Saturday, September 01, 2012
Yesterday I was very excited to start September on the personal level - new goals, a fresh slate, etc. Unfortunately, some worries took hold of my mind last night and i had trouble sleeping. This morning I had a committee meeting for a picnic that we (the organization I work for) have planned for Labor Day, and before I even realized it, I had eaten 2 doughnuts! In my semi-comatose state, I am off to clean the house, and then fix myself a good supper and then head to bed!! I am not going to let two doughnuts eaten mindlessly ruin my day or my weekend or my September, but it is certainly a disappointing way to start the month!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Putting the goals in writing will give me more motivation to succeed at meeting them, right? At least that is the plan - it will certainly be better than the vague goals that I had in my head for August to "do better" at everything...
1. To weigh 230 by Oct. 3 (I am doing Wed. weigh-ins, but I did not get a very accurate weigh-in this week due to bloating, etc. so if this ends up being more than the ~9 lb that I expect, I may modify this by adding an extra week.)
2. To walk at least 6 miles outside each week, and at least 9 with the WATP videos, for at least 15 miles total each week.
3. To do at least 10 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of body-weight exercises before my first cup of coffee at least 4 days/week.
4. 100% attendance to Sparkpeople for the month of September. Earn at least 2500 SparkPoints for the month.
5. Track my food eaten daily, and stay within the recommended ranges for total calories, carbs, fat, protein, all nutrients.
6. Progress report in my blog every Friday.
Okay September, here I come!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Yesterday evening my body revealed to me why it was so suddenly feeling depleted of energy. *That* time of the month had arrived and taken my motivation hostage. Pushing myself to do some exercise yesterday helped to restore both my energy and my mood.
This morning I felt all bloated, cramped, tired and cranky... then I weighed myself and I am +1 from last week. I remember from my first go at this regular weigh-in business a few years ago that I skipped the weigh-ins around this time of the month because they were both depressing and inaccurate. So I am not going to beat myself up too much about a gain this time, and hope that my numbers next week will be better!! For good measure, I pulled out the tape measure and even with all the bloating, I am -.5 on both my hips and waist, so at least I have a non-scale victory to hold on to!!
After a crabby morning at work, I decided to make my afternoon better with a brisk 2 mile walk during my lunch hour. Actually I was super-annoyed with one of my coworkers (probably more due to my hormones than her actions) so I let out some aggravation with the walking and finished in 25 minutes.
I am certainly feeling better than I did this morning, so hopefully I can handle the next 3.5 hours better than I did the first 4.5!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This morning I commented on a SparkFriend's feed: "If you just do it, even if you don't feel like it, you may discover energy you didn't know that you had!!" As luck would have it, this afternoon, I didn't feel like exercising... at all, motivation = 0, no energy, not even a little bit of desire to move!!
If I am willing to give advice, I ought to follow it, right? If you think about it, I have 200,000+ calories stored up in the fat cells throughout my body - what is that but Potential Energy waiting to be released?
So I dragged my lazy self over to the television and popped in a Walk Away the Pounds video - the three mile super fat burning video. I skipped the weights, but I did all the steps and arm movements. And I worked up a sweat with energy that I didn't know I had - and now I feel great!
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