Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet Success

YES! Today has been fantastic. :-)

I did my 30 Day Shred Video. I did not want to. I even set the timer for 30 minutes so I could read as soon as I put my kids down, thinking I'd do the video after a bit of rest. When the timer went off, I groaned and put the video in, thinking I'd buy a bit more reading time while the previews were going. Instead, the video started right where I left off yesterday. :-P

So I started from the beginning. I had a fleeting thought to only do 2 circuits; sort of a "work my way up to the whole workout" mentality. But I nipped that in the bud and did the entire thing. Instead of using my 3 pound weights, which, sadly are too heavy for me I used two cans of Progresso soup. ;-) A little over a pound each and much, much more doable.

There was, quite literally, sweat FLYING off of me as I did my jumping jacks, jump ropes, etc... It was hard, my muscles burned, but I did it. GO ME!

I also have been spot on with eating. I had a couple nuts first thing this morning, then made the kids crepes. I made them with almond milk and cinnamon and they smelled SO GOOD. We eat them with organic French Vanilla yogurt and a bit of berry jam. Delicious. BUT, I did not indulge. GO ME!!

I drank some more of my smoothie from yesterday, then for lunch had a baked chicken breast. I made my sister and kids corn dogs, and Lord, they smelled SOOOO good. SO crunchy and sweet and savory. But I resisted! GO ME!!!

I had 2 squares of organic milk chocolate (that stuff is SO good. A serving is 4 squares and 220 calories total), 2 Daim candies and 2 Bit O Honey bits while I read with my cup of tea... which I also put almond milk in. It was good!

Then I had some baby carrots and took a 20 minute walk with my kiddos outside. The weather lightened up and the sun came out and it was glorious to get out and breathe fresh air. I came home and blitzed my home. I got caught up on the laundry and dishes, swept and picked up.

Then, since Josh is out of town, I took the kids to McDonald's. I got them Happy Meals, which they are always asking for but never receive. ;-) I got them with the apples and milk, rented a movie for them and brought them home to enjoy their feast. They are sitting at the mini trampoline as a table, watching the movie and eating their food and they are... blissed. It's so incredibly cute. Doesn't take much to totally make their day.

I resisted McDonald's. GO ME!!! I ended up eating yet another baked chicken breast with BBQ sauce. I still feel a little hungry, so I'm going to make up some celery and peanut butter sticks to snack on once my littles are in bed and I finish reading my book.

All in all, I totally rocked the Carpe Diem. :-D


  1. Now that is what I call a great day!

  2. Glad I gave you a laugh with last night's post, you gave me one tonight about the Progresso cans. I was laughing about it to my wife and she naturally took your defense, saying that what you did is actually a fitness tip. Great job on resiting the McD's!

  3. Awesome! I hear you about the 3lbs being too heavy! Using cans of soup is a good idea! I'm proud that you made it all the way through the Jillian video! It's hard but totally worth it!