I haven’t written in here in a year. Get over it. I’m here now and I need a place to write about what I’m starting now, and that is P90x.
After much hemming and hawing over the nutrition guide, I just ate my first meal, attempting to use the “meal plan” … I put quotes around it to convey a dubious tone because it has me skeptical. For example, in the “dairy” group, each serving is supposedly 120 calories. Now if you are a trusting soul, you say “got it. That’s all I need to know.” But I’ve tracked more than a few calories in my day and I can tell you, there is not 120 calories in a full cup of cottage cheese, there is 180 (I even double checked). But my main point is– how dare they make me try to eat a full cup of cottage cheese? I want to know– who out there can eat an entire 8 oz of cottage cheese? Holy gag reflex.
We’re moving on because I have a life to get to today– I have a whole to-do list ahead of me this Saturday, and as you [probably don’t] know, nothing gets me rearin’ to go like an un-checked-off to-do list. Again– moving!– I ate my kale omelet (was supposed to be mushroom but I didn’t have any) with one half of a cup of cottage cheese (blergh) and called it a morning. The omelet was really good, I think I will continue to make it with kale instead of mushrooms. Did I mention I am only allowed 2 servings of veggies a day? Here’s yet another thing I take issue with… they’re vegetables, man! Let me eat ’em!
Cutting the nutrition guide some slack, it’s a terrific start if you have never been in calorie counting hell before. I’m sure it more or less evens out, and with all the protein and small amounts of carbs it recommends, and the fact that I definitely do not see myself going hungry or even close to it, I can see why people get results sticking to it. But still, I don’t know how anyone could feasibly have a different meal for every single breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. I will have to look into what other normal people without personal chefs have done. Maybe they just ate a lot of cottage cheese.
I really have to get to my list, I’ll check back in once I actually, you know, complete a workout.