It’s getting easier…
Well the good news is I am still continuing with the diet. Today I am eating greek yogurt with granola and honey, about 40 grams in carbs. Im pretty stoked to be under my allotted intake. Greek yogurt is actually better for you in terms of carbs than regular yogurt. A thing of activia yogurt (I’d say probably about a half of cup in portion size) is 22 grams of carbs, whereas a full cup of greek yogurt is 7 grams of carbs. And I get to add goodies to it like clover honey, which is 17 grams for 1 tbsp and 1/4 cup of granola (mine was 15.5 grams of carbs), and you have a full meal. Did I also mention the 22 grams of protein I’m getting? Excellent for those after the gym meals/snacks.
With the craziness going on the last 3.5 weeks, just by changing my meal alone, I’ve lost 3 pounds. This included hanging out with friends and family and drinking wine, and having lunch out with co-workers. To be honest, I am pretty amazed I lost that much considering the wine I’ve been drinking when I am out and about with friends.
I do get hungrier more often these days, but that was to be expected. The first week I did it, I felt I was always hungry and it just didn’t seem right. But now I am more used to it and I always have some sort of nut sort of snack for those times where I need something to tie me over. Currently I love the spicy almonds from Trader Joes! Super yummy.
I am hoping to see even more progression next week now that I am trying to implement in a workout routine. Today I ran a mile and did a 15 minute focus on abs. I am trying to take it easy, and really ease in this time. I’m running at a slower, more controlled pace and keeping my heart rate lower than I normally do just to avoid the whole jump right back in and injure Diana scenario. Pairing the running with the other super focus workouts should help me with my strength. I know once it becomes routine, it will be easier. I use the Nike Training Center App for Women, and it seems to really kick my ass. Tomorrow I am planning on trying one of the half hour workouts, however we shall see (I am due to run 2 miles tomorrow). I am still trying to figure out how this works with my iPhone, so it may be bumpy for the first couple of weeks until I know what I am doing. In the meantime I am still working on it.
In other news, new job is going well. I really like it here. The projects are challenging, the people are awesome, and I am just enjoying what I am learning here.