I had a HUGE weigh in today: -4.6! On paper that looks great. In reality, I’m only down .4 from my last low. I’m hugely thankful though — those two weeks of gains are off much quicker than I expected.
The key has been Power 90. I made it 4 times the first week, 5 times last week, and I’m on track to make it 6 times this week (assuming I make it every weekday). Power 90 saved my sanity on Friday. I was stressed out to the max and I had a KILLER workout. I think it was the hardest, most exhilerating workout to date.
I’m also trying a new protein mix (Syntha 6) that I’m finding very satisfying, recommended to me on Twitter by Isabelle. I’m not 100% happy with the ingredients (it contains Splenda) but it tastes great and I don’t feel ravenous an hour after drinking it like with BioChem + Weight Watcher Smoothie (my concoction before). It’s pointy – 6 if I make it with 1 c. of unsweetened almond milk – but it really does a nice job of making me feel like my gas tank is pleasantly replenished after a hard workout.
What I learned this time around is to keep trying things until I find what works for me. That Man ordered a drink mix a few months ago. I tried it one time and felt shaky afterward, like I was having a sugar crash. BioChem didn’t make me feel bad, but it tasted so terrible that I had to mix it with WW smoothie mixes to gag it down. Then I still needed to eat a small meal within an hour.
No gagging at all with Syntha. Mixed with 1 c. fresh spinach and 1 c. frozen fruit, it makes an incredibly rich and tasty drink that sticks with me for 2-3 hours.
Princess has decided she wants to be a vegetarian, so we’ve been trying a few new dishes. I’m happy to eat the same dishes with her, and then add a chicken breast, etc. if I need a little more protein. If you have a favorite vegetarian recipe, we’d love to have it! She’s going to get real tired of Boca burgers pretty fast.
She did Power 90 Sweat with me today and it was so much fun. She kept saying there was something wrong with Tony for making us work so hard, and then swore there was no way he could be 42 (at the time Power 90 was taped). He definitely worked us both out hard today! I had to take some pauses and catch my breath. I think I was working out harder with company. Or maybe that was just from laughing as she tried to pick up all the moves with her hilarious commentary. Anyway, I was pretty darned proud that I was able to hang with my 13 year old daughter and even out-do her at times (I ought to, I’ve been doing Power 90 a lot longer!). A year ago, I would have keeled over dead at the thought of working out that hard!