Sunday, July 05, 2009
Yippee! My son went with a friend to a fair today ~ and I spent 3-4 hours on the beach working on my colorin'.
I was able to not only spend time at the beach, but got a great workout in afterward when the gym wasn't crowded.
Now, I have to vent just a little about my gym experience on Friday. I have never seen such freaky moves in my life!!! WTH are people thinking. Maybe its just me, but if I don't know how to do a move, I will google it.....and if I can't do it properly, I don't do it in public. This is when its handy to have a mirror nearby to check the form.
One lady in particular was painful to watch....if I could add video here, I would have to demonstrate the wackiness. I give it to her that she had pep ~ but she had a potbelly and one of those short midriff shirts (I am not being mean, I'm just painting a mental picture) ~ believe me, her drive was inspiring....her form was not (i thought she was going to hurt herself). Anyway, the gym was very crowded and there are about 4 - 5 weight benches in front of the mirror (I was up above in the cardio section). She lays back on one of the benches and starts doing wide V splits with her legs ~ I swear, she almost took people out on both adjacent benches....she didn't do just one set....she kept coming back for more! It was disturbing....so disturbing that it has bothered me since Friday and I figured if I type it out, it might leave me ~ WHEW!
Now, back to the beach ~ it was such a perfect, sunny, with a gentle breeze kind of day. It was so quiet and you could just lay there and listen to the waves lapping at the shore, watch the boats pull out of Allen's Harbor and watch people quahog. Just gorgeous!
After the beach and my workout, I felt so good that I decided to snap a picture after my shower ~ I have to say....I never expected to feel so proud of myself. I turn 37 next Monday. And I didn't expect 37 to look like this, but I'm so happy it does...and btw, the gym scale (which is never kind said I was 126 today with my clothes on :-)
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Goals are great to have ~ goals are necessary to track progress through the process.
Beating goals is totally AWEEEEESOME!!!!
My goal = 128 lbs by someday....
Today = 126 lbs....consistently for a few days on the scale
What's a girl to do? Revise the goal, of course!!
When I tell you I was stuck at 133lbs, I was stuck. First of all, I figured my age had set in, and that I would never see the 120's. The diet on the BFL program (plus the weight training) has totally changed every bit of that. My 133 weight was me eating "healthy" through the day, and then coming home at night and having a little bit of this and that, and then finding something sweet (my drug of choice - sugar) and having myself a nice little binge ~ yeah me! Who did this hurt? Me....my self-esteem, especially when I believed I was just always going to have thick thighs and flabby arms. I know EXACTLY where all that sugar was going.
Not to mention, sometimes I'd eat myself into a sugar coma....seriously!!! I'd have too much of whatever it was, and zonk out on the couch only to wake up later and drag myself to bed. That was pitiful.
These days, I have my last "mid-meal" a couple hours after my evening meal, and wake up excited to weigh myself and get to the gym. Can't wait for the rest of my life ~ now that sugar isn't at the wheel!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Annual check up today -- and damn if the doc's scales didn't agree with mine (in a negative way)! I am not going to let this set me back ~ however, I am sure that you ladies can sympathize with my feelings. I walk out of there and I feel instantly fat...its as if I can already feel the flab increasing around my middle. What is it with this psychological game that is played in our heads when we hear or see #'s related to our body size?!?!?
Aaarrrrrgh! Regardless, I'm going to focus on the positives of the appt ~ he said, "you are a doctor's dream patient" ~ and that I had kept off a considerable amount of weight since 2006. I weighed 148 around 2006, because I was on the depo provera bc shot. Not only did it make me fat, but, it screwed my bone density all up.
But, the doctor is fine (and I mean totally fine!!), he gave me the thumbs up, and as always he talked running, biking and weight-lifting with me ~ great bedside manner! If only he had a brother...
Have a great day everyone!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
It has rained here for weeks on end ~ and this weekend is promising to be the first real sunny weekend in a few. We are going to get that "oppressive" heat the south has been feeling for a while.
So, me, in my infinite wisdom has been self-tan spraying myself in an effort to have a little color. Its working! Before I got in the shower this a.m., I weighed myself and then caught a glimpse of my tan-self in the mirror and did a double take! AWESOME!
It could have been the fact that I did an hour and half of cardio yesterday, 45 min of weight training plus worked all day that made me feel lighter (and my scale...NO JOKE!....said 125 this a.m. -- must be dehydration). However, I think its the tan that makes me "look" smaller, at least to me.
Why is that!? I don't know, but I likey!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Ever since taking and posting the pics in a previous blog, I've completely re-focused on the task at hand. I'm stepping up my cardio and pushing myself harder on the weight training.
I've kept a log since Day 1, and its interesting to see the progression of "weight lifted" on that day and now. My arms and back are still sore from my Tuesday workout, but today was heavy lower body (ironic statement since I do have a heavy lower body....). I'm really picking up the pace and breaking out of the normal routine to try to challenge my muscles to "think" differently and adapt.
This is where the action is -- Muscle confusion! Normally, confusion....not good, but with muscles....very good...keeps them on their muscle toes
Today is the beginning of Week 8 for me and so that means step it up! BIG TIME! I have four weeks (one of which I'll be traveling....aaarrrgh!), but I have rearranged my schedule for that week.
Visiting family that is sedentary is my biggest problem there ~ however, I'll get up, and do cardio that week and get my weight training in before and after the travel to catch up. Planning makes all the difference in getting it done!
So, I'll hush now and get back to the planning of it all....
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