Two things to share today…
First off, this evening my daughter and I stopped in for a warm drink at the Starbucks in our local Target store. I almost got a hot chocolate and figured it would be my dessert for today, but then I decided to ask how they make it.
I assumed it would be with milk and a shot of syrup added. Nope.
I was told the base was the white chocolate mix, not regular milk (which I could’ve asked for non-fat). ah ha! Good thing I asked…because that qualifies it as a “foo-foo” drink and would’ve ruined the one thing I’ve been able to do consistently on my Hot 100 challenge.
Of course, now as I write I’m thinking that anything outside of coffee would’ve gone against my challenge, correct? Oh well..I’m glad I settled for a decaf Americano and added my regular sweetener and cream. It was about 50 calories versus 200+ calories. I greatly enjoyed it and didn’t have to feel guilty for not complying with my challenge goals. 🙂
Secondly, I had a HUGE non-scale victory today during my workout using Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred. For the first time ever I was able to do the jumping jacks and the “jump rope” move back to back. This is during a 2-minute interval of cardio wherein you do 30-seconds of each in two sets, and I’ve never been able to do the “jump rope” move (jumping in place basically) directly after doing jumping jacks.
Today it was still so hard, but I DID IT! My thighs were killing me afterwards.
I told my friend that I will not move on to Level 2 until I can do this one portion of the cardio consistently. Looks like I’m getting closer and closer to achieving this. Woo Hoo!
Alright, I have to get to bed now. My eyes are droopy and my back is tired. I’ve been working on a school yearbook all evening and it’s wiping me out.
I hope you’re all off to a pleasant fall week. Mine is off to a good start. G’nite!