This morning I have gained some weight...nothing that breaks the scale but a gain none-the-less. It has made me realize that I need to get myself in gear. There are a few things that I KNOW for a fact that are a huge part of my problem and I am going to focus on these for the rest of the year!!
My eating has really been off the last little while. I am going to focus on this and set some goals.
* Track food daily! (COMMIT myself to tracking at least 5 days a week)
* 6 servings of freggies daily!
These are the 2 things that have REALLY been hanging on lately!! When it comes to my healthy lifestyle I am living in the past and it is definitely causing problems...then for life I am always worrying about the future. Depression and anxiety have been my bedfellows for the past several weeks (maybe months if I am being honest) so today I am setting some goals to kick these to the curb!
* Take my daily walk - this REALLY cuts into my depression and I get to count the fitness minutes! :D
* Plan AHEAD! I am going to start making a plan. If I know I have a particularly busy day ahead then dang it make a plan!!
So starting today I am no longer searching for my motivation and my strength...I am going to create it!! I am going to FINISH this year strong and NOTHING can stand in my way but me...and I am not going to let that happen!!
Little late on the get go here. I have been avoiding posting my thoughts. After such a great year that 2013 was 2014 has been pretty tough. I think that most of the problem is because I feel pretty great at the weight that I am BUT I know that I am not at a healthy weight so I need to get back on track. I have been looking into a few ways to make my eating better, it is the hardest part of my journey but I am making the changes needed but it is slow and pretty tough. I am working on something and if it works for me then I will be posting a very happy blog!!
As for fitness...I am doing really well and gaining strength and stamina. The last few weeks I have run into a snag and it is making me pretty discouraged. I can't decide what is completely wrong but basically my right shoulder doesn't feel right. Weak and sore, I think I may have hurt it at some point about 2 weeks but of course can't remember what I did. I also pulled my muscle in my back and that knocked me on my butt for almost a whole week. On top of it all I think I had a rib out of place, my hubby fixed it for me but man my whole upper body felt so off. Feeling much better but still healing which means I am not at 100% which is SO frustrating BUT I can push through.
So for the remainder of August I am going to focus on 3 areas:
*Freggies - 5 per day
*Fitness - 20-30 min walk 3 days per week, Zumba Thursday, 20 min ST, 3 days per week
*Flexibility - 10 min stretching/yoga 6 days per week (20 mins 3 days)
Ah so easy they all start with F!!
Trying to keep it simple and not complicate it...I do that too easily and then quit when I don't meet my (lets be honest) unrealistic expectations. I am so hard on myself. Time to ease up and let me be human.
Today was a fantastic day!! Started the day off with the temple to temple 5K with my boys, dad and brother! We completed it in 1:02:00 Not bad with a 6 year old and he walked the whole way! It was lots of fun and we all really enjoyed it. I also noticed that we were all feeling more energetic afterward and not like we all wanted to go home and sleep.
Then we went to the lake and spent HOURS swimming and playing on the boat and in the water. My kids have so much fun and loved sharing it with me.
My dad took the pics at the finish line and out on the boat today! I am hoping to get them posted in another blog once he sends them my way.
I have been struggling lately just to keep going. There have been so many things that have happened in the last few months that have just basically wrung me dry of motivation. It is pretty tough to push yourself when you just don't feel like moving forward. On the other hand I have had so many things happen the last month that have really made me feel worth the effort and energy to not only keep pushing but to expand my horizons.
For the 4th of July I got to participate in our city's celebration ceremony the Stadium of Fire. There were so many firsts for me. I got to attend the stadium...first time ever! It was my first official concert, got to see Carrie Underwood. She is such a beautiful woman in every way. Her music fit right into the celebration. Not only celebrating our country but also celebrating God and she really helped bring Him to the celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity to see her in concert. I also got to perform for the first time in about 12 years, it was amazing. To be a part of such a wonderful concept and celebration...it was wonderful. Made me realize not only how much I have missed and love performing but that it really is OK for me to do things like this even with children and such a hectic life. I also got to attend the recording session!! That was an amazing experience and I was so excited to participate. I was even asked to sing with a smaller group for that recording after just a 5 second audition with the director. (group audition, he walked around while everyone was singing and listed to each person) The entire experience was a wonderful one and has made me want to pursue other things like this...I find myself wanting to step out of my comfort zones.
The other thing that I have had the opportunity to do is an interview for an article about jessicasmithtv.com I really have been sharing everything I can for her website and was thrilled at the opportunity to help with an article to share how much her workouts have changed my lifestyle! Anything that I can do to share her workouts with even 1 person is GREAT in my book. I have been participating in her July abs challenge and did a workout yesterday using a FULL plank instead of a plank on my knees. A MAJOR accomplishment!! My strength in my abs has doubled in the last 21 days!! Thank you Jessica!!
So that being said I have about 40 lbs that I want to shed by December 31st and am making a plan to make it to that goal. Here is what I have set down for myself for the next 5 months to make this goal a success!!
* Track food daily
* 8 glasses of water per day
* No soda
* 5 servings of freggies daily
* Blog 3 times per week
* 325 fitness minutes per week
* 10 miles per week
* Read 30 minutes per day
I am going back to the basics. I have reset all my streaks and goals on Sparkpeople and I am going keep them going until the last day of the year and beyond. I have set my goals and am going to keep up the hard work and meet those goals.