Thursday, November 03, 2011
There seems to be a disconnect in my mind between losing weight and eating. I thought at first that I needed some new goals - but I have goals - I just don't seem to connect the fact that I keep eating to why I have trouble meeting those goals.
So, let's clarify some goals:
I want to run a 5K. Didn't make it before I turned 60, but I still want to do it. Maybe it's too big a goal for today? Ok fine . . .
I want to run at least 1/4 mile 3x a week for one month.
But that still doesn't stop the fact that I'm eating like a fullback. How the heck do I make POSITIVE goals for that . . . yeah, yeah - eat more F/V - eat more mindfully (I really think that might help, but I have a LOT of trouble sticking with it.)
GOAL: 1 meal a day - eat mindfully. Define mindfully: when there's food in your mouth, nothing is in your hands. No fork with the next bite, no bread, no nothing. Eat, chew, breathe, take another bite. Ok, I can do that for a month - 1 meal/day.
Water - blech! 6 glasses a day -
I'll try (truthfully, I have no belief that I can do this - but that may be my depression talking)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I don't get it. Yesterday, I did 585 upper body reps, and today I'm not sore. WHILE I was doing them (with the trainer - are you crazy, I wouldn't do all those reps on my own), I didn't realize the volume. He would say 20 reps - and I would moan, because we do EVERYTHING 3 times, so 20 reps really means 60 reps - and while the first 20 were usually ok, the second 20 were rough, and the third twenty were killers - but I made it through the first 9 exercises . . . until the pushups at the end -- and I guess I looked so pathetic that we settled for 20, 15, then 10.
SO - why am I not sore today?
We didn't do chest presses - they always grab my pecs. We didn't do triceps - THEY always are sore the next day . . . and we didn't do any &*^% squats (he's probably saving them for tomorrow) - and squats ALWAYS hurt.
But I really would have thought that 585 of ANYTHING would hurt.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Crow: The yoga pose where you place your arms at a 90 degree angle, then prop your knees up on your elbows, then eventually lift your body up so that you are balanced on your arms! (and gee, I balanced for at LEAST 2 seconds) But I did it. I did it. I did it.
Also (in an even more monumental event), driving to yoga, I thought, "maybe today I'll do pigeon." Then I thought - "now why would I do pigeon when it hurts my knees the way that it does? I DON'T think I'll do pigeon."
Why is this monumental? Because I can't ever remember in my life opting for something that is good for my body. Normally, I fight through, push even harder, keep on, hang in . . . no one can tell me I'm not going to/can't do anything. And to back off and accept that sometimes, I have to listen to my body and do the right thing? Wow -- for me, that's big.
Just for a minute - let's expand that thought - doing something right and good for my body - gee, like not eating the donut? like not having 2 bagels for breakfast? Listening to my body and CHOOSING the right thing?
This could be the start of something really really big.
Monday, September 19, 2011
They say "start small." So, here's small:
1) Drink water - 6 glasses. I know that SP recommends more, but let's start SOMEWHERE. Thus far, I've had 4 today.
2) No FRIED FOODS.
3) No stopping at the grocery store to buy a donut, cookie or brownie . . . just because I want it.
Is that enough? Well, certainly, it's an improvement. So, that's the plan for the week. 3 lousy litle things. I can do this one.
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