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Change is good

At least I consider this change good, because it’s a marked shift in my attitude.

First, time for full disclosure: My Best Body Bootcamp workout (Workout B) didn’t happen as scheduled Tuesday morning. First, I hit the snooze alarm about ten times, completely unwilling to haul my butt out of bed at 8:30 a.m.

When I finally did wake up, almost an hour later, I threw on my exercise clothes and grabbed my iPhone. Still, I had trouble getting moving. I simply couldn’t bring myself to kick my own butt.

But — here’s where that attitude shift comes in — instead of scrapping activity altogether, I embarked on a longer walk around the neighborhood. Even though I couldn’t face both cardio and the strength training, I still did the cardio. I even walked faster and longer than I would have had I planned to do Workout B, too.

Not too long ago, I’d have gotten in no activity at all. Instead, I ended up with 10,000+ steps on the pedometer for the day.

The best part? Bootcamp’s flexibility means I’m still totally on track. I’ll just count today’s workout as optional cardio and complete Workout B this morning. But I’m setting the alarm for 9, not 8:30. For some reason, it seems like that half hour will make all the difference.

Two-egg omelet with 1/2 cup zucchini and 1/4 cup sharp cheddar.

When I got back from my walk, I whipped up an omelet with zucchini and sharp cheddar cheese. My breakfast inspiration came from Dena over at 40 Fit in the Mitt, who blogged about the Asparagus Pop-Ups she made over the weekend. They look great, and the discussion in the comments centered on everyone’s favorite egg mix-ins.

Mine, obviously, is zucchini. Well, that’s one of them, anyway. I also like green onions and mushrooms, neither of which I had.

And cheese, of course. Yum!

On a related note, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m lactose intolerant. I definitely experience some of the symptoms … namely numbers two and three on the list. Then again, the article says only 20 percent of Caucasians are affected.

Sounds like the odds are in my favor for once. I sure hope that’s true. I’d hate to have to give up dairy products.

I also did a load of laundry before work, then snuck in a couple hours of writing time at Starbucks.

Such an exciting life I lead, right? I know.

Up today, after my workout: gathering stuff to do my taxes. Don’t ask why I’ve put it off to the last minute when I know I’ll get a refund.

One comment on “Change is good

  1. 40 Fit In The Mitt
    April 11, 2012

    Your omelet looks so good Arlene. I am having oatmeal right now, but have this terrible craving for cheesy eggs!

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This entry was posted on April 11, 2012 by in Attitude Adjustments, Day-to-Day and tagged , , , , .

Losing weight is easy …

... if you're in a coma, maybe. Most of us have to work at it — every day and every minute. It's not easy to make the right choices, to drink water instead of (diet) soda, pick the grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger or choose to get up and get moving instead of lounging around in bed. After too many months of making the wrong choices under the guise of dabbling with paleo eating, I've re-joined Weight Watchers (online). My choices may no longer be low-carb or Whole30 or paleo, but the concept is the same: I'm still getting closer to my goal weight one choice at a time.

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