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!!!!
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!
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.
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....
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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