Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Work work work

Another day on the weight loss train! And my weigh in is only TWO DAYS AWAY! In order to meet my overall goal, I'll have to weigh about 169/168 this week. It would be awesome to be at 167 though so I'll be down another 5 lbs! :)

I just got done doing a pretty good workout. I did 12 mins on the elliptical to warm up, then I stretched and did a back-injury friendly lifting workout and finally I did another 10 mins on the elliptical. I know that isn't a lot of cardio - I am going to try to go swimming at the university pool tomorrow to get a bit more in, Thursdays are my long days though so I may have to put that off until Friday.

The journey is still going pretty well. We are buying healthier food overall for the house and JT is still making healthy meals. We are also being a little more lax and actually working this "diet" into our lifestyle. We have been doing research about healthy "fast food" options in case we need something in a pinch and Im surprised how many healthy options both Wendy's and Chick Fil A have! The main thing I know though is that we have to be careful about picking up more than the healthy stuff and not putting sauce on the sandwiches etc...

Something that REALLY disgusts me though is the fact that so many restaurants have food that is seemingly healthy and in reality it is NOT. They only have it as a trick to rope people in! For example, the Market Fresh sandwiches at Arby's are SO horrible! They seem healthy but they are over 700 cals and most are around 30 grams of fat... CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT! It is RIDICULOUS! No wonder our society is obese! How many people do you think go there to order that thinking they are doing well? Same with salads etc...! Its just sad.

I can't wait until I achieve my goal and become a trainer - I am seriously going to educate every single person I can about things like this. I really feel a need to pass this information on. And not because I think I know everything, but because I have struggled with my weight my entire life and I am tired of it. Thank God I have had a serious realization, so many others do not though and I just hope I can help them. And, there seems to be a big push in society lately to be "healthier" - hopefully that starts to make an impact on politicians and we can start raising standards and outlawing high fructose corn syrup and MSG etc...

Ah well - I digress. :) Thanks for listening today - today will be another successful day for me! Hope it is for all of you too!

1 comment:

  1. Heather, you have to check out the movie "Food, Inc.", the book "Skinny Bitch", as well as the TV show "Cook Yourself Thin", and my MOST FAVORITE EVER workout book "The Body Sculpting Bible for Women" There is SO much awesome information in all of those things!