Thursday, September 17, 2009


egg whites w/ salsa- 1
pumpkin bread- 2
coffee w/ .25 cup almond milk- 0

soynut mix- 2
apple- 1
carrot sticks- 0
PB2- 1

black beans- 3
salsa- 0
f.f. shredded cheese- 1
corn tortillas- 1

squash- 0
crystal light protein water- 0

dinner (planned):
salmon- 3
sweet potato- 3
brussels sprouts- 1

cracker w/ hummus- 1
pumpkin bread- 3

total points used: 23/22
activity points: 55 min. HIIT routine- 7
net points: 22
WAPs: 20/35 remaining


Went to the gym for a HIIT routine. Seems like there were more people there this morning than usual. I suppose it's only going to get worse as it gets colder and after New Year's.

Today's routine:
-15 min. run
-10 min. stair master
-15 min. incline trainer
-15 min. elliptical + cool down/stretch

I noticed on my day off yesterday that I was in a pretty bad mood all day, for no good reason. I think it was because my body is getting used to the endorphin rush and all-around good feelings that come from exercise. I didn't work out and therefore felt like I didn't get the most out of my day (even though I got a lot of errands done) and I felt kinda lost and without purpose. Depressed, even. This morning though, I feel a great deal better. Just thinking about how much I sweated, how much my heart was pumping and how much I was challenging my body makes me feel like I already accomplished so much for the day, and it's not even 9 am yet.

I never thought I'd live to see the day where exercise would become almost a necessity to my daily psychological well-being.

I've noticed it for a while now too; on the days where I don't work out, I always try to feel a sense of relief, but I can't. I just feel like something's missing and that the day was a bit of a waste, to a small degree. Not sure if I'm entering the early phases of exercise addiction or not... Oh well.


Despite staying within my points this week and earning a good chunk of activity points, I'm not too confident about tomorrow's weigh-in, based on scale readings from the past few days. I'm expecting a gain. Why? Because my body's a friggin' rubik's cube, that's why. I'm not surprised though. It's pretty pathetic that I've come to expect gains instead of losses during these remaining weigh-ins until goal. I'm getting to the point where it takes too much energy to get upset. I guess that's a good thing? Heh.

Still trying to feel optimistic though. I feel like I should start writing a press release for when I finally do hit goal because it's officially taking f-o-r-e-v-e-rrrrr.

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