I had great intentions yesterday…I was going to get up early, do my 75 minute run, and then head to school to start setting up my classroom. However, when I woke up I was exhausted and missed that morning run opportunity. I did get into the school and start to set up my desks but have to wait for my new desk before I can continue! I left around 10:30 and then decided to pick up a few things for the new school year (colored pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, etc.) because Ocean State Job Lot has a 30% off deal for teachers! Well, that one stop turned into 4 hours of shopping all over metrowest. Soooo not kidding. Once I start I cannot stop! I did get stuff for my students, but my highlight was this:
Which allowed me to make this:
Which was the best homemade pizza I have ever had. The pan makes all the difference. I usually use a cookie sheet and it does not compare! This actually tasted like a pizza you ordered out!!!
I also finally got shades for our dining room. It is still a work in progress but it is lightyears ahead of where we started! PW knocked down a wall, tore down the drywall on the other 3 walls, redrywalled, and built a wall/counter. I….did the painting 🙂 On that note, Dont mind the painting issue in the picture below, we still have to put up the molding!
I bought those yesterday and may or may not have begged PW to help me put them up within 5 seconds of me coming home! I just wanted to make sure I liked them, because I was hesitant at first. Once we get a valance I will be in love with their Bamboo-ness!
Now that I made you sit through that, lets get to what youre probably here for: The Core Diet Update. If you recall, about 6 weeks ago I decided to was time to put up or shut up and commit to The Core. I have had some off meals (as evident by my above dinner) but the results have been pretty drastic. My goal was to lose 7% body fat which would equal out to a little under 9 pounds of fat. My BMI was an issue too–I was lacking some serious muscle! I needed a protein focus with some serious TRX. 6 weeks later: I have lost 4.5% body fat and 7 pounds. This includes some end of summer fun, too. I have 7 weeks left (6 weeks of deficit) so I think I may be able to surpass my initial goal! I still have a few pounds to meet last years race weight though…the winter was fun!
Side note: It has come to my attention I lose/gain most of my weight in my arms. This is weird to me. (Dont worry–I am a girl so I lose/gain in my belly too 🙂 ) PW pinches me weekly, and I have lost 7 mm (are they mm? I dont know what the measurement is!) of arm fat over the course of 6 weeks. And 0mm from my legs. Body fat dispersion is so weird!
I will check back in, in a couple of weeks with my final update! I will say this: If you follow it, it works. It is a science, and specific for sport, but it is based on a basic concept: calories in, calories out. Sure, it takes some effort. And sure, sometimes I just want a piece of cheesecake. But I havent been too deprived (I have been having cheat meals still!). But in all reality its not that hard.
Dont tell PW I said that though…because the first few weeks when you feel like its not worth it, well, he got to listen to a LOT of complaining!
Our counter is being delivered from Home Depot today, so I am going to go sit by the window waiting for them impatiently!