Yesterday went well. I ended up drinking 1.5 pitchers of smoothie, which wasn't quite as much as I wanted, but it's still more than I've ever drunk in one day. So I'll take it. I stayed within my calories and even managed to have a good attitude about it. ;-)
Today I did Leslie's video with hand weights. It's a good workout, especially adding in the weights.
I've been thinking about my diet (as in, food intake) and I think I need to strive for lower calorie/fat. Yes, I'm staying within my calories but the truth is that my workouts don't burn THAT many calories. So the weight loss is really starting to slow down. I'm going to incorporate more salads and chicken and green smoothies.
I also plan to buy Jillian's 30 Day Shred. I'm scared. :-P I know it will be so incredibly hard, I'm hoping I will be able to do all the exercises despite my SI joint and low back issues, and I'm REALLY hoping it'll help jump start the weight loss/fat burning process.
I hope to get it either today or sometime this weekend, and then do it for the 30 straight days. So I'll be updating that as well.
I feel good today. My pants are definitely too big, even fresh out of the dryer. They fall down, which, while annoying is also really encouraging. I don't think I'm quite down to the next size (12) yet, but soon. I feel like my stomach is getting smaller and I know my back fat is disappearing. So, it's working. I just really want to hit my goal of 20 pounds in 10 weeks (without killing myself or getting burned out) so I want to add in Jillian and lower calorie/fat foods to help me get there.
Interesting fact... If you take a gram of fat and a gram of protein, the fat will have TWICE as many calories as the protein. Makes sense, but I just never really thought about it before.
Anyway, I have a busy day today so I'm off!