Today had its ups and downs health wise. I ate a good healthy breakfast and lunch and even met my friend to go take a 2 mile walk around a local park, though I have to admit we did more talking than actual exercise. After that I met up with a couple of other friends which is where things kinda went downhill. I went to get sushi for an early dinner and had 3 chicken tempura rolls, not terrible but not great either. Then we all met up with another friend who hadn’t eaten and he wanted to go to Burger King so I ended up getting a small fry. And then we were all bored so we drove to Sonic and I got a strawberry real fruit slush, but I only ended up drinking half of it. All in all, it wasn’t a terrible day, especially when I compare it to how I used to eat only 3 months ago before I started my fitness journey, but it’s still definitely not a day I’m proud of either. I am really happy that I finished my day off pretty strong though. I was having a great time hanging out with my friends and really didn’t want to come home to workout, but I left them and came home and did the 30 Day Shred. It would’ve been easier and a lot more enjoyable to say that I could just skip a day of exercise and enjoy time with my friends, which I rarely get the opportunity to do anymore. But I opted for the less fun option and now I’m glad I did. I would’ve felt way worse about not eating well if I had skipped my workout too. Now my health is my top priority and my decisions need to reflect that.
So today I woke up feeling good about my body. A lot of the time I don’t particularly like the dreaded lower abs part of my body. Especially as the day goes on and you keep eating more and get the food baby effect. So I decided to take a side view picture to refer back on when I’m in food baby mode and disliking my lower stomach. I even kept tightening my core and couldn’t even tell a difference from the side view. I need to remember that this is how my body really looks and the little pouch I get throughout the day that I don’t like is just food and massive quantities of water, not necessarily fat. Side note: I also weighed myself for the first time in forever and I now weigh 114.4 pounds. It fluctuates to 115 throughout the day though. Before I started Insanity I weighed 108.7 pounds. So I’ve gained nearly 6 pounds in the nearly 3 months since I began my fitness journey. I know that all that weight is in solid muscle and not fat though so I’m feeling good about it. I’m probably the only person who put on weight from Insanity. Now off to the gym with my dad. Yay!