I'm taking that as a small victory. Honestly, I worked hard, but there wasn't that feeling that I was going to collapse into a panting heap of jiggling cellulite.
In other excersizzle news...last night I did my first Couch to 5k workout on the treadmill while watching Season 4 of LOST on DVD. I'm still definitely in the huffa-chuffa chub waddle category, not truly running, but it felt good to get sweaty. It was weird -- all day yesterday I felt like such a slacker for not doing a "big" workout. I almost didn't get on the treadmill; Charlie took the baby out to run errands when he got home, and the thought of an undisturbed hour-long soak in the tub was pretty appealing. I made myself get into workout clothes and get moving, and MAN was it worth it. I felt a million times better afterwards.
The Wii Fit says I'm down about 5 pounds. Water weight! Gotta love it. Official weigh-in day will be Tuesday. We'll see what the results are then. I have two things that might throw me this week: dinner at Rajput with Charlie tonight (belated birthday celebration) and my birthday party this Saturday night. I'm trying to decide if I want to splurge tonight and be good on Saturday, or be good tonight and splurge on Saturday. Hrm. It's not easy to stay under 1500 calories a day when there's Indian food and a bucket of margaritas available in the same week. And cake! Ohhhhh, cake. I just don't want to throw away all my hard work.
Since yesterday was "rest" day, tomorrow needs to be "HELL DAY." I have to have a heiny-pounding day before the weekend. My goal is to do 30DS, AM & PM Yoga (these aren't really even workouts, they're more stretching & relaxation), balance ball ab workout, and my second Couch to 5k workout on the treadmill. It sounds like a lot, but it's not. I'm not sure yet if I will do a total rest day on Saturday or Sunday. I probably should, but I don't think I can go a day without exercising.
(Wow. Did I really just type that? And I actually meant it! Dang!)