Friday, October 01, 2010
My State Fair day got canceled. I was really looking forward to it. I could still go, but the people that I was going with aren't going so it won't be as much fun. Oh well. Irritated, VERY irritated with hubby. Hopefully that will pass.
So tried a new concoction this morning. I am still on my plateau from hell (60 days and counting, actually if weight going up counts, then I'm not on a plateau), and I thought I would try something in the realm of metabolism kick starting (cayenne pepper). So, I made some egg beaters this morning with cayenne pepper. That will get your sinuses draining (actually not a bad thing in Texas in the fall). So that actually lasted longer of making me feel full than my yogurt, which I did add as a snack later in the morning. I was told that it would help keep me warm (I'm always cold at work). That part didn't work. Maybe I'll add more tomorrow.
Tomorrow's fun plan, get up and do mega doses of cardio, then come home and work on the flower beds in the yard. This was supposed to happen next week, but since the fair day was canceled for me, I guess I'll take out some aggression in flower beds moving lava rock and hopefully putting new mulch down.
and just because I'm backwards, tonight I'm going to take the wild labrador puppy for a very long walk. Hopefully he won't wear himself out (and me) in the first ten minutes. I just need to get away from hubby before I kill him. and wear the puppy out so he won't chew our house down.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I'm blogging really just to blog. I'm so busy at work I can't even think straight, but wanted to say something while I had it in my head. Been reading a lot of blogs about the aha moment that it's a lifestyle, what's your motivation to continue, starting over, new goals, coming back and it's just crazy, but it's life. I found it funny though because as I was coming back from my workout, I was thinking to myself.. Okay I need a kickstart. I've been hovering at this same weight for almost two months. I'm still working out. Calories have pretty much been in check, so what's the deal. So what to do, what to do. and of course I don't know if you've seen my pictures but my legs/butt/thighs are HUGE). So many people I see writing, I don't want to hear my thighs rubbing any more. Ladies/gentlemen, I don't even know if that's feasible for me because my inner thighs are so big. and the sad part... there's so much freaking muscle there. You can feel it, you can see it when I do adductor/abductors (I push some major weight).. why are they so huge. Well, I had a epiphany... well a something. Why don't I kickstart with a fat burning diet. Something a competitor would go on for at least a week before a competition. MAYBE, just maybe, so I'm putting a diet together in my head. Yeah, it's going to happen on Sunday. You're like why not start it now... well no, I'm going to the State Fair for the second time in my life and I'm going to enjoy me some roasted corn.... that won't be on the diet. So Jump start on Sunday. See I'm making goals and changing things up too.
So none of that is what I wanted to blog about. I even changed the title of my blog. hehehehe.. okay, stress alert. The good news, husband got a job. Hardly any pay, but a job in his environment. Bad news... if I don't get out of mine, I will go postal. Okay, I'm off... my daughter told me there was a shooting at University of Texas (she goes to Texas Tech) and I need to check up on the news.
Edit: I feel like I'm being confusing. The "diet" is just a one week thing, more of a detox. I've got the lifestyle thing. I'm just trying to motivate my body to feel something different. and as far as the thighs, I don't mind the largeness as long as they are toned. They are getting there. I really wasn't complaining, just making mention. Have a great Wednesday everyone.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I have a peeve. It may be my own personal issue, but it bothers me. As you may or may not know, my husband and I have gone through some really rough financial times for the past five years. He has been laid off three times, quit one job and I have been laid off once. I am the primary breadwinner (income 2-3X his), but still his hurt our household. This was after him paying off a VERY expensive divorce that netted him nothing but a black hole of debt. and the IRS reamed us for getting married. (Lost my head of household at the end of the year after deducting with that in mind all year, yes bad planning on my part, but never even THOUGHT of it because I mean they keep telling you marriage is a good thing for taxes... NOT). Anyhoo, the past two years have been VERY, very bad. Running negative in the account, getting to the point that the cupboard has peanut butter, some rice and a few noodles... (I would starve as I despise peanut butter). Getting utilities cut off, crying with bill collectors, trying not to lose the two vehicles we have and thinking about selling our house, although we can't afford to fix the damage the dog has caused, which means we would sell it for less and make less (if any) and etc, etc. So that's my past four to five year history.
Anyway, I have friends and I do LOVE them to death, but they can just rub me the wrong way sometimes. You may be this person, you may know this person, but..... the ones that oh, I don't have any money, or I'm so broke, etc. or oh my wife's business hasn't taken off, I can barely cover our bills, but I just told you how I was golfing (not a cheap sport) with my daughter at LEAST once a week and we just came back from a week in Arkansas with golfing every day, and a few months ago Colorado. But yeah, I can't cover my bills. REALLY????? I really don't want to hear that out of your mouth. You can't cover your bills because you don't cut anything out... you still get vacations and you GOLF for Pete's sake. Don't tell me your freaking broke. Bite my big white A&&.... (Sorry.. on a tangent there) and this person has a six figure income, which i know broke is relative to the amount of money you make, but puhleeze/????? and his wife has the same when her business IS going. We don't even break six figures when we have BOTH of us working.
and the other friend, oh, I'm so broke, just can't afford anything. But takes two one week vacations (one with the extended family and one with the new hubby) and always somewhere nice.. oh wait the last one was a full week at Disney World, last year Hawaii. Just bought a brand new $50K SUV. oh and a week after making this statement sends a picture... look at the dining room table I just bought... seats 12 and not bought at the thrift store.
Or, I"m so broke. but I just spent a weekend in NYC and went to a show and blah, blah, blah. Do you get the point?
DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT BEING POOR or BROKE is? It's constant overdrafts or returned checks because you can't pay your mortgage or car payment or your electricity. It's an empty pantry. It's NOT having been on a vacation since you got married five years ago and the only reason you got to do that one was because there was an unexpected windfall. It's never eating out unless you accidentlaly get a two for one coupon or someone gives you something free. It's the electricity getting turned off and they don't turn it back on for 24 hours and you have to spend the night at the neighbors because you can't get ready for work. It's telling your 20 year old daughter that she has to work her A&& off to pay her tuition because you can't afford to help her, but oh yeah you still have to make decent grades because you're trying to get in dental school. Do you have any idea how that hurts a mother to have to see her daughter go through that? Or totally NOT having anything for Christmas under the tree. We've now gone through two years of that. It's painful and it hurts because Christmas used to be my favorite time of year. I love to give. I can't even afford to buy stuff to make stuff that's how bad it was. I sold gold last year to buy my stepdaughter a present and she's the only one who got anything because she was 9. and you really want to tell me how poor you are? Puhleeze.
It's sleepless nights wondering who is calling you on your phone. It's a credit score totally in the toilet because you can't fix it yet because you are barely keeping afloat.
So, unless you're really broke... think before you speak about how broke you are. Think about what you have and what you could give up if something really happened. Especially if you are in the company of people who actually are struggling.
and I know there are people MUCH worse than me. I'm middle class, I know that. But I've been through the struggles of the poverty stricken. I haven't been homeless yet, but we were getting there a couple of years ago.
Anyway, that's my rant of the week. Little tired cranky right now. Adjusting to the hubby's new work schedule and it's a little rough because we have some bad start nights. Anyway, it's Friday. Yay.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Part One - Exercise & Nutrition!
Last week, I was went to the driving range, played a round of golf and still got in my cardio.
I did not do my ST on my legs of which I wanted to get one more in before P90x, but my bad, I let my life get in the way.
This week, I know that I will be able to do P90X every day except Wednesday and will make up for that day on Saturday and at least 5 additional cardio sessions. I will try to get in one more leg workout in addition to the P90X one. .
My exercise focus this week will be on learning the P90X routines and trying to power through them.
My nutrition focus this week will be on tracking again. I have gone a little off track on that.
Work Frustration is my reason for being extra determined this week and I am feeling a little soft.
Part Two - Happiness and Well-being
Come up with an idea for a ritual that you can do for yourself once a week, whether it is a run, a bubble bath, a meal, an indulgence, anything.
Describe it here in your template now, and do it this week- and if you can, blog about it.
I am going to begin my PT research and training and work on my Arbonne.
Motivate me this week by reminding me that sore is good. And tell me those new clothes I just got (yeah I went shopping this weekend, will soon be too small).
EDIT/9/22/2010 - I have to take one of the shirts back. It was just TOO big... and it was a medium... love it, love it, love it.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Starting Weight: 175
Starting Measurements: (choose any 4 or more- or use the sames ones as me- whatev)
Measure your Waist - 30.75
Measure your Hips - 40.75
Measure your Thigh - 24.75
Measure your Calf - 15.5
Measure your Upper Arm - 13
Measure your Boobies - 35
Current BMI: 27.5
During this challenge, I have a general goal of _Getting into my size 7 skinny black jeans staring at me in the closet, which means dropping two inches off that bodacious booty of mine. _.
My biggest challenge will undoubtedly be _Getting discouraged by the fact I've been on a 45 day plateau that shows no signs of breaking although I've revamped my workout and eating several times_.
My nutrition goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on _Knocking off the beer that I'm drinking out of frustration (although it's in my calorie count) and backing off carbs, staying closer to the mid level of my range_.
My cardio goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on _Increasing my running interval times up to 5 minutes_.
My strength training goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on _Firming up the butt and thighs in order to wear boy cut panties!!! _.
My rest and flexibility goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on _Stretching that stupid hamstring_.
PART ONE - DIET & EXERCISE
Between now and 9/19, I am going to _Begin P90X and continue daily cardio, doing more treadmill_.
Between now and 9/19, I am not going to _hehehe, stealing Yoovie's line to a point, drink my weight in beer_.
These 3 excuses will be unusable for the duration of this template:
What good does it do anyway
I'm old so I might as well be fat
***BONUS CHALLENGE- ADD UP HOW MANY CALORIES YOU *DRINK* THIS WEEK! (NON ALCOHOLIC AND ALCOHOLIC ALIKE!)
You can motivate me by _reminding me that I'm the only one in control of this destiny and I have a secondary goal of that personal training certification as soon as the 40 pound mark is passed_
PART TWO - THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
This week, take the time to do one of the following just for yourself.
A. Study for personal training exam
B. start a fun project
C. brainstorm ideas for something you can do just for yourself over the winter, something that will take a semi-long time to complete. - Like make your own new bag, or put together a family photo album, or redecorate a room, or start a journal, or make a quilt, etc
D. Make a list of things you loved as a child but have not done or participated in for a very long time. See which ones you can incorporate into your grownup life.
Practice setting time aside for yourself, either every day or once a week, and allow yourself to be selfish for a little while, and recharge, so you can better handle the rest of your life and be better for your family or job and friends
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