Good news on the weight loss front. I lost 1 pound!!
I haven't been super strict about counting every calorie, especially with spending the weekend at Erik's folks' place, but I have been more conscious about how much I'm eating and trying to make wise choices overall. Like not having ice cream the other night when the girls did, not taking seconds and trying to eat more fruits & vegetables as snacks.
I've also been working out like crazy. This is officially week #3 of the P90X Lean program and I can sure feel it. I'm always sore but also I am seeing a little more definition in some muscles. I am excited to share with you that I am back to running. I ran on Monday for the first time in 6 weeks, only did an easy 30 minute/2.4 mile run but it felt so good! No soreness in my legs and my lungs weren't totally burning. I never though I would say this but I was so happy to be back on my treadmill! Now that I can run & walk I'm sure that will only help me reach my goals. I plan on sticking with the P90X for as long as I can (i.e. until my mom takes the videos back) and supplement that with the running. I'm not going to train for anything, although I'd like to, I think it would be better for me to just take it easy and run for fun for a while.
I'd like to keep my weight loss entries separate, but I know that I probably won't make it a priority to do another entry today, or even tomorrow as I'll be packing for a camping trip. But I had some other things I wanted to share, so I'll just randomly add them here...
-I own a sewing machine!! My mother-in-law bought one at a garage sale this past weekend, then turned around and gave it to me. I was surprised and encouraged. I've been wanting a sewing machine for a while--every time I have to sew I've always either a) sewn by hand or b)gone over to use my Mom's machine. I'm so tickled to have my own. I hemmed up Kera's curtains yesterday that have been too long forever and I have a pillow to fix. I think I'd like to try my hand at sewing clothes for the girls. Or maybe implementing sewing on my scrapbook pages. I needed another hobby like I needed a hole in my head, but I'm still just tickled pink to be a sewing machine owner!
-I read "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan and have some insights to share, but that won't be today. Stay tuned for that one.
-I have found a new author/book that I've been devouring lately. It's a series about a female bounty hunter who usually gets her guy by pure luck. I love it when the main character is a woman, especially a woman who can get things done, and Stephanie Plum does but usually not without a few laughs. Not exactly literature and there are some steamy parts I could seriously do without, but she totally cracks me up. If you're looking for an easy & entertaining read, check out Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I have been frequenting the local book exchange to read through the entire series, fifteen books in all, and am up to number 12. Some are definitely better than others, but I almost always laugh several times through out. :-)
-We're going camping this weekend, hopefully I will have some beautiful pictures to share with you on Monday!