HYC Update Week 11 (day early)

First, a big shout out to those of you who weighed in on the iPhone situation. Bunch of enablers, aren’t you? :) I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the purchase.

Also, I’m thrilled the JOLT thing was so well-received. I play so many mind games with myself trying to make this process fun that I sometimes worry that I’ve gone over the edge. From your responses, I take it that if I have gone over the edge, I’m in very good company.

Oh, and Andrew? You’ve definitely got me considering the chocolate option for May! *G*

Now, on to my HYC check-in, which I’m posting early because I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to move tomorrow. Tonight’s workout was intense!

The check-in:
1) Exercise – I’m giving myself a high rating for this week. I tippy-toed into the world of interval training, and I’m enjoying it so far. It’s a fun way to ramp up the intensity in a manageable way. Neat side benefit: doing intervals has the effect of breaking up the cardio session into smaller segments. No more, “Oh God, I have 35 minutes left!” Now it’s more like, “Three minutes until I have to move it up again. Breathe.” With all the focus on moving the resistance up and down every few minutes, time flies by and before I know it, the blessed, beautiful “COOL DOWN” light flashes.
2) Water is winning in the water v. Diet Coke battle. I had one extra DC over the weekend, and I’m okay with that. I do think that now that I’m counting all my exercise minutes (including trainer minutes) on my Splurge-ometer, the DC penalty points will also increase to 50. I would’ve still had the extra drink over the weekend, but I was sorely tempted a few times during the week. Making the penalty higher should ensure that I don’t give in to the mid-week temptation.
3) Healthy eating was pretty good throughout the week. As I mentioned earlier in the week, it’s just routine now to opt for good choices and controlled portions. (Not that there aren’t times when I wouldn’t happily dive into a platter of Mexican food instead of blackened chicken salad.)
3) Weigh-in tonight was okay. I lost 0.4 pounds, which is good enough for a week with c-a-k-e in it. I’m going for the remainder of the pound this week. Maybe a cousin or two will join it. 😉 :)

I know I had other things to report, but I have no clue at this moment what they were, thanks to The Workout That Ate My Brain. As a friend of mine said, “There’s a reason they call it dope-amine.” LOL

Here’s wishing all of you a happy, healthy, warmer (or cooler, to the south) week!