Morning run - check. Evening workouts - check. Food tracked - almost check. I'm really thinking I'm going to pay for a month of Weight Watchers online. My problem is that I get comfortable with the points enough and I stop actually tracking them, so the subscription becomes unnecessary. BUT, with the new Points Plus, I can't do it without looking everything up. If I stay on it for a month or so and get comfortable again, I can stop the subscription. I do really good with Weight Watchers, but the thing I hate the most is when I make homemade recipes and have to figure out by basically guessing the points. It's kind of a hassle. I do try to overestimate by a point or two just to make sure I'm within my limits for the day. That's why my food tracked goal is almost checked. For dinner, I made tuna noodle casserole, so I'm going to have to fumble around with it. I DID limit myself to a cup-sized portion, though, which is HUGE for me since I can eat fourty five pounds of tuna noodle casserole and go back for more!'
Also, for an afternoon snack I made a green monster. For those of you who aren't sure what these are, they are smoothies that always contain spinach - thus the green part. The only fruit I've been able to find to get rid of the green color is blackberries. My green monsters always have a fruit, spinach (obviously), protein powder, almond milk and ground flaxseed. I also included this energy shot stuff I got from my stepmom. It's a very filling shake and I portion it to be around 4 or 5 points, depending on what I add.
So, my evening workouts were a core class and yoga. The core class was pretty rough and I started sweating almost immediately. You don't move around much, so you wouldn't think it'd be that strenuous, but really it is! Then, since I had about twenty minutes between the two classes, I got on a stationary bike and did fifteen minutes. I was already there - why waste those precious minutes, right!?! Plus, I LOVE biking! Then, I had a wonderful yoga class. The instructor steps it up a little when the class is filled with 'veterans', and that was the case tonight. It was relaxing, felt good to stretch out and strengthened my muscles all at the same time. If you haven't ever tried yoga, I HIGHLY recommend it. It may take a few times to work up to the poses (or for me, it took QUITE a few classes), but it's SO worth it!
While I was there, I took a few pics. One is of the CUTEST yoga mat ever (mine of course). The other is a full body shot of me. I don't have a full length mirror at home, so for the sake of my progress pics, I'll have to take them at the Y in front of their mirrors. I'm sure the ladies in the class were looking at me like I was nuts to be taking pics of myself, but I don't care. Plus, my shirt matched my mat :)
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