Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Overnight No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I was reading my old blogs last night, and my... it is amazing how things change. I feel it is necessary to go through those from time to time to relive my old frustrations and remind myself just how far I have come.
When I am having a bad day, and I feel down on myself for whatever reason, I revisit those blogs and photos to remind myself that I am NOT that person anymore.
Last night at work was tough. There was cake all around me. I have a weakness for cake. Most of the time, I can stop at a bite or two, or at most a small piece, but last night I didn't feel like that was going to be possible. I felt like if I had a bite, it was going to turn ugly. So, I abstained. It wasn't easy. In fact is was down right hard, but I managed to do it.
I don't really want to go to work today. It is Law and Order SVU Marathon day on USA Network, raining out side and the cat is cuddled at my feet. I seriously don't want to get off the couch.
I am sore from lifting yesterday -- it is awesome. I love it. The weather is supposed to be crappy the next few days - don't think i will be getting a good bike ride in... well, maybe I will. Maybe I will go riding in the rain. I guess it depends on how warm it is going to be.
Blah, time to get ready for work. I may blog later on tonight if I have time and something to say
Monday, June 10, 2013
I went tanning today. I still only get in for 8 mins, and I am really not seeing much of a difference in my skin color yet. This was my 4th session, so I am hoping that by the 12th, I will not be so dang white!
After tanning I went to the gym. It felt good to be back there after I flaked out last week. I did some cardio and weights. I realize how much I lost in my cardio just from taking a bit of time off. I need to step it up. After Mud on the Mountain, I hit a slump. I had been training my heart out for the event, then it came and went, and I sort of lost a sense of purpose. I wish my boss would get back to me and let me know if my day in September is approved for another mud race. I want to get registered! Plus I think that will give me more incentive to start hitting the training HARD!
Anyway, it felt good to be back at the gym. I felt good after my workout. I need to do it again soon! Like... maybe tomorrow since it is supposed to rain! I guess we will see what time I get up. I need to get to the gym in Altoona and get a PC Fit schedule. I need to see how that is going to work into my schedule.
I don't really have much else to talk about. I have noticed something strange.... when I take time off of exercising, my weight drops. Then when I start again, and it goes up. I mean it isn't a HUGE amount, maybe a pound, but it is interesting to me. My weight fluctuations intrigue me, which is part of the reason I weigh every day/ That and I think by weighing every day it helps keep me more accountable. I know what I am starting the day with.
I think that is all for now
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Just wanted to say I am proud of you changing your entire lifestyle.
Think 5 years ago you were still smoking and all that crap. Now you’re a nonsmoking obstacle course runner that budgets her $$ well.
and coming from this particular co-worker, that is a HUGE thing.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Many people at group were talking last night that most of us will experience a weight gain of 10% -- so for me that would mean about 13 pounds. I don't think so! That is just another reminder for me to be mindful of everything I eat and do. As Mad Eye Moody would say "Constant Vigilance"!
A few days ago, Spark Coach asked us to find our healthy lifestyle mantras - here are mine
"It never tastes any better than the first bite"
Those are 2 things I need to remember! I will NOT regain my weight!
I realize that there will always be fluctuations - I will be happy at 130-135. Past that... not so much. I have the tools and I must be mindful at all times how to use them. I also need to learn moderation and working things in like treats for special occasions. I will do this and I REFUSE to become a statistic! I don't want to be the "norm"!
Which brings me to.... my next point - me being a slacker
On Monday, I rode my bike 32 miles. Pretty impressive! Whoo Hooo me! I didn't intend on riding that far, it just kind of happened.
Tuesday, I went with my Mother to a tattoo shop about 1 1/2 hours away from where i live. I didn't work out
Wednesday... I volunteered at the library, went tanning (more on that in a few) and went to group. My plan was to go to the gym after group, but I didn't make it. Why? Because I forgot to eat a healthy, filling snack and was starving! I was uncomfortable hungry, and I knew that if I tried to work out, it would not end well. Again, I have to be mindful of those things! Not an excuse.
Thursday (today) - I am not sure what my excuse is. Other than laziness. That is unacceptable, and I know it, yet, here I am, and I didn't leave with enough time - I guess I will go after work - which sucks because I am tired, but it must be done
I started tanning... you know - fake and bake? There is a reason for my madness... Every year I burn and I burn bad. So, I thought this year, since I plan on being out more showing of my sexy old lady thighs, I would start out getting a base tan, then when I go out swimming, I won't burn as much. Yes, I wear sunblock. I usually wear SPF 50+ and I still burn. So, hopefully this will help. I will say, it is only my second session, but I can see how people get addicted to it. Laying in that bed is like laying in a warm cocoon of nice. I think I may bring along the Harry Potter audiobook. That would be like heaven!
So, here is the game plan for next week
1. Exercise - I love doing it, so I need to do more of it! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING gets done until I have worked out. Everyone in the house (Boyfriend and cats) will have to wait until I have gotten in what I feel is an adequate workout. (starting after work tomorrow)
2. Junk food -- none. no excuses for poor eating. I don't care if my weight has remained constant - that isn't an excuse to justify eating something with poor nutritional value. There are no "special occasions" coming up so... (starting today, from this second)
3. Water water water and more water. I am not a big drinker, but I need to be. This is the area of the healthy lifestyle I struggle with the most. No more excuses (that is starting today)
So there you have it. I will not regain my weight!
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