Friday, January 14, 2011

I made it to Day 5!!!

Day 5.. Almost complete. Wow, a whole work week and no major break-down binges!!

Although, if I were to be honest, today was tough.

It started out great, took the kids to school and off to the gym for some serious Mommy time. One of the things I love/hate about my gym, is that each cardio machine has a built in Television. 

NO - NOT ME... YET...
I love the TV's because:
A.The time goes so quickly
B. Guilt free TV
C. I end up doing way more cardio than planned just so I can watch the last segment of The View.

I hate the TV's because:
A. I feel like I never have any quiet in my life, no time to be with me and my thoughts
B. I end up doing way more cardio than planned just so I can watch the last segment of The View.

With my luck today The View had a segment called 4 hours to change your life.. everything from sex to weight to sleep deprivation.. so I had to stay on that treadmill to find out how to change my entire existence in 4 hours.

An hour and 20 minutes later I found out that an icepack on the back of your neck for half hour a day helps speed metabolism(I think..), Brazil nuts & eggs makes husbands hornier, and I should get a night light thingy to go to sleep with... I am still confused on how this will change my life in 4 hours..I guess I have yet another book to add to my list of things I should get around to reading. 

Since I stayed on the treadmill 45 minutes longer than anticipated I deprived myself of my favourite part of working out... the stretching station.. and shower...Yikes...

I am always surprised at the number of parents that still talk to me when I show up at to pick the kids up, and how close they can stand next to me.. I mean I am visibly wet people... not pretty.

At the beginning of this post I said today was tough. That is because I am EXHAUSTED. 
Note to self: You are not in shape, going full force for over an hour on the treadmill and not stretching afterwards makes you tired, sore and HUNGRY.

After coming home and having a lovely lunch of egg salad in a whole wheat wrap, I made the mistake of sitting down on the couch for 10 minutes.. that's when it happened.. the legs started to shake, the back started to ache, so I laid down for what was to be only a few minutes to relax....let's just say my PVR is back down to 12% full. 

I am still trying to figure out if I was so hungry from working out, or from boredom.. or from stress.. Regardless I did not deprive myself food, when I was hungry I had edamame beans, orange, blueberries, carrots. 

At the end of the day despite the aching muscles and bags under my eyes, I feel great.  I feel my tummy getting smaller, I have a wee bit more energy and my mood has definitely lifted.

Yup that's Me


  1. I am so proud of you Aly! I need to keep reading because you are really motivating me. Since the move I have gotten out of the grove. I really need to work on portion control, and you are giving me motivation to do that! Thank you :) Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. You are doing so well and I am of the staunch opinion that we all look more beautiful when we are wet, be it from sweat or tears! It means that we are alive :)