Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Feeling pretty good these days.... but not progressing much lately.
I am tired, working too much and not tracking properly every day. My workouts are feast or famine... workout hard for three or four days and then nothing for the next 3...
Im holding my own but I know I need to get a grip and get back into the hard core Spark life if I want to meet my lifes weight goal.
I am hoping once things at work slow down and get back to normal that I will be able to get back to my normal too.
Funny, my normal has changed so much! Normal used to be sitting around and stuffin my face with all things that I LOVE to eat... Normal used to be lazy and tired and watching tv after work.... Normal used to be cooking with full fats and real butter, fatty cheeses and carbs galore...Normal used to be the chillin on the weekends and eating brie and drinking red wine... lazin around in the evenings and watching movies....
NOW... normal is hitting the gym almost every day after work or going for a run... getting out and being active on the weekends, hiking, running, bowling... AND THEN maybe enjoying a wee slice of brie and a beautiful GLASS of red wine.
Normal is not being exhausted every day by 7 and having more energy than I know what to do with (most days) Normal is cooking with grape seed oil instead of butter and low fat cheeses, portion control and skim milk!
I LIKE the new Normal... its all good, and guess what? I look good too! LOL
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Well.... I have been sitting here watching and being inspired by SOUL SURFER... and reading and also being inspired by Spark blogs and goofin around tonight. Generally just taking it easy.
I have had a busy September, last week was an insane week... the next four more weeks are going to be equally insane. Work is really pushing me to my limits and I THANK GOD for exercise cause it is my sanity. WORKING out is what is helping me hold it together.
Im telling ya... its true....
but it is also exhausting me between working 50 hours a week and trying to hit the gym and also be home and do home stuff, running kids to their programs, keeping on them about homework blah blah blah and try to eat properly and and and and......
Last night Hubby and I went to the local pub with some friends and blew off some steam... tequila is my favorite but I really just like to do shots.... so I did! I ate too ... and I didn't count any of it and it's ok because I will work it all off and its a non-issue for me where my Spark journey is concerned... I mean sometimes you just have to let loose a little as long as its only every so often and not every day or even every week.
This morning I was laying in bed and hubby got up... I said good morning and we said a few words and I rolled over... I hear the front door open and close but never thought anything of it because I figured he went out to water the flowers... SO.... I get up and go make coffee and go looking for him, WE ALWAYS have coffee together on the weekend mornings.
HE IS NOT HOME.... neither is the car... he didn't take his phone and he didn't leave a note..... so what right?
NOT! Its 8am ish.... by 9amish I am having a bit of a panic attack... by 10am I have called the local hospital 3 times and run down to the clinic to see if he was there... (he is having some knee and neck issues and we have been both places a few times in the last two weeks) by 1015 I AM a complete mess and having a total panic attack, the sweats and breathing issues , with all sorts of bizarre scenarios running through my mind.... 10:30 he walks thru the door and I broke down in uncontrollable tears and he can't figure out what the hell is wrong with me because he just went to the GYM!
So leaving without telling me where he is goin or even if he was leaving is out of character... me blowing everything out of proportion like that and completely freaking out is also totally out of character.... I think Im just STRESSING out a wee bit.... ACK!
Anyhow, I think I need to just concentrate on me for the next four weeks until I can get some control over my work hours.... SO the plan is to work out EVERY DAY and let the stress sweat itself out of me.
Sunday... Morning RUN / if raining hit the gym for a ball class...
SUNDAY Evening... BOOTY WORKOUT @ gym during Kaity's Diving lessons * didn't get to this cause Diving got canceled and so we did some errands that needed doing instead. *
Monday... Evening Run / if it's raining hit the gym for cardio and added weights... booty workout
Tuesday ... Spin Class / Didn't make it on time for Spin class SO... I did weights and cardio again!(arms this time)
Wednesday ...Circut class
Thursday ... Spin Class
Friday ... Resting day... only because I have to teach a class this night
Saturday.. Morning Run
Now, lets hope I can make myself stick to the plan!
Nope... wrong words right?
I WILL STICK TO THIS PLAN! THIS IS GOING TO HELP ME GET THROUGH THE WEEK! I CAN DO THIS! I WILL DO THIS! I CAN EXERCISE THE STRESS AWAY!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
DISCO FEVER Challenge (70s Week) Friday through Monday, Sept 16-19
D Drink Your Water 70 oz - 10 pts
I Intake Track ALL intake, every bite - 10 pts
S Strength 70 strength exercise reps, any mix- 10 pts
C Cardio, 30 min - 10 pts
O Overdrive, do a total of 70 min of fitness: cardio, strength, stretching (including above) 10 pts
FEVER- Do you have DISCO FEVER?
*POST a DISCO or 70s GOYBAD for 10 pts
*DO a posted GOYBAD for another 10 pts
***GOYBAD - get off your bum or behind and dance
Possible points per day- 70
F (20 ) S (20) S(10_) M (_50) total (100_)
Yikes.... no fitness minutes since last Tuesday... Hubby became in-capacitated by a pinched nerve or a slipped disc on Tuesday and there has been no sleeping really until last night... so have just been WAY too tired after full days of work and no sleep to force myself to work out...
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