Friday, June 22, 2012
After work, I came home and did the Body Rock "Bikini Bunny Workout". Let me tell you it was quite tough especially with forty pounds of extra weight on you. I tired out around the fourth exercise (1st run through). Here's why:
- 50 seconds on/15 seconds rest; did routine twice.
1. Push Ups (2x) + Burpee + Tuck Jump - 5, 7
2. High Knees (10x) + Mountain Climbers (10x) - 3, 2
3. Push Ups (2x) + Jump Over Bag - 5, 5
4. Frog Jump + Push Up - 6, 4
5. Wood Chop, Knee to Shoulder (Left) - 28, 32
6. Wood Chop, Knee to Shoulder (Right) - 30, 31
7. Bicycle Crunches* - 26, 25
*Originally, you were supposed to do knee raises with the equalizer, but since I don't have one nor do I have anything stable to do it on, I decided to do the crunches.
Like I said, this one was tough. I modified the tuck jump to a jump, I did my push ups on my knees, and I did not jump in on the burpees. Instead, I brought one foot in and then the other. I started wheezing pretty badly in the first round, and honestly, I really thought about quitting several times. However, I took a quick break (1-2 seconds), and I pushed through. I'm really happy that I did because I feel great (although tired! Haha.).
My scores are terrible, but I'm not going to let that get to me because in reality, I'm overweight, and I'm out of shape. Hopefully down the road I will improve on them. You have to start somewhere. :)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I woke up this morning to 167.8 pounds. I've lost about four pounds since I started last Monday. This is great... in some aspects.
I say this because every time I have hit 167, I usually quit/fall apart. I don't know why, but I do. Maybe I see the scale moving, and I get scared? Honestly, I wish I knew because it's frustrating. 167 just seems to be a wall I can't break down.
While I am a little nervous about it, I've decided to do my best today. I've gotten my morning walk in, and I have eaten healthy (breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunch). I plan to get a Body Rock in as well as a healthy mid-afternoon snack and dinner. So, I have plans for trying to break through, but I still just feel scared.
Has this ever happened to you? If so, how did you overcome it?
I don't plan on stopping exercising or eating healthy like I usually do. I plan on continuing because honestly, I feel great. I feel like I'm slimming. My belly isn't bulging (as bad as it usually does). I like this feeling. I just need a little support today.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The past few days have gone pretty well actually.
I have maintained my exercise streak (since last Monday) of doing at least 20-30 minutes of anything. Mostly, I walk. I even kept it up on the weekend although I didn't track it since I didn't really time myself. Yesterday, I even added a 15-minute Body Rock session (Ass Fire).
4 rounds, 3 times; 50 seconds on, 15 seconds rest:
- Prisoner Squat Jumps: 18, 19, 23
- Straight Abs: 31, 31, 35
- Reverse Push Ups: 10, 10, 10
- Step Ups (Alternate): 12, 16, 16
I don't think I did too bad. I'm planning on incorporating Body Rock, ZWOW, or Pilates at least three times a week. (However, my main goal is to at least get in 30 minutes a day.) Last night's Body Rock session made a difference. I lost .6 of a pound between yesterday and this morning!
Eating has been ok. This weekend was a little iffy as I was feeling munchy on Sunday. I'm working on it though.
I will have to say that I'm lacking in the sleep department. I planned on going to bed early last night, but Carolina baseball ( ) was on, and I had to watch! :D
Overall, I feel like I am doing well. For once, it seems as though I had a pretty good weekend. Usually, the weekend is the worst in terms of food and exercise, but I somehow pushed through it!
For once, I finally feel like I am on track. I'm worried though because
1. I feel like I might be getting sick again. (Zinc, please work!)
2. My energy is still low. (I need more sleep!)
3. I'm having cravings for soda pretty badly this morning.
I go to Alaska to see my Dad July 11th, so I'm committing myself to exercise and diet until then. (I would like to go up there and continue my healthy habits!) While I am doing this for me, I know that me changing my habits for the better will excite my Dad. I hope he will notice as a few compliments will only help my motivation! Haha. :D
Anyways, that's the update. All's going fairly well. I'm a week and a day into this, and it feels great! Hope you all have a great day!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A week ago, I posted photos of what I thought were terrible photos. My mindset: I was bloated, I was huge, and I was very unhealthy. So, I decided to change my life. I started Monday.
I'm happy to report that I am doing fairly well. Last night, my boyfriend and I went grocery shopping, so we could have healthy meals and snacks in the house. I was pretty proud of myself because with almost every food item I picked up, I read the label. For example, I am making BLTs for lunch (YUM!), and I picked up both turkey bacon and regular bacon, and I compared the two labels. I ended up with the turkey bacon. I've never had it, but I had some today, and I really enjoyed it! I also compared labels with milk, and I got extra lean hamburger meat for one of the dinners! I actually liked reading the labels and ingredients because then I knew exactly what I was putting in my mouth.
Also, my boyfriend said something that really made me happy. He hasn't been feeling well either, and when we went to the grocery store, he said "I'd like to start eating better and exercising." Oh my! This makes me incredibly happy because I care for him so much. I don't want to see him sick and unhealthy. He even handed me the snacks to make sure they were healthy. Haha. It was awesome! I'm so proud of him for taking small steps toward bettering our future. :)
So, all in all, things are going well. However, I stubbed my toe pretty badly Monday night. It seems to have healed, but the toe next to it is in serious pain. Not sure what happened. I'm limiting myself to tennis shoes and Tylenol in hopes that it will be better by tomorrow morning because I have a morning walk to go on!
Speaking of which, every morning since Monday, I have been walking for at least 30 minutes. There have been a few times that I haven't wanted to, but I did it anyways. The last two walks (yesterday and today's) were great because I listened to music, and I rocked out! Haha. I felt so good afterwards. I was on like a runner's high although I didn't run. :D
I have also decided to just stick with my early morning walks for the remainder of this week and maybe next week. At first, I wanted to walk in the morning and then do Pilates/Body Rock in the evening. However, I notice that my energy level is a little low right now, so I am choosing to just do the walk. I think a 30-40 minute walk is good to start with. I really want to get in the habit of exercising daily. I don't want to overwhelm myself and then quit like I usually do.
Since Monday, I have lost two pounds! Woo hoo! This makes me happy although I don't think this is what I want anymore. I really want to be healthy. I want to drink water regularly. I want to exercise daily. I want to choose healthier choices in regards to food. I want energy and to be able to do it all. So, this is what I am working towards, and if in the process I drop the 20-40 pounds, then that's just another plus!
So, that's pretty much what's going on. Sorry the blog is so long. I guess I had a lot to write! :D
- Drinking at least six cups of water.
- I'm doing well with calories and healthier food options.
- Exercising daily.
- Sodium (I'm feeling a little bloated today.)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
After getting on here this morning with my TWO "Yay" moments, I had a "what the heck" moment too.
I'm not blaming it on anyone but myself.
It's raining something serious here, and I have been waiting for two hours for the rain to let up, so that I could go pay a bill and grab a Subway sandwich.
When I got in my car to finally leave, I knew that I wasn't in a good place. I was super cranky, and I was starting to feel light headed. My stomach was killing me because I had waited so long. Needless to say, I did not make it to Subway. I went to the closest, cheapest fast food I could find - Sonic.
I'm not proud especially after having a good day yesterday. Part of me isn't upset because my main focus right now is the exercise. I really am trying to get into a routine and then I would work on the eating. However, the other part of me (the one that wants to lose weight fast) is ashamed. I could have waited a few more moments.
Now, this sort of has me wondering if I can even make it on this journey. I mean, I know we all mess up, but how did I mess up on the second day?! I am barely in this.
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