Today is Shrinking Jeans Power of One Check In Day. I’m glad I weighed this morning because I’ve just done nothing but eat all afternoon. So frustrating!! It’s been a good two week start actually. I didn’t write a Power of One entry last week. I wish I had but I just didn’t get to it. I haven’t gotten to seriously start exercising until last night. I did my first Tworkout (Twitter + Workout = Tworkout) last night. I was pleased.
I couldn’t do everything instructed but I did try everything. Most importantly though I was actually moving – for the first time. I was basically getting the lay of the land last night. I didn’t know what some of the exercises were. So, I learned what they were and figured out how to do them even though I really couldn’t do all of them yet.
The exercises that I actually did complete are:
3 minutes of jogging buttkicks and jogging in place while holding 4 lb weights in each hand
40 squats with weights
40 tricep kickbacks with weights
20 bicep curls (my own addition when I couldn’t do some of the other things)
3 very pitifully uncoordinated burpees
30 second wall sit
Numerous lunges with weights when I wasn’t able to do the other exercises successfully
I weighed in this morning and have lost 5 lbs in the last two weeks. I am pleased with that progress. I am still working on getting into the habit of counting my WW points and recording them online. I am making smarter health choices. When the weather warms up this weekend (snow galore) I am planning to get out and walk again.
I have stopped having sodas. I haven’t had a soda since December 31st. I’ve been craving my favorite Dunkin Donuts donut. I was right next door to one yesterday getting my nails done but I did NOT go in and get one (or two – as is usually the case). I have been eating more fruit and veggies. I wish you could lose a pound every time you made a good choice over a bad one. But that’s not quite how it works. I need to increase my water intake. I just forget to drink it. When I think of it (like right now) I drink some though.
So, while I am not doing everything perfectly I am making changes and it is working. Things are changing. Slowly but surely. I plan this week to increase my activity level since I started last night with Tworkout. I am starting slow but I am starting and know what needs to be done to do better.
One to week three!!!!