Getting over the Hump

11 days to go on Bikini Body Countdown!

Wednesday… “Hump Day”.  I always disliked that phrase, for some reason.  Half-way through the week, but so much work that I wish I could back-track to Monday and get more done.  I’m starting to panic a little about how much I need to finish before I leave for vacation.  Sadly, I do plan to take my lap-top and check in on work from Hawaii every morning.  It’s not a requirement, and usually I’m all about turning off all electronics when I want to get away, but I’m leading a huge new project and my vacation is right in the middle of implementation.  So I think spending 20 minutes each morning is a small price to pay to avoid the mess I’d come back to after two un-interrupted weeks.

So today I got to be in a commercial, which basically entailed sitting around for 4 hours and doing a 10-minute shot where you might see my elbow.  I’m glad I had my lap-top with me!  However, I regretted having spent 4 hours last night trying to get ahead of the office time I’d be missing this morning, thinking I’d be so “busy” at the video shoot.  Not only did I sacrifice a good night’s sleep, I also ended up very hungry at 11pm, 5 hours past my dinner.  So according to Cinch, you should never go more than 5 hours without eating, even at night.  But I didn’t have any good snacks that appealed to me, so I ended up eating a handful of candy hearts leftover from Valentine’s Day, plus one too many baked chips, a small glass of milk, and about 10 apricots.  I could have done worse, I guess, but it certainly wasn’t my healthiest meal.  Oh well, I’m not stressing over it.  The lesson is not to stay up too much past your bedtime!

My meals are a little wacky today – basically snacks that I could fit in my purse to tide me over during the shoot.  Looks like too many fruit and nuts.  No idea what I’ll do for lunch.  I guess find some healthy fast food nearby.

Meal Plan Time
Yogurt parfait 7:30
Granola bar 10:00
Apples, almonds 12:00
… whatever I can find that’s healthy 3:30
Scallops and cooked cabbage 7:30
Workout – Arms / Legs, Jump Rope, 18-mile bike  

Hump Day

Why do they call Wednesday, “hump day”?  Actually, I know why, it’s the middle of the week, getting over the “hump” until Friday, but it just doesn’t sound right.

Anyway, it’s Day 9 of my healthy eating experiment.  Other than a brownie binge on Sunday night, I’ve been doing great!  I managed to survive all this time without touching the candy jar in our office, and it gets a little easier every day.  My goal is not to swear off bad food forever, just to get over my cravings and find some healthy balance.  I figured it would take my body 2 weeks to rid itself of the sugar cravings, so techinically I’m only on Day 3 since I slipped up Sunday.   But as most trainers / nutritionists will tell you, a bad meal once a week is OK, so I’m not beating myself up over it.  Besides, I’ve had kick-ass workouts almost every day and I’m pretty sure I burned those brownies off on Monday!  I’ll be eager to check the scale on Friday, although I also have to remember that this is a slow process and it might not have moved much.  Even the slightest change is motivation enough to keep going.  A few months ago, I declared to be 130 (lbs) by 30.  I failed miserably at that, gaining a couple pounds with a month-long sugar-fest, but discovering a gorgeous dress that was just a tad small gave me new motivation to get back on track, and here I am.

I used this picture a while back, but it seems appropriate to post again…