Triceps Biceps and Glutes - Oh My!

It was so great to be back at water aerobics last night and aside from the fact that I was breathing heavy in the first minute, it was like I was never gone. There is a girl there that I've become friendly with and she was as happy to see me as I was to see her. We had my favorite instructor who does a great job of explaining what you are supposed to be feeling with each exercise and how to make it harder if you want to. This is great for the "younger" crowd in the class because we need to work a little harder than the sweet old ladies. Man am I feeling it in my muscles today. Pain is good : )

I feel totally in control of our eating and I haven't been craving anything because I've been keeping full of the good stuff. Last night I really wanted a little something sweet so the husband and I split a Ghirardelli chocolate square. We later had a cup of hot chocolate. The 25 calorie stuff is really satisfying! Normally, if we want something sweet we eat 2 candy bars or a whole pack of cookies so that was a big success. I really noticed how nice it was to go up the stairs to bed not feeling stuffed and fat and exhausted.

So the really good news is I lost 5.25 pounds so far this week. Obviously I won't continue to lose this quickly forever but it sure lightens the load for now. Rock on people.