Thursday, January 6, 2011

ZUMBA!! And all my secrets!!

That's right ladies. I bought ZUMBA! It is so dang fun. I was seriously enjoying myself as I sweat my butt off in my living room. The people are so energetic and to be honest, the beats, and the Spanish guys are dang HOT!!! FUN FUN FUN!! Wouldn't you want to have fun while you work out?

I haven't weighed myself in the past few days. The last time I weighed myself I was about the same. I'm not stressing about it.

I had a couple questions from you. I thought I would answer them.

Asked by My life with boys.

OK, it is the New Year and I am trying to start it out right. I also have weight to lose and have gained too much this last year. Your an inspiration! You have done so well. Can you share what a typical day of food looks like for you? Thanks for being so candid.

A typical day for me looks like this.

Breakfast: Coffee first thing and usually I chug a glass of water. When I get to work I down a protein shake. I buy my protein powder at Walmart. Its LOADED with protein and only 1 carb which makes me happy.

Lunch: Usually I have a taco salad that I make from home. Its basically salad, a serving or two of light sour cream, about 3/4 cup of very lean ground beef, reduced fat cheese (about half a cup), and pineapple chipoltle salsa. Stir it up and enjoy. You will really feel like your being naughty because its sooo good. I'm addicted to my salads.

Dinner: I'm really bad at eating dinner. I'm so lazy about it that Ill usually just eat another protein shake. Sometimes Ill have a scoop of peanut butter on a piece of bread with a small cup of milk. I need to get better at that.

Snacks: I do not snack and if I do Ill bring an apple or some baby oranges. If I feel particularly hungry I will have a cup of chocolate coffee.

Another good friend of mine asked me "What are your weight loss secrets?" on facebook. Here they are.

My secrets:

I do not "graze." You could eat hundreds of calories by just taking a taste here or a bite there. DONT DO IT!!! Tell yourself that you are going to have a yummy dinner or a yummy cup of chocolate coffee later and you CAN wait.

I stay within my calorie range which is 1400 calories per day. You will have to find out what your calorie intake should be. You can look it up on the Internet for free. Its based on your weight.

Honestly, weight loss is no secret. Its hard hard work...and its saying NO NO NO a lot. I just figure that Ive had enough chocolate chip cookies and cake and fast food in my lifetime to sink a ship...I certainly can do without it for awhile. Some day, I will be able to enjoy that piece of cake or that chocolate chip cookie...but for now I can not eat them because those foods send me to "the dark side" if you know what I mean. Its all about choices. If you want something bad enough then you will accomplish it.

Today I ate Taco Bell...and...I...feel...discusting. I will NOT do that again. I did it because of poor planning. I got to hungry and didn't have enough time and slid right into that drive through and got a chicken burrito. I did work out tonight so I'm not a total loss for the day but it sure wasn't worth it. If you do mess up like I did...don't beat yourself up...start over...keep going. Make sure to plan what you are going to take to work to eat. If you don't have a plan in place then you will probably reach for the donuts that "Harry" brought in or the chocolate bars that "Bertha" brought to work to share. Plan Plan Plan!!!! Say NO NO NO!! And if you do that you will start to feel a little more in control.


Shabby Chic Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your tips! Im finding my skinny this year too!

Marsha said...

Thank you for the tips - I am finally getting the hang of portion control but still am struggling with the NO NO NO part.

Good luck to you this week!

Annalisa@Gracie'sGarden said...

Oh my! I leave for a month and LOOK AT YOU!!!! I'm so so so happy to see you so well. God bless you! And go enjoy that booty-shrinking Zumba :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing! You amaze me!! :)

Chocolate coffee?


Need to Get ME Back said...

Good tips! I have been wanting to try Zumba!

I also loved your comment that you've had enough cake/cookies to go without for awhile... Same here! I will remember that next time I'm tempted :)

mommabear said...

Is 30 min of zumba still good

mommabear said...

Is 30 min. Of zumba still good?