Saturday, June 14, 2008
So this last week has been very hectic. My daughter had surgery on Wednesday and is recovering from having her tonsils and adenoids removed and tubes put in. I had my last week of school at the Community College I was attending. Over all, I haven't been exercising or really watching what I've been eating. All I know is that I haven't been eating that much, lol. On the bright side, though I've been a lazy bum the last week, my weight has been holding steady. I haven't gained and that's what matters. I'm looking forward to the day when my daughter is fully recovered so I can go out and do more active stuff with her. I'm even thinking about having her ride her bike and me running after her, I dunno. It'd be a challenge, that's for sure. I'm trying to think of what other types of activities I can do with her.
Monday, June 09, 2008
This last week, I realized I needed to set realistic goals for myself. It was all fine and dandy to go from 30 minutes of fitness a day to 45, upping my total hours to 225 a week when I had only been doing about 150ish. The reality of that scenario was a total flop. I think that's something I'd have to work up to slowly. Eventually, I will get up to the 45 minutes of cardio a day. I just feel like my progress is slow and mainly I just feel like I'm not doing enough. Yet when I tried to up my cardio so drastically, I felt burnt out very quickly. Slow and steady wins the race.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
So, today was my daughter's birthday party. I made some really healthy dishes and they were a hit! The only thing unhealthy was the frosting on the cake, but hey, we gotta live a little. Instead of dip and chips, I did a fruit dip and had a variety of chopped fruits. I made a garden fresh pasta salad and a dish called cowboy beans. The hamburgers and turkey hot dogs were cooked on the grill, so there's little greasy fat there. Over all, it went over quite well. Unfortunately, I did go way over my recommended intake. I don't feel bad about that though because everything I ate was good for me.
Btw, I definitely recommend making the Diet Soda Cake in the recipe section. It made prep so much faster and the cake was delicious! Considering it was a birthday party, the food wasn't that important. My daughter enjoyed her day and had a lot of fun.
Thankfully, everything ended early in the day, so I had plenty of time for clean up. I even fit in 25 minutes of cardio! Today was definitely a GREAT day!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
So, none of my other measurements really changed, but my weight went from 268 to 260! I really liked having the bootcamp to keep me accountable. I know I need to keep myself accountable, but most of us know that's pretty hard to do. Even if nobody was really paying attention to me in the sparkteam (I'm not saying they weren't or anything), I still had that hanging over me. What would be the point of me starting a challenge and not completing it? I'm NOT a quitter! I'm just a loser, lol. I'm still pretty amazed, 8lbs in 1 month!
To keep myself going even further, I joined the June & July Bootcamp. I want to see how much I can lose with this new challenge. I think having a challenge like this definitely helps with my motivation. There are days when I really don't want to workout, but then I think of the challenge and I'm like, I have to! It's a great motivational kick in the butt.
Another great thing is it encouraged me to try new exercises. The videos they provided were great and I'll definitely put them into my regular routine. But I also tried new cardio videos. You can never have too many videos... it helps you from getting bored, that's for sure!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I've been sick since Saturday and haven't been able to workout. It really sucked. I felt like such a lazy lump on the couch. Then again, any time I tried to move, I had a huge coughing fit. Even now, I do too much and I start coughing. But I can't let me being sick stop me from doing what I NEED to do. The biggest problem I've been having is being consistent with my nutrition and exercise. I feel as if I do good for a few days, then I can slack off for one or two... but that's what gets me. Those few days of slacking gets extended. No more slacking! I just need to stick with my goals and remember there is a reason I am doing this.
I want to be a healthier person.
I want to be a good role model for my daughter.
I want to be able to have another child.
I want to be a more confident woman.
I want to feel sexy.
I want to know that I can follow through on something I've set out to do.
These are my goals and I gotta keep them in mind. On the bright side, I have a very supportive husband that tells me I'm slacking and to get off my butt. Today, I went for a nice long walk, I did my Swimsuit Bootcamp video, and I put in a 45 minute Tae Bo dvd. I'd say I did good for one day.
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