Monday, June 24, 2013
Ok, so today was not a particularly good start - I didn't sleep at all last night, and I ate like a pig today - up until after lunch. I had a very healthy dinner - not what is in the book, but healthy nonetheless. I'm definitely going to have to do some prep ahead here - maybe make a batch of brown rice, chop a bunch of veggies and fruits, etc. Also, and here's something kind of funny, I actually don't like eggs. But the bacon swiss scramble thing kind of sounds tasty, so I'll give it a try. Maybe cook up this bacon ahead of time, too? Who has time for that much cooking in the morning? Anyway, onward and forward. And with all the work I'm doing in my daughter's room this week, I'll have NEAT points out the rear!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I bought the Spark Solution book in May when it came out, and I've been reading it through. I'm going to do the Spark Solution challenge starting on Monday.
I'm really bad at following through on these things. I've been subscribing to Shape and Self for years and years (you'd think I'd be super healthy with all the health magazines I read) and they used to have these step by step plans, complete with menus and workouts all the time. I started them all the time and never finished. Rarely got past the first day. But my kids are going to camp this week, and it's a good week to try something new, I think. So wish me luck, please, and maybe occasionally give me a virtual kick in the rear...
Monday, February 04, 2013
Maybe if I have enough people behind me, I'll be motivated, right? I've been doing the 100+ team challenges for the past two years; now I'm even posting the daily challenges, which I never meant to do, but there you go. Friday I started a Facebook challenge - Fab Abs February. Each day I've been doing the sit-ups, push-ups and planks, increasing the amount. I'm using my ball, because I really enjoy it more, it's easier on my back and neck, and it still hurts so good. Then I also joined the 30-somethings with 100+ to lose Healthy Living Challenge. Go Team Shamrocks ! This weeks challenge is to set goals and start following them, so here we go:
1. What are your goals for this challenge? What do you want to accomplish (doesn't specifically have to be weight related) over these next 8 weeks?
My goals include the following:
1. Lose at least 10 lbs.
2. Increase my energy levels
and most important of all:
3. Consistency! Implement my healthy habits and make it a lifestyle!
2. How will you go about reaching those goals and work toward those accomplishments? What do you need to do to make them happen?
1. Move consistently each day - at least 10 minutes.
2. Track my food. Consistently. I hate tracking, but it makes me more mindful of what I'm eating. Everyday, Missy!
3. Drink my water.
4. Journal, meditate, or yoga, each day.
These are the Steps I've tried to implement so many times before. My last blog post includes these action steps. Three of them are the Jumpstart steps. But they are there because they are an excellent jumping off point. So they are my goals for the next 8 weeks, and beyond.
Initially, to make sure I'm doing these things, I will:
~Go to bed by 11 each night
~Wake up by 6:30 each morning
~Drink a glass of water first thing each morning.
~Get my workout clothes ready the night before.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
A woman who is trying to make healthy changes in her life probably should not have to go on blood pressure medication. And that is just what happened last week when I went to the doctor. My blood pressure was dangerously high for the 3rd time in a row and he put me on medication. And if I want to get off this medication, I'm going to have to make a lot of changes.
My depression and anxiety have been acting up since the beginning of December, and while the symptoms are tolerable, they are not good. Which means I have been having a low grade anxiety attack for a month. I don't know, but this could possibly be raising my blood pressure. Also means I have been wanting to curl up in a ball and cry for awhile. Not wanting to move much.
I have to take some steps to help myself here. I've been feeling selfish for wanting to make all these changes for myself, but I find myself being an ineffectual mother and human being when I'm feeling like this.
So I'm going back to the beginning (again, I know.)
-Move (at least) 10 minutes a day, everyday.
-8 glasses of water a day
-track my food.
I also will add one extra step, for now. Either journal or meditate each day. I need to gain some control over my moods - the medication is helping me to cope, but it's not enough, and I'm nervous about switching. I do plan to make an appt with a real psychiatrist - I think my gp has done all he can do for me.
So step 1 - I'm going to a Zumba class today at 1. I always feel better after these, so here's to feeling better.
What changes are you making this year? Do you ever find yourself having to start over?
Monday, November 12, 2012
Hi! I posted a promise on my other blog - I will exercise at least 10 minutes a day for the next 28 days. I have not been doing anything good for me lately, and it's time to build some good habits. So here we go -
Day 1 - 15 minutes WATP
I am dealing with the remnants of an upper respiratory thing, so I'm coughing and wheezing, and not getting enough sleep. So 15 minutes was about all I could get out today, but that's 15 minutes more than yesterday.
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