Friday, February 08, 2013
It's been 12 weeks since I got back on track. My strength and endurance are definitely much improved. My weight loss is at 18 pounds...not as good as I would like, but I need to up my cardio, and protein intake. I am certainly back to healthy habits and good routines. I'm concerned about what lies around the corner with my umpiring season beginning. I must make sure that I keep my gym schedule in place, while doing my games each weekday, and of course while figuring out my schedul of babysitting the boys. I know I'll find a way, because I must, in order to get back to where I was.
In the meantime I am enjoying lifting weights again. I'm back up to 175 lbs on the leg press and 75 of squats. I keep adding weight every lift to each exercise, and my old body is tolerating most of it, well.
It will be nice to get outside and move more during the day, once this abominable weather gets nicer! So for now, I'll stick to the gym and keep my healthy habits going strong!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I had to attend a meeting last night(I hate being out in the evening - makes falling asleep/waking up harder) and have the boys all week (grandsons 2 & 3 usually only watch them on W-Th-F) and today has been rough! Dragging at the gym - I so wanted to skip cardio - but I did 35 minutes and upped all the weights for each lift. I feel that's a huge victory considering my fatigue level! I'm doing 150 on leg press and 70lb squats-that's good considering I've been very careful of my knee!
The next 3 days are going to be rough to-taking boys to Please Touch museum-cleaning for my granddaughter's 1st birthday party-party in Saturday-Superbowl gathering here Sunday....then have boys 5 days next week again....yikes!!
I'm glad I have such a wonderful, helpful, caring husband who works around his work schedule so I can get to the gym! Don't know how I'd do it otherwise!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Im watching The Biggest Loser and listening to their chef discuss breakfast - showing a recipe of some sort of egg/turkey bacon&sausage pizza that weighs in over 300 calories. My reaction, as it is always, TOO MANY CALORIES. My breakfast is always under 200 calories. Am I off base? Sometimes I don't know. I did lose 3.8 pounds this week, and a total of 19.6 since November. I wish it was coming off faster, but it is what it is, at 57 years of age. I see the weight coming off, but I'm still unhappy with my body, and wish I could speed the process along.
Ok, enough about that...had a really good workout today...
Saturday, January 26, 2013
You know it don't come easy....the fact of the matter is that every overweight person, whether obese or merely needing to lose 10 extra pounds, would sooo love there to be an easy fix. The moment someone realizes you are losing weight, it's like the heavens part and the angels sing and time stands still as they wait for you to give them what amounts to the secret of the universe. It's as if they are sure it's something magical, because no matter how much they know the truth, that diet and exercise have led you down this road to success,; deep down they are certain you have found an easy way. One that allows you you continue to eat as you wish, and not move off the couch, and still drop the pounds!
But alas, the bubble bursts when you explain your method, and further confound them by stating you aren't on a diet, but a change of your lifestyle. It's sad really, how no one wants to do anything, but wish the pounds away. As all of us know, that just won't happen. For we've all been there, with those same dreams, but until we are willing to do the hard, dirty work, the end result was the same; nothing happens, except most likely, gaining more weight, and making you more miserable!
Eating properly+burning more calories than you consume+committing to it daily, is the magic formula, the Holy Grail of weight loss.....sorry to disappoint....
But, the good news is the results are so worth having! Increased health, the ability to run and play with your children/grandchildren, sitting in a theater seat comfortable, participating in a sport or activity you had previously been unable to do because of your weight; these things are priceless! It's as if, there was an entire world locked away from you, and now it's opened up in front of you. I know that's where I'm headed, and I will be better prepared when I get there, to maintain those results.
Losing weight is hard, and maintaining that loss may be even harder, but, nothing worth having is ever easy!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I recently revisited these two USA TODAY articles to remind myself what I can do when I remain committed and focused to my healthy habits. I forgot how far I had gotten, and I now understand that the vision has to be held in the forefront of your mind to stay the course sometimes. Like the visualization/goal setting tools SP we can learn here. I really am continually amazed that SP offers us so much information-proven facts, never gimmicks-and it's all free! Finding this site is the number 1 reason I was able to reach my goals, and the more active I am with my use of the tools here, the easier it is to remain on track!
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