Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I just haven't been proactive as I was at the start.
I've just returned to working out everyday with a day off. Turns out, running everyday doesn't work during the summer doesn't work. It's waaayyyyy too hot to do anything in the sun during the day. Evenings are awesome, as are mornings. But when you work overtime? Not so easy.
Keep up the Good work. Use my blog for references, I do. :P
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Start by wearing tight fitting clothing (or no clothing) and make a note of what you're wearing so you know to wear the same clothes the next time you measure. Here's how to do it:
• Bust: Measure around the chest right at the nipple line, but don't pull the tape too tight.
• Chest: Measure just under your bust
• Waist: Measure a half-inch above your belly button or at the smallest part of your waist
• Hips: Place tape measure around the biggest part of your hips
• Thighs: Measure around the biggest part of each thigh
• Calves: Measure around the largest part of each calf
• Upper arm: Measure around the largest part of each arm above the elbow
• Forearm: Measure around the largest part of the arm below the elbow.
Hips: 38 1/2
Thighs: R, 26 3/8 L,25 1/8
Calves: R, 15n 2/8 L, 15 1/2
Upper arm: R:13 L:13 3/8
Forearm: R:9 2/8 L:9 3/8
Ankle: R:9 L:9.5
Wrist: R:5 7/8 L:5 6/8
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It has the averages for where you should be fitness-wise. For instance, the average number of sit ups for a 20-29 year old woman is between 25-28 in one minute. Cool beans.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Twenty Big Things I've Been Doing to Get Fit:
Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water should always be your drink of choice. To kick things up every once in a while, try adding lemon, lime, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavor without adding significant calories.
Look at exercise as a pleasure and a privilege, not a burden or chore. Think positively about the changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about your next meal, get excited about your next workout!
Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excess calories, even if they’re from food that’s fat free and high in protein, will turn to excess weight. No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight!
Limit caffeine and exposure to even secondhand smoke.
Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.
Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating. This includes every time you grab a handful of
chips here or eat the crust of your kid’s sandwich there, and ALL of your snacking.
Enjoy an occasional (once a week) “unhealthy” treat, but never an unhealthy week or unhealthy vacation.
Enjoy contributing to the health of others by having a partner or friends to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who want to feel better and have more energy. Have a neighbor who’s sitting on the porch every morning when you walk by? Ask him or her to join you on your walk!
Avoid monotony by taking up new forms of exercising, or using things that keep you motivated and inspired, like new shoes or great music.
Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life.
Invest in the right tools—good shoes, a portable MP3 player or iPod®, fitness equipment, a new series of tapes, etc.
Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the morning and once in the evening, even better! If you’re eating right, exercise will fuel your energy level!
Don’t compare your body to others’. Instead, work to be your personal best.
If your diet is unbalanced, take daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health.
Work to take your exercise to new levels of intensity.
Create an exercise schedule the day before instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to “find” the time. If our last three Presidents of the United States can make time to work out every day, you can make time too!
Move beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. Measure success by the way your clothes fit, not some number on a scale.
Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you’re working out, if you’re consuming too many calories, you’ll never see the muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.
Get adequate amounts of sleep, but remember that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
Limit alcohol intake to special occasions.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Bloated, tired, cramps like no tomorrow, and so so so much loss of blood.
I'm sorry to gross people out and be honest about natural things, but I didn't see this coming as a hinder to weight loss.
I had been going strong all week. I got my period on Sunday, and even ran a 5k with a fellow AF cadet, ran Monday, and then? Boooooom. Ain't gonna run because it'll kill you set in. I don't get periods on a regular cycle, so I started taking Desogen to start getting one every month. Now I don't know if this is a good idea.
I started at 148, but after a whole week of eating right and doing a phenomenal job at continuing to exercise daily and for 30 min 3x a week, I got on the scale Tuesday morning (third day into my period) feeling heavy as a rock from doing strength training and fat (which I now know was bloated-ness) and I gained a pound! I weighed in at 149.4 lbs.
Felt like a failure and couldn't convince my deep down feelings that it wasn't true.
I was thinking about it yesterday on the way home, and, thought, "can you tell yourself positive things and gradually over time start to believe them even if they're hard to believe?" I don't know. I know negative harmful things are easy to believe even when they aren't true. But, positive things repeated verbally again and again? I don't know. I feel like I wouldn't accept the truth of it even after repeating it again and again and again because deep down at the start I hadn't believed the truth.
I want to test this idea of positive thinking. I want it to work. I think I'm scared of putting myself up and eventually stepping out of my shell into a world where people see who I am and I have nothing to hide behind mentally. I am just me and my positive thoughts. God, I cant do this without You. Lord, You know I need You.
Savior, help me break this mental barrier keeping me from being who I am, who I haven't been in a really long time. Let my strength like a child come out. I have power in You alone, God. I can't do this without, and because of that, Your glory will show. Help me praise You. Amen.
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