Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Just Want to Do Better!!

I don't know if it's the New Year or the excitement I feel for entering this new phase of my journey. I don't know what it is, but I just feel like I want to DO BETTER!! I want to do better in ALL aspects of my life! Wow, can losing weight, getting fit and for the first time in my adult life, feeling like I'm in control of my fitness be so powerful that it makes me want to be an all around better ME????

YES!! YES!! YES!! IT IS THAT POWERFUL!!!

I've been feeling this way since I celebrated my 1 year anniversary on this journey (Dec 10, 2008) and I hope it lasts the entire year! It's like I'm walking around on Cloud Happy!! It's awesome...the wheels in my head are constantly turning. I'm thinking of so many things that I want to do or try this year; so many things I would like to improve. I really do want to MAKE MYSELF THE BEST "ME" THAT I CAN!! It's an incredible feeling! I feel like everything I want is within reach, I just have to GO GET IT!!

Okay, I don't want to sound like a crazy woman or "preachy" or anything like that. I know one of my cousins (u know who you are) will be reading this and thinking or probably saying out loud, "Here we go, she lost some weight and it looks like she done lost her mind too!" LOL....
I haven't lost my mind, I'm just happy and my path just seems clear! I'm taking everyday as it comes and trying to make the very best of each day. I really feel good about where I am right now. I am truly happy!
Alright, enough of that (for now)..

MONDAY
Exercise
I had a great strength training workout on Monday. This routine has quite a few different squat variations and I struggled a bit before, however I am finding that I'm developing a lot more strength in my thighs!! This excites me because my thighs (well, my lower half) is what I believe are my "problem" areas. I would be thrilled if by Dec 2010, I am able to trim, tone and define my legs.

I also had a lunchtime Kickboxing session. I was so glad to return to the dojo. I really missed it while it was closed over the holidays. Ingrid ( instructor) really "brought it" that day! She worked us to a crazy sweat with an amazing combination of punches and kicks....it was fabulous!

Unfortunately, I couldn't make the 4:30pm class as I was held up at work, had a few deadlines to meet. But it's all good, I am not stressing about anything. I had two amazing workouts and feel awesome.
Total Hours of Exercise: 2 hours, 15 mins

Nutrition
Eating was on point today!Breakfast: Two boiled egg whites and a turkey sausage with once slice of Ezekiel bread, 800ml of water. Snack: small apple with almond butter, 500ml water. Lunch: grilled chicken breast with steamed broccoli, 500ml water. Snack: 1 boiled egg, half a cucumber (english), 500ml. Dinner: grilled salmon with a garden salad, 1 small baked sweet potato, 800ml water. Snack: 10 almonds, cup of peppermint tea (unsweetened).
Total Water: 3100ml plus 1000ml during workouts = 4100ml(4.1 litres)

TUESDAY
Exercise
Today we had a very small Jiu-jitsu class..only about 5 people in total. I guess people are still on holidays. But it was great..we were able to get a great workout in and take a little extra time on mastering some techniques....more of a 1 on 1 session with Sensei Derek today. I am really excited to see where I will be with Jiu-jitsu at the end of this year...can't wait!

I also had a 30 minute session on the treadmill...it was a combination of walking and jogging. I am trying to ease myself back into it! :)
Total Hours of Exercise: 1 hours, 30 mins

Nutrition

Breakfast: Bowl of steel cut oatmeal(cooked), 800ml of water. Snack: vanilla protein drink (made with 500ml of water). Lunch: grilled chicken wrap (ww pita, lettuce, tomatoes), 500ml water. Snack: 1 boiled egg, small grilled tomato with cheddar, 500ml. Dinner: grilled chicken breast, steamed spinach, 1 small baked sweet potato, 800ml water. Snack: 10 almonds, 500ml.
Total Water: 3.6 litres + 1litre during workouts

So a great start to the week and hope to continue throughout the year!!

Until next time, I try to live each day better than the rest! Have a good week!! I found this pic on the internet and found it fitting for this post!

Joania

7 comments:

Bought With A Price said...

Just started your blog. Love your exercise/nutrition section. Very motivating and helpful for a "newbie" like me to see how others are eating.

cmoursler said...

yup.
I have been feeling the momentum building for two or three months now. I have been trying new things and putting myself out there like never before. I think it is simply that feeling of victory over the weight, and it's translating to every other area of my life.

Kat said...

Maybe it is contagious, but I am just finally laid out my goals for the year and I too and wanting to do better and be the best that I can be. It is going to be a great year. You are doing great!

Anonymous said...

**Nia**
Wow, your exercise and eating is right on point! Kepp ut the good work.
Where do you buy Ezekiel bread in Ottawa? I've been hunting for it and can't ind it anywhere.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the tip on eating sweet potatoes. They have made such a hunge difference. They satisfy my cravings for sugar. :-)

Tiff said...

Listen- DON'T APOLOGIZE for being happy with your life and happy with who you are! Seriously! There is nothing wrong with you being overjoyed because you HAVE EVERY REASON TO BE.

There will be days that you aren't happy so don't feel the need to cover up your joy on the days that it is just coming naturally!

Joania said...

@ Nia - you can find Ezekiel bread at Sobeys - it's kept in the frozen section. I don't know if you've ever had it, but it totally is an acquired taste...At first I hated it, but I find it's not so bad now. I eat it toasted!