Friday, January 4, 2013

Raw determination

So as the second day of my little (ok huge) quest comes to a close, I am happy to say that I have met today's goals: no caffeine, no sweets (duh), drink a lot of water & work out at least 30 minutes! Oh, and I "got dressed" today, even fixed my hair.

After replacing the Dr. Pepper for water and drinking what seemed to be my weight in it, I feel great! Had a little headache, ok a big one, from lack of coffee...oh how I miss my creme brûlée creamer! But I am determined to do this!!!

I am using the "my fitness pal" app to track calories and workouts. One key thing to remember is if you are wanting to shrink, don't eat the "workout calories"! Example: if your caloric goal is 1200 calories and you burn 250 during your workout... The app will give you that 250 on top of the 1200. BUT DON'T EAT THEM!! Stick to the 1200 limit and let your body burn the fat!!!

Hope you got up and moved a little today. It felt great to get back in the groove... Think I'm gonna like shrinking! As long as I can stay strong!! Thanks for helping - leave me a comment and let me know how you are doing or share a little support! Happy Healthy!

(I bought the arm band for my workouts with music... The motivational girly pic was a bonus, lol)

1 comment:

  1. YAY on being accountable through your blog! I'm already loving it and it's only the second post. Or third? #mommybrain :)

    I've read a few studies showing the caffeine in coffee can be good for you. What are your thoughts on that being you're cutting it out? Are your cutting it temporarily and will add it back in moderation later?

    Here's an article from the Mayo Clinic on the health benefits of coffee: