Well, I've shifted my focus to the weekly activity challenge (thanks Bitsy and Michele!). I have signed up for 300 minutes a week, and I'm not going to fail! The majority of my workouts come in the form of bike rides....in fact, that's all I've done this week. Spinning on Thursday, 2 hour ride on Friday, 1 1/2 hour ride on Saturday, about an hour today (in some wicked headwind). Tomorrow I will go to Body Pump and get some strength training in .
My size 12 Levi's are feeling a bit looser, and I feel tighter overall. My size 12 work pants feel great.
Another bonus of this type of thinking for me is that I make much better choices in food when I am keeping myself active. For example, after my ride today I had a G2 drink to replenish electrolytes without extra calories....then I whipped myself up a quick couscous salad with tuna, olives, cucumber, roasted peppers, parmesan, red wine vinegar and olive oil. It just FEELS better to eat whole grains and veggies when you have a regular exercise routine in place. It alsk makes me feel a bit better about the fact that I will probably splurge a tiny bit at the movies tonight. I'm headed to Wall-E at the Alamo Draft House, which serves sandwiches, pizzas, salads and great appetizers at your seat. I'm thinking roasted red pepper hummus with pita wedges, and a nice frosty beer!