Woke up this morning with some terrible knee pain. They are a little swollen, and just ouchy. So , I think I am going to lay off the running and just walk. I'm sure its from the 200 lbs pounding on them over and over again. Anyway, walking will be just as good as long as I keep the speed up.
Ran yesterday and did the Tae Bo Abs workout... that felt good! Today is walking and upper body conditioning.
My diet is going great. Have not cheated in awhile. I bought some no fat yogurt and whey protein powder so that I can make some healthy smoothies to drink in between meals. Matt is trying this new Abs Diet.. which suggests that you eat every 2 hours...they say:
"Most diets are a about eating less food or about restricting you to certain kinds of food. Most of them work in the short term, because if you reduce your calorie intake, your body starts to burn itself off in order to keep itself alive. Presto, you lose weight. But here's the problem: the first thing your body does when it's short on calories is to dump the body tissue that takes the most calories to maintain. That's muscle. So on a low-calorie diet, your body burns away muscle and tries to store fat. Sure, you'll lose weight, and you'll eventually start losing fat as well. But when you "go off" your diet, you'll start to put weight back on. And guess what kind of weight you'll gain? Pure fat. Because you've taught your body a harsh lesson: It has to be on the lookout for potential low-calorie periods in the future, so it had better store fat just in case. You've also used up valuable calorie-burning muscle, so you're likely to end up fatter than you were before your diet. That's why people who try diet after diet not only don't lose weight, they gain it.
The Abs Diet isn't a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am approach to weight management. Oh, you'll lose weight, and you'll lose it fast. But you'll lose fat, not muscle. And you'll keep that weight off for life. You'll follow the tenets of the Abs Diet for life, too, because its about eating lots and lots of great food in smart ways."
Since Matt is doing this.. I figured I would do it too. It really isn't that far off the diet I am following now.. it just adds the smoothies in between meals. It makes sense to me!
I am hoping for a beautiful day so that I can take the girls to the park.. but it is looking a little windy again.
We got some news last night about the move to Puerto Rico.. they called and talked about money.. appearently they give $200 a week for food and the condo is a 3 bedroom condo that ALL of us will have to share. I dont think it will matter though... just Matt and his two brothers are going... so the girls and I will have the condo to ourselves most of the day. And I already knew I would be cooking for everyone anyway... They said they would call back on Friday with more info and hopefully the date we are leaving. YEAH... I can't wait to see the beach.
Have A Blessed Day!!