Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I just got back from the doctor and I got a perscription. So soon, everything will be good ^_^ No more problems I hope lol.
As for my exercise regimen I have decided on how I will be changing it. I am going to do my martial arts every monday and wednesday night and dancing will be thursdays, either a lesson or one of the practice parties. I will also be going to the gym every monday, wednesday and friday morning, one day a week will be swimming and 2 days will be strength training. Of course, I'm going to be flexible about the days, some days I need the extra sleep in the morning and sometmies I may go on the weekend, but it will still only be 3 days a week. I'm trying to not to overdo it too much while still having some evenings off and weekends as well. Of course when I go to the cottage weekends I will be swimming then as well. So now I have every tuesday and friday evening off, and weekends as well. This will be good as I was getting very frustrated with never having time off for myself. I've gotten quite behind on my house work too so now I'll have some time to catch up on that.
The biggest challenge for me now will be getting up early to go the gym, but once I do I always enjoy being up early, it's just getting out of bed lol.
Anyway, hope everyone is having a good week so far ^_^ mine is looking better now!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Warning: This blog contains information about my health you may not want to know!!!
I posted in an eralier blog about some problems I've been having and purposely left out any details. As a result, people misunderstood, though I do appreciate the helpful advice ^_^ Everyone assumed that my problem was constipation, but really it's pain and bleeding everytime I go to the bathroom. I have been trying to up my fiber intake to make it less painful. I also have an appointment to see my doctor tomorrow morning. I am so not going to like that one, a rectal exam not looking forward to that!!! I've been trying lots of different things to make it less painful, only homeopathic things I read on the net. I tried garlic - nothing, probiotics - so far no help, taking a tbsp of oil ion the morning - it helped but it is so gross I couldn't do it more than once, and now I am trying aloe juice.
I've seen it go through my cash on my weekend job at the grocery store and have always wondered what it would be like. I read online aloe taken internally has a whole host of benefits so I though why not, I may as well taste it lol. I bought it worried about the all the little chunks floating around in the green juice. I bought a plan one and a pomegranate one. They of course have sugar and stuff added to make it taste better. They're not bad actually, I like the pomegranate better. The chunks take some getting used to, it's a bit like orange juice but the chunks are bigger and there are more. It actually makes me think of the flesh in an orange or a grapfruit, with consistency a bit like Jello. It's definitely not a drink for everyone, but it does seem to be helping, it's not quite as painful today. I just hope the effect lasts.
I do apologize if this was way too much info but I put the warning on the top just because I thought not everyone would want to hear about this. I'll let you know now, if you did read this and comment or not, I do appreciate it. I'm actually putting it up here because I feel completely uncomfortable talking to my family or friends about it, I don't even want to talk to the doctor about it but I know I need to.
Now on to some other stuff. I haven't been doing that well this past week. I keep being stuck on the big picture and thinking I'll never lose all my weight, it's too much. I've been trying to focus on the small goals but this week it's been very hard. I have a hapkido grading coming up on the 24th and I won't be getting my belt. I've already spoken to the instructor and he says I've missed too many classes, which is so true. I knew that would happen and I don't mind at all. I have too much to learn in under 2 weeks and this will also give me another 3 months to work on my fitness level. The fitness requirements are a little too much for me right now.
I will be redoing my fitness routine, it will still include the hapkido 2x per week, but the dancing I am going to drop down to once every 2 weeks for lessons and then parties each non lesson week. So still once a week, but no more than that, sundays however are different, if I feel like going dancing I will, but lately I've been too busy to go on sundays anyway. I have been swimming a little sporadically, I will be including that at least once per week, most likely in the mornings. I will also be adding twice at the gym in the mornings to strength train which I have been neglecting lately. So hapkido 2x per week, swimming once, weights twice, and dancing once. I am going to go over my schedule and set specific days and times for each activity so I can specifically schedule some down time for myself, which I really need. That's actually part of the reason I have been missing so many classes, because I'm always on the go and need more me time. I really want to earn my green belt at the next grading, and I want to feeel prepared for it ^_^ Some weeks I will also be going a 3rd time to hapkido to work with my classmates, but only if I feel up to it, just to get more practice, there's no instructor that day, just an empty classroom we're allowed to use.
I have also been doing not so good with my eating, but I am working on it and I hope to be doing better by the end of the month. That is my goal for the month anyway, to be making better food choices. I need to go grocery shopping anyway, so I will be going on thursday, as tonight is me time, I'm seeing a friend ^_^ and tomorrow is hapkido. I will make a list before going and try to only get what's on my list. I would actually love some tips on breakfast ideas and snacks that are both healthy and fast. I will be getting stuff to make some breakfast bowls which I have had suggested a few times. High fiber and vegetarian are my preferences as I'm not much of a meat eater. Any suggestions are welcome and much appreciated ^_^
Hope everyone is doing well ^_^ have a great week!!
Friday, July 09, 2010
Ok, so I've been having some stomach problems lately. Some digestive issues lol. I actually have IBS but it's been bothering me a lot lately so I've decided that I'm going to add a goal for my daily fiber intake ^_^ Sorry if this is tmi, I'm trying to keep it fairly vague and not too many details lol. So spark says 25 - 35 grams of daily fiber, I'll go with that for now but going over is not a problem, just say 25 as a minimum ^_^ yesterday I got 20 so today I'm going to try and up it. I will be eating more whole grain breads and pastas, beans, and some really good kashi fruit and nut bars for snacks. They're pumpkin pie and raspberry chocolate and they each have 4 g of fiber in them, and they taste really good too, especially the pumpkin pie one ^_^ I did eat at McDonald's this morning, so horrible, and I usually get an egg mcmuffin and a chocolate muffin, I'm trying to avoid mcdonalds though, but today i got a fruit and fiber muffin instead of the chocolate, way better lol. I'm actually going to make some muffins at home, next weekend being the first free time I have to do it. I'll be making some kind of whole grain, bran, fiber filled muffins lol. I haven't decided yet. I'd appreciate some suggestions for recipes ^_^ I want to make a big batch so I can freeze them and then just heat them in the microwave in the morning for a real quick healthy breakfast. If I come across any real good recipes I'll post it in a blog for you guys as well.
I'm heading to the cottage this weekend so I'm going to stop and pick some up high fiber snacks to have there because my family always has basically meat and potatoes for dinner, or hamburgers and hot dogs. Their diet is not great at the cottage and certainly is pretty low in fiber. I will be making a real effort to eat healthy this weekend, no matter what they have, and to do lots of swimming. I'm trying to work up to being able to go across the lake so I'll work on that ^_^ I'll track everything when I get back, exercise and food and everything.
Hope you all have a great weekend ^_^
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I had a great weekend away. I left wednesday after work to go to my parents cottage. I got there about 9, after a 3-1/2 hour drive. It was a ncie drive though. I was the first to get there, and then my sister and her husband and then my parents. We were all pretty close but I don't have a key yet and so I had to wait outside for a bit. It had rained that day and so I got quite a few mosquito bites lol.
I have so many bites it's not even funny. Mosquitos love me so they end up leaving everyone else alone and coming for me. I'll have to post some pics or something lol, my legs are covered. Thursday and Friday weren't all that warm but me and my sister went swimming anyway, the water was nice. A cold shock at first but we got used to it quickly. I used my super expensive, super strong sunblock and I still got a bit of colour. It was great stuff though and I'll be buying it again because I burn so easily. Actually everyone was using mine lol. I was the only one not to get burnt this time around ^_^
We did some fireworks on friday night and saturday night, as well the canada day fireworks that our cottage association did on saturday. A friend and her boyfriend came on friday night. He's a cop amd crazy tall lol, he's 6'6" It's good he was there because that night some drunk guy on an ATV came down our driveway, its quite a steep hill, and he was looking for beer and making a scene. He was arguing and swearing a lot and just being rude. Mike, the cop, was trying to get the guy to walk back to his cottage and leave the ATV but he wouldn't and Mike didn't want make a scene on our property so we let the guy leave. He peeled out of our driveway so fast, he did a wheelie up our very steep driveway and almost lost it there for a sec, it so looked like he was gonna crash. He didn't come back lol. Anyway it was an eventful night.
saturday and sunday we sat down by the water the whole day pretty much, on the dock, and swam for a couple hours. It was way cooler down by the water. It's quite a hill up to the cottage, and lots of very steep steps so I got my exercise just going up and down lol. Julie and Mike, friends, actually swam all the way across the lake and back, me and my sister Jen had gone about half way but we'd like to go all the way sometime. I made it one of my goals for the summer ^_^ We had lots of fun anyway. We were celebrating Julie's birthday too, which is next weekend, and she wanted to cook for us. So she brought all the stuff and made us a really good dinner. I didn't eat healthy by any means, I had lkots of grilled meat and potatoes, snacks like chips and popcorn, even a couple smores. We ate well lol, just not healthy ^_^
saturday me and Jen actually started feeling a little sick because of all the time we spent in the sun. We don't have air conditioning there so it was really hot. We're taking a couple window ac units this weekend so that the cottage can be a place to hide from the heat for a bit at least. Even with fans and all the windows open it was just way too hot and humid. I ended up leaving a few hours earlier on sunday to get away from the heat.
I had a great time but it was way too hot lol. They also need to fix the ladder into the water. The top step is broken so it was a little awkward to get out of the water, but we managed. My parents are still there for the week and I think they're getting a new one before I go back on friday. I have aunts and uncles going this weekend too so I'm looking forward to that. And we'll have air this time lol.
Anyway, I guess that's enough rambling about my weekend lol, I hope everyone had a good holiday ^_^
Monday, July 05, 2010
Goals for the month of July!
1. Finish organising my kitchen.
2. Continue to work on eating at home.
3. Track EVERYTHING I eat no matter how bad a day I have
4. Eat breakfast at home every day by the end of July
5. Exercise 240 minutes per week
6. Start getting up early to go swimming at least 1 time per week
7. Blog/Vlog at least 2 times per week
8. Keep my team goals tracked and up to date.
9. Work on making healthier food choices, but not worrying about portion sizes. As long as I eat nutritious foods, I can have as much as I want.
10. Limit the not so healthy foods lol.
11. Swim across the lake and back at the cottage, I hope to do this by the end of the summer. I also don't know how far it actually is. I'll try and find out. It's a narrow lake though so it wouldn't be more than a km I think.
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