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2 weeks, 2 pounds down!

Monday, March 07, 2011

I have to celebrate the fact that my ticker has moved down 2 pounds today. I'm unsure if it's diet, exercise, or just the phases of the moon making the loss, but it's motivating. And I really NEED that today because after the weekend I am back in my "don't wanna" frame of mind, and that's no good. I need to see that doing the work can result in a payoff! I need to do MORE WORK!

I brought my shoes today and even though the weather's not looking good, I am going to do my walk. COME ON, SELF, LET's KEEP ON GOING!!!!

  
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COFFEEMUG2009 3/7/2011 9:27AM

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KOMA0603 3/7/2011 7:54AM

    you can do it. 2 lbs down is awsome keep up the great work.

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Positive talk!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I don't want my weekend report up here at the top anymore. Tuesday I did 30 minutes of yoga, and yesterday I took a 30 minute walk in the heat of the sun. It was lovely! I listened to an NPR podcast -- enjoyable way to help pass the time. Good news was I really felt my heart rate up!

I love doing 3 Sun Salutations every day. I like walking by myself -- when else do I, as a working mom, get time JUST FOR ME? It's a great gift to myself, really. Hope the nice weather holds and doesn't get too hot, too soon. That's usually a motivation-killer in Georgia -- Summer. Ugh. 90 degrees? No thank you. I'll have to make friends with the treadmill then, I guess.

I'm thinking about spring shopping with a smile today. Here's hoping!

  
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ROXIESROCKS 3/3/2011 8:51AM

    I just started my sun salutations and it is a good way to start the day.

I live in Rhode Island I can still see some snow out my window!! It's windy and cold here...so I'm kind of jealous but I won't be in the summer.

Keep up the good work because we both really know that we want to feel good in our bodies and have good self-esteem. They both go together, don't they? Keep smiling!! emoticon

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Report on my weekend. Rrgh.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Saturday was a success! I did a Jillian Michaels level 2 30DS workout, and my three sun salutations. :) I felt really proud of myself.

Sunday was not such a success. I don't know why; I guess we had a lot to do? And then yesterday, Monday, I was at a seminar all day for work, then we had a tornado warning/drama in the evening, then I had to go grocery shopping, and after putting the kids to bed, I was TIRED, dammit.

I am not as enthusiastic about 5:00 am as I'd like to be. HA. No surprise there. Part of the reason is that my kids aren't sleeping well. One or the other of them comes into my room nearly every night. Makes it that much harder to wake up early. Last week I managed to make up for it on my lunch hours most days. I may have to resign myself to that schedule instead of 5:00 am. Or maybe it doesn't have to be all or nothing; maybe ONE day a week I can wake up at 5 to workout. Gotta get the kinks out of this plan.

To top it off, I weighed in 1 lb. up from my start weight this morning. That sucks. I did not log calories last week, and don't want to -- I've been dieting long enough that I feel like I should be able to estimate and do okay -- and it's such a PAIN to log every little thing. But I probably need to if I want to actually lose any weight. Sneaking "one bite" of this and "one Cheese-It" there doesn't help either. ARGH.

Frustrated today.

  
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TAYLORAT 3/1/2011 1:32PM

    I am lucky. My husband picks the kids up and feeds them dinner so I can go straight to the gym after work. If I go later, I get tired and I can think of many reasons not to go. I also cannot get up early in the morning!

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Good day yesterday

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It was a great day. Yoga in the morning, a 30 minute walk/jog at noon, and then a date night and concert with my hubby in the evening. I'm proud that I did it. I think it's important to be proud of even the little things. Even just ONE workout is important and a success.

I have more motivation to keep going, just because I did it ONCE. Last week I was mired in "I don't wanna," but it only took one day to get me out of the funk. MUST REMEMBER THIS!

Tonight I'm going to be so tired, since we were out until midnight and woke up at 6 for work today. Who planned that?! BUT I am still determined to do a yoga/pilates video before bed. Feel free to encourage me.... emoticon

  
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EL-E-E 2/24/2011 1:57PM

    Yes, Roxie! It almost makes me feel so STUPID for all those weeks/months when I just couldn't bring myself to get up and DO IT. I mean, so many nights when just 15 minutes would have been simple, and yet, there I sat on the couch. Argh.

Thx for your encouragement!!

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ROXIESROCKS 2/24/2011 10:28AM

    Keep up the good work!! It is so exciting to do something that you thought was impossible, isn't it? emoticon

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SANDYJAKE 2/24/2011 8:01AM

    WHOOOHOOOOOO Good going with the pilates. I watched someone do it once. Wore me out. emoticon Keep up the great work.

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EL-E-E 2/24/2011 6:53AM

    Just want to record here that I DID it. Pilates, 27 minutes. (That stuff is hard!)

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First 5 am workout

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm a writer by trade and I have a personal blog, but feel like it's boring to talk about the neverending diet/exercise thing over there. It's one reason I wanted a place here, to just talk about this.

It was my early day for work today --to the office by 6:30-- so I set the alarm for 5:00, as usual. The difference was, after my shower I did 15 minutes of yoga this morning. It's not much, but it's a start. Of course, my in-laws are staying with us and it was a little disconcerting that my FIL came downstairs and basically watched me for the last 5 minutes of the workout. What was he doing up at that hour?! Come on. Also, time for you people to go home (they leave tomorrow). Blech.

I'm looking forward to mylunch hour, because the weather's going to be beautiful and I am planning a walk/jog outside around my office building's lake. I always enjoy that "first day back on the wagon" enthusiasm. (Haha, it says something that I have had so many of those "first day backs.")

  
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TGALDA 2/25/2011 7:14AM

    Congrats to your first day back on the wagon and getting back to it! I hope the in-laws are really gone by now and you are able to concentrate on YOU!

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ONESPOTLEFT 2/25/2011 6:26AM

    I start my day with yoga before the shower; it is the first thing I do every morning for years now

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SANDYJAKE 2/22/2011 7:47AM

    HA! My father is 90 and you'd think he'd sleep past 4 am. I asked him why, since he doesn't have to go to work, he gets up so early? He said he wants to get up early to be sure he's still alive...that way he can plan his day. His plans always involves SLEEPING ALL DAY! Welcome to "THE BLOG". It is going to be another beautiful day here also. Heading off for my walk now. Have a great day.

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