Monday, November 27, 2006
How did I pull a stomach muscle? Seriously, have you ever heard of such a thing? I was using one of those yellow and black wheels with the padded spokes coming from the sides. I used to be a PRO at this a few years ago. I still used proper form, but I got to roll #3 and I just flopped to my side. It really hurt. Last week when I overworked my arms, I think I overworked my abs too. So, I won't be doing any ab work for awhile. I'll continue to put ice and heat on it, at least for the next week.
It hurts to laugh :(
Thinking of purchasing a weighted jumprope, although I don't know when I'll be able to use it. Surgery makes it a little hard to jump. They are only around $10 at WalMart.
I didn't see the heart rate monitor that I wanted at WalMart. Disappointment. I'm going to try Target. They are not as crowded as WalMart anyway, and they have a bigger exercise DVD selection.
I've officially entered Stage 2! Very excited. We'll see how it goes.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
It's been a good two weeks for me. I can feel the difference in my body, which I didn't really expect. I'm eating healthier, and I'm not stressing as much. Of course, I still have my bad days, but so far they are less. When I think about the positive changes I've made, that makes me feel better.
And...I lost 8 lbs!! I didn't think that I would lose weight this quickly either. Of course, that could mean that I'll lose less later on, but I'm trying to stay optimistic. Key for me is not checking every week. Although I've lost the weight, my inches have not gone down around my waist. I wonder why that is?
So, I have to work on improving my posture, losing a little more weight, keeping my sodium low, keeping calcium on target, eating more vegetarian meals, keeping carbs in check, and lowering my stress.
On to Stage 2!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Today I'm feeling a little better. I'm still blue about the whole career thing, but I have to remember that I am moving towards a change. I read a few Sparks articles that helped me feel better, so I'm glad about that.
To work towards that goal, I will study for the GRE to get into my Masters program that will help me towards that new career. I will get my certifications done. I need to set some dates for all this so I can be accountable for myself. Organize a mission statement.
Good things to remember is that I have my health, a job (even if it isn't a career) to pay my bills, a supportive BF, friends, and mom, and a means to change things. And I have to remember that things are not as bad as they seem.
Speaking of health, my arms finally felt well enough yesterday for me to do strength training. However, I'm taking care of a sick BF. Hopefully, he will feel well enough that I can hit the gym tomorrow. No offense to those that have them, but I am glad that I do not have children. To all you women that have children, husbands, careers, college, and can STILL work out, I salute you.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Today I am feeling magenta. To all my Golden Girls fans, you know what I mean. For those who don't, it's basically when you're feeling sad, cranky, funky, and irritated. All those emotions, rolled into one, but you can't put a name to it. That's what I'm feeling today.
Don't know where it came from. Could be PMS, or the dream I had last night. Not where I want to be financially or career wise, and not where I want to be in other areas. Stresses are just piling on and, although I'm trying to stay optimistic and read about how stress could kill me, it's just not working today.
I'm going to take a long walk today, or maybe get on the elliptical. I need to get rid of this magenta feeling.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I started the day off right with oatmeal and soymilk. It went downhill from there :)
I went out of town to visit my friend. She cooked up enough food for an army. I tried a little bit of everything, and I ate mostly vegetables. But, I know that she put rum, salt, and pork into some of the dishes I ate. I also had two slices of pie.
Yes, I'm guilty. But I'm going to pick myself up and do an extra day of cardio to get back on track. I didn't do horribly, just not as well as I would have liked. The two slices of pie really did me in, and I didn't have my normal water intake today. But, since I know I don't eat like this often, I will get back on that horse. I won't allow this to become a day to get guilty, stressed, or set me back two weeks. I've done well thus far, and I will continue to do well.
Back on track tomorrow!!
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