Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I joined a new challenge to run concurrently with the Boot Camp challenge. It is the Spring challenge. Joined late last night, so I did both day 1 and 2 today so I would be able to be on the same day as the Boot Camp. Enjoyed the videos, the cruchless abs video was pretty good, may have to mark that one to do it again. Over all enjoyed all three workouts I did today and then I went to the park and walked trails for 40 minutes.
Logged all my food so far today and was over my carb limit, but was spot on my calorie range. I am so ready for local strawberries to be ready, found some pretty good ones today at the Easy Way. I like that place a lot, also bought some really pretty looking pink lady apples. Hope they taste as good as they look.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
I signed up for the SP Bootcamp Challenge team today. Checking out all the info and did the first video in the series. I joined because I wanted to prove to myself that I could stick with something for a certain amount of time. I have certainly failed at my assorted attempts so far. So, it's just 28 days. And what better day to start this than our wedding anniversary? Talked it over with my husband and our gift to each other next year is going to be to be closer to our weight goals. We would like to have lots more years together. We've got a plan together and I hope to implement it soon with hubby. I started mine today. He won't be doing boot camp, but is along for the getting healthy ride.
I did the 10 min video for day 1 and then wanted to do a little more, didn't have a lot of time, but walked around the block for an additional 20 mins. Wasn't much, but that is 2 days in a row of activity. Not my longest streak, but I hope this is the beginning of my longest streak in about 3 years.
I also have some more motivation as well. I have group presentations in Ethics at the end of the month. I need some new "professional clothes" since my other suit is still thankfully too big. Went shopping tonight and found a very nice gray pinstripe suit and a lovely pink shirt, only problem is that it only goes up to a 14. I need at least a 16. So going to work extra hard to get into that suit before the end of the month. Also have the perfect pair of shoes picked out for it. It is all about motivation!
Monday, March 05, 2012
I am on a mission to eat healthier, more nutrient dense food. Hubby and I have started steaming lots of fresh veggies, getting one meat choice and sharing, eating more fruits as "dessert". I have come a long way. This was a 3 splenda/blue pack/pink pack per cup of coffee girl, and now nothing, just half and half. Same with tea, now we only drink unsweetened. Sometimes just to change it up, I might use about a fourth of a pack of splenda and it is almost to sweet for me. Amazing how taste buds change. So, now I am targeting tomatoes, carrots and beets. I have never been able to sit down and eat a plain slice of tomato, Mom has them on the table every night during summer. I may not ever be able to do that, but I would like to enjoy them a little more. Beets are similar, don't care for them at all. My grandmother lived for pickled beets, and all I can say even now is YUCKY!! :) Maybe one day. I love cooked carrots, but not plain. This one is a little easier. I bought snack packs of carrots with a little bit of ranch and am easeing into eating them plain, same idea as with the sweetner there.
Went for a nice walk/jog in the park today and took some pics on my phone to post, but I can't find my adapter. I'll keep looking and will post them if I find it. It is a beautiful day and I had a lovely walk. I've been in a funk the last few days, and it really helped to lift my spirits.
I am hovering so close to 200 and I want to see that scale start going down. 50 pounds, that's all I lack, come on girl, You Got This!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Last 2 days have been pretty full, and I haven't exercise. Well, hubby and I did walk for about 30 minutes in our neighborhood last night. Had to get an MMR shot for school yesterday and today, I have a nagging headache and sore joints, which is normal. I don't feel bad, just not wonderful either. Tomorrow is going to be about 72 or so and off and on rainy, but still a great day to get out and walk or something. I wish my zumba classes would meet outside, that would be wonderful! My instructor back home does if it is a nice day. I love being outside :)
Working on myself a little at a time, so proud of my hubby who has dropped about 6 pounds the last couple of weeks. We have been cooking lots of fresh veggies and trying to watch portion size and it is working. We both feel so much better.
Made our supper list for this week and are going shopping tonight and treating ourselves to mexican, our favorite.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I have decided to start doing a daily blog, mainly for me just to be accountable and if I need to vent or whatever can do it here. Despite being sick, today wasn't horrible until about 330 when I found out my first Physics test is next week. So completely not ready and I have a week to prepare for it. This class is really going to take a lot of effort, but I knew that going in and I am going to give it 100% and do the best I can. Thank goodness for tutors!
Next week I am also going to start a schedule to better use my time. I am a procrastinator at heart and so I have to discipline myself to get things done. When I was "scheduling" my workouts for the week I did much better, same with eating. I had a plan and I stuck to it and I made lots of progress. In some ways I am better, but in a lot of ways I am still very scattered about things. I would really like to make 2012 my year for fitness and lifestyle change!
I also am trying counseling this semester with the dean of ministry on campus. Had some major issues last semester with all the change and I am hoping to keep things in better control this semester. Had a really long talk with my sister yesterday which was new for us and something I really enjoyed. We used to be really close but then when she moved off for work, we grew apart. She has really been there for me since losing Jacob, well everyone has and I couldn't be more thankful for my wonderful hubby, family and friends!
A few weeks ago I was cleaning out my desk at home and found some paperwork for a program at work called Peel the Pounds and it was just your basic journal log of food, exercise, daily goals, etc. One section it had that I like is What are you thankful for today? Today I am thankful for my husband.
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