~Yesterday, My new found restriction is still holding. I ate some baked chicken (skinless Thigh) for lunch. I could barely eat half of it and I was full, awesome! Here's the thing, later I tried to reheat a piece for supper and couldn't eat any of it. It wasn't dry, it was still very moist, I barely heated it. That was just the strangest thing to me. I ended up having a Praline & Cream protein shake which was yummy.
~Today I am still feeling tight. I was full again this morning on some almonds, which lasted me through 90 minutes at the gym. I had my 1/2 cup of oatmeal as a snack since Gen pointed out it is a slider food. I am not exactly understanding which foods are sliders and which are not. Oatmeal keeps me full for a few hours, so why is it a slider? I have so much to learn!
~Yesterday I played Wii with the kids and then after they grew tired of it I did my step aerobics. Here is a tip for anyone who does Wii Fit and finds it getting less challenging ~ I placed the balance board on top of an aerobics step I had and geez did it make a difference! My booty was still burning when I went to sleep last night.
~Today, the gym was extremely crowded. I find that Monday will be extra crowded and then each day afterwards gets less and less. I began with 30 mins on the elliptical and then did 15 minutes on Mr. Treddy. I burned off 320 calories and completed 2.25 miles. I also did Abs, Inner/Outer thighs, back and shoulders. I have to divide my body into parts for the strength training so I don't run short of time. This is my weekly strength training schedule I try to stick with:
Mon- Abs, Inner/Outer thighs, back and shoulders
Fri-Legs, Squats, Lunges
I always begin with stretches and floor work, then do my cardio machine of the day, then I do the strength training and last I go back and to a mile on the Treadmill.
My gym does offer circuit training, but I have never tried it. If I am ever really short on workout time, I may give it a try. This is only my weekday mornings, I am tring to think of active things to do with the kids on weekend and evenings.