Monday, April 26, 2010

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow!

Tomorrow begins the brand new me. Back to counting calories and counting carbs. Am I ready? I'm not so sure, but I do know that it will be well worth it. Goodbye quick and easy meals, and hello responsible house-wife!

What will I miss the most? Eating what I want when I want without having to look at the nutritional facts. My dessert brown sugar cinnamon pop-tarts and chocolate almond fiber one bars will be dearly missed. I will definitely miss my cornbread! This girl loves cornbread. I will miss my homemade trail mix that I make, too. *sad face*

What I look forward to most? I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and feel refreshed and begin a new, full day. Since Mr. Man has left, I have been staying up late and sleeping in (mostly on his schedule). But no more. I will be up bright and early in the gym or running a few miles around the base. I will come home, shower, work on school work, prepare meals for the day, clean a little, and back to the gym for more cardio and weight training. I look forward to losing my "bloatness." I hate when I feel bloated, so now that I will be watching more of what I eat and not always eating on the go, I will let all of that out of my body.

Want to know what I do? Mr. Man has me set up to his "diet" with him. I normally just do a low to no carb diet and feel up on veggies, but I am going to attempt what he has been doing. This is where I eat about 1,500 clean calories a day, 5 meals a day, with 4 day intervals. The first day I will consume only 150 grams of carbs, second day will be only 100 grams of carbs, and the third and fourth day will be only 50 grams of carbs. I will document these calorie and carb intake in a fitness journal. I wake up in the morning, with an empty stomach, and hit the first cardio workout. I will attempt to burn 400 calories in 30 minutes. My workouts consist of medium weight with 3 sets of 10 reps. My days will stay the same, with Monday being back, Tuesday being chest, Wednesday being legs, Thursday being shoulders, Friday being arms, Saturday being abs and cardio only, and Sunday will be cardio. I do workout 7 days a week, but now my workouts on Saturday and Sunday will be worked in with sightseeing and walking my pup. Which means, I'm not actually in the gym, but I am still trying to burn.

I have a journal for my weightlifting/cardio and another one for my eating. I plan on keeping this updated like I have been in the past. I also have a bodyspace (no hating allowed! haha.), which I plan to keep updated. The only thing I need to work on is "Why am I so motivated and determined to reach this?" Honestly, I have no idea why or what makes me want this. Other than, one I want to feel sexy in my own skin. Two, it relieves stress and refreshes me. Three, I want to set a good example for my kids as far as living a healthy lifestyle. So far that is what I got, but I need to dig deeper and figure it out.

Wish me luck because this will not be easy!


  1. I don't eat bad... but the diet you have, I think I would starve. Good luck with the gym/work-outs... I've been doing better with mine lately =)

  2. I count calories like it no one's business...ugh!

  3. Girl, I hear ya. I am so depressed about my weight lately, I don't feel confident at all anymore, and I've decided to do something about it.
    Before I got pregnant, I cut down carbs, and would only eat whole grain if I did eat it, and watched how many calories I was eating, and I lost a good bit of weight.
    I think I'm going to do it again... I NEED to! Good luck with your weight loss!

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