Friday, June 26, 2009
Okay, here is my week in perspective-I still lost weight. I worked out when I felt like it and I still had fun checking in on my teams. My kids acted like H*E*Double hockey sticks all week and that helped an already low mood turn even further south. Hubby has had a cold and been of little assistance all week. My birthday is Monday and while I would like to do something spectacular. I'm not sure what that would be. I am so tired this week that the brain can barely wrap its self around the basics. So today I indulged in some retail therapy, it probably means I just went out and bought my own birthday presents and I didn't spend that much, but oh well. I didn't buy anything fitness related, which is a little bit of a bummer, but not too bad. I bought scrapbooking supplies and am totally jazzed because everything I bought was 40% off and then I had a coupon for another 20% off even the sale items -woohoo!! I found adorable little flower mirrors, with chains to add to your key chain or purse-2 for a dollar and they are for my daughter's Princess Party in August. Every princess needs a magic mirror! Then we hit the good old Wal-Mart where I indulged in new pair of cheap, but cute flip-flops and my girls and I bought a dozen different shades of nail polish and tonight or tomorrow night we are having a nail painting party while we watch their choice of princess movie and eat candy. Total girl stuff!! Yes!! I will be eating candy too! Prepared to be working it off!! I got Hot Tamales-love the burn!! Oh, and the polish colors-totally wild, coral orange, purple, Siren red, yellow, blue!! Should each toe be a different color???!! LOL!! I am dragging the family to a nephew's all star baseball game in the morning to cheer him on to victory! Then it is an all day scrap session with swimming thrown in when I feel like it! I will make my hubby grill some yummy steaks I picked up at the grocery sometime over the weekend and rootbeer floats will be in the making somewhere in here. Yep!! It is going to be a regular calorie fest, but I am completely prepared to start working it off through swimming and jumping back on the exercise wagon on Tuesday. Monday is my birthday after all and I will exercise if I feel like it, if not it is fun, fun, fun. So there-take that blankety, blank, blank, stupid week. I am killing you off in STYLE!!!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I think I will leave it at that. It has been a blankety, blank, blank, stupid week. This time next Friday I expect things to have turned around and be mucho, mucho better.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Well, here we are and it is Wednesday once again. Seems like just yesterday it was Wednesday (it wasn't, of course it was Tuesday and today is Wednesday and tomorrow is Thursday, but I digress). Time sure flies when you are Sparking. So, what is it a countdown to? Ugh! My birthday!! In 5 days I turn 40! I've never been so conflicted over my birthday before. I keep switching between wanting to celebrate and wanting to hide in a hole. I've met so many examples on spark of what can be done past 40 that it is kind of exciting! I am well on my way to owning year 40 instead of letting it own me! I am in control this year. I'm doing yoga regularly, my cardio hovers between 90 minutes and 120 minutes a day -sometimes more (and yes, evil Heather feels a little smug about that-personally I call my evil side by a much ruder name not quite fit for print) and I am finally at the point where, more often than not, I can resist food temptations and if I do eat cake or other goodies I have planned it and can justify the calories. On the other hand, it's 40 and my kids are all still under 6. I'm an old mom. I am, on average, 10 years older than moms with kids my age and, at least for now, I am also the fat mom. I am working on changing the fat part, I can't change the old part. Okay, so obviously, I am a little overwhelmed today. I'm tired, could have slept better and I'm a little peeved that it's only 5 days to my 40th birthday. Okay, I've got nephews invading any minute now and gotta get busy on my house so that I can do the one thing I have planned for me this weekend-a weekend long scrap session. My craft table is coming out and hubby will have to make sure the children stay safe and happy, because I will be busy from Friday night until Monday night. I don't expect to get much done on Monday because hubby will be back at work, but the table doesn't come down until my birthday is over!! Don't worry-I'll still get my exercise in!! My tush can only sit it the chair so long before falling asleep, so I'll do some cardio, sit, some yoga, sit, some strength, sit, etc. LOL!! Well the invasion has arrived and they brought donuts. Dang, now I have to stay away from the dining room table where that inviting pink box is sitting there taunting and laughing at me. How does it know today is a day when I would love to dig into one of it's lovely glazed lumps of carbohydrates and fat!! Cherrios here I come please save me from destruction!!
Two questions for everybody-First, has anybody tried the kettle bells that are popular right now? How different from dumbbells are they to use and are they worth the purchase? Second-what 1 video could you not live without-in other words-if I was going to add 1 video to my collection, what should it be?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Feeling better today! I did quite well yesterday. I had the healthy sandwich instead of the fatty one. I got my workout area mostly set up. I have my weights all set up. An eight pounder, 5 pounds and 3 pounds, oh and of course the little one pounders my youngest loves to use. I've got my mat. The last things I need to collect and set up are my resistance bands and my yoga blocks. I haven't been using the blocks lately, but I really do still need them, especially on triagle and downward dog. I am working on typing out my workout schedule so that I am done with the "what shall I do today" issue. I have a pretty good strength workout for the next three weeks. I am going to shake up the strength workout every three weeks. First, I get bored. Second, I've heard that it is better to keep "surprising" your muscles. That once they get used to a work out it is not as effective and your caloried burn goes down. Plus, I like trying new things!! I've got more energy today thank goodness, and I could care less about the horrible foods waiting for me at the grocery store, again thank goodness. I got my kids some popcicles and found out that if I really need something, I can have one of them pretty guilt free. They are smaller than most popsicles and have only 35 calories per pop. The box even lists a serving as 2 pops at 70 cals. I had just one yesterday and it was enough. I enjoyed my sandwich so much yesterday I am thinking I'll have another turkey sandwich today-I left off the cheese yesterday in exchange for low cal dressing. I am weird-I hate mayo on my sandwiches, never been a big fan of the stuff except for dipping tomatoes in (and that is a bad, bad, bad thing I gave up a LONG time ago). So I put salad dressing on my sandwiches. Ranch, poppy seed and honey dijon are my favorites. I get a lot of flavor in just a little bit of dressing. So I have to make sure that my sandwich is balanced-cheese or dressing, seldom both-unless I've worked out like a maniac and know I've earned it!! Today I plan on working out like a maniac so maybe I will earn it!! Have a great Tuesday everyone!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Spent a lazy father's day celebrating my mother's birthday. Really didn't do much, watched the kids play with their cousins and get tired out. Yesterday and today I just have no energy. It is hormonal and it will pass. I just hate this feeling that all I want to do today is crawl back into bed. I need an exercise pill because I certainly don't feel like doing it myself. I'd rather be making the grilled cheese with bacon and tomatoes that I am sooooooooo desperately craving! Bacon and cheese on buttered and toasted bread-now there is a cardiac attack on a plate, but it sounds so good!!! I've been so good I am this close (imagine my thumb and index finger held up about a millimeter apart) to justifying it! Heaven help me!! I am even thinking that the tomatoes make it healthy. Ugh. I hate the hormonal insanity that makes me believe that tomatoes floating in a sea of cholesterol could possibly be healthy. Okay, I haven't staked out my territory in the house for my exercise space yet, so maybe if I get busy-need to clean the kids' rooms too-the insanity will pass. If it doesn't maybe I can use real cheese instead of the american slices I have for hubby's sandwiches...hey, I've got sliced turkey I forgot about, I bought it for hubby's sandwiches! Okay, so here's the deal, I'm still toasting my sandwich, but in the press without butter instead of in the pan with and I'm only using an ounce or less of real cheese-it's already grated so I can just sprinkle some over the sandwich and maybe use a little less (oh and yeah, American cheese is not "real" cheese in my opinion-I still have issues with orange cheddar-I've never seen a cow put out orange milk so how does cheese turn that odd shade of orange? sorry a year and a half of european cheeses ruined me.) I'll use the lean turkey instead of the fatty bacon and still throw in the tomatoes!! Hey, now that sounds really delicious!! Okay, crisis averted for now, somebody please lock up all the chips in the state of California before I get to them! It wouldn't hurt if you locked up the chocolate too please. Chocolate is not the problem it used to be but in case of hormonal induced insanity its better to be safe. Thanks.
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