I hurt all over my body. My quads, my gluts, my abs, and to a lesser extent my chest, shoulders, and triceps. The routine of full body workout one night and core-cardio the next night is going to suit me, I think. The key, as I discussed with my husband on our walk yesterday morning, is going to be consistency. My goal right now is 60 days. If I can just stick with it for 60 days, I think I will like the outcome, and that will be fuel to move forward from there.
I also did something that I didn’t think I would ever do. I bought myself a waist training corset. There was a time not long ago I thought this was a really vain thing to do, and maybe that is still the case. What’s changed is that I am now accepting my own vanity.
I don’t care too much about my weight, but I want to share it for the sake of measuring progress along with my measurements. Right now I am about 150lbs and my bust/waist/hips are 36/31/37. More than anything I want to shave the inches from my waist and hips.
I added up the calories to my breakfast and lunch, and they are as follows.
Half and half – 75 calories
2 eggs – 160 calories
2 chicken sausages – 80 calories
Total – 315 calories
Spinach – 5 calories
Balsamic vinaigrette – 100 calories
Parmesan cheese – 50 calories
Almond milk – 30 calories
Protein powder – 55 calories
Mixed berries – 90 calories
Banana – 105 calories
Granola – 150 calories
Total – 535 calories
That means that I consume about 850 calories before dinner. I have taken pictures of the last few dinners I’ve made to add to a new book I’d like to create on Monday, Our Dinner Menu. I haven’t added up the calories for those dinners, but I think I will.
The last thing I’ll mention before I see my first client is that sex yesterday was really good. I think working out, going for walks, watching my diet, and empowering myself through addressing relationship issues, working on home improvement projects, and shifting my overall lifestyle is all connected to my pleasure in the bedroom. I realized it’s less about what my husband is doing, and more about how I am feeling, especially because, unlike the sex I was having before I got married, sex is no longer my source of validation. It’s just a place to connect to someone I love. Plus, my husband has gotten way better at foreplay, so that helps too.
All in all, I feel like I’m still in the newborn stages of this journey, but I am hopeful about where it’s headed.
Until next time <3