Sunday, September 05, 2010
darn, i can't believe it is already 8pm.
where did my day off go? it seems like today should just be beginning. i did a bunch of running around today.... so i don't think today should count and i should be able to start my day of rest all over.. don't you all agree?
after all, a day off of work should be a day of relaxation, not running around doing errands.
rode my stationary bike this morning, second day in a row --- i'm trying to start a new habit of riding it every morning before work. i had quicker weight loss when i was exercising both in the morning and at night... so i am going to try to start it up again... it used to be with the wii in the am... now i'm using my bike (the arms move too so i get a full body workout!).
still hitting the gym at night on the way home from work... averaging 45-60 minutes cardio a day and doing strength stuff at least 3 times a week. oh yayyy! i do try to skip the gym completely at least one day a week.. after all, no one in their right mind would exercise 7 days a week for their entire life, right? on the days i do not go to the gym..... i do exerise at home either with the wii or now, the bike. i feel so guilty if i do ZERO exercise -- i have to do something.
i like the scale at the gym. lol.. it says that in the middle of the day, i am almost 5lbs lighter fully chothed than my scale at home said in the morning.. when i was buck naked and had nothing to eat so far. gee, i wonder what the gym scale would say if i used that one in the morning, buck naked with nothing to eat! lol...
well, i have a million and one things to still do tonight so i am hitting the road. hope all is well with ya'll...
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
i gotta tell ya,
days like today do something to me.
i went to the gym and did 61 minutes on the elliptical and it felt sooooo darn good i didn't
want to get off!! but, i was there with a friend and couldn't stay all day sooo i did my strength exercises and that was that.
but when i got off the elliptical (heart rate was in the cardio zone the whole time) i was so awake, alive and excited. this happens everytime i spend an hour doing elliptical. it is like a natural high. i just felt soooo good. i love my ME TIME!!!
i had hubby dig out my schwinn aerodyne bike today and i did that this morning for almost a half hour -- only stopped because i was bored.. lol but i'm thinking the bike will be a morning routine for me.... i kinda liked it.
i know i'm not on here as much as i should be, but i don't want to blog boring stuff. my days are so redundant that what i do never changes -- i get up, go to work, go to gym and come home. absolutely no excitement there.
every day it seems someone at work, customers a lot, are coming up to me and telling me how awesome i look and to keep up the great work. and i mean EVERY DAY!! people i do not even remember seeing before have complimented me... it is truly amazing. sometimes it is overkill though and i wish people would just back off!! is that mean? i mean, seriously, i am running out of things to say back... other than 'thank you for noticing' i do not know these people well enough to jump into a meaningful conversation with them... and it bothers me that out of nowhere, i get put on the spot like that! does that make any sense?
in laws coming up from florida next month - kinda can't wait to see them. last time they saw me i was 111 pounds heavier!! they know i've lost that much, but have not seen me, or hubby is over a hundred lbs down too. and sorry to say, pictures just do not say the same thing and a real live face to face does. so that will be pretty exciting.
also, hubby, off the cuff, decided we should go on a cruise next month. going to canada this time... quebec and several other ports. not sure if he actually booked it yet... if he wants to go he'd better get his tail moving.. lol
i have a meeting tomorrow afternoon so i should make it to the gym by 6pm the latest. that is good... that means i'll get home at the time i am usually arriving at the gym. 8 ish. yayyy!
have a great night -- chat more later.
Monday, August 30, 2010
nothing much to report today....
tomorrow is wi day... oh yayyyy i always feel ansy the night before wi day... probably because i'm afraid of what my friend - the scale - is going to say.
question: what is it with men and howard stern? my hubby listens to him... i think stern is a jerk. any opinions out there? stern is crass, rude and foul mouthed and i just don't understand what men like about him.... he's creepy
not ready for fall/winter. i like fall, but it never lasts very long... i like the 70's weather wise. i hate winter, cold, snow brrrrrrr
oh well, might not be able to go to the gym tomorrow. it is the end of the month and i need to count everything in the store. BORING!! REDUNDANT!! and TIME CONSUMING!! not my favorite job at all. i'm sure i'll get some kind of exercise in at some point.
hope all is well with y'all
Friday, August 27, 2010
not sure why, but i feel rejuvenated. not in the sense of massive amounts of energy, but just kinda like things are working well.
twice this week i hit 60 minutes on the elliptical and both times i super upped the resistance. it was really hard at first and it was sloooow going... but the longer i did it, the easier it got. so, like, after the first 30 minutes which were wicked hard, it was easy!!!
twice this week i also skipped the gym and worked out on my wii. i found it rather boring, but i was sweating by the time i was done. i was never able to do 30 minutes on the wii using the 6" riser platform i have for it -- heck, i could barely do 5 minutes with the riser. i was soooo excited and i was sweating soooooo much it wasn't even funny. but it was FUN!!
have you ever tried frozen blueberries mixed into yogurt? MMMM MMMM YUMMY!!
i am not loving going to work lately. i was really spoiled staying home and doing WHATEVER during my last vacation a few weeks ago. now i just do not want to work ANYMORE.
is this not really bad. after 2 weeks you'd think this feeling would go away, but it is not going anywhere and it is really bothering me... i want to retire NOW!!
so i had my car checked out the other day. ever since we had these flash floods in boston about a month or so ago, my car looses the power steering when it rains and i hit the slightest of puddles. have you ever tried to steer a car with power steering WITHOUT the power steering? it is not easy. and when it just happens whenever it feels like it, without warning, it is downright SCARY!! well, they didn't find anything wrong with the car. it didn't matter that this never happened before i was forced to drive through water over my tires-there was nothing wrong. this bothers me. i am already weary about driving in the rain and now it is even worse.
oh well, getting ready to go to bed. i have to be up for work in the morning. ho hum.
i hope all is well with all my sparkfriends here in sparkland. wishing you all the best and hoping you have a fabulous weekend.
Friday, August 20, 2010
ok, here's the scoop.
i am having a serious mental roadblock that is interfering with my weight loss.
i just don't feel like exercising and stuff == i do it, but as soon as i start i am thinking about it being all over.
i know that attitude is going to get me into trouble soon -- i don't know how to get rid of it.
maybe i need to take time off from the gym? maybe i need to take time off all of it?
maybe i'm wicked bummed from being back to work.. i don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!
i don't know, i just have an i don't care attitude right now. i feel like i am always tired -- even when i get 7 or more hours of sleep.
checked my blood pressure at cvs the other day.. it was awesome 113/63.... i could be a valium poster child (as my hubby would say) it is so good.
anyway. gotta run and go to bed... working in the morning
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