Thursday, November 29, 2012
I was about to get stressed out last night with all the things that needed doing. Baths for the kids, I had 2 overripe bananas and wanted to make banana bread, I needed to get the Thanksgiving decorations put away and the house cleaned up, and some financial paperwork needed finishing... and I hadn't worked out yet.
By 9pm the kids were in bed so I started the bread, did my paperwork, and got things picked up. When I took the Thanksgiving stuff down to the basement I thought, "Well, I could just do a quick 10-minute video (Coach Nicole of course) while I'm down here." So I did that one, and then, because I had wanted to do core work yesterday too, did a 10-minute abs video too.
It's really true that once you get started, you'll likely do more than 10 minutes.
Only bad part was that I had a hard time falling asleep. But I was glad to knock most of my tasks out AND still log some fitness minutes.
Hopefully the house is now ready to put up Christmas stuff this weekend!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Yesterday I had to "fit in" 15 minutes of low-impact cardio -- I did 5 minutes on the stairs in the office, and then late in the afternoon I managed a 10 minute walk.
Today, though, I want to do a good 20-minute walk/run and some strength. Arms and legs.
I really wish I could figure out a way to workout in the mornings before work. Maybe tomorrow I'll attempt to wake up at 5:00. It's doable, but only if I get to bed by 10, which is difficult.
I am encouraged, though -- one week into this new plan, I weigh one pound less, and that is a very nice thing to see. I'm going to keep pushing myself. Yesterday I was hungry but I resisted like heck. After school is a hard time, and dinnertime is hard. I tried to eat dinner v e r y s l o w l y. Drank my water; spent time eating the ice, even (politely! I tried not to crrrrrunch it! heh!).
Here's to one more successful day!
Monday, November 26, 2012
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did! We partied with Mickey Mouse at Disneyworld for three days, with my kids and my parents. We walked a lot... well, we ambled a lot. But it's better than sitting!
I think that one area where I really have trouble is eating too fast, and continuing to eat when I'm already full. So that is what I'm going to try to think about this week. Being more mindful. Slowing down.
Think I can do it??
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I had a good time at a networking-type party last night. I kept myself away from the food table for the most part. Indulged in some pecans, fruit, and a few crackers with spinach dip, but no cookies, no soft dinner rolls, no seconds, and only one glass of wine.
So I'm counting it as a victory even though I went over my new lower calorie limit. I was starved all day waiting for dinner! 1200 is going to be hard.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I just did the big, bad reset of my SP goals and program.
I am tired of not succeeding by the numbers. I can talk all day about my NSVs but what I want is a Scale Victory, dammit.
My goal is to lose 15 pounds between now and March 2013. Yes, I am starting this new mindset and goal the week of Thanksgiving! I am BRAVE! I am possibly INSANE. (I am going to DisneyWorld and planning to walk, walk, walk my way through this holiday, so help me!)
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