One of the things I hate the most about dieting/changing my eating habits is being hungry. It seems like I'm always hungry. I try to repeat the Weight Watchers motto, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." That may be true but when you stomach is growling it is hard to believe it. I know that this is temporary. I know that my body will adjust as I lose the weight. I'm trying to eat higher quality foods so that I am not as hungry. Those empty foods have too many calories and don't fill you up. So fruit and salads are my friends. I try to have some protein at each meal. That does help too.
I only made it to the gym once this week due to a tremendous ice storm and busy work schedule. But I did workout at home. Here's what I did this week:
Saturday-Elliptical 52 minutes
Monday-elliptical 55 minutes
Tuesday-Elliptical 25 minutes and Jillian Michael's Shred It With Weights (25 minutes @ level 1)
Wednesday-Elliptical 55 minutes
Thursday-Circuit 30 minutes and jog 20 minutes
Jillian Michael's Shred It With Weights is a kettlebell workout. It was deceivingly effective. It was hard but not swearing at the TV hard like the originial 30 Day Shred. However, the next two days, my hamstrings were incredibly sore. Too be fair, I used a kettlebell that was 10lbs. I probably should have started with a lighter kettlebell. Jillian suggests using a 3-8lbs.
I'm down 1 1/2 lbs. this week. I've lost 5lbs. since I've started. I wish it would come off quicker but I'm happy that it is coming off at all.
How was your week?