Monday, May 02, 2011
I cannot seem to keep up with tracking throughout the day. I have really good intentions and constantly think about everything I am eating in terms of tracking but cannot seem to continually write everything down. I will keep trying. I enjoy getting the points from tracking and exercising. I want to get full points from tracking and a full 2 hours of cardio and strength training some time. As always, I'll start today and see if I can do it! :)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I'm still just barely losing the weight, but all the exercise has improved many other areas of life.
1. My house is cleaner and neater. Cleaning is so much easier when you have the energy for it! I already cleaned out and decluttered one of our front closets this morning. (It was packed full of photography stuff, scrapbooking, bowling stuff, golf stuff, and beach stuff!) I actually started on that one while searching for my ab roller and exercise ball, which were put away sometime during my 3rd pregnancy. I still haven't found them, but I'm enjoying the search.
2. I can do much more with my kids AND keep most of my patience. :)
3. Our backyard is looking great! I spend a little time everyday out there.
4. I read a LOT more now because I like to read while I'm on the stationary bike and Gazelle.
5. And my husband and I are a lot,... uhmm... , closer now.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The harder I exercise the more I notice that I start craving certain foods. And it's definitely a craving. The first time one hit there was no denying that it was just as strong as anything I'd ever felt when I was pregnant. I was 30 minutes into a good bike ride, when all I could think of was peanut butter waffles, so much so that I felt as if I was already tasting them and it just got stronger and stronger until it was all I could do after an hour to not pull them out and eat a frozen waffle. (We make waffles on the weekend and freeze them, so my daughter can have them for breakfast during the week.) It happened again today and seems to happen whenever I'm pushing myself hard. I decided that it's not such a bad thing though. Even though I feel as if I can eat a stack of them, I usually just pull out one, put it under the low broiler, and drink a v8 while it heats up. Then I just add some peanut butter and a little syrup and by the time I'm done with the one, as long as I enjoy it and don't shovel it down, then I'm usually satisfied.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Sparkpeople and tracking both my exercise and nutrition is usually one of my favorite things but for some reason, when I get fall out of the habit, I fall hard! Of course, over spring break, I fell hard - little internet access, no regular exercise and wonderful restaurants! When I came home, I found it almost impossible to track everything again. I was still exercising daily but I think I was more embarrassed to let myself see, in writing, exactly what I was still eating (and drinking)! Drinking is really a problem for me, even if I don't like to admit it but I still thought I was doing okay as long as I was exercising. Then my 2 hours of exercise slipped to 1 hour and then that 1 hour became only the bike (because that's easier) and today I couldn't even do an hour on the bike!! I was a little upset at myself. So I'm tracking again and I did 30 minutes of Yoga today. I had already decided to give up the alcohol a few days ago and I joined our community Get Fit program. They offer it once a year for 2 months. This year they're going to offer Zumba classes which I've never tried but I'm excited about. Our first class meets tomorrow. The Get Fit program is also kind of like the Biggest Loser. They pair you up with someone else and the teams compete for highest percentage lost at the end of 2 months. Partnering with someone else REALLY helps you be accountable because you don't want to let them down! I'm hoping that will give me the little push I need to get stay on track again.
Monday, March 14, 2011
I'm here! I'm alive! I'm not letting Sparkpeople go. I just got waylaid (?) for a bit. I'm not even sure where all the time has gone lately, but now we're on Spring Break and I'm finally finding a few minutes to login. We spent half an hour at the track this morning and then headed to the beach where we walked and played in the water for a couple of hours, so even though it's not my regular exercise, we're keeping busy!
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