Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It's been a crazy day so far, but in a good way! Got up this morning and did my situps and pushups (week 5 day 1), then walked 3 miles. Got back home and have been painting the dining room ever since....painting is a WORKOUT...holy crap! I'm exhausted and have to go to work in an hour!
I wanted to blog about this because I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this...I have been doing this for just over 6 weeks and have made some good progress! 7 1/2 lbs gone! I have found recently though that my mood is a little different...and not in a good way. I am finding I am irritable and have a bit of a short fuse...I have always been very honest and open about my feelings and if I'm annoyed I usually let you know, but lately I get annoyed much more easily. I've always been told that exercising and eating well enhances your mood, so I am finding this a little bit suprising....now in my defense I have had a stressful and intense few weeks between school, working full time and moving, but I just don't like snapping so easily....any idea what this is all about????
On a much better note, we are having our first gathering at the new house on Friday night. Should be fun, I have to be careful about calories since there will be plenty of snacky type foods and of course booze! I'm looking forward to a fun night!
Time for me to get ready for work! See you tomorrow!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here we go, week 6 is here! I have lost 7.6 lbs in 5 weeks...hoping to get that down to 9 lbs by the end of week 6, but as long as it keeps going in the right direction I really don't care how long it takes!
I can't write much, I have to head to class...big test today! I will say that I got a new scale yesterday and I love it! Totally recommend it, it is a Taylor biggest loser scale and measures body fat, water weight and weight. It was $30 at Target. I just feel much better knowing that my readings are accurate, even though it didn't change much. It is also great to be able to monitor my body fat percentage...I wish I knew what it was when i started. It is currently exactly 30%. I think getting it down around 24% - 25% would be a reasonable and realistic goal for me. 30% puts me in the "acceptable" range...I'd like to get into the "FIT" range!
Gotta run, school time! Did walk 2.5 miles this morning on the "hilly" route :)
See you tomorrow!
Monday, February 09, 2009
So, I think it's time for a new scale..... I am not saying it's lying to me, I just don't quite think it is being completely accurate. It fluctuates by 2+ pounds and that is annoying me! It is about 5 years old, so maybe it's just time to move on. I can step on it, have it say something wait 10 seconds step back on it and have it say something totally different. Now, I know and completely understand that we aren't supposed to weigh ourselves everyday....I get it! BUT it is my one downfall, I can't walk by it in the morning....it stares at me and says "get on me, don't you want to just see if anything has changed"....I can't say no to the stupid scale....chocolate, chips, fast food...no problem, I can have those things staring me down and say no way...but that stupid scale! Anyway, I think I'll go to Target after work and see what they've got...I'd like one that measures body fat too, so I'm willing to spend a little more for that...but ACCURACY is what I'm really looking for!
I walked 3 miles this morning and completed my end of week 4 exhaustion tests for my situps and pushups....Did 31 pushups and 61 situps consecutively so on to week 5.....
I'll probably blog later when I have an accurate scale reading
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Wow! I am down a total of 7.4 lbs! I can't believe it. I almost couldn't believe my eyes this morning and had to step on the scale 2 or 3 times to be sure it was real. So I lost about 1.6 lbs this week! YAY me!!
Don't have all that much to blog about...pretty low key day today so far and I work at 4. Just trying to get some studying in before work... I am taking today off from walking, making the conscious decision to do that and not feeling bad about it....tomorrow I perform my exhaustion test for my situps and pushups and will walk 3 miles after that. I just added it up and I walked a total of somewhere between 14 - 15 miles last week..I think that's pretty good! I only work a lunch shift tomorrow which normally means about 11:15 - 3ish... Then I will be holed up with my Anatomy book studying for my test on tuesday.
Hope you all are having a great weekend! See you tomorrow!
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Happy Saturday! I don't know what my deal is, I can't sleep past 7:30 or 8 even on my much anticipated sleep in days. It's not like before when I could wake up, see the clock, think "oh hell no" and go back to sleep. Now, I wake up, bounce out of bed, look at the clock, think "oh hell no" and start the coffee. I wonder if it has something to do with becomming more active?
So, today was week 4 day 3 of my situps and pushups. It is getting crazy hard, but I managed to complete the week. I did a total of 130 pushups and 245 situps! That is completely insane to me, and I love it (now wayyyy more then I did about 2 hours ago on the floor). I take another exhaustion test on Monday to see where I start week 5 (and IF I start week 5 or repeat week 4). It will be interesting to see how many of each I can do...last test was 24 pushups and 51 situps. I'm thinking 35 or 40 pushups and 75 or 80 situps? We'll see!
It is amazingly beautiful outside today! In the 60's with bright sunny skies! Decided to walk further than ever and make it a solid hour. Probably completed about 3.5 - 3.6 miles, will have to drive it to find out for sure. It got hard, mainly because I had to pee...but on the way home there are 2 routes I can take...one that goes through the neighborhood and is relatively flat and one that goes up a big hill...and today I chose the hill. I think from now on I will choose the hill....I actually like going that way better AND it's workin my butt big time!
I can't believe how much has changed...I'm choosing the hilly route, I'm doing 245 situps and 130 pushups... If you had told me 34 days ago that I would do either one of those things in less than 5 weeks I would have laughed at you, and I mean like rolling on the floor laugh....unbelievable that I'm even the same girl! Patting myself on the back!
Mexico countown is 33 days! Just as long as I've been on Sparkpeople....1/2 way to swimsuit time!!!
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