Hey Peeps!! Happy Saturday! How are you today? I was up at 6:30am today! BOOYA. Yes with all of my technology issues this week I was ......getting to bed later and sleeping in later which just ANNOYS ME to no end.
And yes, I am still sleeping like a baby in that Technogel bed. It's funny- the mattress is so deep my sheets barely fit it but they don't ride up. Maybe that's why I'm sleeping in lately--- LOL I haven't been setting my alarm maybe I'm just sleeping so WELL on that heavenly mattress.........Hmm let's test this out next week. Stay tuned. I don't need more than 7-8 hours sleep a night- what about you?
Anyway, I've been up and kicking butt since early today. I did cardio -- LES MILLS COMBAT.....Um people. Here's my "review" so far. Disclosure-- I am a serious fan and lover of all things kickboxing. So it would be hard for me to not like this.
I. Am. In. Love.
Now- I have at this point only done the intro 30-minute workout and then the 45 minute Power KATA on DVD 1. That 45 Minute Power Kata is SO FUN and -- it's all new punches, new combos and new things I haven't done before. If you really like kickboxing and all of that, I'm sure you are like me, you've bought everything advanced out there......this is nice because there are moves I've never done before-- my ABS were hurting so bad after the first day, what does that tell you? Also, there is something about people with the great Australian or whatever accent they have that is just well COOL.
Um, yes please. I'll have 2. To-Go.
Suffice it to say- Krissa, you were asking me about this, yes you should get it. It is FUN and fast paced, and I cannot wait to move up and do more. WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE CREATE THIS BEFORE?
And if you want to get your own, of course you can order from my BeachBody website by CLICKING HERE.
Now. Here is another thing to share. Wow I have so much to catch you up on but trust me, now that my new office is FINALLY up and running there won't be long spans of no-blog from KO. Watch.
Anyway, I have started to weigh myself EVERY DAY. I faced my fear. How silly is fear of the scale? I've FEARED what the number is just like when I am a clueless moron and don't balance my checking account and then squint my eyes when I check my balance because.........my office is a mess and I let things pile up and then it's two weeks later and panic sets in where Kelly goes "Ooh my WHAT THE how is it the 20th of the month?? What month is it?" Yea -- no more of that baloney.
GET ON TOP OF THINGS PEOPLE. In all areas of your life. Face your doubts and your fears. It's empowering. I am now really looking at myself like a fun science experiment. I am tracking EVERYTHING and when you track yourself-- I don't know somehow you take more ownership of your actions because you know your actions determine your RESULTS.
Here is what's funny about the scale and why I am glad I am hopping on that bad boy every morning. This is the pattern from this week.
- Sunday-- this was my first weighing myself since like November. So based on my last memory, I was down 4lbs since November.
- Monday -- UP .6 POUNDS. I did not panic. Pissed me off but I didn't panic.
- Tuesday ---DOWN 1 pound from Monday's weight.
- Wednesday ---Down 1/2 pound from Tuesday.
- Thursday --- Down 1 pound from Wednesday.
- Friday ----Down .8 pound from Thursday.
- Saturday --- UP ONE POUND from Friday.
Yea, I was a little like this -
But then I calmed down. Did I do anything crazy yesterday to really GAIN A POUND? nope. I'm on track. And overall-- from the weight I was on Sunday, I am down a total of 1.6 pounds.
Doing this, weighing myself every day, it's helping me to see patterns and to see how the scale can fluctuate. Will be interesting to see what happens when Aunt Flo arrives.
Either way, I KNOW I AM MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. MY BODY IS CHANGING EVERY DAY. I will not give up.
Here is my Ramble-On-A-Thon from Thursday:
And I have another video I'm going to shoot this weekend to tell you all about the new very cool Diet-To-Go food I've been eating. You'll see in the left sidebar in my Flickr photos feed some of the snapshots of the food. But y'all know my #1 issue has been MAKING TIME TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE(S) AND PREP MY FOOD. I'm working with the folks at Diet To Go and using their Lo-Carb meal plan (it's 1200-1300 calories but I do add a shake/protein meal for my specific plan monitored by Dr. Mike based on my workout intensity)
Here is this morning's breakfast, by the way:
Western Omelet with sausage. I honestly can't get over how ridiculously convenient this service is-- it's fresh real food, portioned out for you and all you do is heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes. All of the meals. That's it. I have had my mom and dad try them too and they were like "um Kelly do you have any more?". It's great tasting stuff. I've had a LOT of people express concern about the high levels of sodium, and I will quote Dr. Mike here on my next blog and what he said (because he is wayyyy smarter on the scientific explanation) but--- in MY OPINION-- hello!!!!! It's a packaged food! If you package food - fresh food-- and you don't want it to go bad and spoil, you have to PRESERVE THE FOOD and that calls for sodium. I just can't get over how people think you can have it all. They complain that McDonald's doesn't serve Grass-Fed Organic Free Range Beef with Gluten-Free Buns. WAKE UP PEOPLE if they did, you'd wait 9 hours in the drive through and pay $25 a burger. You can't have it all!
Rant over. ;-)
I will share more about Diet-To-Go but I find it to be an INCREDIBLY valuable service-- portion control, great tasting REAL FOOD and wow time-saving. All meals based on my calculations end up being under $8 or so- for fresh pre-made meals delivered to your door, I find that a tremendous value.
What do you think??
That was Chicken Something. Delicious. ;-)
I'd say most meals are 250-600 calories. The breakfasts are amazing as are the lunches, the only one I've had so far that is "meh" is the Turkey Meatloaf. Very MEH. But I'm spoiled with the one I make. So there's that. ;-)
Gotta run y'all. I'm off to help my parents with some stuff (mom had her fourth chemo treatment this week!! We're more than 1/2 way there!! yayaya) and then will be back later tonight.
Disclosure: Technogel and Diet-To-Go are both clients of my company, FitFluential and have sent me products at no-charge. All of my opinions are CLEARLY my own.