Friday, July 23, 2010
Iíve been using fly ladyís technique of using a timer. I know a lot about being overworked---having more to do in a day than is possible in 24 hours. Long ago, I learned to prioritize, get what you can get done done, and let go the rest. Occasionally, I re-train myself.
So today I focused on fifteen minutes. My major tasks take longer than fifteen minutes, but after fifteen minutes, I get a sip of water, stretch or change tasks to keep things fresh. Today, I even got on the Swiss ball and did a number of push-ups and planks (working up a sweat actually) while doing another large task.
My DH is depressed so when he comes home, I try to keep up his spirits. I hope he isnít depressed so long I canít cheer him. He has to come out of the funk himself. He does very little exercise. He also does not delegate chores to others and is overwhelmed He has things to do that he believes only he can do and will not let others help him. It is an awful habit. I would like it if he would let go and relax, let others do the work, and accept that it may be done differently. I am extremely capable, as are the children. Understandably, there are certain things a person wants to do themselvesóbut the list should be short, not long.
I thank goodness for exercise, or his funk would pull me down.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I did 30 minutes of technogym wave followed by weight lifting/strength training for upper body and abdominals. The sweat poured off me and I feel GREAT!! I canít wait til the next workout.
I got a new ipod but found my hardrive on my little macbook air canít hold as much music as the ipod! I will have to figure out what to doóI would like to have lots of music with me. My son is into weird musicals and symphonies that would be fun to listen to and I have a lot of fast paced cardio music of my own.
I feel proud of my shimmering shoulders today. I will feel sore tomorrow. It is amazing how you canít lift any more weight then you move on to another body section and come back to the first and lift some more. I donít want to overdo my upper body today, though. I can do more cardio and will do lower body tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
ďMany people get started in their journey toward reaching their goals but find discouragement at setbacks. This discouragement can quickly cause them to abandon their goals in favor of the old habits that are easier and most familiar.Ē (from todayís dailyspark blog)- yup, I have done that. Strategy: Go read one of the message board threads about how others jump back on the wagon.
ďFinish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdites have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsenseĒ emerson. (from Live2run4lifeís sparkpage)
I was inspired by a thread about how to jump back on the wagon, so I weighed in. I FEEL like 230óbecause of all my lapses the last few weeks. As it turned out, my damage was only 2 pounds higher than my last weigh in. I have been crazily going back to old habits and beatiní myself up over nothiní. I KNOW HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT. For me, I eat non-processed whole oats with protein and other good stuff in the morning and GO TO THE Y. Thatís my routine. Itís best when I go to the Y and directly to a class. But itís too late this morning for a class so I can do my weight lifting and cardio doing some old routines. Today, at 3:30, I have a 5hour roadtrip so I better get Ďer done NOW!
I am the maker of my own misery. I beat myself up and sabotage myself. Isnít that Crazy?? In part, it is because I am a health professional and think I should be perfect. Well, Iím not. Iím pretty darn good but NOT perfect. Today is an example. I donít wittingly do it (sabotage myself)óbut seem to do it subconsciously. I learned little things help get me back on track. For example, I jump up to routines thanks to flylady reminders. I check my friend feed on spark people, sometimes check some positive peopleís blogs from my friendís list, read a few messages on the message boardsóand that helps get my mojo back. When I fall, someone else is on the wagonóso that helps me get back.
I was consistent from January through June with workouts because I was in a twice a week weightlifting class. I took spinning just to warm up! I did lifts along with cardio 5-6 days a week for usually 90 minutes. I got off the wagon starting May 4 when I had to take a thousand mile trip cross-country. The last three weeks, I really let myself slip back into old eating habits. NO WAY! I am STOPPING those behaviors here and now. I will not meet my goal Ďon scheduleí. I see now that I donít have to have everything lined up in my life to focus on the weight loss goal. My weight loss program is separate from other issues in my life AND when I set and stick to small goals, the process and gain in confidence I get from the weight loss spreads over to the other arenas in my life.
Keep up the consistency, people. Take charge of your life!
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