I went out and bought more veggies. Those frozen steam in the bag kind. I think I got everything but corn and peas, I know they can be starchy, so moderation for those. I also bought lots of colored peppers, my favorite. Whenever I am hungry, some slices of pepper always satisfies me, especially when dipped in hummus.
As for yogurt, I have read in several places about the yogurt exception, http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/yogurt.html
That is why I have been getting more yogurt lately. I am probably reading too much again and should just keep it simple. I usually get the whole milk plain yogurt, a serving of that is 150 calories and I am not hungry for hours. My husband got the lowfat by accident.
I did a weight workout, and I think I am ready for a more challenging workout. This program I am on, you are supposed to follow a weight training video every other day. There are three different ones for the first month, the second month, you move on to heavier weights (3 different videos) so failure is between 6-8 reps instead of 10-12. I should be on the second week of the second month, but a friend wanted to join in, so I kept going with the first month workout. I still can use heavy enough to fail, but I can't feel it like I used to. 5 minutes after a workout, it doesn't feel like I did one. The fatigue just doesn't last. I kind of miss the soreness, it reminded me I did a good jog, that I was working hard. I must be weird.
I kicked my own butt today. My husband was laid off so he has been home, observing. So he sees how, while I homeschool the kids, take them to their different activities, cub scout leader, you know the total mom stuff. He says is there anything I would like to do alone. ALONE what is alone? I ponder. I always have my kids around. They go do their own thing but I got to bring them there and hang out, coach it whatever because it is too far to go back home, just to come get them again.
So When he asks it totally took me off guard and said something silly like I always wanted to learn karate since I was a kid. So I look up karate, nearest one is about 1/2 hour away, not bad and they offer a free class.
Tonight, I took that class, it was pretty cool. I am going to be a MEAN fighting machine. So now I am stoked because the instructor is telling me that she know I have taking martial arts before because it didn't take me long to do the moves. I know it is probably what she says to everyone, but now my head is properly inflated to take the next class. KICKBOXING!!
She wasn't even offering, i asked for the punishment. weird huh? But she said sure, why not, so i did.
OMG kickboxing. She explains it is more like plyometrics with LOT of hitting. It was high intensity of 2 minutes with a 30 second rest. You move around to different stations, 8 of them. First I did jumprope, then speedbag, I went through 5 different types of heavy bags where different combonations of kicks and punches on each bag. Then the was an acrylic man to beat up. When through that circuit twice, then abs for 2 minutes and then 2 minutes of wall squats with an exersice ball.
Because the beginner class was not as aerobic as kick boxing, on fitday.com I entered in 90 minutes instead of 120. Still it says I burnt 1037 calories. I think I did too. I was so drenched in sweat. I worked so hard, and kept up with almost all the exercises with the exception of jump rope and crunches. With all those left and right hooks, my core was burning before the crunches. I think I found the cardio I won't dread. maybe I am not cardiophobic anymore! well time will tell