Today started off sort of odd for me. I woke up, got dressed and as I walked past the hallway mirror, I stopped dead in my tracks. Why hello there shrinking wonder. I caught a glimpse of my profile and my jaw hit the floor. Where did my ass go? As in my "shelf" ass. The one that forms on top of your actual ass that someone could easily place a bottle of beer on. It was gone! GONE I tell you! As were my back boobs. Come on ladies, we ALL know what that is. I mean, I knew I was melting away but somehow the reality of how much din't hit me until that very moment. My profile has always been scary! I rather like it now and it felt freakin amazing to finally realize the full extent of my progress this morning. :)
I celebrated by changing and wearing a shirt that I haven't worn in well over two years. It was snug (accentuating my now flat and mostly toned back) and short (now showing off my curvy ass) and I felt damn proud strutting around the office in it. I had an extra little sass in my step. Shake yo self girl. SHAKE IT!
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:15am.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- pinch salt
- Splenda to taste
- (Topped with ground flax, 2 tbs sugar free strawberry preserves, more cinnamon & 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter.)
Work was much more subdued today. I enjoyed the silence and kept a low profile. Never go searching for trouble my friends. If you dig long enough, you'll find it. HA!
LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:15pm.
I basically had the exact same thing that I had for dinner last night. Well, almost. I had leftover roasted veggies and a toasted bagel thin with superfruit jam on one side and light laughing cow cheese on the other. I'm addicted to this combo of flavors.
I love mixing laughing cow cheese with jam. It feels like a treat every time I have a sandwich like this! YUM!
On our break today I attempted supplement shopping trip #2. Was I successful? You bet! I'm officially going to start taking the following supplements every day, starting today.
(Fish Oil for my healthy fats and Calcium 600 Plus for healthy bones.)
(Ginkgo Biloba for mental alertness (I NEED THIS, HA), Ginseng for energy, endurance and vitality and Centrum Multivitamins to cover everything else.)
I think I've waited long enough to incorporate some much needed supplements into my life. I have brittle nails, my hair breaks off easily, I yawn a lot and my skin has seen better days. I'm hoping this combo will help. Multivitamins and calcium are, of course, necessary for different reasons!
SNACK (meal #3) at 4:00pm.
I made a quick yogurt mess with plain Yoplait Greek yogurt, cinnamon, a banana and the last of my superfruit jam. Twas delish!
I decided to skip the gym today and get a little workout in at home. I just haven't been feeling the gym this week and today was no exception. Not to mention that my upper body still feels SUPER sore and tight. My muscles needed to rest! My new schedule might not be working out. Though doing different portions of upper body, I still DO upper body three days in a row. I might need to rethink this!
I did a 20 minute ab workout. I downloaded a video from the Exercise on Demand channel. It was TOUGH! After that I did 10 minutes on the bike. Aaaaand basically that was it. What can I say. At least I did something. ;) (I only burned 266 calories though...)
SNACK (meal #4) at 7:00pm.
I didn't feel like a protein shake either so I opted for a juicy Fuji apple. It was a good one.
I cleaned my messy self up after my mini snack and relaxed on the couch for a bit with some girlie DVR love. Nick was visiting a friend so I watched some episodes of Say Yes To The Dress. LOVE that show. ;)
DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00pm.
I had NO Idea what to make tonight. NONE! I've been a bit unmotivated in the kitchen as of late. It gets even worse towards the end of the week as I start running out of fresh supplies. I need to (must) work on that ASAP! I gawked at the things I had available to me and decided to have a salad with the last of my leftover roasted veggies and a pan seared chicken breast. Hey, I cooked, a little! HA!
- Cooked chicken breast (pan seared with S+P, cayenne, rosemary and garlic powder)
- Leftover roasted veggies
- Spray Butter
- Sprinkle of garlic sunflower seeds
- Small handful of dried cranberries
Ahhhhhhh-may-zzzzing! Not bad considering I had no idea what to make less than 30 minutes before devouring this tasty mess. I think it's my love of chicken (which I don't have often by the way) that keeps me from becoming a vegetarian. Just not sure I could give it up!
Nick came home right as I finished eating. We spent a good amount of time discussing where we might want to vacation this Spring/Summer. We keep tossing ideas back and forth but for some reason we keep leaning towards the beach. As far as the when and the where. Still undecided. Maybe NC??? I honestly don't care where we go. I'm just ECSTATIC that we're planning something! ;)
I just made a lovely cup of coconut chai black tea with a splash of milk and cinnamon to sip on. We're about to watch The Office. I love Jim and Pam! ;)
Question: Do you guys take any supplements? If so, what and why? Have you noticed a difference since taking them? Good or bad?