Only 73 days to go until the Beach! I can not wait to get away with my family and just enjoy them with no worries, focus 100% of my time and attention on them!
I did some ST today with different body parts. I love weights!!! I love how strong I feel when I am done, yet at the same time, like jello!! I got another good walk/run in today. I can't wait until I can just run with no more walking intervals. It hurt today, but I pushed through it. Having an 8 year old and almost 2 year old, running is the only chance I get for MY MUSIC. I had it blaring and enjoyed every 40 minutes of it!
I am going to do my own little challenge for myself. Here are my daily challenges for myself for the month of July:
1000 Pushups (averages out to be about 35 a day)
75 miles of Treadmill
1000 Sit Ups
So far for July, this is where I am:
35/1000 Push Ups
5 Miles/75 Miles
35/1000 Sit Ups
I have a little bit of catching up do to since the month is already a couple of days in. I am hoping I can challenge the hubby a little and get him to do them with me!!
I only have 74 days until our big trip to California. We are staying on a Beach House for an entire week with a ton of our extended family on both my side and my husbands side. I have been working towards this for almost a year!! I can't believe it is only a little over 2 months until our trip!
The one thing I have been working the past year is consistency. I have gotten better, though there is always room for improvement!! I have been doing ChalenExtreme about 4x/week and walking/running on the treadmill for 5-6x/week. I am doing the 5K Your Way Rookie Runners guide through SparkPeople and am on week 3. I am amazed at how easily I am adapting to it and how by the end of the week I am upping my speed on my runs. I feel so strong when I am done! I also want to try Yoga. But it is really hard to fit that in to my schedule at the appropriate times with the kid's schedules.
My eating is what is getting me. I do really good for the first part of the day. I always start out with a Shakeology for breakfast. It really does give me the energy I need for the morning and helps curb my hunger for the morning. What is really getting me is the kids being home for summer. I make them their lunch and then it is so easy to just eat whatever they are eating! I think my new plan is to just have another Shakeology for lunch. I know exactly what I am consuming and it is super quick and easy. I can mix it up while I am making the kid's their lunch. I am getting a lot better with salads and stuff for supper and really watching my portions. I already drink a ton of water everyday, maybe too much! And I am down to only one Diet Dr. Pepper a day, for the most part. There are days here and there where I might have two. Ohh, I love my Diet Dr. Pepper!!!
My body is closer to what I want for my vacation, though lots of room for improvement still. My hope is to be able to where a bikini...SO NOT there yet!
The crazy thing is that through all this, the scale has not budged!! But I know that I am toning at the same time and the way my body feels and they way I fit into my clothes means so much more to me than a number on the scale!
Happy Monday to everyone. I hope you got that workout in today!!
Well....I actually feel like I am back on track. I had put some of weight back on over the past couple of months. Last week I simply stayed in range and walked between 2.5-5 miles each day and I lost 4 pounds.....even with TOM!! I went for a 6 mile walk this morning...when I started I had only planned on about 2.5 miles. But it was an absolutely beautiful morning here and I had no where else to be so I took full advantage of this opportunity!!
My beloved grandmother passed away a little less than a month ago. On top of that,I had a HUGE health scare almost 2 weeks ago. I found a lump in my breast....and I have heavy family history of breast cancer. I was completely freaked out. One thing I kept thinking about was the fact that if it was the worst of the worst, I was going to have to go on a steroid for a couple of years. My mom gained a lot of her weight from that and I have had bad luck with steroids and weight gain in the past. I was really kicking myself for not taking better care of myself and having a healthier lifestyle. Most times, this would have been my excuse to take yet another break from my healthy lifestyle and simply gorge my feelings of being so scared into the first piece of chocolate cake I could find. Instead....I decided to get my butt off the couch and actually attempt to take CONTROL over my own body. I started from that moment and have actually done pretty well. My test results came back last week and they were NEGATIVE!! YAY! I have never been so relieved! Any other time I would have thought that it was celebration time and pigged out. But I didn't and I kept on going...especially with the awesome weight loss last week.
I think over the past couple of weeks, I just needed to take a step back and re-evaluate how I was doing things, because it definitely WASN"T working!!! I have a 6 year old daughter, lately she has been obsessed with fat and skinny. So we have turned those words into NAUGHTY words in our home. We only are allowed to say Healthy or Unhealthy. She is way too young to be even thinking the words skinny and fat!!
I went on a date with dh on Saturday night. We figured out where we were going to go and I got online and looked through their menu and nutritional information and picked my dinner before I even left the house. I just need to be prepared! I am just going to continue to do my best and keep a positive attitude. I know that I am going to mess up...plenty I am sure! But when I slip, I just need to forgive myself and dive right back in! Maybe this will be the year I can actually get out of the 150s!!
My first goal is to be at155 tomorrow. Not sure if it will happen. I couldn't control my curiosity this morning and I hopped on the scale. It shows 157. That is down two pounds since I started running on Sunday, can't complain!! Just not sure if I am going to make this first goal, but I am definitely not giving up already! I am going to make sure I get my run in today and be very careful with my calories. I have been watching my calorie intake, but wonder if I have been throwing in a few too many "little" snacks here and there that might be adding up. With all that said though, I lost two pounds so far this week! AWESOME!! I can't believe how amazing I feel after my runs. Last night I wanted to wimp out on my run because I was SO TIRED. But thankfully my wonderful husband talked me into at least going for a walk. It didn't take me long before I was running. I actually had the best run of the entire week last night! Go figure!! I ran a mile straight without walking. That's a first for me. I was exhausted, but felt great at the same time! Now time to plow through going strong for tomorrow! Wish me luck!!
I actually got on the treadmill tonight. Before the holidays, I was doing about 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes. Not great, but not horrible. Tonight it took me 30 minutes to run 2.3 miles!! Pathetic!! I don't know what my problem was! I would kick it up and start running and just completely hit a wall. I hope tomorrow is better! My eating was not bad today, I really paid attention to my portions and tried to get some more fruits in. On a good note....I drank a ton of water which is a lot better that it was throughout the holidays!! Off to get my daughter showered and to bed, then me shower, do some reading, and hit the hay for a good night's sleep! Good night all!