1. After a completely discouraging Wednesday where my kids couldn't find a single thing they liked about each other, which made me want to turn in my mom badge and run away, yesterday was a good day.
2. I've found an amazing deodorant. Much as I wish I was one of those s who "glows" when she exercises, that's just not me. When I saw the ads for Secret Clinical Strength I decided to give it a try, and it works!
3. My 11-year-old client is doing great. In fact, her mom told me that her friends and family are noticing that she's losing weight. I am SO proud of her! And I've found a great way to train her -- we work out together. No, this isn't a way for me to sneak in some more activity, I promise! But the "you do pushups, then I do pushups" strategy really seems to work. Lots of laughter, lots of fun.
4. The class at Whole Foods was really good. (Greg -- I can't believe you almost went to that class and live there. That's where I grew up, and my parents are still over by Rio!) The instructor was vegan and eats almost 100% raw, but was NOT a freak about it, which was so very nice! She talked about enzymes in our food and why it's important to eat as much raw food as you can. Based on her recommendation, I tried soaking my raw almonds (to remove the bitter brown coating that denatures their natural enzymes) and plan to keep doing that. And I'm becoming more aware of eating fruits and veggies. If only I didn't have a nagging suspicion that Diet Mountain Dew is probably not full of enzymes and recommended in a whole-foods diet!
5. Bodybugg is still going well. After a week of averaging an 800 calorie deficit per day (eating around 2000, burning 2800 - 3000), my waist is more defined, thighs are leaner, and I'm feeling a little tighter all over. But my weight had not changed a bit. So I decided (after reading several blogs where people are doing this) to try a fiberous carb day yesterday. It was hard, but doable. Calories were right around 1300 and carbs were under 100 g. I didn't die of hunger. And the scale was 3 pounds lighter this morning. Which proves that so much of our weight is based on the water we hold. It was nice to see a dramatic scale change, but since I just had 1/3 of a cup of oatmeal, and plan to drink lots of water (as always) today, I'm sure the low weight won't last. Maybe I should have taken a picture...
6. Speaking of pictures, I WILL take pictures in Mexico and post them.
7. Matt, your comment just cracked me up! I plan to tell each and every client that my workouts come with the "Brit-man seal of approval!"
8. I got to talk to Eileen! We email back and forth when blog posts and commenting aren't enough, and last night we got to talk. I called during the worst possible time for a mom -- late afternoon when the kids are usually hungry and tired -- so shame on me, because I knew it might not be ideal. But we got a few minutes on the phone, and it was just so nice to hear her voice -- hooray!