I thought I’d post a bit of an update. As you know, I have been doing a bit of “loose” Keto diet. I still drink milk and have peanut butter (with my oats). But for the most part, I don’t eat much bread or pasta. I still have my “cheat” weekends.
It has been actually going better now, I was struggling in the beginning mainly with breakfast options since I am used to eating toast most mornings. I did make some ham/eggs roll ups along with a smoothie this week (so far) and I have made various lunch options including crust-less pizza (recipe soon). The cravings for carbs have been less which is great for me.
I have yet to go to the gym or weigh in. I got into a car accident on my birthday last Friday so I am without a car and the weather has been rainy so I haven’t been able to go for a walk. But I plan on getting my bike out of storage, and repaired so I have some kind of transportation. I am planning to go back to Jazzercise hopefully this week too. They have free days and relocated too.
This isn’t much of an update because I didn’t weigh like I had said. I had another lousy week. I did see the dermatologist on Tuesday was given a prescription but it was never called into the pharmacy! Talk about frustrating!! So needless to say I am still itchy and miserable and I see them again in a week.
The mercury retrograde/weather have really taken it’s toll on me last week along with other emotional crap (yay me) so I spent more time focusing on self care.
I have decided to try a bit of Keto into my diet which I had thought about doing in the past but didn’t stick to it in the past. A summary of Keto is basically reverting back to caveman habits. Lots of meat come into play along with certain veggies/fruit. You do have to cut out a lot of stuff including carbs, peanut butter (eeek) milk, and starchy foods. I am not sure how well I am going to do on this but I am going to give it the old college try as they say. I don’t think I can give up milk peruse but I am willing to give up pasta and bread for a while.
I am giving myself two weeks which is when I will go grocery shopping again to give it an honest effort as much as I can. Plus I am hoping to make it back to the gym this week! I promise! There won’t be any updates until then unless something Earth shattering happens!
Mainly I am still itching from the hives which I am finally seeing the dermatologist Tuesday. I finished the antihistamine Saturday but with little to no relief. They show up in the weirdest places and I’m tired of everyone to diagnose me asking 50 questions regarding it. Here’s hoping for answers!
Needless to say I avoided the gym and any good eating habits. So there will be no weigh in this week. The weather hasn’t been the greatest still either which is partial to blame because I can’t get outside to go walking.
This week I plan to change that some new recipes thanks to Facebook some low carb/keto style recipes that I plan to do in the upcoming week and hopefully some new meal prep options come from this because I am in an rut.
I will update everyone after my appointment and I will be weighing in Sunday.
I know it’s been awhile since I have checked in. TBH I haven’t done anything fitness related in a long ass time probably since the time I last checked in. I haven’t been to the gym at all this month, drinking pop, not weighing in, and not really doing a solid meal prep either. I mean I did a quick prep last week of an easy recipe (a chicken pasta salad which I will share the recipe here at some point) but I haven’t really been eating too well so I need to get back on track.
I did have the Miss World of Wheels pageant Saturday and my sleep was really thrown off so by Sunday afternoon I slept hard. Also I have been dealing with itchy hives not sure if it’s an allergy may have to go see the doctor which I hate especially it’s still flu season and plus having to stepping on the scale there.
Monday morning I did an actual meal prep for the week:
My calves hurt SO BAD from my heels Saturday so I know I am due for a good leg day workout. Overall, I still don’t feel like myself the weather has still sucked even though tomorrow the first day of spring (and it’s supposed to snow) and I have been just so tired as well which hasn’t helped.
I re established my goals and I am going to make an honest attempt at going to the gym this week. I am not putting how many days I should/need to go just to go and do something. Start out slow and work my way back to where I used to be, The weather will be warmer and I can start walking too.
I will recap my week on Sunday and I will weigh in regardless of what it is and we’ll get back on track!
As you can see I did not gain or lost this past week. Which is fine with me!
I totally missed the gym last week. There’s no real excuse as of why the week wasn’t that bad either just felt overly tired and I focused on my home which needed my attention. Also I am glad it’s a new month because I have some exciting things happening!
I rescheduled my certification exam for the spring. Mainly because I wasn’t as ready to do it as I wanted to be. I started studying just like a week before and I wasn’t confident in my practice test scores either plus with it still being winter here (thanks a lot groundhog dude) I rather not chance the weather since the testing place is a good 45 minutes or so away. (that’s driving distance)
I am not doing Trek Up the Tower. Mainly because I haven’t trained hard for it as I wanted this is mostly on me and lack of motivation which has been an issue for me. That’s a post for another day I’m sure.
I had a pop on Saturday after almost three weeks of not having one and it tasted awful. I think I finally broke my habit so that I don’t have to go back down that path. Plus the cravings have subsided. A major victory for me.
Now onto the good news:
I have a Grease themed shoot Sunday. I am really excited for this!
I am going to Planet Comic Con and meet one of my idols Jason David Frank (he played the green ranger/white ranger in the early 90’s when I watched power rangers). I was supposed to go meet him two years ago but that fell through so I am really excited!
Other than that, I have nothing new to report. I am not setting any weekly goals as I am just going with the flow.
Well. I gained. Needless to say I was a tad disappointed in myself but it is what it is. However it has inspired me to write another post about what to do when you gain. I also think since I have started lifting again it might a bit of muscle weight.
I did have some doubts about my weigh in Sunday morning before bed Saturday night. Granted I did have a lot of carbs this weekend and I am not going to beat myself up over it or the fact I didn’t make it to the gym or Trader Joes (neither one aren’t going anywhere) I am two weeks soda (or pop) free. So that’s really exciting even though I was really tempted to Sunday night before work since I didn’t sleep all that well but I realized that I would be letting myself down big time if I did that.
Also I was able to get in my meal prep for the 3 days I am working. It’s the small victories.
Goals for the week:
*Gym four days this week (I am skipping Monday on purpose because I have to work this weekend and my apartment needs attention)
*New breakfast options including smoothies! (I got new frozen fruit for this)
*Make it to three weeks without soda
It is Superbowl Sunday next week and my plan is to make some fun food instead of ordering pizza or something like that.
I am undecided as of now if i want to weigh in Friday morning or wait until next Monday. I will see how my week goes and decide then. Probably would more ideal to wait until Monday.
I am excited for the New Year it’s going to be the best ever! I have been choosing my word for awhile and actually it’s 3
Start Killing It.
Originally it was going to be just Start which was one of my blogger friend Crystal’s word for 2017 because it made total sense because I need to START things. My word last year STRIVE severed me well. Then I got my studio DIY clutch for December:
Then I realized all 3 words were perfect!
As for some of my goals include getting back to the gym and start a normal routine with it again. I also signed up for Trek up The Tower in February so I really need to get into gear for it since I want to beat my time in 2015. Also I want to quit drinking pop for good.
To keep track of going to the gym and no drinking pop, I downloaded this Don’t break the chain Calendar from Karen Kavett which you can write down whatever you decide to do and you can keep track!