Sunday, August 11, 2013
We had a lot of fun last night and did some exercising! A local water park had an adults only night in their outdoor area with a pool and wave pool (and drinks).
We were active in the wave pool for about 90 minutes and had so much fun! With all the swimming and jumping it was very good workout. And so much fun!
If they do it again this summer, we are going ot go again and invite some friends. I love finding fun ways to get exercise - do you have any ways that we should try?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Things have been going okay. Not going to the gym as much as I want to, but when either Jason and I are sick, it is harder. Trying to go for more walks and do more strength stuff though!
I was doing well with eating until the weekend...but in the past two days I have gotten within my calorie goal! It may not seem like much, but both times I managed to fit in something sweet (I have such a sweet tooth!). Finding healthier alternatives of my favorites sure makes this easier!
I am eating so many more fruits and veggies - which is great! I love green beans and Jason doesn't so I will buy us separate with dinner ones. Did that on Sunday and had the rest of the green beans with my lunches Mon and Tues! It worked really well. I also no longer HATE cooked spinach. I still prefer it raw, but by liking it enough, I can add another veggie to a lot of meals and Jason will be happy!
They all small victories, but they are victories!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
So I haven't posted in a while, but that is okay. Things are good. We left the gym because it was too far and we weren't going, but we joined one that is only eight minutes away.
We went for the first time today and it was actually great! I did 20 minutes on an elliptical like machine. I actually like it more than the elliptical because there is more free motion which is easier on my hip! Then I did 10 minutes on the rowing machine. I was nervous because I haven't done any arm cardio in several months, but I could do it! I went slow, but I could make ten minutes!
We have been cooking a lot more lately, which not only is healthier at home, but it gives me healthy leftovers for lunch at work. I only go out once every two weeks unless a friend makes plans for lunch, so that is great.
I work two minutes from a Chipotle AND a Moe's and I haven't been all year! That is a big deal because I love my burritos. They are my favorite! I was going once a month, but I am going to try for once every three months. So i will go one time this month. I have learned that completely depriving myself makes me want it more.
I weighed myself today and I am at 166. I want to be down to 150 by mid-June. I think i can do it!
I am trying to get support from my husband and wish I had more friends that were trying to do the same thing!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So I kind of gave up for a little while because I felt like I was working hard with no results. But I am back because I miss having the energy I felt when healthier and since I now have a job (YAY!) I need all the energy I can get when at home.
Last week, I put what I was eating into sparkpeople, and for the most part I only need to cut out 100-200 calories a day to be within my range. I have been eating more fruits and vegetables lately, which make me feel better and I want to continue with that.
Basically, we need to stop going out. My parents were here this weekend, so it was a special weekend, but we went out for 3 meals in 3 days. Too much. Then I went out last night (but went to Panera and ate less than 500 calories) AND we are going out tonight with husband's parents (planning on soup and salad). Oy.
So this weekend will be cooking, cooking, cooking! I am trying to find some great crock-pot recipes. They are so yummy and make a lot of leftovers...always helpful to have some variety for lunch during the week!
On the fitness front, we are trying to transfer our current gym membership to another couple. Our gym is 20 minutes away. I picked it because it had a pool. When I wasn't working in the city, it worked well even though it was far. ..but now that I get home at 6:30 at the earliest, not so much. We have a gym 5 minutes from home, so once we transfer our membership, we will join the new one. Then the plan is 4 times a week.
Hoping that this new inspiration will stick. I kind of want to join Weight Watchers because I know a lot of people that have had success and it, like Sparkpeople, is about changing lifestyle. I just don't know if it would be worth it!
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