Thursday, March 06, 2014
For my new years resolution I decided to give it another shot at getting healthy. I know, it's not REALLY an option... and this has been a goal of mine for several years. This year however, I meant it. I told my husband and my kids this what I NEEDED to do. They were behind me. They still are. I am too.
Thus far, I have kept that promise to myself and to my family. I have been working out 4-5 times a week with the exception of 1 week in the middle and only got in 3-1 hour work outs. I've found a new method of measuring my food and since then, I have lost 6 lbs! Wahoo!
Last week though I fell off my band wagon and I gained a pound back. Where I was sad about that, I wasn't going to let it destroy me. I jumped right back on, and started eating right again. I planned on working out again too.
AKA - I haven't done well in the exercise realm. Monday, I didn't work out like I planned. Tuesday I did. Wednesday (yesterday) was Ash Wednesday and I had too many other obligations to workout w/o severally depriving myself a good nights rest... so I opted to not work out - again. That means I've only worked out once so far this week! And it's not going to get much better either. I'm so upset, I don't know what to do.
During lunch w/Dad today, I realized that both of my kids are going to have both baseball/T-ball practice days on 2 of my 3 work out class days (with an instructor) and at different locations. I'm so upset.
I live in an itty bitty town where we only have 3 classes that are instructor motivated, PERIOD. My only saving grace, that I will have to somehow use to my advantage, is that one practice will be at the same location as my work out class the "city/town"park. If it were my son's practice, there would be no problem with me leaving the practice to work out - but it's my daughter's practice, and I THINK there is a very high probability that she will freak out if I leave her to work out.
I hope with all my hope, that when I talk to her today on the way to 1st practice that she will understand that this is something very important to me and to the family and that I need to continue to work out including during her practices.
Of course though, all of this worrying is only for PRACTICE - I'm not looking forward to finally receiving the game schedule. Maybe, just maybe, luck will be on my side and they will fall on days that I don't have class.
If none of this works out though, I will need your good vibes in helping me figure a way out to get my DVD work outs in while not disrupting my need of sleep time.
(Right now my schedule is:
6AM wake up
6:45-6:50 leave for work
6:-6:30 get home
6:20-630 instructor led 1 hour classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30-7:45 get home.
8:30 start putting kids to bed
9:00 my chilax time or shower if not already.
11:00 hopefully I'm either falling asleep or already asleep.
About 2AM my daughter disrupts my sleep by climbing into bed or I take her back to her room where I fall asleep... and then I wake up about 3 or 4 to go back to my bed. Jason has never woken up b/c he's a super hard sleeper... so I will usually let daughter sleep next to me just so I don't wake up again until 5:45 when alarm first sounds off.)
Thanks for any feedback
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As you may know, I have 2 children - ages 5 and 7, I'm married to my best friend for 14 years and I turned 40 this year.
My baby is currently sick with a viral infection. We've taken her to the doc twice thus far hoping the doc would tell us differently, but no... so we just have to wait it out. I'm really fine with that, but boy does it take a lot out of me b/c she can get clingy at times. I love her and when she's sick, she is very snugly. What is the difference between her snuggle times and her clingy times - I'm not sure, maybe it's really about my own mood. (HA! and I smile now.)
Anyway, last night I got my bowl of spaghetti and went to my room to watch my one and only show - Biggest Loser. Sure I watch other things with the family - but those are their choices... this one is my choice.
This season Ava has decided that she would like to give me the same courtesy I give to everyone else and watch my show with me instead of going to the living room TV or her own bedroom TV to watch another show... She's is too grown up right?
Last night, she came with me in my bedroom with me. We discussed the players and who she thought would win or lose this week. It was quite endearing even though I don't believe she fully understands the show. And where I want to explain it more to her, I always talk myself out of it b/c I strongly feel that a 5 year old should be too involved in a weight loss show. So I just let it all be and enjoy my mother-daughter time, even though it is TV.
On with my own growth in my SP and weight loss journey. Earlier this week I had my annual phiscal where I discussed (AGAIN) my concerns with my weight to my doc. We discussed some ideas there and I recalled them during the show as I watched a couple of the ladies work out hard. I didn't get up and exercise... but instead I thought to myself, if these people can do it, so can I. Right Belinda? Right?!!! Yes, I got a little snippy with myself.
Some of these women weigh less than I do now, even though they were all heavier than me at the beginning of the show. Other women are w/in a few pounds of me - those are the women I'm resonating with today. I have decided that I want to feel those muscles under the fat instead of just remembering them there. Then once I start feeling them, I'll want to show them off - and the cushion above them will begin to shed away too. But first things first - I have to build those muscles.
Yes, I will concentrate on building my muscles, but I know that with every muscle fiber I strengthen, the more efficient it will become... so that in itself will help me burn the calories i take in. I also know that the more I work out the less likely I want to eat bad and I'll want drink more water instead of my usual Dr. Pepper.
So for the rest of this month, I'm going to work on strength training instead of losing weight.
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