Here I am, checking in with Week 2 of the Post-Baby Body Challenge! I feel really good about the first week--I achieved (almost) all my goals. I'm sticking with these goals, and adding new ones to them:
No snacks after 8pm
I did this every night, except last night, since it was the end of the week, I treated myself to a small cup of Trader Joe's pomegranate/blueberry sherbet. Yum! This task was a little more difficult than I thought, not because I snack a lot late at night, but because I have been doing my workouts later at night, once Rora is asleep, and after a hard workout, I can get pretty hungry.
Drink a glass of water before any other drink
100% hydrated all week! I have to say that I think I have had more energy ona regular basis because I'm drinking more water.
New: One high-protein meal each day; breakfast (omelette or scrambled eggs w/ veggies), lunch (salad w/ protein), or dinner (protein main dish and low-starch side dishes).
Two P90X workouts w/ Q
Q had a stressful week, so we ended up only doing one P90X workout together....but I went for two jogs on my own! I hate running (and I can't go very far since I'm out of shape!) but good music will always motivate me. Right now I'm running to: Sleigh Bells' Treats, The Black Keys' Brothers, and Florence+the Machine's Lungs. Tons of good beats.
Three walks with Aurora
I only got two walks in--it's been tough to plan around naps and errands and weather. But no excuses, we need to get out more!
New: Toning exercises on off-workout days: Arms. Push-ups and weights.
Morning pages at least 4 days
I only got 2 days of writing in...Aurora has been a little feisty in the morning lately and when she goes down for a nap, I have to work. I need to do better!
New: Two computer-free evenings once Q gets home...no email, no Facebook, no blogging, no grading! It's harder than you might think.
And the pics I'm sure you've all been waiting for, Week 2:
God, I'm such a pear. Textbook.
Trying to stay positive--I give Q credit for taking my pics because they always put me in a bad mood. But we're going to lighten that cloud with a boxing workout now.