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