Monday, June 27, 2011
Last week was the worst week I have had in a long time. First of all I had a cold which makes me into a cranky little baby under the best of circumstances. Personally I would rather have had a stomach bug or something but once I can't breathe right ya better watch out! I am also going through two major life changes..
A) my job is being bought by a new owner. I don't like my job but it pays my bills and it's easy. It works for now, I have been applying some other places but have not had any luck yet. i'm also in the process of furthering my education with some different certificates so I can get a career instead of just a job. I have worked here for 5 years and this new guy is coming in and taking over and quite frankly i'm afraid he is going to run the place into the ground, cut our hours/pay or lay us off. I'm terrified. He has no experience with this type of business and seems to think it's going to be easy to run (it is definitely NOT easy to run)
B) Moving in with a boooyyyyy!! My grandmother (before she passed last month) lived in an aparment on the side of the house I share with my parents. Well after some discussion it was decided my boyfriend and I were going to move in there and have it be our own place. I am pukingly terrified. I've never lived with a boyfriend.. in fact I have never had a boyfriend for more than two months. We have been together a year and i have trouble dealing with the magnitude of that sometimes. I'm on the verge of hysterics (i don't handle change well).
So last week I just shut down completely.. I got very depressed. I binged every single day. I ate amounts of food that were absolutely disgusting. My workouts consisted of light walks. I spent alot of time laying on my couch, stuffing my face and trying not to cry. I didn't do any of my studying, laundry has been piling up for over a week, i haven't made any moves to think about packing up any of my stuff or well really do anything.
I'm bringing an end to that today. I'm at work, I packed healthy snakcs. My plan for after work is to do a gentle workout (i'm still hacking up a lung unfortunately) then fold my laundry that is clean and study even if it is just a few pages. I need to start moving foward.
I need coping skills.. badly.. a way to deal with things when I am overwhelmed that don't involve numbing myself with food.
On that note Yoovie is starting a new challenge that is very personal.. it's all about "doing it yourself" and I WANT this BAD. I need to make progress, i've been very upset with myself for how poorly I have been doing. I have no excuses except I am still turning to food for comfort and I hate it. I need to stop NOW. The challenge starts July 1st, I go on vacation July 3rd, I am hoping this will help me to make at least some healthy decisions over vacation but when I get back I am bound and determined to just DO, stop thinking and wishing and hoping and JUST DO IT!! only I can control my eating and get the results I want. I have done one challenge before and didn't do so great at the end because it was when my grandmother got really sick and again I stress ate my way through that. I need a strong commitment and I need to find a way to deal with life without eating junk!
I KNOW I CAN DO BETTER!! I am capable of anything I put my mind to!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I haven't been feeling like myself. I got mad at this journey because I'm not seeing the progress I want to see. My neck injury from the "almost" car accident is still acting up two months later. I twisted my ankle the other day, not severly but enough to limit my ability to do high impact exercise. I indulged in a self pity binge fest for two days. I have my vacation coming up in two weeks, this of course includes too much eating and drinking but also lots of extra activity (walking, boating, frisbee, swimming etc) in addition to my regular exercise program.
My thoughts are all over the place. Where I my head is at right now is too not really push hard for the next two weeks, no more binging but not start any new more intense plans with a vacation coming up. I'm certainly not giving up but it seems silly to start a new plan when I know i'm going to be out of my element for a week after barely getting started. Also with my exercise being somewhat limited thats a big downer. maybe that's just an excuse?
8-1-11 that is the date on which I will have exercised for one year without missing a day doing a minimum of ten minutes although almost always more (provided nothing crazy happens in the next month or so). My boyfriend wants to reward me with something small, I was thinking about asking for the book "new rules of lifting for women" after an SP friend recomended it.
However I"m thinking I might want to purchase it before then. Then I can read it while on vacation and perhaps implement the program when I get back from vaca?
Also after vaca i'm thinking about cutting some calories, perhaps aiming for 1400-1500 per day? see if that gets the scale moving. Also thinking about finding a way to increase my protein without increasing my calories by much per the suggestion of some of my awesome SP friends.
I know i'm pretty healthy, i work out daily, eat pretty well, get my fruits, veggies, lean proteins and whole grains but i'm still 22 pounds away from hitting a "healthy" BMI.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The UV Project- Week 3- 6/14- 6/20
Take care of YOU!!
You work, go to school, take care of kids, relationships, friends, fit in workouts, etc.. but how often do you take time out for yourself? This week- focus on "you" time, and do some thing for yourself that YOU love to do.
I spent all day on sunday having fun and relaxing with my family and my boyfriend. I went out in the paddle boat twice, I sat in the sun and read a magazine, I played frisbee, I took a walk and just generally enjoyed myself!
Fruits and Veggies:
This week, try making a new meal using only fruits and veggies! Take a picture or post a recipe and share with the rest of us!
ok well I didn't quite do that but I did increase my fruit and veggie intake. Fruit with breakfast, fruit or a veggie with my lunch and the same with dinner. I also included fruits and veggies with my nighttime snack two days.
Burn baby, BURN! Rack of those fitness minutes by pushing cardio to the max. Get that heart rate pumping. Report back next week with minutes dedicated to cardio!
gotcha! My workouts this week were:
Monday: Turbo Jam 20 minute express workout
Tuesday: 30 Day Shred Levels One and Two 54 minutes
Wednesday: TurboFire 45 EZ 44 minutes
Thursday:Elliptical 30 minutes
Friday: Turbo Jam Punch Kick and Jam 48 minutes
Saturday: Turbo Fire 30 Minutes
Sunday: recovery day Walk at the lake 38 minutes (also lots of fun active time but I don't count that hehe)
Cardio Minutes 166
ST 54 minutes with Jillian..
In addition to your regular ST routine- this week you gotta really work that core. Stream a new video, grab a fitness magazine and kill it!
Well normally I would have done my ST tuesday, thursday, saturday but my neck has been bothering me. I don't know if it has to do with last months injury or not but I don't want to push it. Anyway I did levels one and two of 30 day shred so I did quite a few ab exercises on tuesday!! Next week will be better I hope!
I'm getting a little frustrated with everything. My neck hurts, I've been mediocre with my eating but killer with my workouts. I have hardly lost any weight since January. I've lost a bit of inches here and there and a few pounds. I'm just not really making progress. I know my eating isn't always perfect but even when it is on track I'm not losing much so it feels like a waste. Maybe SP is telling me to eat more than I should or something. I have it set to lose a pound a week. I usually burn about 2700-3200 per week through exercise and I eat about 1600 cals a day when i'm on track. I'm just annoyed. Sometimes I feel like this is as good as i'm gonna get! I feel good I'm active, I eat right most of the time, I feel attractive (usually) but i'm still overweight and there is still a good amount of "flub" i'm trying to get off of me!
Monday, June 13, 2011
UV Project: 6/6-6/12
Get your exercise on!
Take your fitness minutes from last week and increase them by 10% this week! Yay for math!
last week I had 218, 10% is 21.8 so I needed 240 this week!
Monday: I did an ST program I designed: 41 minutes
Tuesday: Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism 54 min
Wednesday: I managed one set of a bunch of ST it was so hot and my AC was broken at work all day. so 16 minutes
Thursday: Turbofire Stretch 40 (yoga type stretch) 42 min
Friday: Jillians 30 Day shred Level 1 AND 2! 54 minutes
Saturday: TurboJam Punch Kick and Jam 48 minutes
Sunday: Elliptical 30 minutes
Grand Total 285 minutes! awesome!
Beachy ST- time to work on that bikini body!!
Choose a part of your beach body that you want to work on the most and work it like never before! (arms, abs, legs, butt) How many squats, crunches, pushups can you do? Choose an exercise that works for you that will make you really sore!
I chose to really work my total body.. I rocked my ST this week! especially friday, doing two levels of 30 day shred is killer!!
Get outside and play! Run around, hula hoop, play frisbee, etc- do some thing that makes you feel young, sexy and fun!
I hung out on the deck all day for my sisters grad party.. if that counts!!
Try a new recipe and post a picture in the team area!
i don't really cook so I didn't do this part lol!
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