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!



MissHaneefa said...

YEAH! Isn't that the best feeling! I feellike those compliments are what keeps me going. Keep up the amazing work.

Ro said...

Wow. I great post. For some reason its like I can see u smiling through your post. Great workout and whip that treadmills ass today ......have a great weekend

Vilese said...

Great post! Caribbean food...mmmmmm

Dee Dee said...

Great post Leelee! You made my Friday even better. Congrats on all your success. Your post validates that all the hard work is worth it. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Don't you just love compliments!! They really help you stay on track and determine to win this journey. Good for you! You should definitely be very proud! :)

M said...

Do it! Run! Maybe you'll find that you love it like me. I'm so proud of you. How is your knee?

Alexia said...

Caribbean style indeed!

So happy for you. I love getting compliments, too. They remind me that I'm doing something right. XO!

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