Well, it’s only day 3 of my new regimen but I’m following my 1800-2000 calorie a day diet and I did another 40 min run this afternoon in addition to 10 min this morning at the gym before doing chest and triceps. I’m down 1 lb from yesterday so now I’m about 5 lbs from where I need to be to be back to where I was. I still would like to tighten up and lose another +3 lb after that to get rid of that last layer of fat that I wasn’t happy with in the first place (triceps and legs mostly). To the average eye it probably doesn’t make a difference but to me, I need to get there! After that I will focus again on big time heavy lifting, building and shaping. Had a great session at the gym this morning and I was so happy! I’ve had about 2 weeks where I’ve felt weak, not energized and all around unenthusiastic (although I never have a problem putting on my gear and getting out the door – it’s when I get there that I’ve been “blah”) and have been wondering if I would ever feel “back to normal”. Well today was the day!! SO relieved because although I know we all have good and bad days, I have been on such a high for the past year seeing my body change and feeling greater every day, that now where I am pretty much where I set my goal it’s harder to find that “drive” and to set new goals without feeling “obsessed” or that the feeling will completely take over your life. What I have noticed that no matter how shitty I feel going in to the gym (having a bad day, worrying about money, clients, etc.) I always feel 1000% better when I’m done and that is only one of the million reasons I’m addicted to training !!
On to other daily things… I made a decadent German Chocolate Cake today – it was the anniversary for some of my husbands friends, so I practiced on them as I have to make the same cake for a client of mine on Saturday. I didn’t even FEEL like tasting the cake – rich chocolate, and layers of pecan and toasted coconut. Let’s say a piece of that probably was over half my calorie allotment for the day, lol! I would like to start taking some cake decorating classes – I’ve never been interested in it before but I’m starting to take a liking to it. I always wondered how one of my friends, who is a pastry chef, managed to stay so slim but now I know! The trick is to SURROUND yourself with sugar, chocolate, butter, cream and nuts every day all day year around – and you’ll never desire the stuff! But I do get a kick out of the pleasure it brings to other people on special occasions and it’s a fun hobby. Call me a sadist, ha! Here’s a picture of a German Chocolate Cake (not mine, I didn’t have time to take a photo although it wasn’t as pretty as this one!!) – look but don’t eat! Hope you’re all following your diets and working out hard!!