Friday, June 11, 2010
“Look’N Good Leelee!” “OMG!” “Wow!!” “Fantastic!”………..
Were the compliments I got yesterday when walking into the office. As you all know I work from home and yesterday I had to go into the office to mentor a new hire. It has been a couple of months since they’ve last seen me and they couldn’t stop complimenting me! I was elated! No, scratch that, I was Proud!!! Proud, to have come so far and to continue on the right track, for not giving up when I didn’t see the scale drop or when trying on those smaller jeans and still had a muffin top. I still kept going! I still kept pushing through! This reminded me that this journey is a tough one but, it’s a beatable one. I didn’t blink my eyes and become fat and I sure in the name wasn’t going to blink my eyes and become skinny. This added fuel to my fire and just boosted my drive to become more fit!
I was happy to see all my friends at work and to catch up on everything, Oh….. and to of course Mentor! I was also happy to see how many co-workers/friends are on a healthier way of living. Most of them have thinned out and were walking around with a healthy snack in their hand, huge bottles of water, working out on their breaks…. It made me smile, a lot! It made being in the office where there’s always some kind of temptation, a cake walk. I packed a spinach salad for lunch, healthy snacks consist of a cup of cherries, strawberries, kiwi and ½ a cup of cottage cheese and 14 glasses of water. Dinner was oxtail and a half a cup of black beans and rice with a small salad, Caribbean style!
My co-workers were going out for drinks and invited me to go but, I kindly declined and went to the gym at work. I was met with my BESTIE…..the Elliptical Machine. OMG how I missed thee! Well, she wasn’t happy to see me because, I whipped her tail! I did 35 mins and burnt 455 calories and this was the reading from my HRM not the machine itself. The machine was 40 calories higher. I live by my HRM and that’s the number I went with. I also did some back lat pull downs (3 sets of 12 reps at 70lbs) and then did some rows (3 sets of 12 reps at 70lbs) then I did some triceps extensions (2 sets of 10 at 25lbs). I was so happy I chose working out over going out for drinks because, I really felt great afterwards. I’ll leave partying for the weekends! I am focusing on eating clean and being faithful with a hard workout during the week and have been able to stay on track with this.
I gotta go get ready to head into the office now. Today’s work out is the Treadmill. Dun! Dun! Dunnnnn!!! Will I be able to overcome my fear of running? Stay Tuned….There’s more to See!
Have a Good One Ya’ll and thank you for reading and dropping me a line! I love it! Holla!
Posted by LeeLee at 2:39 AM