Day 3 or my new working out and eating regime. Working out is going great, sore as can be but feeling good. It takes a little pushing and motivation to get me out to the garage but once I'm out there it's smooth sailing. Now eating on the other hand... I know it would be tough for me. I've always eaten really poorly and it's not going to change over night. I had a small bowl of honey nut cheerios for breakfast, then while I was out getting the oil changed on my truck I stopped by El Pollo Loco and got me a chicken bowl (which has chicken, rice and beans). Before you write nasty comments I'm allowing myself to eat out once a week. Which is huge since I would eat out everyday for lunch. I hope within time I'll knock it down to once a month.. but baby steps to begin with. For dinner I made me a tuna sandwich (with way to little miracle whip) and some baked chips. Surprising I didn't do any snacks. I also had one diet coke.. which is great since I normally drink 3 cans of diet coke a day.
While I was out I picked up some plain low sodium rice cakes from Ralphs that I really enjoyed. I grabbed six bags since I figure I have eat one or two of these a day to take care of the snacking issue.
I posted a picture of me with my rice cakes on facebook and I got a large amount of comments about diets, what not to do, what to do.. the biggest was eating more veggies. Of course I wrote back that I'm not a big veggie eater and that veggies will be my biggest hurdle. Well I got comments like "You should start doing veggies" and "You should learn to like your veggies".. it's like I've hated them for over 40 years but now I'm suppose to instantly start liking them.. I don't think so. I will work on eating more veggies but I know myself better then anyone and it will be a uphill battle
30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical
3 sets of 10 for shoulders (45 lbs)
3 sets of 10 on the front leg press (45 lbs)
3 sets of 10 on the chest fly for my chest (75 lbs)
3 sets of 10 on the curl arm for my biceps (45 lbs)
Like I said workout went great.. easily did 30 minutes of cardio and took it easy on my weights since I'm still sore from the previous two days of workout... but I did manage to get some in.
All in all I'm happy with how things are going. As I tweeted earlier today.. "This new eating lifestyle is tough.. I've been doing it for 3 days and I've been hungry for 3 days." I know in time my stomach will shrink and I won't feel as hungry all the time.. but until then.. I'm soooo hungry!!!!