Saturday, April 06, 2013
I took my 2nd Insanity class today at the gym I belong to - and I love it! The first time I was a little unsure of some of the transitions and exercises. Today, I pushed a little more and I feel it already. Love the energy in the class. For now it's being scheduled as introductions for the membership to sign up and get interested. I can't wait for it to go on their regular schedule at the end of the month.
I'm still thinking of getting a Fitbit or something similar. Thanks to my SP Friends who have given me feedback. Throwing it out there again to the blog-land to see if I can get any more info.
* Do you have a fitbit? Something different but similar?
* How long have you had it?
* What do you like? Not like?
* How often do you use it?
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I've been thinking about getting a Fitbit but not sure if it's really worth it once the "novelty" has worn off -- and I'm not sure which one would be best. I like the features that are described on the website for the new one being released in May, but is it really worth it? Would the other ones be sufficient?
So, I'm looking for Fitbit feedback. Pros/cons, suggested versions, and/or other suggestions. Max I can spend is around the $100 range for something like this. (It will be a gift to myself for Mother's Day and I want a bike too.) If you have one, how long have you had one? How often do you wear it? Etc....
Let me know what you think....
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
About a 1 1/2 years ago I had this great momentum, push, energy, and drive. I ate really well, exercised daily, and tracked it all. Lost all kinds of weight, was feeling really good and enjoying it all. Not sure where it all slowed down or changed... kind of tired of trying to figure it out. Not going to try to explain it to myself, or anyone really, anymore. Done apologizing to myself. Done trying to re-create it. It won't happen because I'm trying TOO hard. I've lost the focus of the process and have been only focusing on the RESULT. So, I decided, I'm not going to try so hard.
Part of my problem before was that I didn't have balance for some other things I enjoyed, and for my family. I was pretty centered only on the food/exercise part of healthy and not the WHOLE ME. I guess I went to the other extreme. Either way... not going there again.
So, I've been doing what I can, when I can. Not punishing myself... or trying not to punish myself... about it when I don't. Doing something small is better than nothing at all. The gym once or twice a week - walks with my husband. HealthIER meals but not bland boring meals that will make me miss other foods. Moderation. The extra pounds will come off, slowly maybe but they will. As long as I'm moving in the right direction... I will get there. Just going to stay loosely on track for a while keeping the process as my goal.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Lately I have noticed that I am hyper-thinking about my food. Once I'm up and functioning in the morning (2 cups of coffee, some email, Sparkpeople and Facebook in that order), it's time for breakfast. I have to wait an hour after I take my morning thyroid medication, and that usually works out well because I'm not really hungry as soon as I roll out of bed.
But once I have decided on my breakfast, and packed my snack & lunch for the office, I can't stop thinking about it. The last few days have been bad! I keep thinking about my snack and trying to pace myself to wait until at least 10am. I'm not always hungry, I just can't stop thinking about it. Same thing for lunch. If I'm truly hungry I will just go ahead and eat - I get headaches if I wait to long.
But, I'm not talking about ignoring my hunger pains. My food isn't all that fab either (though today's leftover ravioli soup was pretty tasty). I just have it in my head to eat. I think I'm bored. (Um, yeah... I'm at work...) and a little fixated on what I'm eating and watching the clock. I just want to eat. No good reason. Now that lunch is over and my snack is gone. I'm thinking about dinner. Ugh!
I was thinking better meal planning would help. But maybe not - my meals are planned through the day for the most part and all I am doing is looking forward to the next one. I know what I'm having for snack & lunch and I just want to eat it.
Not a very healthy relationship with my food right now. Any suggestions? Words of wisdom? Encouragement? Kick in the pants?
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