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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Changing it up and adding more FOOD!

How can I expect to lose weight when I haven't been doing anything new? I mean in the last month or so, I've lost motivation to get up and exercise except for my twice-weekly personal trainer sessions... which I actually look forward to every Tuesday and Friday. But I've had the hardest time getting myself moving on my own. My days off from the gym have been complete OFF days where I don't do any form of exercise on my own, not even walking!

It's so funny how I started out on this journey completely psyched. Everyday I would literally count down the minutes till I got home, turn on my dvd player, and get ready to BRING IT (speaking in Tony Horton terms) with my workouts:

I can't wait! I can't wait!!!

So, as of right now, it's 3 hours 44 minutes and 18 seconds, until I get to push play and bring it! I can't believe how excited I am to start P90X.

That was a quote from my blog from early this year. Crazy right?!

Where did my spark go? Although exercise is a huge part of losing weight, diet accounts for almost 80% of it!

Nutrition-wise it hasn't been good either. I've been choosing Cinnabons over veggies, ice cream over lean proteins, and chocolate covered wafers over raw almonds.

I KNOW what I'm suppose to do.
I KNOW what I'm suppose to eat.

I preach about it to anyone who'll listen yet I can't seem to listen to myself. I keep telling myself I'll start tomorrow... but we all know that doesn't happen. It's one thing to miss my workouts, but a whole 'nother thing to miss my nutrition as well. Over the last year or so, I've learned so much about proper nutrition, I feel like I could be a dietitian.

So to get me back on track, I'll be including a ton of recipes on my blog (aiming for 3 - 4 recipes/week) and to make it fun, I'm doing recipes that use ingredients from every letter of the alphabet. Not all in one recipe, but one ingredient per recipe. Yup, you got that right... 26 recipes coming your way! We shall call it "Annie's ABC's of Food"! Of course the recipes will be figure-friendly and nutritious, but most of all EASY!

So check back during the weekend for the first installment... the letter 'A' - it's so after-school special-y!
(I'll be taking any suggestions for ingredients, too, so comment away!)


Boomer said...

Absolutely... a lot of folks don't understand that nutrition is easily 75% of P90X if you want the results they see on TV. Btw, I just got Insanity. Not sure when I will start that.

Croughwell said...

Tomorrow never comes with me either. My running is on track but I really need to start eating a lot healthier. I have to say that I will start now instead of tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

That picture of a Cinnabon is wonderful. I loooove Cinnabon! Sometimes our spark dies out, but something will bring it back! You will be able to find your groove soon. I am really looking forward to Annies ABC's of food. Maybe that will bring your spark back!

Its so hard sometimes because we comment on other peoples blog and offer words of advice and encouragement. But when I am the one of the recieving end of the advice, its the hardest thing ever! Does that make sense? I try to tell people to make the next choice a good choice, but when it comes to ME making my next choice a good choice I totally bomb. You can do this! Make your tomorrow be today!

Christine said...

Yay! I look forward to all 26 recipes! ♥

Amazon Runner said...

I just got out of a period like this-- it is so mysterious, isn't it, how that mojo comes and goes? I'm back to working my butt off, having focus and thinking about where I want to be next summer.

You're one of the people who inspires me. Progress isn't a straight line. At least you are AWARE of what you are doing and I am sure you can remember a time when you would be acting unconsciously right now and eating your way into oblivion.

Lors said...

I can't wait to see your recipes. I'm looking to add some healthy variety to my nutrition. I made your Halibut Stew a few weeks ago and loved it.

Mandie said...

Can't wait girl! This is going to be AWESOME! What an awesome idea!!

Oh, and we ALL get in those ruts...you'll pull yourself out..I just know it!

Lors said...

Hey Annie,

I took a haitus from p90x but I still throw in the plyo and/or kenpo in the dvd player weekly. I do 3-4 cardio and 1-2 strength a week. For cardio, I mix it up between kickboxing, zumba, kenpo and plyo. Since I renewed my gym membership, I love mixing things up. Plus working out at the gym pushes me a lot more. How's your workout plan going? I can't wait for Hawaii - yay!

MackAttack said...

Ohhh Will your pancakes be a recipe?

Actual Scale said...

Terrific idea!!
I might have to try the A-Z myself...sounds like a great new year's resolution!
Can't wait to see all of your ingredients & recipes. Have fun with it.

Hope your motivation arrives in full force!
Best wishes,