Monday, August 27, 2012
I've been having a few bad days here (due to family troubles and self-discipline troubles) and was just getting back on track when I threw my back out. OK, didn't actually "throw it out", and I don't think it was actually my back either, lol. I *think* it's more like my, but what I know is that it hurts like crazy to walk, sit, lie down, or even move. I have still been walking around the apartment as much as I can, hoping that will help it heal faster (or at all), but definitely not exercising. To top it off, my two cats seem to think this would be a good time to climb all over me, digging their nasty little claws into my flesh in the process :(
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I apologize if anyone came here looking for a list of easy meals, I haven't started the list yet, am just bookmarking the page for now.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
OK, so I couldn't stand it and finally got back onto the scale, despite swearing I wouldn't. As (always) expected, the numbers showed a weight gain. There have been times in the past when one bad weigh-in like this would be enough to discourage me to the point of giving up, but not this time!
In the past, I would have urgently tried to determine the cause of the weight gain, and immediately started trying to "correct" my plan by cycling calories, changing my workouts, or following some lame advice from something I read that had nothing at all to do with me.
NOT THIS TIME. This time, I am just accepting the fact that my weight fluctuates from day to day, even hour to hour. This time, I am aware of the fact that I may be retaining water as I am building muscles, and that is causing the slight gain. This time, I will stop trying to figure out the reason for the gain, and just celebrate the knowledge that I am doing everything right; therefore I am becoming stronger and healthier, and the weight is bound to come off eventually. When I renewed my commitment to SparkPeople, I also made a commitment to myself to just stay on track and within my calorie range for at least a month before even thinking about making any changes. I may gain weight, but I will also know that it will come back off in due time, as my body adjusts to the changes it is undergoing. This time, I am going to do it right! This time I will celebrate my accomplishments rather than allow negative thinking to bring me down!!
Friday, August 17, 2012
1. Stop allowing the scale to dictate the way I feel and interfere with my motivation! (SCALE =
Sinister Contraption Allows Loss of Esteem)
2. Lose pounds and inches
3. Feel and BE healthier
4. Lose most of my aches and pains
1. Put the scale away, only take it out for weekly weigh-ins and don't expect to see a loss every week, sometimes there might be a gain, and that's just the way it is.
2. Get serious about fitness! Track that food for calories and push myself when exercising. No more phoning it in or thinking that just doing anything is enough. This is serious, this is my life, and it's serious business! GET SERIOUS.
3. Exercise consistently as well as seriously. That means 6 DAYS A WEEK exercise with
intensity. If I do weigh myself and don't see the results I had hoped for, be honest about what
may have happened and take steps to change it. Probably underestimated calories consumed
or overestimated calories burned, so be patient while making the necessary adjustments. Do
not use this as an excuse to give up; NEVER GIVE UP AGAIN!
4. Incorporate more yoga and/or pilates for deep stretching to help with body aches.
When I do lose weight, I will try to find something that weighs approximately the amount I lost and heft it up so I can feel it. For example, if I lost 4 lbs., a bag of sugar and lb. of butter is the equivalent to my weight loss. It IS tangible, even if it doesn't feel that way at the time.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's been a long time since I've shown my face around these parts. Oh, I've checked in from time to time, but never made my presence known. I just wasn't ready, and I knew that if I were to come back to my teams and friends, I would only end up disappointing myself and feeling like a failure. Again. And there were other things on my to-do list anyway, so I ticked some of those off while trying to get into the right mindset to tackle this venture again. I believe I am finally in the frame of mind I need to be, and not a moment too soon either!
I have a lot to tackle, health-wise and otherwise, but it is long past time to stop running away and start running towards my challenges with a renewed commitment.
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