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4/13/10 ~ Observations

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Well, I did indeed try to do my Pilates work out on Saturday. The 4 year old thought it would be great fun to attack while I was doing the routine. I managed to get through some of it, but not much. Maybe 25% before I gave up. I'm going to try again this weekend, but if it still isn't working, I'm going to rethink my workout routine.

The exercises I do at Planet Fitness are mostly for my upper body. I have weights at home, so in theory, I could do at least some of those at home, broken down into segments based on whenever I have a few minutes. If Saturday Pilates doesn't work this week, I'll change the routine to M-W-F Pilates (at home before anyone else is awake), and T-TH Planet Fitness. Saturday will be the upper body and cardio workout, but like I said, I can more easily pull that off because I can do it in smaller segments. With Pilates, I'm really committed to doing it from start to finish.

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CMAXSON 4/13/2010 7:00AM

    Sounds like you have a good plan either way! Pilates is kinda hard at first...but stick with it for a few times and it will get easier. It isnt easy to workout with a little one, i have a 3 year old that loooove to try to dance with me, when i am doing zumba at home. You can do it though!! stay movitaved :)

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4/9/10 ~ Some progress, some disappointment

Friday, April 09, 2010

The disappointment is firmly in the slow pace my body is taking to get back into shape. There was a time, though a life time ago, I could skip a meal, and drop a couple of pounds for the effort (or lack thereof). I could start a new workout routine to target a particular muscle group (say the upper arm wing flaps that my family gene pool befitted me with) and I would see toning within a week. Those days are long over and probably for the best.

So here I am almost done with my first week back, new strategy in progress, and I've lost 1lb. I see no signs of toning yet either.

There is progress though and that is what I need t focus on to keep me going. I've managed to put my little workout system in place. I changed up my Planet Fitness workout to be more of a strength training routine but I make sure I get at least 10 minutes of cardio as well. It's not a lot, but for a while, I was only doing the cardio workout 3x/week. I've also done 2 Pilates workouts so far this week. Tomorrow will be the truest test. It's only a 20 minute work out, but I have a 4 year old and my husband works Saturdays. If I can do the workout, it will be with a great deal of effort and planning on my part. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I didn't manage it, but not doing it just because it isn't easy, isn't going to be an option anymore.

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KASHMIR 4/10/2010 12:36AM

    Can you break the workout up into smaller time sections? And get your 4 year old to workout alongside you! My granddaughters love to exercise with their mom!

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CMCAMARRA 4/9/2010 10:20AM

    Keep positive. 1lb in a week is good. It takes a while to get back in the swing of things.

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4/5/10 ~ Yikes!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Well, I redid my personal page. I suppose I should start the blog thing again to follow along.

Long story short, I'm sort of starting over *again*. Sometimes I think it would be easier to stay on track if I was further off track. I've been doing Planet Fitness pretty regularly (3x/week) more or less since I started doing Spark. I still binge eat more often than I should and I do see my weight jump up when I do. People look at me and think I'm healthy and fit. I'm not. Or at least I'm not as fit and healthy as I think I should be. I'm not overweight. My BMI is in the range it should be. But I know better. I know I could lose a few pounds and be the better for it. I also know I'm not nearly as fit as I look. Could it be worse? Well, yea, but as long as you can sit up, take a breath, and eat, things could be worse. Not sure that is the best device for measuring things with regards to fitness.

This week, I'm trying a new routine. I'm stocked up on healthy snacks at work. I need to get better about the snacks at home. I'm still doing Planet Fitness 3x/week, but I'm going to add Pilates back in on the alternating days. It worked well for me in the past and I did make it through a work out last week, so I feel like this is something I can do. We'll see. I'm trying. Again.


A little progress

Friday, January 23, 2009

Okay, let's be honest. I was getting down. I've been working my butt off this month and felt like I had little to show for it. This morning, it appears that I lost somewhere between .5-1 lb. Certainly not anything to stop the presses for and again, if I were to be completely honest, I'd like to see a 5lb or more loss. Realistically, that isn't going to happen. I'm almost at my goal weight (again) and I'm pushing 40.

But I did finally see *something*. And the cool thing about seeing *something*, however small, is that it sort of lifted the veil, so to speak. It let me see that maybe the Boot Camp is becoming just a tiny bit easier. Doing the workouts still makes me feel like I'm going to die, but maybe I'm feeling it further into the workout, rather than in the first 15 seconds.

It's progress. Physically and more importantly, mentally.

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KASHMIR 1/23/2009 11:01AM

    I so understand where you are at right now. Watching the scale not move when you are so close to your goal can become an issue if we let it...but as long as we keep pushing on we will reap the benifits...even if the needle on the scale never moves, our bodies become stronger and stronger, and we can feel great about ourselves!

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Hope for the future

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm profoundly hopeful that our new president will be able to do something to help the economy. We'll see. I do think things will get worse before they get better, but just hoping to weather the storm.

On a health and fitness note, I feel very much the same. I'm still feeling like the boot camp is killing me. I was hoping 3 weeks in, I'd start to feel that it was a little easier. It isn't. I haven't lost much weight (.5 lbs), but I'm still in the game and I'm still going in the right direction.

My oldest signed up for a health and wellness class in college this semester. This can only be a good thing for him. I tried to introduce him to this site as well as getting him membership into Planet Fitness, but he still does things that he shouldn't and doesn't do things he should. I'm hoping hearing it in school will motivate him more. He has no weight to lose, but for an almost 21 year old, his muscles are very underdeveloped (some of that is common with kids in the Autism Spectrum), he is also dealing with depression, so I know regular exercise helps that as well.


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