Friday, January 10, 2014
This has been a very productive week, and I feel really proud of myself. I managed to get all my workouts in, and to cook most of my meals. Here is a quick recap:
Sunday - I cooked my meals for the week after work:
Big Weekly Meal: drumsticks with honey mustard glaze, steamed broccoli, and roasted potatoes
Small Stuff: bought stuff for sandwiches, veggies, bananas and bottled smoothies
Monday - worked out at 7am for 45 minutes. It felt really good to do that first thing in the morning. I also managed to drink a litre of water before breakfast which was nice. I didn't think I would like working out so early, but it really helps me get a good nights sleep.
Tuesday - rest day, thank goodness because it was really cold all day and I was exhausted from work. I did put away 4 skids of paint with my co-workers, so that was my workout.
Wednesday - I woke up to work out at 7am, but I only managed to get 15 minutes done. It was way too hot in my apartment...my hands and feet were all swollen. I tried to put on my flip flops when I woke up, and it was so difficult because my feet were so swollen! When it's really cold outside, my apartment is really hot...so since it was -33 outside, it felt like a tropical island inside.
Thursday - rest day, but I did take a small walk to my get my groceries for next week's meal
Friday - slept in because it's my day off. I worked out around 11am for 45 minutes, and now I think I'm going to take a quick nap. I have a lot to do today cleaning wise, so that'll help with burning extra calories, I'm sure!
Overall I'm very pleased with getting my workouts in. I think if I keep this up for the rest of the month, I should see some results in 4 weeks.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Well, here I go again! I can't believe it's been a year since I redid my page, and set a weight loss goal for myself. I didn't achieve it, but that's ok. Things happened that were out of my control, but I've learned to live with them. I think my injuries will never go away completely, but I shouldn't let that hinder me from making myself into the person I know I am.
I really let the fear of things getting worse stop me a lot last year. I had to take a lot of mental breaks to deal with my physical pain, and make mental notes on what triggers them. I am pretty sure I've noted everything that will make me hurt a lot, so I'm looking forward to starting a new workout routine this month. Finally.
I haven't really worked out in over a year because of my existing knee pain, and a new muscle injury in my right arm. However, I am excited to start some low impact cardio tomorrow, because I think this is the only thing that shouldn't make me feel worse. I'm going to dust off my old Carmen Electra aerobics DVD and do the first two routines tomorrow morning before work. I think I will have to do it every other day as to not aggravate my knee pain. I will just do it 3 times a week for this month, and then add a new workout next month.
I'm a bit bummed that I can't go ahead with everything all at once, but that's the breaks. I really need to learn to pace myself so I don't get burnt out/unmotivated so quickly. So... hopefully I don't jump ahead and injure myself. Again.
So, with the workouts already planned, I need to work on eating better. I have to fit in more fruits and vegetables for myself and Pete. I guess I'll have to get back into the routine of packing our lunches to make sure everything is balanced. I will also have to spend some time making a meal plan for the month as to not waste money on unnecessary food items. I have never done this, so I'm unsure how it will go....but I'll make the best of it.
Anyway, I am going to go take my starting stats for this month because I am curious about what they are. Curious, excited and frightened all at once....oh the emotional overflow of a new year and beginning!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Christmas in Owen Sound was amazing! I love going up North during the winter and seeing all the snow. Pete's family is always so welcoming, and I had a home cooked meal 3 times a day which was amazing. The only thing that I wasn't too happy about was how the heat wasn't working our bedroom. It was so cold every day and night in that room! Also, the outdoors cold was so dry...my skin and hair felt so weird, I don't think I've ever worn so much lotion on my face before. But overall, I wouldn't have changed it for anything!
I got some pretty awesome stuff for Christmas, but my most favourite gift is the deep fryer! I know, I know...I will have to be careful with this thing. Especially if I'm going to make some changes to get in shape. I was thinking of using it only once a month...as a special treat for Pete and myself. I promise not to let it get out of control.
I can't believe how this year is already over. I remember making this account in January and thinking about how I'll be a different person physically and mentally by this time. Too bad I couldn't predict all of the obstacles I would face with my knee, and then my arm and my digestive system. At least I was able to overcome most of them successfully! I'm pretty sure if I just make an effort everyday next year I will succeed at getting in shape finally.
I've been thinking about goals I would like to achieve in 2014, but I feel like I have too many. I should just narrow it down to 5, and then I will share them.
Anyway, 2013 was full of ups and downs, but overall I am very pleased with how it's ending. I'm also very excited to see what happens in 2014!
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