Thursday, February 25, 2010
The power of 90 days. Three monts, almost 13 weeks. Seems so short, yet sooo endless when doing something big such as weight loss.
I called in a mulligan. After being on hiatus for so many weeks I thought the only way to ease my scrambled mind was to simply start from scratch. I'm glad I did.
So, here goes:
I am back at W1 on the C25 program and I ran in my new shoes. The shoes did provide assistance on shin pains. They was still pressure and hints of pain on the shins, but didn't crumple me to the ground like before. I can live with that. While on my run, because I wasn't in pain, I could focus on my breathing. AND, while focusing on my breathing, I found....I could think. And I did. I ran and thought about my oldest daughter. Hoping she graduates. I thought about my husband and his moods: how he hates his job, hates California and keeps trying to hint to move (jobless or not)back to Washington and wondering if I should worry about his drinking....and that got me to thinking about how we lost our house in Washington and how much the girls love it here and sacrafices and my eye surgery and money and quitting school and ....
I didn't get any answers, but it felt nice to sort through the drama in my head. I didn't realize I was carrying around so much weight!! And not just on my body!! It was just a nice feeling of, well, clarity, I guess.
After coming home and digging through more of the chaotic confetti of the mind, I found my motivation poster. It's rather simple. It's a Chadwicks catalog with pretty knit dresses, simplicity & vogue patterns, and shoes.
OH The SHOES!!
I created my calandar and this is what it looks like:
M/W/F: C25- running first thing sets my tone. This will play nice in the California summertime.
Tues: AB Ball. I have a big medicine ball with a pretty intense AB routine.
Thurs: Prevention Walking DVE. I thought this was going to be easy. I should know better! She makes you sweat!!
Sat: Pilates (ABs)
Sun: Yoga with my Slim and Limber
Daily: Slim in 6 Series. This will play nicely as it seems to set the tone for the day. I want to do the ABs daily too, but we'll see.
**Wii fit maybe in the evenings.
Hmmmm, that's a lot. But, so far that's what I've got. As far as the diet, that was tricky. Do I go vegetarian? What one diet works better than another? I settled on a book called "The Fat Smash Diet". My oldest had originally picked it out, but reading it, it makes sense and as I have a huge issue with portion control, it was doable. It sounds flexible enough with a family of five...Also, it too was a 90 day program. Oh the power of 90!!
So there it is. All layed out nicely. Up on my wall, written on my calendar. My family thought I was becoming obsessed with this before? Ha! Wait until I do lose a few pounds and gain momentum. Maybe I will get so motivated, I become a coach! Eh, let's start off getting out of the gate. Focus Corinna, Focus!!
Oh, Chadwicks has the swimsuit (skirtini) I want. There's a contest/challenge in one of my teams. Gotta remember to download that. I'm going to go do that now.
Then my Wii...
Friday, February 12, 2010
That's my brain. Colorful, wistful, but totally scattered everywhere.
I've been neglecting to do goals. I don't know why. Timing, I guess but that's also my new motivator. I have a wedding to attend in Vegas in July. Then there's camping with family I haven't seen in a year in July. July. That's the finish line and the goal weight of 135? timing says "nope. it ain't happening girlie."
With that I'd normally quit. I've done soooo bad the past few weeks and I'm really kicking myself in the tush. I know better! Every day I think "I'm gonna do this" and another passes in a blur.
Today, Friday the something something I say write my goals...baby step goals.
1. 2 pounds a week until July puts me at a respectable noticeable difference :o)
2. No soda! No Whiskey in the soda!! (that one is hard only cuz I LOVE the taste) Save it for Vegas baby!!
3. Get back to exercising! I'm so surprised that I've managed to keep the weight in the 180s (barely).
4. Motivation poster
5. make a fitness calendar. I have 20 fitness DVDs that I stare at and wonder which one to do. Put them on a calendar. It will add variety and organization.
Now that the hips have been taken care of and such, time to get to work. I've got a goal in mind. Two pounds. I can do that...The Bigglest Loser does 10 in a week and that's with 6-8 hours of workouts!! I can totally do 2 with an hour or more a day. Go girl go!!
Two pounds, come back tomorrow and push play again. Do it! You want it!!
Go make your motivation poster, hang it on the wall, eat your oatmeal, push play, run go....
Saturday, January 23, 2010
That's right. I said it. It's been such a crazy week and man, I actually look forward to working out tomorrow!! I was just advised to give my hips a rest and to check into new shoes. There was some concern that one leg is shorter than the other, but we may just have to look at a lift for that.
In the meantime, it just means this is going to be toughter, harder, and I must be more determined and WANT this. and I DO!!
Thus, Tomrrow....Burning it Up baby!! Yeah!!
Ms. Cori is back!!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Slim in 6, Week 2, Day 5 DONE!
My glutes felt really good today, so good I actually FINISHED the butt crunches on Ramp it Up. YES!! After the cooldown, the pain was in my hips, but a hot shower and a short soak does seem to help immensely. I think, or rather wonder, if it is my body just basically reacting and I'm being a wimpy wimpy wimpy?
Probably. This IS the first time in oh, 40 years I've ever had to or wanted to exercise so my body could be in shock.
Anyway, there's my 3 points..LOL
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