Friday, May 10, 2013
I'm still making very good food choices, staying within range on calories, carbs, etc. Even told hubby DO NOT bring home tamales yesterday. lol Could use more protein; will keep an eye on that. But this exercise thing, oy! Truly my downfall.
I will give myself the leeway -- STOP RIGHT THERE. I was going to say it was such a busy week. But they're alllllll busy weeks, aren't they? And I'm undisciplined. mm-hmm, another excuse. Best of intentions doesn't get me off my butt. Now what?
I have exercise on my schedule, but I conveniently pass it by. My yoga mat is laid out in the living room and I step right over it. Now we're headed out of town for the weekend and I have mixed feelings about that lack of structure and food and drink and too much fun.
The Plan: Take food and drink I can enjoy guilt free. Come back Monday with a new resolve to get up and move every day. But no time like the present!! Exercise, Just Do It!
ETA: And blog every day. I notice the correlation; no blogging, no exercise. Another daily goal to track.
Friday, May 03, 2013
I get tunnel vision when I'm stressed with work and under a time crunch to meet a deadline, AND THEN sat in a doctor's waiting room for way longer than I deem necessary, but that's what happened yesterday, so of course, yoga went completely out the window and my neck felt it this morning.
Oh, well. One Day At A Time, right? Shake it off. Today is a new day. Work the plan. Yoga for 15 minutes right now!
ETA: Yesss, I feel so much looser. Love this feeling. Sigh.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
This is doubly thrilling because I usually hate exercise. Well, okay, that's not entirely true, I don't hate exercise. I hate getting on a treadmill or any other repetitive sort of routine. Hmm. So does that mean at some point I will get bored with yoga? Not sure, but it's something to be aware of. Hopefully I can just change up the routine and that will keep my interest. But at this point, probably because it's new to me, I'm really enjoying it.
I am also enjoying the feeling of taking care of myself. That should be enough alone, right? But after just the first session I notice it relieves a lot of the stress in my neck and shoulders from sitting at a computer all day. I haven't taken any ibuprofen in days. Hurray.
So, I've made two 15-min yoga sessions as SparkStreaks. Let's see how long I can keep it up!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reading Moonbird's blog this morning, which I highly recommend if you haven't read it already, what I realized when looking at the dramatic before and after face pix, that I have always had a disconnect of what I look like in reality and in my head. I look at pix of myself in my 30s when I thought I was fat and I would love to be that size now. I look at myself now and I know I'm overweight, actually closing in on pre-birth weight of any of my children (cringe) and I honestly don't feel that heavy.
I took measurements this morning, but more than that, I need to take pix. I know it's an old tried-and-true strategy, and I've always tried to steer clear of the tried-and-true (just the rebel in me, I guess), but there's a reason it's tried-and-true, it works!
Project for today: Find an outfit for before and afters and take pix!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Well, I finally got fed up with the clutter in my bedroom and decided yesterday was the day to clear away the dust from the top of the dresser and the corners of the room. As usual, that turned into cleaning windows and floors and relocating a book shelf. Not only am I enjoying the lack of clutter and dust, the scale dropped a couple of pounds since my last weigh-in. WooHoo!
Lessons learned: Glad I didn't succumb to the momentary thought of throwing in the towel and opening that bottle of wine, something I gave up on the 1st of the month. Reminder that movement, ANY movement is exercise, even if it's walking back and forth between the bedroom and the kitchen countless times for brooms and mops and dustpans!
Looking for my next cleaning project!
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