Friday, June 29, 2012
Well, June was a mess. I spent 2 weeks in bed, sick with an awful cold. This meant no exercise and I could feel myself getting fatter as I sat there. I tracked more often to make sure I was staying within my calories in the hopes that I wouldn't gain. My only hope for this month was to maintain my loss and get back on track as soon as possible.
Weight goal: Get to the 10kg lost mark. That would require me to lose 1.2kg, which is doable. It would put me at 77.3kg.
Luckily for me I had a loss before I got sick, and after some fluctuations I managed to maintain that loss. Once I got my eating under control and stopped eating like I was still working out I managed to lose another 600g. That put me at 77.2kg and 1.3kg lost for the month. Gotta be happy with that!
Nutrition: Keep on, keeping on! I guess what I am doing is working, so why mess with success?
I had to start tracking once I got sick. Not being able to exercise meant that I wasn't able to eat as much as I was used to, so I started tracking to make sure I wasn't over eating. I staying towards the lower end of my range most of the time, and this worked for me.
Water: I need to make sure I keep my fluid intake up during these colder months. Herbal tea is helping with this, and it gives me something warm to hold on to.
Being sick = more water than ever. I even started drinking 1/2 a glass of OJ a day to help keep me hydrated and for the vitamin C. Oh, and ice blocks for my sore throat. They totally count towards fluid intake!
Exercise: Keep up with my current routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. Again, why mess with success? My boxing class is different every week, and my weights program changes every 6 weeks, so my body won't get used to anything.
Obviously my illness meant missing out on a lot of exercise. I am a master cat snuggler now, can that count?
6 month progress pic (10kg lost)
Weight goal: Lose 900g. That will take me to 76.3kg and 11kg lost. I think this is manageable, especially since the first 2 weeks of the month are holidays, so I have plenty of time to exercise and eat right.
Nutrition: Try to track 1 weekday and 1 weekend day a week. Keep up the fruit and veggies, especially on the weekend!
Exercise: Get back to my routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. I want to move every day of the holidays, even if it is just a walk.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
...Until I am on school holidays for 2 whole weeks! Yippee! I love my job, but I love the break, too. Not that it is all relaxing and reading; I have heaps of planning to do, and I need to get my BT folder up to date because I have really been slacking.
I haven't got a lot planned for the holidays. I do plan on working out everyday, even if it is only 10 minutes. Since I have spare time it make sense to kick it up a notch. I have also booked myself in for a massage next Wednesday, which I feel I have really earned. Can't wait to have all my cares melt away.
In sparking news, I have just had 2 rest days...IN A ROW! Yeah worked too late for my Wednesday boxing class and today is my usual rest day so I just went with it. Strength training tomorrow, with my new weights program. AND I had Chinese food for dinner. Luckily for me, I have this weird tradition where I lose 300g the day after eating Chinese food. Lets hope the tradition continues so I can have a big loss this month!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I just like that picture. Hehe!
So I have had 2 weight loss comments this week. The first was yesterday on my first day back at work after having a week off. One of the other teachers just said in passing that I was fading away, and made reference to my time off sick (he must have thought I had a tummy bug). Then this morning, my tutor teacher said to me "You're wasting away!"
Now, these compliments and comments are lovely, and I love getting them. I just hate the "Now, don't lose anymore" or "Why do you need to lose more weight?" that come along with them. I am just firm and tell them that my goal in another 8kg away, but I am in no hurry.
In other news
I went to the gym tonight to run through my new program with a trainer. He is a meanie. I am going to hurt tomorrow. He showed me one move and I just raised and eyebrow and asked if he was serious. It was basically 1 legged squats with a press. Now, gravity and I have an understanding, and as long as both feet are on the floor we seem to get along rather well. Anything else and I tend to fall over. I ended up doing it with my hand hovering above a bench so I could catch myself if I started to tip. We shall call it a challenge, and I'll just have to work on it!
I cleaned out all of my fat pants. Nana is a size 16, so she inherited 3 pairs of my size 16 jeans. I don't plan on needing them again, so there was no point having them clutter up my wardrobe. I'm holding on to my tops because they can't fall off, so I can wear them longer. Most of them look fine with a belt. Once I reach my goal/look too silly in my tops Nana can have first dibs before I donate them.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today I was sitting in the staffroom eating lunch. I had just finished my ham toasted sandwiches and was opening my fun size Mars bar. A co-worker comes in and says "well, that isn't a healthy lunch, is it?". Seriously? It isn't like it was a king size and I was refusing to share, or it was all I was eating. I eat a balanced and healthy diet, which includes treats. So, I whipped out my reward (see below) and said "See this? I got this yesterday as my reward for losing 10 kilos in 6 months. I think I'm allowed a bit of chocolate!" She kinda backed off, but it still annoyed me. I don't comment on her lunch, on her lack of fresh fruit and veggies, so why comment on me having a chocolate bar? Gah!
I got myself a little reward for hitting the 10kg lost mark, a new bead for my bracelet! This isn't the exact bead, but it is close enough. I can't get a good photo and the store doesn't have it on the website. I love snowflakes and I have been wanting one for my bracelet, but I needed a special occasion. I'll get another one once I hit my goal weight, which I have already picked out. Now I have a permanent reminder of my success right on my wrist!
On Wednesday I usually do a boxing class. This Wednesday, I have parent teacher interviews and they won't finish until way after the classes are over. So, should I take a rest day OR should I hit the gym? I usually hate cardio equipment but I was thinking I could set myself a little challenge. A triathlon, of sorts. I could do 10K on the bike, 3K on the treadmill and then 5 minutes on the cross trainer, or something like that. Work up a sweat, and hopefully keep my mind occupied because I will be switching up, trying to go quickly so I can get it over and done with. Thoughts?
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