Sunday, February 27, 2011
I did not sleep well Friday or Saturday night and think this is why I was so unmotivated this weekend. Yesterday I did not do the elliptical (which was planned), but I also didn't have the energy to do the bootcamp video. Today I was unmotivated too, but I forced myself to get in my 30 minutes on my elliptical (I stepped the program up to the next level and did pretty good!) and then did 2 bootcamp videos to make up for missing yesterday. I am so close to finishing the 28-day bootcamp. I feel like I am ready to try new exercises though. The bootcamp videos are starting to bore me a bit after dong them for a month. Some of the videos I like better than others and will incorporate certain exercises that I really enjoy. I'm just ready to move on and try some new things. I can't believe it's almost March! Looking forward to Spring getting here so I can get out for walks!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I did Day 1 & 2 of the BootCamp videos today, so I am finally caught up with the 28-Day BootCamp Challenge. I'm bummed I got sick last week, but am glad I had the motivation to bounce back and work hard this week to catch up. I highly recommend the 28-Day BootCamp Challenge to anyone trying to get 'sparked' to get into the habit of adding 10-minutes of exercise to your life daily.
Believe me, this has not been easy. In the beginning I was very discouraged because I could not do a lot of the exercises in the bootcamp videos. I still can't do some of them, but I try my best. That's all anyone can ask, right? This challenge has taught me that I *can* fit exercise into my day, even though there are days that it is next to impossible. (I've had a few of them the last couple days as a matter of fact!) And although I have not lost much weight (a couple lbs), I definitely can feel the difference in the way my clothes are fitting and the strength and stamina I am gaining.
Before this challenge I was basically just doing my cardio on the elliptical about 3 times per week. This challenge has taught me I can add another day or so or even a bit more time to my elliptical sessions. Lastly, I was not doing any strength training/toning sessions before this challenge. The reason being I felt I did not have the time and I did not know what exercises to do. Well, after this challenge is over I am going to continue strength training/toning sessions and do my homework and find strength exercises to target my problem areas (inner/outer thighs, flab under the arms, abs, and glutes). I'm excited to start new strength exercises and incorporate some of the ones I learned from the bootcamp videos.
As for eating healthier, that is an on-going challenge for me. I'm trying, but I need to try harder. I need to find better, healthier snacks, better meal planning and more breakfast ideas. This is something I keep saying I'm going to do, but just have not made the time to do. Hopefully soon this will be pushed to the top of my to be done list.
Thanks for following me on this challenge......5 more days to go! I can't believe it!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
As I said in my blog a few days ago, I am doubling up on the BootCamp WorkOut videos daily, so I can catch up to where I should be since I missed 5 days last week from being sick.
2/21/11- I did Day 2 & Day 3 BootCamp videos. I wasn't feeling very motivated and was tired.
But, I made myself do my 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, then did my 2 bootcamp videos in the afternoon right before I had to pick up my daughter from school
2/22/11-I did Day 4 & Day 5 BootCamp videos. This almost didn't happen. It was the first day in a long time that I didn't have any kids at home with me. I had planned on doing the taxes last Tuesday, but I got the stomach virus, so that never happened. So that was my plan for today, to do the taxes. I did the state and local online pretty quickly, however the federal always takes more time. And then I was missing a couple pieces of information I needed and wasted time looking for the two items. It made me so mad to waste that time. Before I knew it, it was time to get my daughter from school, go to our allergy shot appointment, then the library. We come home, have dinner and then of course she has more homework than usual that she needs help with. But after she was done it was like 7pm and I thought to myself that I could get in my cardio and the 2 bootcamp videos...so I did! Before I knew it I was done, packed her lunch for school, got them to bed and took my shower. Not as relaxing of an evening as I would have liked, but I got it done. I'm hoping tomorrow's schedule meshes better and I don;t have to rush around so much.
Tomorrow will be Day 6 & 7 videos and then I will be back to where I should be in the videos for the challenge.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So, I got sick with a stomach virus Monday night around 10pm (Valentine's night). An hour later my 8 year old started with it and about an hour after her my 4 year old started with it. (Nothing like cleaning up after them, laundering sheets, pillow cases and blankets, all in between being sick myself. Thank you God for giving me the strength I needed to get through all that!)
Tuesday we were in bed most of the day, barely ate anything. Yesterday we s-l-o-w-l-y started to eat, but I still didn't have too much of an appetite. This morning I finally got to clean the bathrooms more thoroughly and now I am tired and resting because I am still a bit dizzy.
Tomorrow I have to get my daughter from school early to take her for her 8-year well-visit, bring her back to school and then take her to a Brownie field trip at a Karate place. I highly doubt I will get in a workout tomorrow.
So, my plan as of now is to start back where I left off on Monday. I will be at Wk2/Day7, entering Week 3 of the challenge. I asked this question on the challenge message board and they say I do not have to start over and can continue where I left off.
My thinking is that there will always, always, always be hurdles in life. Getting sick is inevitable sometimes. You can try to prevent it as much as you want, but it does not always work that way. So this virus set me back 4 days. I will deal with it. I will move on. Actually while I was sick in bed I kept thinking how good it would feel to workout. How I wished I could feel better enough to be able to move. I think when you get sick you appreciate even more all the things you can do when you are healthy. I am going to try to keep that mentality with me; looking at exercise and eating healthy as a privilege. To be fortunate enough to be able to move your body and make healthy choices in your life. I need to remember this as a mantra. It is my responsibility to take care of my body and do the best I can for it.
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