Saturday, March 03, 2007
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
I was just thinking about what tools have allowed me to lose this much weight, and I realized that my competitive nature is a huge part of it. That trait has kept me from plateauing and losing focus. I am constantly stretching my bounderies to see how much I can do. Yes, there is still a little bit of fear in failing, but as I lose more and get in better shape, I'm trying so many more things and forcing myself to work harder. There are so many elements to succeeding at this battle but I think that this is the one character element that I possess that gives me an advantage.
This will be my last post until 3/17 so I will be challenged to stick with my program and keep finding success!
Friday, March 02, 2007
Yesterday I redeemed two gift certificates that I got for Christmas to a local spa. I had a massage and a parrifin pedicure and also got my nails done as well! What an amazing experience! I could have stayed all day getting that massage. It was made even better by the fact that I had gone to a 6 am spinning class and had a pretty intense shoulder/back workout the day before...I could do that on a regular basis for certain!
On the down-side yesterday was so hectic that I missed lunch and didn't get anything between breakfast and my post-workout snack, until dinner! I did have one small bottle of water, but that was it really. They offered cookies and hershey kisses which I did not partake of...so I had to play catch-up with my water for the rest of the night. I'm not positive that I did get enough calories for the day...I didn't...so I can't let that happen again,
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Today I went to spinning at 6 am! I was amazed that even though I got up at 5:15 I seemed to have more energy than when I go at 9. I'm not sure why that is, as I didn't go to bed early or anything, but I may try going at this time in the morning again...of course that won't be until I get back from Florida, but I think it's a good way to go. This class was only 45 minutes but it was way intense.
I'm getting a little nervous about not having the gym for 10 days or more. This will be the first time since we took Ashley to Boston in August that I will miss even 2 days. I do have a plan in place in the event that there are no facilities, but I will miss my spinning that's for sure.
Well, there's no point obsessing, I just need to be confident and sure that I can do this and I can adjust to whatever is thrown my way!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Well, I'm back from the gym! Well, considering my lack of energy this morning I had a pretty good workout. Today was chest and back day. I also did 45 minutes on the tredmill. I wasn't really feeling that, but I did my 30 minute interval program (running)with hills. Than I did an additional 15 minutes. According to my Nike+ I set a new personal best for the mile! I also got in 3.65 miles distance wise. I did wimp out on the stretching, I just wanted to get out of there and since it was later than usual and lunchtime, I was starving! But, all in all I'm pleased with my workout and the effort I gave.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Well it's 8:48 and I'm not at the gym yet! I'm feeling very sluggish this morning. I've eaten my breakfast and I'm dressed and ready for the gym. I'm just going to get there much later than usual. But, that's ok because I don't have anything else planned for the day, and they don't close, so as long as I get there that's all that matters! I'm not sure I can continue to look at the before picture I put on my page yesterday---ugh---and I was about 30 pounds heavier before that was taken!!!!! But, I guess a daily reminder of where I came from is a good thing. Why don't our minds let us see ourselves honestly when we are that obese? I really thought I looked good that day! Ha Ha Ha, jokes on me...but does that mean that the person I see now doesn't look that good either? That would be very disappointing after all this work! So, I'm stopping my procrastination and going to the gym now. I'll be back later!
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