. Although I wasn’t too crazy about the banana (again with the texture thing), I was able to finish it and the toast and the peanut butter were very satisfying (I am a huge fan of peanut butter and jam, but sadly most store-bought jams have way too much added sugar!)
Last night but not least, another small victory today was that after searching forever for a pair of denim walking shorts, I finally found some today! The best part? I bought a size smaller than I would have needed last summer. Great feeling, am I right ladies?! It’s all about the baby steps and celebrating small successes along the way!
3 days down, 27 to go!