Thursday was Day 10 and Mexican Fiesta night at Summer FX Family Week at church. I LOVE all food Mexican. Love it. There are lots of ways to make it "healthy" which makes me like it even more!
1/2 container zucchini (leftover from dinner last night)
3/4 container of yams (also leftover from dinner last night)
coffee and water
12:00 Zumba Toning - 45 minutes
romaine lettuce - 1/2 container
Sunflower seeds (not pictured)
corn/beans - part of a tortilla shell
chicken and beef
cheese and avocado
I didn't take a picture of my plate at dinner tonight, but I promise that it was all healthy!
I did take a picture of some cupcakes that I baked today. I signed up at the last minute to bring cupcakes. It was very hard to resist! I will admit that I did lick the frosting spoon when I was done frosting these. (Baby steps people!)
Almonds - too many (!)
9:30 Lower Fix Workout - 30 minutes
10:00 - oops - Paleo Zucchini Banana Brownie
Some slip ups today, but hopefully getting two workouts in will help!
Here is a summary of the day:
I posted this on IG and FB, but wanted to share here in case someone who isn't FB friends or an IG follower sees this.
The bottom left pic was a Time Hop app picture. It shows you pictures or status from 1, 2, 3, 4, etc years ago. The picture that showed up was from 2 years ago at a going away party for my BIL Ben. G was only 3 months old, but I had managed to lose all of the baby weight thanks to tracking my food intake daily as soon as I was home from the hospital (I gave myself 2 days off from tracking, the day I gave birth and the day after, haha), breastfeeding, and some exercise mixed in. My sister L was getting married in August, so it wasn't until after the wedding that I was able to step up my exercise into more of a routine instead of sporadic activity. I was back to work, nursing in the evenings, pumping in the days, so leaving my newborn (and husband and son) was really difficult to do.
When I finally was able to get back into the saddle, I still wasn't able to get to Bounce as frequently as I had when I was pregnant. (Yes I worked out while I was pregnant - with my doctor's approval of course - up until the NIGHT I went into labor. I was literally at a Booty Bounce class, went home, showered and then my water broke.) I loved all classes, Zumba, Bootcamp, Turbo, Yoga, Hip Hop, but my favorite was/is PiYo. I felt like it gave me the most "bang for my buck" if you will. I got a great strength workout, worked on my flexibility, with some cardio mixed in. So basically, if I was working out, it was PiYo or my friend Sarah's Pilates Remix class. After a few months of this, I started to notice that I was getting leaner. I was weighing the same, more or less, but my pants were baggier and my arms looked thinner.
In Feb 2013, I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox which led me to more paleo/primal ways of eating, which helped as well. In June 2013, I became certified to teach PiYo because I had completely fallen in love with the workout.
Why am I sharing? Not because I like to take flexing pictures. (I actually don't like to take selfie flexing pics - I'm more of a face selfie with friends kinda girl.) I wanted to share because I want people to know that the scale only provides part of your "health" story.
In all of those pictures above, I weigh the same amount. I was a little discouraged a few weeks ago because since being at home (and a few weeks/months prior) I had gained a little weight. I had lost a few more pounds and was where I wanted to be, but had gone back up a total of 8. It's really not that much, but it bothered me. Once I saw that Time Hop picture, however, I started to really see that weight is just a number. Yes, I weigh more than a few months ago, but looking at my body, I can see muscles. No, they aren't big, but they are there. I'm stronger, I have more energy, and I'm happier.
If you'd like to try PiYo LIVE, you'll be able to start taking it with ME Thursdays at 9 at Bounce, along with other days on the schedule. If you aren't local, and want to try PiYo AT HOME, you are in luck. The PiYo home workout is available! And the challenge pack is ON SALE until the end of this month. I'll be hosting a PiYo challenge group starting August 1. If you are interested in joining, please contact me and we'll get you added to the private accountability and encouragement group.