Sunday, June 03, 2012
Though I've been busy, I'm still keeping at it. I'm not nearly losing as much weight as I'd like to - but - I am still losing weight. :) That's what matters!
It's my favorite time of the year. I'm outside more often, in the garden, on the scooter (not yet.. though I've ordered the part to fix it!!!) and I just love it.
My garden was all mapped out, 12x4. I had my cotton twine mapping out my squares, and I moved all my indoor plants outside and once I planted them removed the twine. It looks great. Lots of fresh veggies for the summer. I've got: tomatoes (Beefsteak, grape and roma), hot peppers, red peppers, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, leaf lettuce, carrots, onions, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon and sweet corn. Very exciting!! Can't wait until everything gets adjusted and starts growing growing growing.
I even threw in a few marigold to keep the pests away. I was thinking about putting in a soaker hose, but I'm not sure. We shall see.....
Also, starting tomorrow I am going to switch up my gym time. I was usually going in the evenings, but I would REALLY love to go in the mornings. The only thing about that is I have to be at work at 7:45. I'm not THAT much of a morning person, but I just feel like I have more energy when I wake myself up early and hit the gym in the AM instead of the PM. So... we're going to give that a solid try all week. That means waking up at 5:40.
Hope everyone else is doing well.. sticking to it! :)
Saturday, May 05, 2012
So, just thought I'd post a little something. I know it's only Day 5, in May, but I feel completely refreshed. I've jumped back in feet first after my whole month of slacking, and it feels great.
Then I get that "UGGGHHH" feeling, because damn, how much further could I have been if I didn't slack a whole month?! And then I get upset with myself for giving up on this thing a year ago. I could be FIT right now! And actively "maintaining" instead of actively "losing"! Not that I'm beating myself up or anything, I know that doesn't change anything, just saying. Anyone else ever feel like that? I know at least I am doing something NOW, and sticking with it. :)
It has been a great Saturday. I spent the day outside in the yard, mowing, and raking, and weed whacking, and shoveling and planting and mulching.. sheesh :) Let's just say I feel the burn. I hope my fellow Sparkies felt the burn today too.
Spark on my friends, spark on :)
Sunday, April 29, 2012
This whole entire month, I have been having the hardest time keeping motivated. I haven't been sticking to my gym routine, and I haven't been tracking my calories as religiously as I know I should be. One day I'll eat great, the next, I'll eat like crap. And tons of it. One day I'll go to the gym, the next 4 days I'll sit on my couch like a lump. UGH! 3 whole months of going strong, and then boom, I feel like I hit a brick wall.
I want this more than anything, but gosh did I slack off this month. I went out for drinks, then my birthday crept up, so I was going to dinner after dinner, then my sister had a baby, so more celebration. Though that is no excuse, after getting a taste of my old ways, it was hard to get back into a routine.
I am done with that though, and I am ready to kick it up a notch. I've been wearing a pedometer for the past week to see how many steps I've been getting in at work. I've been hovering between 7000-9000. I want to try and fit in some more outside activities, maybe walks during lunch? Get outside of that stuffy prison! I might try packing a sandwich and eating it in my car and then going for a walk. That might help me get in gear.
I also REALLY need to kick up my gym routine. I want to strength train and keep with it. I was doing it every MWF, and I liked doing it.. but I just sort of stopped. NO MORE STOPPING!
I gained some pounds back from all this slacking, and though I'm still not at my starting weight, I feel horrible. I've got to lose it.
Hopefully I can squeeze some more spark people in... it really kept me going. Once I stopped logging on every day, and checking on my fellow Sparkies, I definitely trailed off. I can honestly say it keeps me in line.
So, here's to getting back into my routine!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
So, a brief update.. nothing exercise wise though - my sister finally had her baby. I'm an auntie for the second time around, to a little girl. So that makes one nephew and one neice!
7lb 7oz Memorie Ana'lise Martin
I got out of work yesterday and spent from 4pm until 3am in the hospital, so I'm pretty exhausted :) I did manage to make a zombie-like shopping trip at the grocery store and pick up lots of veggies, healthy snacks and meals for the week lol, so.. until then....
Hope everyone has a good weekend, and a great Easter. :)
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Yes, you heard (well, read) right. I did indeed eat a cupcake for breakfast. It was delicious, yet, suprisingly unsatisfying. I was making quite a few for my sister's baby shower, so I was up bright and early baking and frosting and packing.... and it was just there, looking at me.. all cute and cupcake like. "Eat me, I'm delicious", I could hear it practically speak.
But, I stopped after one. I took the rest and boxed them up and away they went.
And that was that. I was back on track for the rest of the day. AMAZING.
That's how I know I am evolving so to say. Before my mind would have been like, OH DEAR, A CUPCAKE FOR BREAKFAST... mind as well have ANOTHER ONE. And another one. OH DEAR, 3 cupcakes.. mind as well forget the rest of the day, no need to eat healthy since I've ruined it with cupcakes.
But I didn't do that. :)
I took the weekend off from the gym, my body just felt like it needed a break. I haven't felt quite up to par, so hopefully a nice well rested weekend will do the trick.
Goal for tomorrow: Perhaps a more balance breakfast.
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