Sunday, May 01, 2011
So, here's everyone's mission, if you choose to take it. I just "found out" on another team that if you go to your Spark Start Page there is a button called "my goals/progress" click on that and update your current weight with your target weight. As mine is a 5% challenge I entered:
Current Weight: 188.8
Target Weight: 179.4
By When: July 2, 2011
What I DIDN'T know was that Spark automatically adjusts your calorie intake and cardio outtake for you to maintain that goal. Don't ask me WHY I didn't know this...probably just never really paid attention... Huh...it really IS about the numbers! LOL So, now my calorie/cardio is this:
Calories Eaten: Eat between 1300 and 1650 calories per day
Calories Burned: Burn 1360 calories per week
Weight Progress: Go from 188.8 to 179.4 by 7/2/2011
For the sake of my June 1st or Bust the Swimsuit challenge (Slim in 6) I am splitting hairs ad going 183 by June 1st...
So NOW...I will really try to Burn it Up daily to reach or exceed my Calories burned. Calories eaten I clearly NEVER have a problem with...well, except in the exceeding department.
For awhile I was putting my weight on my hand to remind myself of what I was trying to lose. Now I'm gonna put my calorie OUT on my hand to remind me what I need to DO!!
My iPod is going in my pocket as it has a pedometer on it.
You know what? You know what?
Did you know that you can forget your workout?? It's true, I've seen me do it.
I was working out 5 days in a row when I took a rest day. I worked out again and went to put my sticker on my chart when low and behold....I was missing 3 days worth of stickers!! I pondered and I thought and I realized
I truly forgot.
I'm still trying to figure out where the time went and all that jazz, but I truly just forgot. So NOW my plan of attack is to work out EVERYDAY. Every flippin day even if it's just a nice brisk walk/run or the Slim and Limber or Wii workout or whatever...but there" IS NO BATHROOM!! "*
Oooooh Oooooooh Oooooooh!
Found me a pic of another dress... wanna see? I'll show you anyways.
and and and and!! The Bay to Breakers exactly TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY!!
It's My very first race..... and I'm gonna walk it.....with my girls.......
and I'm so happy today!
and the sun is shining!!
Time to go burn 1360 calories for the week :o) (or more...yeah, MORE!!)
*Kindergarten Cop w/Arnie Schwartzenegger
Friday, April 22, 2011
I had a really neat pic of a bandaged penguin racing through the finish line on my vision collage that I wanted to use, but can't find it.
**afterthought** I read on Spark blogs that putting visions on your vision board could produce true things...broken penguin....broken foot?? Maybe it's time to change the vision board?? LOL
Anyhoosit, yesterday I attempted a Burn it Up DVD and could only produce 20 minutes of it. I thought I would step back down to Ramp it Up this monring but after I got up I thought, "no. I can do this" and ya know what? I DID!!
I didn't do the lunges because that entailed bending the toes back. See, as the sprain is on the arch of my foot and the top of my foot, bending toes back is BAAAAAD....at least painful.
But, I did the rest! I squatted, oblique crunched it, and I even sweated a tad bit
And wanna hear something REALLY amazing? I used my coffee as a REWARD!! That's right...ol' Hippo here didn't drink her pot of coffee 1st but went straight to workin out!!
"giant coffee cup yeap its coffee yum yum giant mochachino" from flickr.com
I wasn't going to put my weight on my tracker, but I got a little excited from the scale today. I thought.....self, if I put this on the tracker, YOU better keep it there or I'm telling!!
There it is...on my tracker.
The sun is shining
I have my brother and friends coming over for Easter dinner!!
and I feel like singing!!
see you tomorrow!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I tell you what. I just got back from Washington this past week and it was just what I needed.
On Saturday when I arrived my friend Bonnie picked me up from the airport and we drove to my (ex) sister in law's house. I haven't seen her since the dirty "d" word and I really wanted to meet what should have been MY nieces. What a treat that was! I had so much fun. She made this yummy quiche and I wanted to eat the whole thing but seeing how great she looked and knowing she works out every day at the P90X and well, it kept me at bay! LOL
From there Bonnie and I did some shopping so we could get ready for the Bachlorette party.
Oh the Bachlorette Party... Let's just say that when you don't drink for a really long time, like 4 months, then you come to a party and have the intentions of a couple of drinks.....that a couple is all you need to put $20 worth of Duran Duran into a jukebox and wonder where you are the next morning. Four. I apparently was pretty happy after 2 drinks, gone by 3.
*obtained from Duran Duran site...
So.... I will be back on the "no drinking" thing again. I did pretty well the rest of the trip with one glass of wine on Monday night with a girlfriend I hadn't seen in several years.
My friend Kim, by the way, was absolutely radiant with her happiness and her fiancÚ and kids are simply wonderful. If I ever thought that love couldn't exist anymore they could walk into the room and prove me wrong just by their faces. Simply stunning. I can't even describe it other than it would bring me to tears how sweet it is. The wedding was wonderful and I am soooo glad I made this trip!
Did I just do my sidetracked rambling again? yeah....I do that.
anyways. I should have pics of the trip here soon. (although I still haven't decided if I should post them or burn them....ehem....some of them anyway)
Alrightie then! So, now that I am revived from the trip and my foot is feeling a bit better I am ready to do my workouts....I think. yeah. Ready now.... really feeling the mojo motivation here.
Okay, so maybe I am not quite as motivated for some reason as before. BUT, I sortof am. When I first came back my weight jumped up almost 5 pounds...which for me is nothin honey. Already since inhaling lakefuls of water daily and leaving a doggy whittle trail as the aftermath has reduced this weight by 3lbs. I have been back to tracking and catching up on the school work. I just need to motivate one little thing.
Yup. That's right. I just pulled the LAMEST excuse out there. Dang it. Ya got me.
I don't wanna gooooooooooo, but I neeeeeed tooooooo.
But, I wanna look good. and not even slightly good but single digit pant size good.
Oh yeah baby... like 80s Duran Duran good
That's right...there it is. I'm feeling it now.
Like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston good...Like all muscular and bikini good..
I'm going to push play now!!
*taken from Sparkmember "Yoovie" blog.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Doesn't it look inviting? The colors of cheer? and when it hits your belly you feel satisfied, if even only for a minute...
sighs...but then reality sets in. The pic of the saggin chin, the dress that won't fit.
I'm trying to remember this. I'm trying to focus on my motivation wall with the upcoming races and Slim in 6 challenge.
You can't work out...your foot is still bummed..
You'll never fit into that dress!
It'll never wooorrrkk!
Today I took my little VW Bug to the dealership. The check engine light came on and I knew I was due for an oil change. The service person came out and said "alright, who heard the bump?" We looked at him confused....and he proceeded "someone had to of heard it" and I raised my hand (yeah, like a school kid) and replied "A rock hit my car when I avoided a pothole last week?"
"well" he said, "that rock cracked your undercarriage and fuel is leaking everywhere. I can't let you drive it and I would call your insurance company as this is going to be EXPENSIVE"
My oldest and I made it threw that no prob...no prob. The VW dealership gave us a rental for one day free so I could get home. Coolness :o)
But....I had to tell my hubby. And he is a man of blame. I just can't figure out why he couldn't blame the damn rock.
So, I look at the treats and catch myself...I may not be able to work out fully yet, but, I can take a shower instead. I can blog....I can do my homework, and I can breathe. I just need to breathe...
I did have some candy from my youngest....but then I got the diet pepsi. (Twizzlers)
I'm gonna go take a shower and breathe before I binge on something worse that candy...
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