Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Lunch Box and Cycling Class

Here is a picture of my "New" lunch box I got for Christmas. I just love it and it helps so much keeping my portions in control. Tomorrow for lunch I will have brown rice topped with black beans and salsa. Snack will be cottage cheese and a cut up apple.

Well I took the plunge and joined LA Fitness. I have heard a lot about cycling classes and I thought I would give it a go. Wow! I was sweating up a storm and I think I could have even pushed it a little bit harder. I didn't go all out because I knew it was an hour class and I had no idea how I was going to be able to handle it. I really like it and it was very challenging right up my alley. This could be a regular Sunday things for me.

I had difficult with my eating yesterday but I am back on track today. Last night I got my notebook out and wrote down all my meals for the whole week. This is very time consuming but it helps SO much. I wrote all the meals and then made up a grocery list and hubby and I got the groceries. What do they say, "Fail to plan, Plan to fail"

I am looking forward to my new week at the new gym and changing things up. I think it is exactly what I need. I have schedule a free personal training session for Wednesday night. I wish so much that I could have a personal trainer again and I am hoping when things change around for us that I can. So I will probably do upper body tomorrow since I took the cycling class today, want to give my legs some rest. I will do cardio on Tuesday and then Wednesday I will have the session with the trainer.

Off to make my dinner: Taco Salad.....

Friday, January 1, 2010

Daily Goals

96-128 ounces of water Done I had 128 ounces today
- 5 serving of fruits and vegetables (2 fruits, 3 vegetables) Done, I had 3 fruits and 3 vegetables
- 30 grams of fiber Done I had 55g of fiber today
- Lower body workout Done
- 1600- 1800 calories- journal all my food Done 1,660 calories today

It great to see the progress I made today. Tomorrow I will have the same goals but I will be doing upper body and cardio tomorrow.

I also went over to LA Fitness today and look at the gym. I was very disappointed with my gym today and this may be a nice change for me. I have a free session tomorrow but it looks like I will be making the shift to the new gym. I am excited about all the wonderful things they offer there. mmm.. spinning class, yoga, pool, sauna. I was a little unsure if we could swing it with our financial situation but I talked about it with my husband and he was so supportive and helped me look at making the decision.

Tomorrow morning I will go over to my current gym do my cardio session and give them my written cancellation letter.

I think 2010 is already looking up!