Sunday, February 15, 2009
Since the SP goal is better health, better food choices and better fitness...what I need to do is to ID where I stand.
I exercise daily..30 min min. (at the moment that is usually the max. also!) I eat enough calories, but not of the right choices..and I think that is an issue. I am terrible with keeping the full daily record..don't like measuring stuff. I know from my WW days, this is important. I am healthier than when I started, I know more, and have dealt with some health issues.
I am embarrassed that I have managed to gain weight in recent months...and now, with CA, DC (special events) and a visit to my in-laws all coming up in June, it seems ridiculous that others can lose 100+ lbs and I can't lose any! I MUST get this rolling. It is almost 2 yrs that I have been on SP with a net loss of +several lbs! That is outrageous...though I AM back on the exercise bandwagon and AM healthier overall I think.
SO, EAT better (EAT RIGHT) I guess is goal one. Exercise MORE is goal two.
Keep myself accountable is goal three.
Hmmm...now about chocolate...When I lived in St. Croix, I had to have my dd ship my fav. dark chocolate to me from NV...so I was very careful in doling it out. Thus, choclate was never a problem. Somehow, I think I need to keep chocolate in my diet..but go back to the limited dole each day. So..that must be goal Four.
In January I joined the boot camp challenge and enjoyed doing it. I had problems with one thing that really upset my right knee...I have saved all the info and intend to continue doing them, without that ONE exercise. My problem with the boot camp was trying to do all this in front of my computer where there is not appropriate space for exercise. I have also no inflated my exercise ball more...didn't realize what a difference that would make.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Well, it is nearly 9 pm..I just did, more or less, the day three bootcamp. I fell off the ball when I tried to roll down...the dogs don't know WHAT to think of this stuff mom is doing. Working with the weights had me cramped for space in the area here with the computer. My hope is that I can do all these activities...even if I don't MASTER them at first, and then go back and continue working on them.
I think I read somewhere that there are 7 days of workouts, so perhaps that means we will be doing them all again each week. If I can learn the routine, I can do it where there is more room. Oh well, I amTRYING and that is a start. Did my 30 min. cardio also.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Day 2. This involves a balance ball, so I got out my brand new one and inflated it. Today's workout requires a wall! This got interesting since I have no available walls near my computer (can't do these exercises against bookcases or on the stairs!)
I watched the video several times and took some notes...then went elsewhere and tried it. I am pretty shaky with what I am doing this first time..and I skipped the weights..but I did do pretty much what was shown.
I found that my right knee REALLY did not like one of the moves and the crunching sounds scared me. I will have to think about whether to risk stressing this joint again...am I helping strenthen it or risking joint damage? I don't know. Day 3's video has arrived and I "walked" through it w/o the ball and weights...I will bring them up to my computer for tomorrow.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
WOW..just reread my msg to sent to someone on Nov 15th...and am so surprised. I could only do THREE minutes on the exerow and only did 7 on the Gazelle...That was just over a month ago! I do 250-300 pulls on the exerow now...15 -20 minutes. I get on the gazelle with a book in one hand and totally lose track of the time! The treadmill needs lubrication so it is just sitting at the moment. I didn't remember when I had started the indoor exercising but evidently, I am making some kind of progress!!! WHOO HOO!
---------- BOOKWERME wrote: (on Nov 15th) ---------
Because of the weird weather, I have finally begun working out indoors...my little treadmill is not happy about it, but plugged along. Today, I did ten min on the treadmill, then 3 on the Exerow, and 7 on the Gazelle...then ten more on the treadmill. It worked out well, though I am not sure it is as much of a workout as walking around the cowfield or doing a full 30 on the treadmill. I am hoping that some variety will not only help with the boredom but will help jog things along on my stagnant weight loss efforts. Food choices come into play of course, as well and I have NOT done well there. This time last year I had two stents put in my heart, and I am doing well I think. so even though I am not a skinny minnie these days, I believe I am healthier than before!!!
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