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Day 1 of Boot Camp challenge, done!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Yesterday I went down to the basement with my 3-year-old, and she watched while I did the first Spring into Shape challenge video. emoticon She even did a few "jumping jacks," which can barely be classified as such but were so cute I could hardly stand it.

I have caught a cold and I felt pretty rundown most of the weekend, but I was glad I did those 10 minutes yesterday. She and I also took a 20-minute stroll outside, which isn't really GOOD cardio, but seeing how I'm sick, I think it's good enough. I'm on DayQuil and NyQuil and have my fingers crossed that SHE won't get sick -- she seemed feverish to me this morning.

All in a day's work.

  
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PIRATEHEAD1204 5/3/2011 1:18PM

    You did it! I am starting Day 1 today! I want to be just as successful as you were! (Minus the sickness! emoticon)

Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon.

Robin

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ELISOS 5/2/2011 2:07PM

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Spring into Shape Bootcamp challenge!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I joined a SP challenge. I think I really need it, because I keep telling myself 'You have to really push yourself/change things to start seeing a noticeable difference," and yet I keep doing the same thing.

The challenge requires daily exercise. Yikes. I've tried that before and failed. But I'm hopeful I can do it with the good guidance provided, and if I fall, just GET BACK UP.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=1425

Here's to the Month of May! (eek!)

  
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MJREIMERS 5/2/2011 9:01AM

    I'm debating on joining. I'm worried about the time commitment to be honest. Good luck to all of those that have joined. All you can do is try and never give up!

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ELISOS 4/26/2011 2:29PM

    i joined too, i see you around. emoticon

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 4/26/2011 10:59AM

    Just joined a minute ago. I love to exercise, but the eating is my problem! I wish I didn't eat my will power! Best of luck to you. You will do this! emoticon

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VNMINRWI 4/26/2011 10:41AM

    I joined too! The daily exercise is a little daunting but you can do it!

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So... that happened.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Over the weekend I was asked "Are you pregnant?"

I am decidedly not pregnant.

I knew I shouldn't have bought that empire-waist dress, but I really think it looks pretty decent. AND I wore my Spanx. Sigh. The woman backpedaled, naturally -- STILL people don't know that you should NEVER ask this of a woman?? I can't believe that -- she said it was because of something I had said, not my figure... but, well. You can't take back words. (And don't get me wrong, this is a lovely person from my church. But still.)

It pisses me off, frankly, that I'm working on it and it doesn't show. The whole episode made me want to throw in the towel. And I did after it happened Saturday night, I ate whatever the hell I wanted Sunday.

I'm trying not to be defeated by this but it's a stinging comment.

  
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ELISOS 4/26/2011 12:10AM

    all weekend I was overeating and now I can see my big belly. you will see the results of your hard work, move forward and tomorrow will be a new day.

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Meals and workouts, reporting in!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last night I grilled some chicken breasts (with garlic and seasoning salt, super easy) and some veggies - yellow squash and green bell peppers. I filled my plate UP and it was good stuff. Also made yellow saffron rice and reduced fat Crescent rolls (only ate 1!). What a yummy dinner!! Of course my two little ones thought the chicken was too spicy and the veggies "gross," but I'm modeling good behavior. (I got out the ketchup and they ate the chicken and bread, anyway.)

That meal was in stark contrast to my abyssmal snacking binge -- pms related, which is a lame excuse but I'm going with it -- I ate a ton of cookies. (THEY WERE SO GOOD.)

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Today has gone better. I finished off the binge (I hope) with a Pop Tart this morning, ugh, and then came to my senses. Lunch was:
La Banderita whole wheat tortilla, 1 slice salami, fresh spinach, cucumber, rolled up sandwich; a Light String Cheese; and half an apple.

I have some hummus and triscuits for later and it's a good thing because I'm still hungry.

During my lunch hour I did a nice 32-minute cardio workout at home (lesley sansone and denise austin - I love them both)! I desperately needed a good workout. I have been consistent with yoga, and it does get the heart pumping, but not as much as a good cardio session. I know I have to UP the cardio a lot if I really want the pounds to come off.

(this is the most boring entry ever! That's why I stopped posting weight-loss stuff at my personal blog, LOL!)

  
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ELISOS 4/21/2011 9:53PM

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Already sick of tracking

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This has happened to me before. A few weeks into a 'health kick,' I start getting really tired of tracking all the food I eat. Even with handy iPhone apps. I'm okay at estimating my calorie intake, but don't feel like I'm SURE unless I enter everything in. On the other hand, I'M SO SICK OF ENTERING EVERYTHING IN.

On Thursday I'll have been here on SP 2 full months.

This is AF week so no weigh-in (I refuse to even bother getting discouraged by it), and stronger than usual unhealthy cravings. Chocolate and salty things. Bleh. Yesterday I didn't workout. It's a busy week at work and for my kids, and my lunch breaks are filled up with necessary errands. I know ONE good workout will help me feel better and get my Spark going again (heh), but I don't know when I'm going to do that. Maybe this afternoon -- Tuesdays I go home early and if my 6-y-o finishes his homework, he usually goes out to play with the neighbor kids. Then I'll have some time.

Just felt like I wanted to whine for a minute. Anyone have "power through it" advice? I'm sure I'll snap out of it.

  
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ELISOS 4/19/2011 6:58PM

    we get tired of tracking everything. That is normal to feel like that. Ups and downs but move forward. Have a positive day.

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EL-E-E 4/19/2011 9:11AM

    Thanks for your comment. I have been walking outside or walk/run on the treadmill -- both during my lunch hour -- and at home doing DVDs for cardio or yoga/strength. That's my basic program.

Maybe trying some new recipes would be something "fun" or different to track, and would help? (As if I have time to research new recipes and go grocery shopping again. ha!)

Comment edited on: 4/19/2011 9:12:21 AM

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RUNMELLY 4/19/2011 7:41AM

    I don't really have much advice except to find even 10 minutes to go for a walk just to get out of the rut. I know all about getting side-tracked! My parents visited last week and it was their first time in Germany so we had to go to all the German restaurants and drink as much German wine as we could (haha). I started to track early in the week and then gave up. I'm now back on it and feel much better. What do you normally do for exercise?

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