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Time to get serious

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Today's going to be a cardio AND strength day. I've been slacking off - first the weekend (no excuse, but it's often mine), then yesterday's lunch invitation and last night's baseball game ate up all my time. Blah! Must log my 5 days! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. No more skipping this week.

I'd really like to see that scale move again next weigh-in-day. Hey, at least Ash Wednesday's fast ought to help with the calorie count average for this week. Ha!

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ROXIESROCKS 3/8/2011 1:37PM

    Yep, a fast should help. Also, ease up on yourself especially on weekends and special days. That's what I do. I don't go crazy and overeat but allow myself some extras and get right back on track the next day. If you give that to yourself before it happens maybe it'll be less of a stress on you. Let it go.

You did the right thing and walked 35 minutes!! Now you have a positive. You'll be fine. That scale will go downward. I'm routing for you!! emoticon

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EL-E-E 3/8/2011 1:13PM

    Walked 35 minutes, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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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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