Monday, September 20, 2010
Hello Sparkpeople! I completed W2 D1 of C25K today. It still blows my mind that I'm supposed to be able to run a 5K in a about 7-8 weeks...I still struggle to run for 10 minutes straight, but we will see how it goes.
I think the mental thing is HUGE. I tell myself that I will never run like that, and my body tends to believe what my brain says. I have to change my brain's mind. I mean, I rode 85 miles in 1 day on my bike just 2 months ago! It was one of the hardest things I have done, but it was so much fun, and completely rewarding to know I can do it!!
Since the beginning of July, I have maintained a 10 pound loss, but I would love to lose 5 more pounds before my hubby comes home...but that's next Friday (OMG!!) and I don't know if that will work.
It is super hard to do this when all around you there is no support. My friends think I'm insane for going to the gym at 5:00 am, and when I try to involve them with my fitness activities, they look at me like I'm crazy! That's another reason I can't wait for my husband to come home because he and I both enjoy riding, and running, and walking, etc. Finally a workout buddy again!!!
That's it for today...until we meet again!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
So, this is another one of those "I'm going to lose weight this time" days for me. You would think that someone who has failed so miserably at weight loss like I have would have learned all of my lessons by now...but that's so not the case.
One thing I do know, though, is that it's a 1 day at a time process. This can't be rushed. I've had success before by being consistent, and that's the only thing that has worked for me!! So guess what...I am going to do my best to be consistent. Consistent with my eating habits, consistent with exercise.
So...as a promise to myself, I will not be shopping for clothing/accessories until I have lost at least 15 pounds. I think this will motivate me to stick with it, and it's about all I have going for me this time.
I am going to be participating in RAGBRAI this year, for one day. This means that I will be riding my bike for 83 miles in 1 day, in hot and humid July. Training begins as soon as possible!! I can't wait, but I'm also scared because this is the biggest fitness accomplishment that I have tried.
Right now I'm excited at the prospect of losing this weight and getting healthier than ever. If this keeps up, it might even be easy!!! :)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Well, another weekend, another wasted attempt to keep myself on track. I keep wondering why I do this to myself, and what can I do to stop it??? It's so easy during the week, I have a routine, and I don't have any cravings for bad food...but the weekend is a completely different story. I go out to eat, drink, etc. The only good thing about this weekend was that I did make it to the gym yesterday. I just can't seem to bring myself out of this rut I got into during the holidays, and it's super depressing...
I will be in my friend's wedding in a little over 2 months, and I had anticipated losing a ton of weight before, but this was in October last year...so now I will have to settle for what results I can get. I don't know what I am doing wrong to derail myself like I do...but it's so hard!! Here's hoping that I can find the strength within me to take it one step at a time, I guess it doesn't seem so overwhelming when I can break things down into days. I can do this....I think!!!!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I have once again failed at my weight loss attempt...and I think I have gotten burned out on P90X, which is weird because I saw great results after 3o days, so why can't I just keep going!?!? I think I'm getting burned out, so this is Week 8 (recovery) for me on P90X, so I'm going to go to the gym and also do a few of the workouts. I think it's time to change it up!
For my new thing, I am going to begin documenting what I plan on doing for the week for exercise and maybe that will help hold me accountable!!
So here is the plan:
Monday-Gym (35 minutes of cardio)
Tuesday-Gym (AM) and Core Synergistics
Wednesday-Gym (AM) and Kenpo X (I actually like this one!)
Thursday- Gym (AM)
Friday- Gym (AM) and Core Synergistics
Here's hoping that this will work, because I'm really running out of ideas...which if any of you have any to share, that would be so greatly appreciated!!! Oh and weekends are usually terrible for me because I drink, but this weekend I barely did that so I'm hoping I will also feel better this coming week too!
Another thing I need some guidance on...what kind of rewards to give yourself when you achieve a goal?? (Obviously something non-food related).
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Well, Monday was the 30 day mark for me with P90X. I have to admit that I'm not following the diet plan, but I am tracking and trying to stay within my calories (most days!) on Spark, so that's going okay. I also want to share that I can't do all of the P90X videos, as Plyo kills my knees...so I've been trying to supplement with my own cardio as well. Here are my 30 days results:
So, in 30 days, not completely sticking with all of the meal planning, I have lost 11.5 total inches!! That's so exciting. Think of what could really happen if I was doing the diet plan also! My weight has actually stayed exactly the same, but obviously it's muscle replacing fat so I can't complain there.
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