Today is officially my first day on the 90 day program, Power 90.
had Christopher take my new "Before" photos last night and we did our
measurements following the instructional video on their site. It helped,
since we never knew exactly where to measure before.
I did my first workout. It was a strength training one using the
resistance band that came with it. It was hard, and I couldn't do the
pushups. I have to work on getting the form right, rather than doing
them incorrectly. So, I'll try again in a few days and then keep trying
til I have built up some more upper body strength. The problem is where
I have muscle loss due to my car accident when I was 19 and I never
built it back up in the arm I almost lost.So, I am really looking
forward to actually building muscle there - if it's possible anyway.
What muscle I did have at the time was shredded by the broken bone, so
I'm not sure how that will work out. Does it grow back? Not sure.
had a chocolate protein shake with frozen bananas for breakfast. Then C
and I went grocery shopping. I made a menu for breakfasts, lunches and
dinners using the meal planner/recipe book that came with it. This was a
lot easier than it would have been since we did the 6-day fat burn
program last week, and were used to the foods and how they're prepared.
It's just more of the same with some new foods added in and more yummy
stuff. So our fridge is stuffed to the gills with lots of green stuff,
berries, and veggies.
This week we're making our meals
for the whole family, so the kids will now be eating what we eat as
well. No more making them meals full of carbs like pasta alfredo, or
spaghetti or cream soups over egg noodles, etc. Things on the menu this
week are meals such as vegetable curry, pita pizzas with chicken, and
shrimp and veggies kebobs on the grill.
For a mid
morning snack (which was around 4pm for me) I had low fat cottage cheese
with blueberries and strawberries. It's better than it sounds LOL -
well I never liked cottage cheese before. Let the berries sit for a
while and the cottage cheese takes on the flavor. Really good.
dinner, Christopher grilled out. We followed one of the dinner ideas
in the book. 4 oz lean beef hamburgers with lettuce and tomatoes and
home made baked french fries on the side. He added some seasoning and
onions to the burgers. And we had 100% whole wheat buns. They were
For an "afternoon" snack which I'll have around 9pm, I'll probably have baby carrots and hummus, or maybe raw peanuts.
For dinner which I have around midnight, I will likely just have a salad with red wine vinaigrette.
drinking tons of water now. I haven't had any chai tea (which I used to
drink probably a gallon of a night) in over a week. When I want
something warm to drink, I have a cup of chamomile tea. I do still put
Splenda in it, but I have cut way back on how much I use. Mostly I just
drink water though.
As of this morning, I'd lost 11
lbs! :) I don't even feel like I'm on a "diet". It's more like a
lifestyle change. It's all great food, that just happens to be good for
us. That rocks!
P.S. I did mean to get photos of the
food each night and post them all through the week, but it was so busy
here today, that I got distracted and totally forgot. Will try to