Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I had a feeling that today was going to be a long day of shopping for me, but hoped to be back home before lunchtime.....that didn't happen. I did return all the items I needed to and picked up some good bargains (after Christmas items: wrapping paper, tree topper, NFL ornaments for hubby, some Xmas picture frames for gifts next year, as well as some sweaters for myself.)
That said, I did not get in my Day 3 video for the January JumpStart challenge or 30 minutes of cardio (not traditional cardio anyway). I did wear my pedometer and I logged 10,548 steps, so that has to count for something, right? I am tired and my thighs hurt from that 9-minute SP video from yesterday. Tomorrow I plan to catch up on the videos and add some more cardio in to my day, hoping to catch up to where I need to be.
It is very windy and cold here in Northeaster PA, so I am lying in my bed reading a book this evening. I hope I get some much needed sleep tonight! Nighty-Night and see you all tomorrow!
Friday, December 30, 2011
Today was the first time I stepped on my elliptical since 10/10/11. Way too long!
How I fell out of a routine of fitting in my elliptical workouts weekly is no surprise to me. I have been extra busy over the past 3 months and this happens towards the end of the year, every year (everyone in my family has a birthday throughout this time of the year & then Christmas hits!). This year not exercising at this time of year was detrimental to me because I worked so hard this past year to lose the weight that I did and now I regained it all back in such a short time. I am disgusted with myself, but I do know that if I can get back to where I was, I can be even more successful this time around. It will take determination, motivation, persistence, focus, support from others, and planning on my part. I MUST do this!
Tomorrow I plan on making a goal for the amount of fitness minutes I would like to reach in 2012. I was so very close to reaching the goal I set for 2011 and am angry that I did not make it. (my goal was 5,446 minutes) However, I am proud of myself because I did more exercise this year than any other years in the recent past. I was on a positive road to losing weight and getting healthy, but other things got in the way. In the new year I need to figure out a way to make my exercise and eating habits a priority over everything else. It feels good to be able to come here to SparkPeople and vent about my feelings. I just need to make this site more of a habit to keep me in check. I can do this!
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