Tuesday, May 17, 2011
So I must be honest in saying I weighed in today and I was down 1.1 pounds and while I should've been celebrating the fact I was down, I was hard on myself because it wasn't enough.
...but, while I am being honest...I also need to be honest with myself. I could have been down more, but I can tell you that there were a couple of days that I could've have tried harder and not have had that extra glass of champagne or worked out a little harder.
So yes, I guess I am still a little frustrated that it was only 1 pound.
Enough of the should've, would've could've's...onto my goals for the week...
1. I am in desperate need of a pedicure and a pedicure is my lose 5 pound reward. I am going to be on track to get to 155, by next week. I am currently at 157.6.
2. Measure my foods - no eyeballing portion sizes because I think it is the right amount.
3. Do my C25k training 2x this week - Wednesday and Saturday.
4. Stay on track with my hundred pushup challenge - pushups on Tues, Thurs, Sat. On Sunday I did 145 - woohoo!
5. Continue to find support on Spark People - it is my biggest motivater to keep moving in the right direction.
Staying positive! It is going to be a great week! And darn it, I LOST 1.1 pounds! Woo hoo to me. That is still 3 pounds down in two weeks and that makes me pretty happy.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Yesterday was a good day for me because I conquered the "going to the store starving" mode I was in. I know it may seem so small, but I was starving and those cream cheese jalapeņo poppers were calling my name! Well, that is until I turned the box around and saw the calories. I little voice in my head kept telling me, "Erika, don't do it. You just completed your first day of C25k - this won't help you feel any better about yourself."
And then I put them down. Bought what I came to buy and left the store.
This to me is huge. Little things like this will add up for me in the long run. Next time I will remember to keep some little snacks and a bottle of water in the car, so the temptation won't be so great!
Erika: 1 Temptation: 0
Today, I continued my 100 pushup challenge and completed 145 pushups. My arms were shaking after I got done, but there is something about that that make me feel really strong. Even my hubby was impressed. So impressed he treated me and his son to a couple of games of laser tag.
Let me tell you - that is some hard work - well as long as you are running around like I was. I was actually red-faced and winded at the end of our two games and now I just have to lay down because my body is saying no more, must rest....
but I would do it all again. If you haven't been to laser tag - it is a must go, especially if you have two 9 year old boys like we have. It is fun, family time and super nice that we are all working as a team and not laying around the house.
I am finding the more active I am, the less hungry I am and the more energy I have. That is a huge plus in my book!
It's the start of a great week!!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
As I sit here eating my bowl of Special K Red Berries and drinking my cucumber water, I am already contemplating my weekend. How am I going to set my self up to succeed and keep on track with my eating goals. I eat pretty well and keep to my calories during the week, but on the weekend I tend to sneak snacks here and there and drink more alcohol...all because "hey, it's the weekend, right?"
So, because I know I won't come up with these ideas I am asking you in the Spark Community to help me out. How do you stay on track during the weekends?
Also, as I am just finishing my last couple of weeks of the 100 pushup challenge, I am looking for a new system. Has anyone had success with the Couch to 5k program. My problem has always been just starting something. I want to have fun with my workouts. What about Zumba? I have danced since I was little and it has always been one of my passions, but I just don't do it anymore.
I need to add the passion back. So, send me your ideas, your favorite home workout videos and your good vibes.
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