Friday, March 5, 2010

March Madness

Sorry I've been absent lately.  I've been getting refocused.  February didn't turn out the greatest when it came to my goals, and I had to sit down and assess what I did wrong.  I narrowed it down to these:
  1. I didn't stick to my no alcohol rule.  San Antonio friend in town = drinkage.  I didn't overindulge, but when I let one thing slide, others tend to follow.
  2. I had a bit of fried food the week my friend was here.  With the exception of some fries, I limited it to two pieces each time.  So one day I had two onion rings.  Another time two zucchini sticks...
  3. I was also depending on gluten too much.  Apparently, sweet potato gnocchi with basil-parsley-hazelnut pesto is my weakness!
  4. Most of all, I stopped doing pilates and kickboxing regularly.
February Weight Loss: 4.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 13 lbs

But the totally awesome thing is I lost 1/2 inch in my waist and hips...and 3 effing inches in my chest!  My back pain has eased a lot so that's great.

So this month I stepped my game up.  High raw.  Tons of walking.  Pilates and yoga with the occasional kickboxing.  I've also been putting my daily food/water intake and exercise on a site called Nutrimirror.  It calculates everything for you.  I've been eating the right amount of stuff, tons of healthy fats from nuts and I feel good about it.

Mon 3-1-10
medium jonagold apple and 1 tbsp smooth almond butter
black grapes, 2 tbsp almond butter and agave
blueberry smoothie (from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen)
big green salad (romaine, spring mix, broccoli, cucumber, walnuts) w/ Basic Favorite Dressing from 500 Vegan Recipes (used Italian seasoning and added salt, pepper, and fresh garlic)
60 oz water
EXERCISE: 40 min walking, 1 hr Wii Fit (yoga and strength), and 30 min pilates.

Tues 3-2-10
green smoothie (spinach, kale, banana, dates, blueberries)
raw pb cookie bar (peanuts, dates, vanilla, salt)
medium jonagold apple and 2 tbsp almond butter
salad (cucumber, shallots, tomato, nooch, white balsamic)
8 oz almond milk w/ 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
50oz water
EXERCISE: 20 min walking

Wed 3-3-10
raw pb cookie bar and medium anjou pear
smoothie (blueberries, molasses, tahini, strawberries, kale)
coconut water
raw nori wrapped power wraps (curry flavor)
ginger snap larabar
big green salad w/ Basic Favorite Dressing from 500 Vegan Recipes (dijon insted of oil and same addins as above)
80 oz water
EXERCISE: 20 min walking

Well, I'm off to class.  I will be updating again today with a smoothie recipe and some other stuff.  Happy Friday!


Tiffany said...

It's wonderful that you are so aware of your health goals, and I admire your focus and discipline in trying to achieve them. Congrats on the weight/inch loss and reduced back pain--that's fabulous! I hope your weight loss journey continues to bring about positive change for you!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you're doing great overall though! I too have noticed that if I let one thing slide, everything else slides easier. Also, I find if I start my day better foodwise, it goes better.

Kick ass Mo :)

Mihl said...

You already lost 13 lbs! That's absolutely awesome.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

You go, Mo! 13 pounds is a lot! I'm glad your back pain has eased with the weight loss. YAY! Your exercise routine is inspiring, I wish I wasn't so lazy! :)

Luciana said...

That's still more than a pound a week, I'd say you're doing pretty great! It's great that you're able to indulge a little and get right back on the wagon.

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

Great for you! Hang in there! I hope you meet your goal :)

Jeni Treehugger said...

13 lbs is AMAZING Mo! You GO girl!

Teddyplanet said...

Wow! You've already done an amazing job! 13 lbs!!! Great stuff.