Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Week 1 Day 2 CX-T Find Your Fit Challenge

Well so much for my early start this morning.  I had a dream last night that I thought it was time to get up, so I checked my phone(because I use it as my alarm clock), well it didn't turn on.  I thought, "oh great, I have slept in".<<<this by the way is all in the dream.  My husband was still in bed and I thought he was late for work(it was still dark outside, but that didn't dawn on me at all)<<<still dreaming>>>I woke my husband up and said he was late for work.  At that point in the dream I actually woke up, I saw that it was still dark outside and checked my phone for real...it worked, it was only 4:23am, so I got up and went to the bathroom.  Crawled back into bed and fell back to sleep.  My alarm was supposed to go off at 6am so that I could do my workout before getting my kids up and ready for school.  THAT did not happen.  I woke up at 6:31am to no alarm.  I checked my phone...it didn't turn on.  SHIT!!!!  I spent a few minutes trying to get my phone working again, and then just got up and got ready for the day.  I was pissed off that I didn't get my workout in, but I knew that I could fit it in at some point today.

Now it could be the fact that sometimes my iPhone loses it mind OR it could be that fact that it looks like this...
My husband calls me the Phone Slayer.
My last iPhone hit the floor a number of times, got slammed in a car door and it still worked.  It took a leap into the toilet and THAT was the end of that one.
So as long as this one stays clear of water, it should last me a bit longer.
It's all good!

It works just fine.  I just have to be careful of the broken glass, and I might need to start setting another type of alarm to wake me up in the morning.  I wouldn't want my children to miss school.  Maybe it's them tampering with my phone in the night.

Anyway, I did get my workout done.  I was thinking if I could get the kid's lunches made quickly, I could do it before heading to the school bus...NO...that didn't work.  After coming back from the bus stop, I thought maybe I could do it before the little daycare girl arrives...NO...that wouldn't work because I never know exactly when this one is going to arrive.  BUT...an hour and a half later I got a text from her Mum saying that she would bring her at lunch time.  PERFECT!  So I got changed into my workout gear and got to it.  About 40 minutes later I was a sweaty mess.  Great workout Chris!

I hit the shower.  As I was getting undressed and dressed today I could feel yesterday's Find Your Fit workout throughout my body.  I also feel that driving force in me.  As another Find Your Fit challenger put it, "Beast Mode".  I can feel the beast being released once again.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I finally weighed myself after about, well probably a year and a half, it wasn't pleasant, but I did it.  The scale definitely keeps me in check.  I jumped on it again this morning upon waking and I was down 1.2 lbs.  Now, I know that it's not much, but it's more than I have lost in about a year and a half.  Seeing that number on the scale go down right now is a BIG motivator.  I am feeling better already.

This is probably the first selfie I have taken in awhile too.  You can't see that I am sweating like crazy, but you don't need to see that.  In addition to the new batteries in the scale, I also bought some for my Suunto heart rate monitor.  It recorded an AWESOME burn of 460 calories for Day 2's workout this morning.

I am going to ride my spin bike in the morning to give my muscles a bit of recovery time.  As today has gone by, my body is REALLY feeling these workouts.

Let's move on to what will help lose the laundry that is cluttering up my wash board stomach...

Today's FOOD...

Breakfast was very similar to yesterday.  Toast, natural peanut butter and protein shake.  

My Morning Snack:  Fresh Mango with Slivered Almonds

Lunch: Chicken Salad
This wasn't the same as yesterday's chicken salad.  I bought this mixture of Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Kale, Chicory, Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds.

It has a poppy seed dressing.

So good.

Dinner: Leftover Chicken served up with Quinoa and a Cucumber, Tomato, Onion and Red Pepper Salad

This was delicious.

Snack: Cottage Cheese and Pineapple
This has always been a favourite of mine.  Thanks to Chris for reminding me of how good this one is.  He had posted it on the sample food plan, and I'm so glad he did.

I guess all I would have to do is go back through my blog or photos on Instagram to see remind myself of some yummy meals and delicious snacks.

To make sure I get up in the morning at 6am, I have set the alarm on my Suunto heart rate monitor.  I think the new battery should be okay for a while.  But just in case, if you know my number, and you are already up, text me and tell me to get my A$$ out of bed.  You could always send me a Facebook message too.  Both will make a noise.  

I hope all my fellow CX-T Find Your Fit Challengers have had a great second day.  And I hope you too have had a great day.

I will be back in the saddle tomorrow.

Until then...Stay Strong!


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