I studied and I’m done, so don’t hate on me for posting AGAIN.
I even found time for a studying snack.
And some reflection.
I went back to an old program I used to use at Fitday.com, where you can track everything from your food to your weight to your moods, measurements, etc. I wanted to see just how much I am taking in (with my little extras) over the course of a day.
I hope the screen shot is read-able. But anyways, the calories are probably right where I should be to maintain (and my energy log with my workout and activities including sleeping, even) my weight, so I think I’m doing good. Looking at the macronutrient ratios and remembering what I learned in my nutrition classes, I’m not doing anything crazy there either. I am eating a crap-load of fibre (pun intended).
When I thought about what it really meant, I realized I should probably also see where those macronutrients are coming from. So I figured it out and I think I had 3 servings of dairy, 4 of grains (low for me), 8 of f/v, and 4 of meats/alternatives with my chocolate chips, maple syrup, etc. as that 20% “fun foods” that I know I shouldn’t feel bad about!
Why am I posting this? Because today I’m pretty proud of how I ate enough, but didn’t binge, and how I took the time to just look at it instead of obsessing over it. I kind of confirmed that I am not eating 101209102910 calories a day as an explanation for my pants not zipping up yesterday. I also know if I stay balanced (with the holidays, extra challenge), I will find my happy weight!
All those goals I’ve been posting still go. Eat more whole foods added to the list. I was jumping around websites today and came back to Jillian Michaels’ advice to “Only eat things that came from the ground or had a mother.” I may have a love hate relationship with her but really this one makes sense. That being said, so does 80/20 approach. I used to always say I’d be the next Jillian, only smarter! I think I could still get there. Personal struggles leading to a rewarding career helping others? check. Past issues herself that make her all the more passionate? check. Attention seeker? check. Face for TV? check check check check check.
It’s time for pyjamas and some stretching because I think yesterday’s circuit is officially catching up with me. D O M S! I am thinking a yoga class might have to be substituted for my normal weights class tomorrow night! What a better way to de-stress after a day of exams + working on applications + my freelance assignment?
What do you think of Jillian?
What’s your favourite kind of yoga?
Anyone wanna go to yoga with me tomorrow?! Power, please!