I am going to make 2011 my year. So here's to the start of a new me :] I weighed in this morning at a not so hot 162.5 lbs. I have 4 weeks to bust my butt for my military fitness test.Since I'm starting in the middle of January I combined my goals with the month of February too. I WILL NOT MAKE EXCUSES!
Jan & Feb Goals
1. Cardio - 45 mins/4x a week
2. Strength training - 15 mins/2-3x a week
3. WATER! WATER! WATER!
4. Snack on fruits and veggies
5. 30 Day Shred every other day
6. Lose 1 lb a week
7. No eating after 8pm
I can feel myself gaining weight and I really don't want to step on a scale and see the numbers right now. This is my own fault.
I have been using school as an excuse and I shouldn't be. I have been struggling in my Pharmacology class so I put off working out to be able to study more. So, I have to figure out a way to study and workout at the same time. I'm very weird when it comes to studying... I usually have to be in complete silence to be able to absord it all it... so I gotta figure out something.
The family gym membership my parents bought has expired so I have been using that as an excuse to not workout even though I can go to the base gym for free. I have this fear of gyms... i know it's a little ridiculous...lol. I feel like a complete idiot when I go to a new gym cause all the machinery is different. I just need to suck it up and start going after school again!
After failing my fitness test by 1.8 points I had gotten pretty bummed out about working out. I actually worked out and prepared for this way more than I ever have before and failing didn't help at all. I have to retest in February and I just realized the other day that I have about 11 weeks left to start training again... sooo here I go!
FOOOOOD! I like food wayyyyy too much. I have not been able to get this part under control AT ALL! This is by far my biggest struggle. I do good for awhile and then I get sick of eating healthy and eat all the fattening foods ever made! So, I need to start packing my lunch for work again and maybe prewriting what I'm going to have for lunch at school.
But other than that everything else has been going great! Abbie is doing great in school... talks a little too much though lol. She's going to be 7 in four weeks!!! It feels like she was just born! Me and the boyfriend are doing great...we have our moments though lol. He moved in with me in October and I'm excited about the holidays together. I have a happy little family :]
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay strong during the holidays cause I sure need all the encouragement I can get!
So, I'm just going to throw it out there and say I did completely awful the months of August. I didn't go as many Zumba classes as I should have, didn't even try to do Shred, didn't even try to find weight lifting training to do, etc. I didn't even meet my goal to losing 5 lbs by the BSB concert. And I can put all my excuses to why but you know what... THERE IS NO EXCUSE! I failed miserably this month.
And I know this shouldn't be an excuse either but school started back up for me. So my goals while I'm in school is to watch what I eat and work out as much as possible. I will have no life until may 2011. I'll only be able to check in every once in awhile :[
I hope everyone has a great week and their sparks stay lit :]
1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day - this use to never be a problem for me but I have been slacking
2. Eat out only 1-2 times a week - this will be hard!
3. Do 30 DS every day or every other day.
4. Do at least 30 min exercising 3-4 days a week.
5. Snack on fruits and veggies!
1. I actually filled up my water bottle almost everyday and would refill it I don't know how many times during the day! So, I def met ths goal.
2. There was only a couple times where I ate out 3 times week. This has actually gotten easier for me to do too because since I moved out I don't have a lot of extra spending money.
3. I didn't so Shred at all. I can't figure out what is up with my DVD player. lol So this is still a work in progress
4. I tried making it to Zumba three days a week and if not I would try to run on the treadmill or go to the YMCA and do the elliptical.
5. I have been snacking a lot on fruits and veggies but I still like my 100 calorie pack sweetness stuff :]
Overall, I think I actually did pretty well with my goals besides the Shred. lol. So I'm still going to keep these goals and hopefully figure out what is up with my DVD player. I am also going to add another goal -
6. Do more strength training. - I really would like to tone up some areas and I know cardio isn't going to help that much on that so I need to lift some weights!!!
So, I want to confess this crazy fear I have. I absolutely hate going to Zumba classes by myself. If Tasha or my other friend Shauna can't go with me I don't go. I don't know what it is but I just don't like going to those type of things by myself. For the longest time I actually hated going to the gym by myself but I have gotten over that fear. lol. I just don't know what it is. Luckily, at least one of them have been able to go to Zumba with me but when our schedules get crazy again I don't know what I'm going to do! I need to get over this fear. lol.
I have 3 1/2 lbs to lose in 3 weeks before the BSB concert!!!! I was actually surprised when I saw the number on the scale this morning because I haven't worked out since last Thursday, I'm about to start, and I haven't been eating all that great. It's going to catch up to me though because I leave for vacation on Sunday!! I really hope I have the willpower to not engorge all the yummy foods and actually do some fun working out while I'm on vacation. We;ll see what the scale says when I return!
My daughter starts 1st grade in 3 weeks and I start school in 4 weeks!!!! I am so not ready for school to start back up. My daughter sure is ready to go back though. Between the two of our schedules I'm going to be crazy busy and I really will need to make work out appointments just so I can get them in!!! It's going to a crazy school year for the both of us!
I hope all you lovely Sparkers have a great rest of the week and a fantabulous weekend!!!
So, all you ladies out there.... How in the world do you get through TOM? I have got to admit that getting through TOM is by far the worst thing for me to do. It usually happens the week before I start, I don't want to workout, just stay lazy and not even have the motivation to do anything. I want to eat everything in site and it's like if I eat reduced calorie sweet stuff it's not good enough and I want to eat all the callories and fattening food in the world. Maybe it's all just in my mind bt it absolutely sucks.
So, I just want to know what do you ladies do?