Friday, February 05, 2010
blah today. Not sure what is going on. Did figure out something new today!! I wear my HRM every morning to see what my calorie burn is and my goal each morning is to burn 500 calories. I of course never get there. Well this morning I was feeling a bit ambitious and have been trying to get my miles up so I was able to up the speed to 5.8 MPH which for me is good. Well I run along for 22 minutes at that pace and then do my cool down...when I look at my HRM to see my cal burn I am at 410!!! I burned 425 yesterday and that was at 5.4 MPH for 20 mins...WHAT THE HELL!?!?!? AAAHHHH, an epiphany I am in the anerobic stage and at 99% of my max HR, so while I am still burning calories I am not burning as many as if I were at 75%. I am building my lungs up, which is great but I wan the calories gone first so that I am not fat anymore!!!!!!! So tomorrow I dial down the speed and dial up the calories?!?!
I don't know what is going on. I am kind of down, but not for any particular reason. My children are wonderful, work is really fun, I really do love working with kids and books, hence the middle school librarian. Financially things are very positive for us, although DH, who is a principal is negotiating for his salary next week, could not end up getting a raise, but we both have jobs and money in the bank. I just feel kind of blah. I want to sleep, all I think about is food and then that makes me think about exercise because I just want the weight to fall off and it isn't happening.
Well I guess that is the extent of my pity party for today, although I am not sure that I even have anything to pity myself for! Isn't that interesting.
Well I am off to work.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Friday!!! I've made it to the weekend and through another week! I did so well this week until this morning. I really wanted that steak and cheese bagel, and I got it and ate it. I read the Daily Spark yesterday, but seemed to have forgotten what it said until this morning after I consumed 800 calories for breakfast. So I am going to own up to the fact that I chose to eat it, I drove the car up to McDonald's an purchased it and I made the choice, knowing that I had fruit and oatmeal here at work. I will work out a little harder today and try to make up for those calories and fat that were extra and now I am not going to think of it anymore, because I cannot beat myself up over it. It is done!
Had a really hard time this morning on the TM. I normally get, what I feel is a really good workout in, but this morning I just couldn't seem to work hard enough. Now my HRM says my heart rate was up at lik 87%, which is a little high, but I can still function, so I guess that I was getting a good workout but I felt so sluggish, and I felt the same way at Zumba last night, while still burning 800 calories. I guess my body just has to get used to the feeling of when it's working hard or too hard.
Tonight we are heading to the Basketball game, Dh is the principal and we are getting close to tournament time so he would like to be there. Thankfully the couple that we are going with wants to get Subway for dinner so there are no hard decisions to make at a fast food retsurant, but that means no further working out tonight, which I was hoping to do, but I'll just work out tomorrow even though I wasn't scheduled to.
Sunday is looking good though. Going on a nice long snowshoe hike and should be out there for about 5 hrs. My friends and I always look at it like it's our "Last-Chance Workout" before we weigh in on Tuesday. I am hoping to see a nice 2.5/3 lb loss this week, but I guess any loss is a good one so I'd take a lb. too.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
pretty good today. I'm still wearing those same clothes and sizes that I was before I lost some of my weight but things FEEL a lot better now! The shirt I have on today is much looser than it was and I don't feel self-concious and worry that it's too tight and you can see rolls from my "back fat"!!
I'm just waiting for it to kick into over drive and be able to go down a pants size. I mean I can get them on, zip them up, and wear them...but it's not what you'd call either attractive OR comfortable!
But I am the tortise in this tale and slow and steady is going to win this race. I'll just keep plugging away at it until I am where I need to be and where I feel good!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
myself accountable. If I "b"log it here then everyone gets to see it and I have to be honest with myself or I'll never lose the weight and get healthy.
Zumba last night was wonderful! I feel so much better this week! The first week was sooo hard and then last week was even better but this week, week 3, I actually felt really good while I was doing it and it almost seemed easier but I still burned serious calories, 800!!!
I'm loving my new HRM. It really motivates me to work harder beacause then I want to see the calorie count go higher, it has a calorie counter as well!
Scale didn't seem to move too much this week, actually it went up .4 and I was a little depressed, but then today I am down 1.2 lbs. so I guess it just depends on the day. The one thing that didn't send me into a downward spiral of eating everything I saw was that I took my measurements as well and I lost an inch in my chest, waist, thighs and hips!! WOO HOO!!! Very excited about that!
DH is getting into the routine of working out and eating better too. He got up this morning and got on the TM, he was a little disappointed that he gained 1/2 lb this week, but he ate so badly on Sunday and today is the first day that he exercised this week so I told him not to worry about, plus it's a 1/2 lb...for him that's nothing.
Can't wait for Sunday morning. Two of my friends and I are going snowshoeing. We usually go every week, but only for 2 or 3 hrs. This one is a long trail, that hasn't been broken yet so we will be blazing trail for atleast 3 to 4 hrs in and then it's the return trip home! Sunday's are like my last chance workout! It's so nice to be in the woods and see how beautiful it is. Although, I love getting home and having my 2 wonderful babies great me with grins and screams of elation because I am back...so I guess the benefit is two-fold!
176.6 was me weight today, not changing what I weighed in at yesterday though, that was my official number and I'm going to keep it until next week!
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