Thanks Ironbull. When I put my mind to it, I do alright I guess. Ha!
Just got home from working at the catering job again today. I got called this morning to come in to work because they were shorthanded for an on-site cooking job. Today I had to cook fried chicken, fried catfish, french fries, and hushpuppies (for anyone who doesn’t know what a hushpuppy is, it is a little fried dough ball of deliciousness). When I used to do these jobs I was used to eating a little bit of all those things throughout the event. But, I stayed away from it. I just tried to not view it as food and just look at it like a product that I was making, like making hammers or toys or something. That really helped keep the cravings away. One nice thing about going on these jobs is that I get my NEPA taken care of, lifting trays and hotboxes of fish, coleslaw, or some other food.
I was able to stick pretty much to my eating schedule. When I go out on the job I take my gym bag and just keep my powder and supplements with me (except the Flameout, since that’s supposed to be refrigerated). I had my first meal right on time, but we got really busy right when I should’ve been taking my second shake so I couldn’t walk away from the truck (where we fry all the food) to make it. I was about 45 minutes late on that (keeping to a meal every 3 hrs schedule). Then, on the way home, I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic because of an accident, so I was almost an hour late on that one. Also, I made those shakes up in such a rush that I wasn’t sure if I may have missed adding a supplement, but I think I did it right. I try to be real particular about my eating schedule, so I always feel like the whole diet’s going to come crashing down cause I was a little late. I hope that’s not true.
I’m feeling sore from my workouts. My legs are still sore from the squats from workout #1. I always seem to get sore starting the second day after a workout. Is that normal? From the last time I went on a serious exercise program with my musician friend, I’ve learned to embrace that pain. Even tho it makes moving a bit difficult sometimes, I know that it’s a pain from doing positive things for my body.
My mom goes to Curves, which I’m proud of her for since she is also overweight and a bit weak. For her, any exercise and dieting is a step in the right direction. She’s doing her own diet right now in support of me doing the v-diet, so she’s drinking the protein shakes from Curves. They also gave her some “recipes” for ways to change up the shakes. They suggest putting a packet of sugar-free jello or sugar-free jello pudding in the shake. Sounds tasty, but does anyone think it deviates from the v-diet in anyway? I wanna try to stay on the straight and narrow, but it might be a nice change if it’s “legal.”
Got two more shakes to go today. I may go walk a bit just to get a bit for NEPA in for the day. Then I gotta practice the tuba.