Sunday, December 01, 2013
I'm so glad I embarked on this 30-day plank challenge!! 30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/3
I just jumped right in and didn't even read the whole thing through. Yesterday, I looked all the way to the end of the calendar, and the challenge is to hold a plank for 300 seconds. That's 5 minutes!!! Intimidating, but as I'm going along, maybe it's not so far-fetched. Today is day 9 for me, and the goal is 60 seconds. Today, I did 90, then 95!! Then 60. I think I'm done for today, haha!
For cardio, I put on my walking video yesterday and today, and did the full hour's workout. I am noticing certain moves, and segments of the video are way way easier than they used to be! I find myself pushing harder to keep it challenging. It is such a wonderful feeling!!
So, even if I might drown the day's weight-loss progress by over eating, I am still doing something right. Eating is such a darn struggle for me! I keep binging for no reason at all. It's frustrating, but I will get a handle on it. In the meantime, I'll keep right on pushing myself physically.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Well, my weight is UP after Thanksgiving, I didn't do so well flexing those moderation muscles as I'd hoped! I am still going strong with keeping myself accountable though. I took a walk Thanksgiving morning, just for good measure. I really like walking, it's good me time but it's hard to get the motivation to get up and out in the mornings. So, I'll need to rely on videos or other activities I can do while I'm with Vanessa for my exercise most days instead.
Plank challenge is going well, I didn't look the thing over completely before I started, and holy moly it's 5 minutes holding the plank on day 30!!! Today and yesterday are 45 seconds. I'll focus on what's in front of me today, instead of what's waaay ahead of me.
It's Vanessa's birthday today! She is 4. We are going to the store later to get stuff to make her birthday cake, and a special dinner of her choosing! I've already tracked out my eating for the day, and there is room for cake and ice cream still, especially if I get off my duff and go do some exercise!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I am slowly getting my eating back under control. I did pretty well yesterday, and then kept picking at dinner's leftovers as I was getting them packed up and put away. So, I ended up over my range yesterday. I know this, because I tracked it all! For the first time in quite a while, I tracked all my food for the day. So that's a small victory. Definitely a step in the right direction.
Today, we visited an arcade as Vanessa's early-birthday treat, and ate pizza at their restaurant. With a side of fries. I didn't do very well moderating my intake, sadly. My stomach hurts, having to deal with all that lovely grease!
So we got home from our outing, and just wanted to curl up and take a pathetic nap. I was sitting on the couch, wasting time on the internet, and decided I'd better go take a walk, before the day was a complete waste.
So I got my coat on and took off! I ended up doing 3 miles in 50 minutes, and even did the C25K workout while I was at it! Feeling much better about my day now. The article linked below is what the title of my blog refers to, don't let a setback keep you down! It popped into my head while I was thinking about how crappy a lunch I'd eaten, and helped me get motivated to go exercise!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I found this thanks to a spark team mate, and thought it'd make a good blog along with my challenge submission on the team page :)
My Challenge Name: Happy New Year!
My Starting Weight : 194
Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats:
1. 30 day plank challenge, best time so far: 51 seconds!
2. Energy level, currently fairly low
3. Mood, pretty cranky a lot of the time!
4. Getting back into tracking eating, haven't been even bothering to keep myself in line with this!
If I am going to be 100% honest with myself, the reason I am doing this challenge is because:
I am out of control with my eating, and I want to get back to feeling good about my choices again! Eating crappily makes me feel like crap, I miss feeling good.
I feel like the reason that I have not been progressing as well as I hoped I would be is because: I'm not working on my food choices being good, and moderating my intake.
This time, I commit to finishing my challenge because I know that: I will feel great when I do! I love when I get myself back on track and finally feel accomplished.
I'm scared of: Holiday binges, the notion that healthy lifestyles are "forever."
I want to: Get back on track and stay there!
But I have faith in: The notion that hard work pays off.
And THIS TIME, I will NOT quit, because THIS TIME: I am committing to a month, not a lifetime!
Though that is the ultimate goal, "forever" gets me down.
My top five non-health related motivations right now are:
1. Fitting into my wedding dress
2 Feeling better about myself, mostly mentally as I tend to get harsh on myself when I'm not doing my best.
4. Vanity - wanting people to NOTICE I'm losing.
5. Getting out of my own way!
The best way to motivate me is to: Check in and cheer me on! I like having the accountability that can come with knowing someone wants to hear about my success. I dislike having to report failure and setbacks, which is why my blog has been so quiet lately!
The best way I can motivate myself is to: Remember the small steps add up, and quit thinking this one day, this one meal doesn't matter. In reality, it's the ONLY thing that matters, the choice you are making right now!
My name is: Emily and I will: See the 180's on the scale by the end of December.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Ho hum. Still bumbling along, I'm not losing but not gaining either. So here is this month's dress pic, at 194 pounds.
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