Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Haven't blogged in a few days, been quite busy studying for a test and writing a case study. I've been plugging away however at my two challenges and I've added Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD. On off days, I am going to just fill in with my other DVD's and walk trails in the park. Nutrition is going fairly well, hubby and I ate mexican (steak fajitas, beans and rice for 1) and shared it. Way to much for one but it worked out well for two. I love that he enjoys sharing, we waste so much less food this way and save so many calories. Then we walked to the grocery store probably about a half mile or so, maybe more. We are really trying to move more.
I am trying to come up with a list of rewards for weight loss goals met. It is so much easier to have a goal in sight and knowing that something you really want is waiting for you. Haven't quite got my list going, but haven't had a lot of time to work on it either.
So I need to get off the computer and go exercise, today is Jillian Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs, my two challenges and a walk in the park!
Friday, March 09, 2012
Thursdays are my busiest day because I have classes all afternoon. Today was even crazier because I had an appointment before class and then I went with my hubby and SIL to the local college basketball game as soon as class was over. So, all I was able to do today was just the videos from the challenge, but I got them done. I only have one morning class tomorrow and will have the rest of the day to make up for it. Went to a restaurant on Beale afterward and shared some BBQ nachos, hot legs, and onion ring appetizer sampler. Very small plate and as my SIL hadn't eaten supper we let her have the most. So, it wasn't great choices but could have been a lot worse.
Rainy and nasty here today. One of those lovely blowing cold rains. I was soaked from my knees down during my classes, then just as I was beginning to dry out a little had to walk to the stadium for the b-ball game. So spent the majority of my day wet, cold and clammy. But nice and warm and dry now :) and ready to head to bed with my warm hubby!
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!
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