Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy "Love" Day everyone!! This morning started out with a little treat from Chuck and I to our wonderful boys!!! I love giving surprises! When the boys awoke, they found a batch of Flourless Chocolate Oatmeal cookies (Note: I used 1/2 cup sugar in place of the Splenda, and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce in place of the oil. . .I also tossed in a scoop of chocolate protein powder) and a Lego gift especially for each of them!!! They were waiting outside my bathroom door when I got out of the shower to see if they could eat cookies for breakfast, and build their Lego sets!!! Yes, yes, and. . .yes! Little did they know that their fudgey breakfast treat contained protein! Gotta love hidden goodies!
I am SUCH a creature of habit. I crave routine. I thrive on organization! This all sounds peachy keen right? Well, not when you're talking weight loss and muscle confusion! Since I don't have a ton of weight left to lose, my progress is slow and steady. To keep from hitting that dreadful plateau, I have to keep switching things up so my body doesn't get used to the process! Well. . .over the past 5 weeks, I have switched things up and confused my body enough to drop 12.4 lbs. I am in the final week friends!!! I am literally 5 days away from winning the grand prize! I had to go drastic this week! Not drastic like. . .quit eating or something stupid like that, but drastic like, pull my hindquarters out of bed at 5:30am and hit half of my day's cardio BEFORE my day begins!
I LOVE my sleep! When my alarm started buzzing this morning a full 40 minutes before it usually does, I debated if getting up "early" was totally worth the extra effort! After dragging myself out of my warm cocoon, putting on my workout clothes, and getting my blood flowing. . .I KNEW my decision was a good one! So. . .I will try this "morning cardio" for the week and see if I can drop more than my consistent 2 lbs!!! Heck. . .it's worth a shot! I mean, every lb counts in this final week!