Food ain’t the only temptation!
Happy Day 19, Mama’s!!! Today I wanted to talk about self sabotage and alcohol and smoking. I have been really excited about this challenge. That’s why I get on here and blog about it to whomever will listen. This is my thing right now and I am so motivated to change my life and my health. Now with that being said, Does this mean I don’t self sabotage myself? I woke up this morning for work and everyone in my house was still sleeping. So I decided to go ahead and step on that scale. That evil little scale! lol I heard that the best time to get on the scale was in the morning so I decided that this seemed like a good idea. Well it wasn’t but it was. With today being day 19, I should be seeing a little something, right? WRONG! In fact the scale says I am now 220 lbs. I went from 218 to 220. I was bewildered and frankly, a little upset. I was thinking, “Why am I even doing this when it isn’t even working?!?!?!” Ugh!! I don’t understand! My sister had just sent me a text about carbs and I was really thinking about how maybe that is what I’m doing wrong. I wasn’t so mad at myself for only losing the 3 lbs in the first 2 weeks. To be honest, I was drinking soda still during the first week and beer on both of those weekends. I don’t drink a lot but when I do I commit. I quit smoking back in 2016 and did really well with that until around the end of last year when my old job started to get really stressful. I started to smoke when I was at work because It was so stressful. Then when I would drink I would smoke. You know how that habit goes. One makes you crave the other. So once I started my new job I got a vaporizer and smoked that and it helped when I would drink. Well lately I’ve been weak and sometimes if I have had too much to drink I end up getting a pack of cigarettes anyways. It’s bad, I know. Alcohol makes you do dumb things. So my first and second weekend of the challenge, I had one night where I indulged but of course I over did it and ended up drinking way too much and probably smoked a pack of cigarettes on each of those nights. It makes me mad to think about it because I have been doing all of this stuff to get healthy. Eating right, giving up meat and dairy cause of its links to cancer, exercising, and then I drink a 12 pack to myself and smoke a whole pack of cigarettes in one night and undo everything I had been working so hard for all week! All the healthy eating and all the hard work! Not to mention I had a horrible sore throat and cough all week. I basically fought past it and still finished all my workouts but it was very hard! My first 3 days I thought I was going to die! My chest was pounding and my throat was soooooo dry! This was my own fault though. I did it to myself. I started to think about how much of a difference giving up soda would make if i just ended up drinking a 12 pack of beer ever weekend and polluting my lungs with a pack of tobacco? Maybe there is a reason for my weight loss stalling out. Maybe I was self-sabotaging myself? So this is why I will be giving up alcohol AND tobacco! We will see if this makes a difference at my next weigh in. I’m really hoping it does.
So today I will be doing HIIT 15 and Tone 30 and Stretch 10. Another day to mark off of my calendar! Woo hoo! Everyday that passes has me feeling more and more excited. I know that I have been working hard, doing my workouts consistently, and feeling the changes in my body. Even had some minor set backs this week but I tried not to let that interfere with my challenge. My living room TV went out. My husband found a repair guy so hopefully it will be fixed soon. Since the TV is a ROKU TV I had the Beachbody App downloaded on the TV. This means I no longer had my app! I ended up logging in on my laptop instead. I had seen some transformation videos on YouTube and seen some of those women doing their workouts on the laptop so I figured that would work for me. Well it did but I also learned something new. When you log on to your computer you get way more details about you account and more tools. The TV app just had workouts and nutrition videos. The laptop version told me exactly how many days I had worked out this week and how many workouts I did. It told me my average amount of workouts I did per week and how many workouts I’ve done total since starting my On Demand account. They had a calendar for me to download but I’m not going to use it. I’m going to continue to use the one I got on Google because I’m already almost done with the 1st month. I can’t believe I didn’t know all this was on there. I was really missing out! Any who… I made sure I did my workout, regardless of the fact that my precious TV was down and out! I have been sticking with my workout plan this week. I haven’t missed any days and I have also been eating well. I’ve been taking my vitamins and drinking my pre and post workout drinks. I actually finished a whole bottle of vitamins. I have never done this in my life! I have never continuously taken my vitamins on a daily basis, not even when I was pregnant!
Well I gotta wrap this up. Looking forward to my workout tonight followed by catching up with new episodes of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. You might hear about it in my next blog! Until then, enter your email to subscribe and get instant notifications of newly posted blogs! Thanks, Mama’s!!! <3
P.S -Just a few new vegan eats I tried this week.
So this was some cut up Field Roast plant-based sausages sautéed with some chick peas and veggies. It was very good!! I loved the sausage. Tasted like meat minus the death so… thumbs up!!! 🙂
These are Gardein Chik’n Strips. I baked them with a sprinkle of salt and let me tell ya… they were DELICIOUS!!! They tasted like real chicken strips! I had some bbq sauce for dipping and they were amazing! Thumbs up! 🙂Follow Grown As Mama on social media: