Thursday, September 02, 2010
Oh, don't get me wrong, I have plenty to say. I wish I was more of a writer, since I seem to have trouble getting on paper what's in my head.
So, guys, I'm sitting this one out.
My day went well, my food was in range, it's late, I'm tired (and apparently irritable), and I still have to finish my laundry.
Cool blog, huh?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
September sounds so much like fall, and yet, here is SoCal it's usually a hot hot month. I'm not complaining, I'll take hot over cold any day.
September also means that it's the end of my exercise break. So starting tomorrow it's back to the gym and back to 30 Day Shred. I'll alternate the levels this month, just for fun.
I did log 1760 activity minutes during August.
Today was school registration for my junior junior. He actually went and registered; I have a receipt and new school ID right here to prove it. When I got up this morning, he was already in the shower. Glad he made this choice, cause it's not like I can drag him there. I'm thinking, maybe all's not lost (yet) after all.
And my walk to work almost got sabotaged again, but this time not by eager coworkers. The park and ride was jam packed full this morning. Not a single spot anywhere. What's up with that? Since I really did not want to drive to work (I so enjoy my daily walk), I drove to the overflow parking lot, which was jammed as well. Ended up squeezing in next to some chain link fence. Good thing I have a rather small car. But, I missed the train. Good thing there is always a next one.
Food wise I can say that I probably didn't make brilliant choices today, but I stayed within my range. I've been tracking since Saturday and I'll continue to do so in September.
That's all, Folks.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
... that people choose to walk, even if they don't have to?
No, it's not a trick question. Many of my coworkers and friends just don't seem to understand why anybody would walk to work if they have a perfectly good running car in the driveway.
First question always is: "Is your car in the shop?"
And when I say no, people get very curious as to my motivation.
I explain that this is my way of getting in more active time during the day, and inevitably I get offered a ride. :)
I've probably been offered more rides during the month of August than during my entire life time... (Slight exaggeration here, but I'm trying to make a point.)
After an entire month of doing my new routine, people still seem to be stunned every morning, when I arrive at work wearing my walking shoes. Those, by the way, come off during the day and are being replaced by office/business friendly footwear.
It's almost like a game and everybody is wondering when I'll accept that ride to the train station. Well, let's say, unless there is an emergency and I have to get there fast - NEVER!
In other news: My day today went well.
I had my food planned out, but had to make some changes as the day went on in order to accommodate a third of a cinnamon roll. :) It's all good, I'm well within my range.
Time for some
Monday, August 30, 2010
Yes, I said I've never done yoga and that I wanted to try. So I signed up for a couple of classes at the Community College. First class is in two weeks. I'm very curious.
My day went well. I survived the church picnic. It was the usual fare: burgers, hot dogs, apple pie. So, I only had a couple of cups of coffee there and ate lunch when I got home. Neither burgers nor hot dogs sounded good.
I tracked all my food today & easily stayed within my range.
Also managed to get a 40 minute walk in. Nobody should work too hard on a Sunday :)
Tomorrow's lunch is brown-bagged and in the fridge, ready to grab in the morning. I love it, when I'm organized and motivated.
Here's to a great Monday!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
During August I have increased my activity minutes by adding a 50 minute walk 4 days a week. I also did 25 days of the 30 Day Shred. (The last 5 will not get done this month.) In order to fit it all in I reduced my power tae aerobics to twice weekly. So far this month I've logged 1620 activity minutes.
I had also decided that during August I would not track my food. While I have managed to maintain, the past few days especially, I've been feeling like I'm afloat, drifting.
You know how it goes, you start strong, and without sufficient oversight and accountability, things start going by the wayside. Slowly at first, but progressively faster.
The month is not quite over, but since Sunday is the beginning of the SparkWeek (I still argue that any week should start on Monday, but oh well), my new action plan is going into effect immediately. Actually, I started it today.
1 - I will track my food again (calories, carbs, fats & protein. Nothing else.) Keeping it simple.
2 - I put my tracker on line for added accountability. (Boy, that was a huge debate!)
3 - I will continue with my 50 minute walks (2x 25 minutes to and from work) Monday thru Thursday.
4 - I'll restart the 30 Day Shred but only on non-power tae days and NEVER on Fridays (those are my long work days and they are absolutely useless as far as exercise is concerned). Actually, not true all together, I have managed to squeeze in a brief lunch walk, but never more than 30 minutes.
5 - I'll continue with twice weekly power tae aerobics.
6- Continued focus will also be on less couch time and more active time overall.
7 - I'll summarize daily via blog.
As for oversight and accountability - that's you, guys!
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