* At night, when making dinner/cleaning up dinner/taking care of and juggling children- this is when I tend to shovel food in my mouth mindlessly. I did my best to be aware of it and avoid it...
* Measuring: I've been pouring chocolate chips into a bowl and eating them as a snack, telling myself it was one tablespoon. Um, once I actually got a tablespoon and measured it, I realized I have been eating a LOT of chocolate. So, for the jumbo semi-sweet chocolate chips that I like, 1 TBS is 15 pieces. I have been counting them out. 15 pieces = 80 calories.
|Shakeology "Ice Cream" (yes I measured those chocolate chips)|
* I haven't been drinking nearly enough water. On Monday last week, I made a real effort to drink 10 BIG glasses of water, and I noticed a difference. I felt better. I was "clearer". I peed a lot, but I did notice a difference. So, this is a very important discovery.
* The things that are easier to make are not as healthy. The things that are healthier take more time. Dang it. But, it does help to prepare foods in advance, like I did with this salad and chicken:
|Yep, I eat my salad with a spoon. I can't be great at planning ALL the time..|
Monday: P90X Ab Ripper X, Chest and Back; Run 2 miles
Tuesday: Accidental rest day (overslept)
Wednesday: P90X Ab Ripper X, Shoulders and Arms; Run 2 miles
Thursday: Turbofire Hiit 20 and Hiit 15
Friday: Run 2.25 miles
Saturday: P90X Ab Ripper X, Legs and Back
Sunday: Yoga (Tony Horton Fountain of Youth) (to make up for missing yoga earlier in the week)
I've also been experiencing some serious information overload regarding diet. Vegan, Raw, Paleo... everything seems to have a benefit. So, I think that's what I'm going to be talking about next week...