Sunday, February 26, 2012
Had karate class tonight. I almost didn't go because my knee is bugging me from a super hard kick I did last week. But I took a few ibuprofen and sucked it up. I am so glad I did.
We are getting ready for a fight tournament and a belt test, both in March. I am not fighting but my son is. The belt test is a week after the fight. We are really working it in class to get ready for both. Tonight we did all of the strikes, block, and kicks according to belt ranks. We did "ido geiko" which is moving strikes , blocks, and kicks also. I was totally on my game tonight. I love the feeling of focus.
Then we did our physical fitness- sit ups, push ups, and squats. Granted that my sit ups are limited by my belly at 290 pounds and my push ups do not go all the way down or I would never get back up but they are so much improved! I am totally psyched about it tonight. I did 53 sit ups in one minute, 50 push ups in one minute, and 60 squats in one minute. The hard work and consistency is paying off! Even in sparring, I was able to do techniques rather then punching like a wild woman! The whole class was great!
Diet is still going good. Learning diet techniques before starting the actual diet. Today was a plan for exercise. I commit to 5 minutes of walking daily as suggested and one spark people video daily. I did the seated core work out today. And of course, karate!
Tonight I will go to bed happy. I'm feeling kinda awesome!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I was too tired to blog last night but the day went well. The goal of the day was to give yourself credit along with the previous goals. So yes, I gave myself credit for:
1. Drinking unsweetened tea
2. Making some health food choices (grapes, yogurt)
3. Reading my ARCs
4. Only once did I eat standing up and it was a kernel of corn at supper
So it was a good day. On day five, it was to eat mindfully. I practiced this with each time I ate but not with each bite. It is pretty hard to remember this when you are hungry. It will come with practice. I also read my ARCs, no stand up eating (yay!), and found a few places to give myself credit. Day six is find a diet coach. My daughter is doing the diet with me. Tomorrow I will make a plan of how we can best communicate and practice the other skills too.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Day 3 rule of the Beck Diet Solution tells me to eat sitting down. I thought, ok- that's reasonable. Well, it may be reasonable but in one day I learn it is NOT easy. I popped something in four times before I even recognized I had done it. Once I put something in but thought of it and spit it out. And to think, I saved myself several times too. I think I've found an issue I will clearly need to work on. I am kind of happy I get to work on the prinicals first before actually starting the "diet" or this could have been a hard day. I read my ARCs, thought more about some preplanned meals, and made it through today. Successful I think.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
On day two of the Becks Diet Solution you choose two diet plans one that you had planned to used and then a backup plan. One should be flexible and the other more set up/planned out for you. I lost over a hundred pounds on Atkins at one time. Since then I have not had the success though. I notice I feel better and I lose weight but I have a hard time sticking to it and don't like to buy the processed bars to satisfy chocolate cravings. I also want to be able to eat most all friuts and veggies. So my plan is lower my carb intake to two meals max. It looks like this.
1. Avoid carbs, they donít work for you and you know it (2 meals max) Good carbs include: oatmeal, low carb pita bread/wraps, potato/sweet potato, beans, whole grain rice, occasional pizza & pasta
2. Four-Five servings of fruits/veggies Daily (each meal)
3. Protein & Fat at meals and protein at daytime snacks
4. Preplan your food, you will screw up if you donít
5. Breakfast at desk is ok
6. Lunch at desk is ok IF you walk. If not, sit in your truck like your skinny husband
7. Supper in my chair is ok, works if I take my time eating
8. Eat 5-6x/day, 3 meals & 3 small snacks
9. Try new recipes one-two times weekly
10. Make food groupings on sparkpeople for easy preplanning
11. Exercise at karate at least once weekly, 30 minutes on a day off, two 15 minute jobbers
My back up plan is to dig out my Biggest loser book and follow it for 30 days.
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