Friday, August 27, 2010
I got up early this morning, and by early I mean the time I should get up to have time for breakfast and to make my lunch, not actually early lol. I had an hour to get ready for work. It's nice not having to rush lol. It's so hard for me because I LOVE sleeping in. I'm going to make it a habit to get up early, even earlier than today but I'm gong to ease into it over the weekend lol.
This morning I tried out my new Wii game, Your Shape. I only did a 15 min workout and I really enjoyed it. I plan to do a short 15 minute workout every morning with it now. My living room rug does slide around too much though. After a lot of thinking I have come up with a fairly cheap solution that won't ruin my floor. I don't want any marks left on the floor as it I do have a hard wood floor that is quite nice, I just wanted some soft space in my apartment, and it looks good ^_^ Anyway, I'm going to a couple yoga mats underneath to keep it from slipping. I tried it with mine today and it worked great but I'll need another one. Plus, when I want to take my yoga mat anywhere, which isn't very often I suck at yoga lol, I can just take it out from under the rug. When I'm done school and can afford a little more I plan to use some double sided tape to permanently attach the yoga mats to the rug and get a nice new one for myself. I want to get into yoga eventually but I always feel too intimidated to go to a class. I've set the Heavyweight Yoga DVDs as one of my rewards if you missed my last blog.
Hope everyone has a great weekend ^_^
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am officially back on track with my eating. Had a bad week there but I hope to keep this going now for the rest of the weight loss challenge. Tonight I will be buying a new game for my Wii. Your Shape. It doesn't have the best reviews but it seems like it's an ok fitness game, and you can never really trust reviews anyway. It uses a camera for tracking you instead of the wiimote or balance board. I don't have weights or anything to use with it but I can get them later. I've decided to get this game because as I've gained some in the last couple months, I am now over the weight limit for the wii balance board and can't use my wii fit. I do still use my EA Active every now and then but I want something different lol. I'm also thinking about getting the Wii Yoga game sometime in the future, maybe as a reward sometime ^_^ I'd love to start doing yoga but feel very intimidated about going to the class at the gym. I'd like to get those Heavyweight Yoga DVD's sometime too. I should make a list so I have my rewards all planned out lol.
I was at Hapkido on Monday night and I told my instructor, I'm so going to regret this lol, to push me harder in class. I told him about the weight loss challenge and I also really need to work on my fitness in because I'm testing for my green belt in a couple months and when I start testing for blue I will die otherwise lol. I already have a hard enough time with the green stuff.
Oh, I also decided to buy an area for my living room so that I have a large space that's nice and soft for working out with my game and stretching and stuff, bigger than a yoga mat which I already have. It'll be good that I can still have a hard wood floor when needed too. I need to start stretching on a regular basis too, every day, because I want to improve my flexibility and make martial arts and dancing easier. I will also be getting a stability ball, sometime soon, another reward I guess lol, so that I can sit on that when watching tv and stuff, it's good for your posture, and of course for exercising too ^_^ I'll post a new reward list soon, and it won't all be fitness stuff lol.
Hope everyone is having a good week ^_^
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Iím having kind of a rough day, a rough few days in fact. I was doing so well. I lost 6 pounds for my $10,000 challenge at my gym but Iím sure Iíve gained over the last couple days because Iíve been eating pretty horribly. Iím in a very negative mind set right now and I donít know how to change that. I keep wondering why bother trying. Iím not going to win the challenge. Why bother doing anything anymore.
Then I start thinking Iím a horrible person because Iím worrying about myself and my trivial issues when we just recently found out my grandfather has cancer. Itís incurable and he may only have a few months to live. Weíre waiting on test results but at most heís got 3 to 4 years and thereís a 50% chance heíll die within 6 months.
Iíve known this for a couple weeks, but itís only now sinking in I think. I need to find a way to not let this ruin my efforts though. I need to find a way other than eating to deal with this. I am definitely an emotional eater. I am thinking about seeing a therapist for a little while but itís so expensive so Iím looking for alternatives. My current mindset is making every little thing bother me now, and everything seems so difficult. School, work, exercise, eating healthy. I just donít want to do anything.
Sorry guys, I donít mean to be complaining or anything.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My training session on Monday didn't go too well. Not bad but not great, my headache really interfered at first, the exercise actually made it go away though lol. I was being a little difficult with my trainer even though he kept saying I was fine. He's really nice and I like working with him.
Tonight though, I'm working with a different trainer, the manager of the trainers in the club actually. He's the one who's going to be nagging me about my nutrition lol, he said so anyway lol. I think my nutrition has been pretty good the last several days, WAY better than the usual for me anyway. I'm going to print out and show him some of my meal plans from Spark because he wants to always be seeing my food and I told him about Spark. For right now, he just wants to get an idea what kind of meal plans I'm following. He won't approve of everything on there but as long as I'm losing I really don't care. I like Saprk's meal plans and'm using the vegetarian option because, even though I'm not a vegetarian, I'm really not much of a meat eater. He keeps trying to get me to eat more chicken lol.
I'm actually really enjoying the meal plans. I've tried a few things and food combinations that I really like. Like raw veggies and hummus, usually I use ranch dip or something creamy but I really like it with hummus. This week already I have tried 2 recipes from Spark's meal plans that I will definitely be having again. I made a vegetarian taco salad, with a slight modification, I added some salsa lol. Last night I made vegan lentil burgers, that was fun lol. I had a bit of an issue getting the stuff to stick together enough to form patties, but I eventually got it by adding more water. Then cooking it, it did fall apart a little but stuck together for the most part lol. It was an interesting night and it did actually taste pretty good, better than those soy burgers in my opinion. I'm not really a fan of soy lol. For right now I'm following Spark's plans, but after a few weeks I will be adding some things from SparkRecipes to keep things interesting ^_^ One thing i do need to work on is my fat intake, the only thing that has been over the last couple days but only by a little lol. It's mostly good things too, like peanut butter and walnuts and things like that. I will be buying low fat cheese the next time I go shopping as I'm using the normal kind right now but I have only been over by a few grams, nothing drastic lol.
I've included more information than you may care to know in this blog lol, I do tend to be very detailed when I write lol. I'll stop now before it gets too long and boring ^_^
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