Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -- Anna Quindlen
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I saw this on someone else's blog and I decided to swipe the idea.
You can, too: Answer "What's your weight story" with these questions! Feel free to respond on your own blog.
1.) How old are you?
2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit?
I wasn't ever told I was an overweight child, but always knew my tummy was a little more round than the other girls' tummies. I started feeling that in about the 5th grade, I guess. I have been about 10-15 pounds overweight most of my adult life, since age 22, at least.
3.) What made you decide to get healthy?
Gosh, I've WANTED to be healthy the whole time. I've always been conscious of how/what I eat -- even when I was deliberately choosing to eat whatever the heck I wanted. I've sporadically exercised my whole life, just never consistently or intensely for a long period of time.
4.) Has anyone ever made rude/mean comments to you about how you look?
No adult has ever made a mean comment to me, but my 3-year old has called my belly "squishy" and also "fat" from time to time. I know she's just a kid but those comments hit hard sometimes. (Incidentally, she says she likes it because it's soft, so it's easy to recover the conversation in front of her and laugh it off... but still.)
5.) What do you hate the most about your current/starting size?
The flabby tum! Never feeling like my clothes really fit well - I hate wearing certain shirts/clothes because they show off all my rolls. HATE.
6.) What was your favorite unhealthy food before?
(Still is!!) Pizza and Mexican food (cheese enchildadas, chips and cheese dip). And Coke Classic. What I would GIVE to be able to drink a 32-ounce every day! I don't. But YUM.
7.) What's some of your favorite healthy foods now?
I love a good salad, and I love hummus and black beans.
8.) What is the hardest part of this journey?
Not making progress on the scale when I feel like I'm doing well. Feeling deprived.
9.) What does your workout regime consist of?
I walk/jog, both treadmill and outdoors, and I do yoga. I'm trying to start doing more "hard-core" strength, too. Gotta build that lean muscle!
10.) What do you want everyone to know about you?
That although I am not obese, I can sympathize with anyone on SP because body image issues, and staying motivated when you really don't want to, are just as hard for me. And that I love supporting others and getting support!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Yesterday, after doing a hard circuit training workout, for my "strength" day, I was thinking, "Boy, I'm glad tomorrow's only cardio. I can take a nice walk on the treadmill and that will be easier."
Today after just finishing my treadmill workout (walk/run), I find myself thinking, "Boy, I'm glad tomorrow's only strength (yoga). That will be easier."
Feels like a bit of a mental shift in the right -- positive -- direction, doesn't it?
It does to me!
Monday, August 01, 2011
Last week was a good week for exercise. Here's how it shook out:
M - 20 min power yoga
T - 11 minutes cardio
Th - 24 minutes treadmill, 30 minutes swimming = 54 min cardio
F - 10 min yoga
S - 13 minutes kickboxing, 20 minutes power yoga = 33 min cardio
I had things come up on Tuesday and Wednesday and couldn't fit it in, but I feel like I made up for it on Thursday.
This week, my goals are the same:
>>Yoga/strength M, W, F, and cardio T, TH, SA, with a rest day on Sunday.
>>I'm upping my calories to 1600 to see where that gets me.
>>I am not weighing in.
Hope everyone has a successful week!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
My scale is getting the better of me so it is being put away TONIGHT.
I am working on this journey, I am eating better, I am exercising, and I don't deserve to be defeated by a dumb number. So it's going away for awhile. I don't know how long. (As long as I can stand to not know.)
pbbblttt ~~ sticking my tongue out at YOU, .
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