So here I am, putting off my cardio to write this blog. I said in a previous blog that I'm writing weekly goals instead of monthly and I just now got a few mins from the babies to sit down and think and write. I only have 3 days left of this week so my goals are going to be very safe.
1. Maintain my weight of 237lbs.
2. Lose an inch off of my waist and hips combined.
3. Do atleast 30 mins of cardio, atleast 4 days a week.
4. Weigh myself ONLY ONCE a week - Sunday morning around 9am.
Ok . . . I have come to the conclusion that I HATE monthly goals!!! I'm not a patient person and would rather set weekly goals. So scratch that November Goals blog and I'm gonna start with weekly goals.
First of all, I'm changing my weigh-in day. started with Wednesday cuz that happened to be the first day I started SP. Well it's right in the middle of my workouts and the SP tracking week so it's hard to evaluate. My weigh-ins are now gonna be on Sunday mornings. Another issue I'm wondering about is weighing myself. I know everyone says to do it once a week but on an average i weigh myself about every other day. I feel it helps me keep myself in check to see how well I am doing during the week. I think I'm gonna try and change it to once a week, Sundays only. Not 100% but just an idea I'm throwin around in my head.
Gotta run - baby is fussin. Will set half weekly goals (being it's already Wednesday) sometime today.
This week has been a terrible one!!! My mom suggested making pumpkin bread/muffins cuz of the holidays and I couldn't resist. I looked up low cal recipes and made sure to record all I ate. I managed to stay within my range, 5 days outta 7. She has been bringing home cookies from work (she works at Perkins and their cookies are to DIE for!!!). I will take a bite or two but not eat a whole cookie. Those things are humongous!
Exercise wise, I did 5 workouts instead of the 4 I planned and have even upped the intensity of my cardio. I use the elliptical and started using the resistance function and I'm always pouring sweat during and after the workouts. I'm HOPING this extra pound is muscle and not fat. I have lost an inch on my hips but my waist has stayed the same.
I recently took out my old clothes in my closet that I had put away when I had my pregnant belly and couldn't fit. I now have 2 new pairs of pants and 5 new t shirts I can wear. I also fit in a smaller size pants! When I was pregnant, at my all time high of 277, I was wearing a size 22. Even after I had the baby and plateaued at 252 I wore the same size 22. I pulled out a pair of size 20 pants and was able to put them on with no problem! So my body is progressing . . . just wish the would show it.
It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do! I'm a mommy of a 2.5 yrs old and a 4 months old and I haven't had a full night's sleep since halfway thru my last pregnancy, around the beginning of this yr. My lil one has slept thru the night since about 2.5 months, but if he's not getting up my 2.5 yrs old is. She takes her daily nap around 2, 3pm and sleeps 2 to 3 hrs so she's waking up around 6pm and is up til 1130pm, midnight on most nights. We try keeping her awake so she's exhausted by 830, 9pm but that is so hard to do with a newborn. I'm a stay at home mom so u'd think I'd have a handle of the situation - NOPE! It's a lot harder than it sounds.
So last night my hubby watched the kids thru out the night while I slept. usually I hear em anyways and get up with him thru out the night but not last night - I was dead to the world!!!
I got up this morning at 540am with the baby and felt so refreshed!!! I was even able to get my cardio in today while the baby napped. (I'm not scheduled for cardio but we went out for pizza last night so I HAD to.) Tonight, my mom is gonna watch the kids and the hubby and I are going to Disney to have some time to ourselves. Today is looking to be a great day!!!
It's around 630am and I'm looking back on yesterday . . . I had such a bad day I started the morning off okay but as the day progressed I found myself in a sullen, depressed mood and couldn't pull myself out of it. I'm not sure what put me there, but I just couldn't shake it. From that point I lost the will power and allowed myself to have a splurge day. I havent done it in a while so I just let my emotions take over and ate and did what I felt like doing. I didn't track calories. I didn't do my cardio. I took care of the kids and dealt with my emotions the best I knew how.
But today is a new day! It's also Thursday which means I get to take time out for ME I'm up early before the kids (I didn't plan it - it just happened) so I'm trying to get my heart and mind back in the healthy mindset again.