Saturday, July 10, 2010
When I retrieved my Stem Cell and cataract removal, it was very bittersweet to look in the mirror. Before me I had aged 20 years in 1 day, so to speak. What I really found frightening was the face. The roundness and the saggin chin. I realize this comes with age and I knew over the years I was putting on some weight.
It's amazing how you own mind can play tricks on denial. I just got my 4th of July pics back. Wow.
This is the most flattering pic I could find of my weekend. Sighs.
I didn't do too bad at slacking though. I am up 3 pounds. Better than the 7 I used to pack on in water weight and salt induced pounds, ya know?
But, it definately is time to finish the year 2010. It's times to take the last six months and begin what I wanted to start....I man REALLY get into it.
1st..... Vegas goal is in exactly 30 days. Yup. I am leading a Slim in 6 "six week or bust" challenge on my team so my DVD is totally going with me to Vegas. Obsessive? Have you SEEN the above pic?? LOL Anyway, I want to lose a MINIMUM Of 10 pounds. That's right. I can do this. I will get into the damn 180s dang it.
then we'll go from there. I'm trying to think of a "reward" if I make it to 180. A hair extension? no....want to be at least 150s for that..(in the face, ya know?)
a tattoo? mmmm...maybe as a final goal mark.
no food or drinks tho. I always mess up there. "If I lose 3lbs, I will get a SBux" well, there went THOSE 3 lbs :o)
I dunno.....maybe being in the 180s will be accomplishment enough.
I'm a little worried....I'd rather see my unflattering pic than nothing at all. My right eye has been giving me blurry grief the last couple of days. Hope it's nothing.
Going to do some gardening now...maybe go for a walk with Missy Mo.
Friday, June 25, 2010
After my attempt at running/walking yesterday I wanted to continue my Burn it Up workout. I am determined to break the plateu barrier and have been dilligently marking off my calandar for DAILY workouts. That, and with becoming a coach, I can' t very well slack off now can I?
Seeing my face, my oldest bought me a Starbucks. It was bad enough to be in pain, but noooo coffee???? No respectful Washingtonian could have that!!
Then, after the icing came my littlest in need of help with her bedroom cleaning. As this is a rarety, I helped. 2 hours later, a floor! After about another hour, a room and a very pretty one. I just let her tell me what to do and we did it. She's almost 12 so I know she will be in the stage of wanting to impress her friends with her room.....I, as a mom, LOVE that phase!!!
When my hubby came home I realized, I had forgotten to eat. Just simply forgotten. Which was okay, but I was in the mood of my favortie comfort food. Chili cheese and rice! LOL The rest of the family had "straw hats". Chili cheese Fritos covered in chili with a sprinkle of cheese on top. and a hotdog if wanted. Not the best nutritional value, but quick easy and I was well within my calorie range. Actually stayed below yesterday...
Long story short (too late) I helped hubby with painting the oldest's bedroom and realized I still hadn't done my Burn it Up. So at 11pm with the kids around me I said "screw it...I'm doing this". I looked at the oldest's boyfriend and said "if you film this, you die" and proceeded to work out. It was 12:03am when I finished. And Surprisingly the fastest hour EVER for Burn it Up.
At 6 am I woke up and layed there.....now, I think I'm ready to do Burn it Up for today. and if my body's really really lucky....I will try my daughter's shoes and take it for a walk/run :o)
Hoping for good news on the scale this Tuesday.......
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I gotta get new shoes.
and the sad thing is: I just BOUGHT these shoes.
Since I began my running adventures, I have had some hard times with my shins. When I first started running, it was in the front. Pain everytime I ran that would last for a couple of days...just long enough to do another day of Week 1 runs.
After listening and learning I realized I had to get new shoes. I went to Fleet Feet cuz they are supposed to know what they are doing. I went in. The kid said I was an underpronator and told me to pick out a pair of shoes. I, not knowing, picked out a pair of Reebok shoes. Paid $100 for them and $50 for my inserts.
I ran with my new "feet" and at first it was okay. The front shin pains were definately gone but it had simply moved to the inside of my legs and tightened in the calves. A sign of it working: I thought.
Granted, I am not a consistent runner (and can ya blame me at this point?) I kept trying and each time would be painful, but I could run through them.
Then my feet started to get numb....all the time.
Then my heels started to experience sharp pains.....most of the time.
I read that inserts are bad (hard plastic on heels, no good) so I take them out. Surely the new shoes will work?
I go running today. Week 4 (still) I am now sitting here, hoping I don't burst into tears while typing. My ankles, inside of my legs, up to my knees throb in agony. What normally takes me 30 took me 45. I almost called my daughter to come pick me up as it took me everything I could muster to walk.
What is going on? I know it's the shoes...it has to be. And there is nooooo way I am going to talk hubby into leting me buy another $100 pair of shoes that "may or may not" work. I just literally threw $150 into the trash. Unless....anyone need a size 7 Reebok?
So, no more running until I figure this out. I just can't keep running through the pain! Not pain like this, anyway.
I'm going to go downstairs...slowly. ice my lower legs while sipping some tea (I'm so outta coffee which is hell enough) and then do my Burn it Up: barefoot.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
That's what I keep telling myself now. But, I was thinking today as I was sweating out a workout with my 12 year old (almost 13!!)....If I were to listen to my body, I wouldn't be working out!
If I were to listen to my body: I wouldn't get up at 830 or earlier to push play!
I I were to listen to my body: Chips would ALWAYS win over carrots! Ice-cream would massively DESTROY greek yogurt.
The tele would be my best friend and NOT for workout DVDs.
So, I ask myself.....what the heck am I doing this for? I hate sweating! But, here I am working out lunges and squats.
My heart and soul begs for a healthier me.
My wardrobe sits empty awaiting a happier shopper. (I refuse to buy clothing unless I absolutely HAVE to...hence the What Not To Wear threats from the kids)
My eyes and mirror need a better relationship.
I LIKE feeling stronger.
I LIKE feeling slightly embarrassed with "hey, you're looking good! Your butt getting firmer?"
I WANT better sex!!
I WANT to look GOOD for better sex!!
and I want my husband to look at me the same way he did 24 years ago.....and make him feel like he's the luckiest man alive. Cuz he will be :o)
Having said that, I actually looked at my track record for my fitness.
I knew I wasn't consistent, but....um yeah. I really THOUGHT I was doing better than I was.... LOL
The calandar is on the fridge now with a marker next to it.
OH!! Here's a question. I've seen it around, but now I'm asking. So, I'm working on working out daily. Not 3 days a week like I have been. I want this!! NO MORE DAYS OFF....well, 2 or 6 at a time anyway...
BUTTTT.....I have a camping trip for 5 days.
I can do this...I know I can, but how? Any advice? Can I work out camping? hmmmm..... What are your thoughts on that?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Thank you AB gals!
Seven freaking o"dark thirty this morning blared on my cell phone and I hit snooze. My brain, however, was coherent enough to wonder if a fellow Sparkie was working out without me and I argued "she won't notice".
But I did.
sooooo....I got out of bed and took one step towards my computer. Sure enough, she had done her workout and people had commented on her amazingness. I smiled because even through the prepared words on our screens, the pictures, the trackers, and blogs; there are truly amazing people who can motivate and shine through. It's almost as if our energies travel through the wiring. I soaked in the motivations and began my day with a smile. I remembered to try and help motivate at least one other member and set off for my Vegas goal workout.
1st! Burn it Up. You would think I would be done with this DVD by now. Truth be known I SUCK at it. I don't mean like, I just do bad....well, yes, I do. I have NO balance and everytime this woman does these lunges things I fall and hit my head on the windowsill. It's very disconcerning before your morning cup of java.
I did about 22 minutes of this video today actually feeling like I was going to collapse. Stars still floating around my head, I did the resistance bands (my favorite) and shut her now obnoxious smile off. New goal. to someday FINISH the whole Burn it Up DVD and do it without falling. Oh Lordie help me on that one!! I'm going to get re-active with my Wii active and maybe that can help me with my balance. I dunno. I really wonder if having tiny seven feet among my 5'7" heavy frame doesn't help. So....movement was made. It wasn't perfect, but not a failure either...
2nd) alright....I know my limits and running C25 3 days a week is just not my thing. I want to at least be out daily. If I'm out daily I will more than likely STICK to running. So goal today. Run 1 mile. No C25...just go.
I turned on my iPod and looked around my house. Kids still in bed. Took out my hearing aids and took off.....walking. I got a few blocks and attempted a run.
It was about 5 blocks into it when I realized. I still had my glasses on. No biggie keep going.....I see a cute little jogger (I see her frequently) and try to say hello. It came out "GASP GUGH...pant pant"
It THEN donned on me I was wearing my workout sweats with a pj shirt and no bra.
No wonder my kids want to put me on What Not To Wear! O.M.G!!! So not only could I not get out any words, panting, I looked like a braless granny having a stroke in the middle of the road.
I turned around. I did manage a mile, but in 20 minutes. Not good "running" time, but not bad for me....I guess.
I came home and the oldest was up. She was trying to say something to me only I couldn't get my hearing aid in. I looked at my iPod earphones.
one of the plugs were embedded in my ear.
So, my oldes with her new found high school diploma says "sit on the couch, I got you covered" and produces a mechanical pencil. "don't worry, Mom. There's no lead" It worked.
My run wasn't perfect. It wasn't even everything I wanted it to be. But, it was not a failure either.
Breakfast was a goodin. It was a "sexy breakfast" as my AB group would call it. I made eggwhites sauteed in butter and turnip greens, topped with gorgonzola cheese. YUM! I entered it into Spark to find out the butter had more calories than the meal.
breakfast wasn't perfect, but not a failure either....
Now I'm going to put on a bra. Do some laundry that has been avoided for a week. Do up the dishes, play with my new bird "Sammy" and figure out a healthy dinner that all of my family will enjoy. Afterwards, I will walk with hubby and finish my night with Wii topping my goal of 60 minutes today.
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