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!
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!