Sunday, August 01, 2010
How did I do in the month of July, not bad! I'm quit proud of myself really.
Workout program for July:
Goals Met with the exception of a few days & a few changes. I was active, that's what counts!
Monday: C25K Training
Tuesday: Stationary Bike or Elliptical, walking, Step Class
Wednesday: C25K Training
Thursday: Stationary Bike or Elliptical, walking, Step Class
Friday: C25K Training
Saturday: IF I work - Bike Ride around Town 6 miles or more; IF no work - 1 mile walk, 30 min. Elliptical
Sunday: Bike Ride around Town 6 miles or more
Me after my first 20 minute jog. IF ONLY the photo really showed the sweat running.
It made a huge difference to have something staring me in the face everyday! Yesterday I worked out because I did not want another red mark on my calendar. LOL
This is the view while I walked yesterday, so beautiful. I'll be walking there again today.
Obtain medication(s) for the 7-day course of treat prescribed by Doc & complete treatment - I have the meds. I will finish them on Wednesday. So far all is going well.
- The massage was wonderful. I scheduled a 90 minute one for August.
- Yup, had one of those too. I picked green nail polish. Think Shrek.
Take a day off from work for personal/me time
- Did this happen? I don't recall. I know I took a half day off but was that in June.
Do something outside my comfort zone
- Although I thought this goal would be workout related, it ended up being different. I met this goal in tears when I announced that I was not being emotionally support and it was killing a little bit of my heart everyday. I went on to explain what I need as far as emotional support. This is way outside my comfort zone; I felt completely exposed.
Continue photo scanning project
- Not even close. I have a mental block!
What comes next? August is here and it's going to be a dynamite month.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The tortoise and the hare ... you know the story and today I feel like I AM the tortoise!!!
Supplements & Doc's Plan:
I am still taking the natural supplements prescribed by doc. It seems my adrenal glands and metabolism are slowly repairing themselves. The next phase of the program started today. I am now taking the high power antibiotics to kill off the parasite living in my gut. We tried to do it naturally, it didn't work, so on to the big drugs. I don't like them and Doc warned me that I wouldn't. Within the first hour I could feel the side affects.
I've been at this for years ... if the Tortoise really wins I'm heading for the finish line.
I have been working out A LOT and with great intensity. Today I actually had sweat puddle on the floor when I sat down to recover from my workout prior to walking home. WHAT?! That's never happened.
The C25K training has become a challenge. I'm working on week 5 and completed day 2 tonight. I neither quit or puked during the session (5 min. warm-up, 8 min. jog, 5 min. walk, 8 min. jog and 5 min. walk = 2.02 miles) but I came close on both! Many muscles are talking to me.
Step classes are going really well too. I get frustrated sometimes but I show up for class and work it out until I'm spent!
I drive less and I walk more, plus I ride my bike when I can.
Although I feel like I'm running like the wind, walking at a brisk pace and speeding down the road on the bike in reality ... I am more like the tortoise.
I've been at this for YEARS! I'm healthier than I have ever been. I'm slow to shed the pounds ... again, I'm the tortoise! On some days it's frustrating, on other days it's what it is. I've been coming around to this way of thinking, "accept what is."
I eat healthier and I think about food in a healthier way. I still emotionally eat but I've made progress. I'm not 100% sugar free, but I'm darn close! It's taken me years to get here, again I feel like the tortoise!
Things I've come to learn in the last 30-days:
I don't really want a workout buddy. When I do workout with someone my intensity level goes down.
My husband has misplaced his sensitive/supportive genes. I don't feel like helping him find them.
The quest of healthy living can be a lonely road to travel down; I'm grateful I like myself so I always have company.
This quest I am on is mental ... sometimes I fall down but I Always get back up!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I often thought in the past that I was working out efficiently and vigorously, it was all a lie I told my self.
In the not so recent past, my mind set was this: I'm going to they gym, I stay for at least 30 minutes to an hour and I'm in constant motion. I am in fact "working out." Lies! All Lies! Okay, maybe not All Lies, but some very misleading statements.
It is true that I frequent the gym. I pay for it monthly so I show up - A Lot!
I do workout and I am in constant motion while there.
So what's the big lie I told myself ... that I was really working out. REALLY?! SERIOUSLY?!
I had, once upon a time worked out with great pride and intensity - I saw results. Then my body shutdown and it didn't matter how hard I worked I was not seeing results, for over 2 years. With that I stopped working out with passion and drive - I gave up. I was going through the motions.
Here's what has changed:
I found Doc.
He is helping to heal what I broke.
He gave me a purpose for working out, again.
The gym finally hired a Step instructor that is worth her weight in gold.
I follow her lead even when it's just not what I want to do.
I found the C25K program.
I am following it and have yet to fall down, throw-up, or stop.
I try to find my physical limits while working out all the while taking care of my body.
I had that light bulb moment when I got off the treadmill last night after one of my hardest training sessions yet with C25K. I was dripping sweat and smiling. I was sucking air all the while wondering when do I get to do it again. I have found the passion again.
I look back but I don't judge myself for what was. To get here I had to be there. To find the truth I had to look for it and believe.
I now believe I will achieve wellness and fitness, no matter my size and/or weight.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Goals for this past weekend:
Finish week 3 of C25K - COMPLETED and ENJOYED on Sunday morning (it was tough leaving the house yesterday morning!)
Eat responsibly - I did much better this weekend so I'll take it. Lots of fruit & veggies!
Make time for ME - YES!
Do at least one of these (or go crazy and do ALL): Walk w/ a friend, bike around town, or swim - Sadly this one didn't happen due to work schedule, dates with my husband, errands (hubby and I walked for miles doing errands) and spending time outdoors with friends at an afternoon party. It was warm enough to swim either.
GIGGLE, a lot - OH YES! I giggled a few times until tears ran down my face. LOVED IT!
Clean one room of the apartment (sigh) - Does it count that my hubby cleaned up the kitchen and I put away clean clothes? I was too busy to actually clean ...
It was a great weekend overall. I worked part of Saturday, went to a friends house for an afternoon/early evening party, then my husband & I went to the movies (Inception - total mind freak). Sunday I literally dragged my own butt out of the house to go to the gym. I finished my third week of C25K training and loved it - tough workout though. I was a hot, sweaty mess after it was said and done. We both took late morning naps and then off to run errands and have our eyes examined. I did get grumpy a few times - that's when I needed to eat. I would eat and world was safe again.
I vote this weekend was a complete success! Oh, and I bought a new pair of Nine West shoes & they were only $19.99 - I love a good shoe.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I love it, this morning I staggered into the bathroom - it's Friday and Friday means weigh-in! In all my glory I stepped on my friendly scale (we've made up and are now friends) and took a peak. She flashed 234.5 but when I blinked she went to 235. I smiled as I stepped off and reset her for a second round ... she giggled as I stepped back on and told me without a moments hesitation that today's weight is in fact 235. I whispered, "I love you too and I'll take the 235! See you next week."
Okay, in the land of reality (I visit there sometimes) I've seen 235 before on this journey but today I feel it's a new low. I'm celebrating!
Tonight, although I have tried and tried to find a reason or even an excuse not to, I'm going to the gym to meet up with the beast aka the treadmill. We are slowly getting to know each other. Tonight I tackle day 2 in week 3 of my C25K training. I shall achieve victory because I'm just that stubborn and determined. I hate to loose!
Oh yeah, my newly updated MP3 is working out great. I walked with purpose and a head bob to and from the gym last night and to work this morning. I'm going to rock out on that treadmill tonight!
Today I researched some fun things to do while my hubby are on our cruise in early October. At the first port, Catalina Island, CA, my hubby will be scuba diving. I was going to go snorkeling but have reservations about that due to the requirement of wearing a wet suit. I'm not keen on the prospects of a wet suit ... for many reasons. Anyway, I've researched things I can do to see the area on land. So far my research has given me two great options, a walking tour for 1.5 hours and renting a beach cruiser and biking around town. I love both options!
Our second port is Ensenada, Mexico. I've been before, hubby has not. Not sure what we'll do in port ALL day and part of the evening but I'm sure there will be lots and lots of walking! I'm going to meet up with a friend to discuss options of non-tourist activities and possibly meeting up with his parents while we are there (they live there).
I plan to workout on the ship too. Last I cruised I did not use the gym but walked every inch of the ship that was allowed - that was a lot of walking! This time I think I'm going to try out the gym ... the views up there are fantastic.
I'm on a High and I'm ready to go - is it October yet? HA!
Goals for the weekend:
Finish week 3 of C25K
Make time for ME
Do at least one of these (or go crazy and do ALL): Walk w/ a friend, bike around town, or swim
GIGGLE, a lot
Clean one room of the apartment (sigh)
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