Friday, June 01, 2012
So one of the things I do every month, at least when I'm focused on getting to goal, is to measure my hips, waist, and thighs. I weigh every day, and make sure that I do on the 1st as well. The measurements help me see progress I may not normally be aware of.
This month, my thigh measurement is the same (26 inches), but I lost 2 inches in my waist and 1/2 inch in my hips. I was disappointed to be back at 186 this morning, but when I went back to May 1st, I'm down 3 pounds since then. Definitely not the progress I'd hoped for, but better than nothing, right?
So my June goals:
* Continue to work out consistently, 6 days a week. Increase intensity, especially with total body workout.
* Stay in my calorie range most days
* NOT BLOW IT ON WEEKENDS. This is my toughest one, for sure.
I already figure that Vegas will be tough with eating. All I can do there is do my best and try to find the healthiest options I can find. We'll see how that goes. The hotel has a workout room, so I plan to be in it each day. I want to get in a run on Thursday before we go, then make sure I workout Friday and Saturday. Possibly Sunday before we come home, but we'll see how that one goes.
I want to see better progress in June! I won't have the stresses of school, so hopefully I can stay focused during the day and not lose it on the weekends. That's where my biggest setbacks seem to happen.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Today was day 2 of our curriculum training, and I did so well during the morning, which was the worst part of it, at avoiding the bagels and mini muffins. I munched on my grapes and ONE mini dark chocolate bar.
Then we went for lunch... oh my did I eat lunch. We went to this wonderful Italian deli and I definitely ate more than I should have. So much so that I probably won't eat dinner. If I get hungry, I'll eat some veggies.
I came home and ran - go me - and now I'm falling asleep on the couch. Is 6:45 too early to go to bed? :)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I finished school last Wednesday, which was AWESOME. I love being out. Thursday I had lunch with my husband (not healthy) and Friday I was in my daughter's classroom. I didn't eat lunch there, but then Friday night we went and got new tattoos, and we did pizza for dinner. The weekend went downhill from there, food-wise. I tried to be moderate in what I ate, but let's be realistic - a pool party (that we finally left at 12:30 am!!), then out with friends, then out shopping and dinner at mom's does not make for a healthy weekend. And yes, I'm paying for that today in terms of how I feel and the scale. I should even out in a few days, but it's not so great today for sure.
I'm disappointed in myself overall for not having better willpower. Not just over the last week or so, but in general. I really wanted to be down into the 170s before we go to Vegas, but I just don't see that happening now. And I'm not about to starve myself and get there in an unhealthy way. Until we leave, most of my food intake will be fruits and veggies with light protein, and I'll get wherever I get. Because it's about more than feeling good for Vegas - it's about getting where I NEED to be.
The hubs and I went shopping yesterday for date night clothes. He likes to pick out dresses for me for when we go out and I love to dress for him, so it's a win-win. He chose two dresses that are VERY tight. Nothing I'd normally choose for myself, but he loved them, and I'll still be able to wear them as I lose weight (gotta love stretchy fabric!), but goodness - it's definitely evident that I dress for him. Even more motivation to get my butt moving. :)
Time to finish cleaning the bathrooms and vacuum, then I may lay down for a bit before I have to go get my munchkin. I'm planning a good long (stationary) bike ride this evening. :)
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Three days to go! And two of them are early release days. This makes me SO happy! What would make me even happier is if I get off my rear and finish grading. :)
This week has been so good, overall! Even though I went WAY over calories on Friday and the boy and I were out drinking last night, I'm down another pound today (I'll put it in in SP if it's still gone tomorrow). YES!! The only day I didn't exercise last week was Friday, and that was because I'd spent all day in the sun and heat with my kids at the water park for the 8th grade field trip. I just finished eating a protein meal bar for breakfast, and will go do Coach Nicole's butt-kicker workout in a bit before we go to my brother's for a late mother's day lunch and pool time, then it's done. Then when we get home I can grade the crap I didn't get graded earlier and finish laundry. I still can't believe the year's almost over.
I'm pretty pleased with how my focus has been this week. At the water park, I snuck in my veggies for lunch and had a hamburger (patty only) with it for lunch. The overage in calories was from dinner - we ordered pizza because I was so darn tired! Yesterday I had two pieces of the leftover pizza for lunch and still managed to end up close to the top of my range when I mentally factor in the alcohol. I may have gone slightly over, but I also dance a lot when we're out, so that helps. :) I was so stinkin' excited to see 183 on the scale this morning - hell of a motivator! Especially after having had to go swimsuit shopping earlier in the week, trying to find something for the park (a feat that I was not successful in, by the way) and being so bummed out by the mirror. I had been feeling good about progress, even though it wasn't where I wanted to be yet, but then I went swimsuit shopping and blew that all to hell. But I'm feeling better about it today. No, I'm not at goal like I would be if I'd stayed consistent for the last year, and I'm probably not going to be at my mini-goal before Vegas (but I do have 3 weeks, so we'll see where I get), but darn it, I'm doing pretty darn well overall. And that's nothing to sneeze at. I've actually lost a total of 10 pounds since I started back at it at the end of April, and really only got serious in the last few weeks. My body does this weird thing where I don't lose anything for a bit then I lose 3-4, sometimes 5 pounds in a few days. Then I stay there and repeat. It's frustrating, but it's what happens, so I'm not gonna stress it. I'm doing 3 days of cardio (usually running, but sometimes I may add in biking) and 3 days of Coach Nicole's workout (just restarted that this week, so I haven't been doing that consistently yet), and eventually I'll see what I want.
Speaking of that... time to change and get the butt-kicker done for the day. Family BBQ awaits me in a few hours!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
After Coach Nicole's total body challenge yesterday and a run today, I'm definitely sore. I hurt, but it's a good thing - it reminds me that I'm pushing my body, I'm working it hard. Today's run was hard, for sure - I was so tired and would have happily given myself permission to skip it. But I'm in the zone lately, at least with exercise, and I just couldn't. I could not let myself take that step backward. And I'm glad I didn't skip it. In fact, I pushed 10 minutes of my run up a notch and went just a bit faster. I'm gradually trying to increase speed to get the distance, rather than increase time a lot. It's so hard to fit a long workout in, so I'm working on speed.
I've been so busy today that when I got home, I'd only had about 350 calories. So I had a nice big dinner and I'm going to hit the hay early. The next 5 days are gonna be insane, so I have to make sure I get rest. Oh, and eating well would probably help. :) I've been doing OK - just gotta keep that momentum going.
Five days. I just have to survive 5 more school days.
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