Monday, December 02, 2013
Should I, or shouldn't I..
I did, and I actually lost weight! Granted, it was 2 ounces that I lost, but I am more than happy to take it.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I absolutely need to start going to the gym this month (well, December). My goal is 3 times a week or more, with other exercises (strength training) daily. I don't really feel that I need a day of rest right now.
Since I don't go to work until 9 am (which means leaving at 8:15) on Mondays, and usually wake at 5 or 5:30, I'd like to TRY to get to the gym in the morning before work for 40-60 minutes. The gym opens at 5. I figure if I get there around 6 (or before), I can spend some time using the treadmill or whatever, go home, shower and dress, and head to work. I have lessons to work on every Monday at lunch and work until 6 pm, so going to the gym before or after work isn't really something I can see myself doing.
Tuesdays and Fridays I get out of work at 5 and 4 respectively, so I could potentially go to the gym for an hour around 6 or 7 pm if my mom consents to looking after Spencer. I don't want to go right after work because it's a small place and crowded. If I am home by around 8, I can put Spencer to bed. Going after he goes to sleep is just too late for me. It wakes me up and then I don't go to sleep at a reasonable hour.
Wednesdays and Thursdays I really have nothing going on at work to focus on during my lunch hour, so I could drive to the gym on my lunch break for a quick 20 minutes of cardio.
I'm going to try this schedule for the first week of December and see how it works for me:
Monday- gym in AM (40-60 minutes)
Tuesday- circuit training workout (given to me by D, her trainer created it)
Wednesday- gym on lunch break (20-25 minutes)
Thursday- circuit training workout (from Abs Diet book)
Friday- gym in PM after work (@60 minutes)
Saturday- circuit training (D's workout)
Sunday- cardio videos from OnDemand (@30 minutes)
I also want to fit in the 15 minute T-Tapp workout each morning.
This will be a challenge for me, as I really have had such an adverse attitude about working out lately. I just don't want to. But, I know I need to, and now that I've been counting calories and tracking steadily for a few weeks, I think it's time to just dive in. It's about me not being lazy, not making excuses, and not giving up on myself.
Classes start again on Monday, and I'm taking two, so I will need to learn to balance my workout schedule with my schoolwork schedule. I will have things due Wednesdays and Sundays for one class, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for the other. Gym time might be a good time for me to get in some reading for my courses since I will mostly be using the gym for the cardio machines right now (treadmill, elliptical, bike). Neither of my texts have arrived yet, but hopefully they'll be here before Wednesday!
I will be busy this month, but I really need to buckle down and focus so I can build some good habits and hopefully see some significant losses and changes in not just my weight but in my mood.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I'm not exactly Ebeneezer Scrooge or the Grinch, but I'm also not all that gung-ho about the holiday season. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmastime and being around my family, gifts (both giving and receiving), and making memories with my son. But overall, I find the general attitude of "togetherness" that people display during the holidays kind of depressing. Why can't we act kind and generous all year 'round?
This is also the first Christmas I've had as a "single" person in 4 years. I've been lonely lately... not really ready to date, but wishing my friends were around more or that I had someone special in my life that I actually felt something for. I have a few guy friends who have absolute crushes on me, but I just do not in any way feel the same. It'd be nice to share the holiday season with someone.... of course, I have Spencer and my family. I guess they'll suffice. More time to focus on myself, I suppose.
I didn't count calories yesterday, as it was Thanksgiving. I'm back on track today, although all I've eaten so far was a slice of pumpkin pie and some stewed tomatoes. I tracked the calories, at least! I'm not that hungry, so I will hold off on lunch until I am.
I somehow twisted my ankle and it's hurting just to walk or put pressure on it, and I woke up with a clogged ear (again). I'm tired and just feel like laying around. I've got laundry to do, and I do want to work out at some point. We are celebrating my dad's birthday tomorrow, and on Sunday evening I'm babysitting a few of my students (sisters) from work. I have no other plans other than to do a little online shopping.
Just wanted to check in. Off I go for now!
Monday, November 18, 2013
I -completely- forgot about the skinny jeans challenge! I will resume on Day 4 tomorrow.
I'm back on track and ready to stay there. I joined MyFitnessPal and have been diligent about tracking my calories (just started today, but already input tomorrow's menu). I have a few friends who use it so hoping that'll help with accountability. Also tracking here but not food- just fitness minutes, freggies, water, etc.
Today I drank 4 liters of water- 16 cups. 3 were plain, one was sweetened with a sugar-free drink mix pack. My goal is to drink 4 or 5 liters a day. Today I had a medium coffee from Dunkin, counted the calories for that as well.
Did 17 minutes of exercise this morning. Hoping to get to the gym tomorrow on lunch. Packing my gym bag in a few minutes so I'm ready to go!
Just wanted to check in. Hope everyone had a great start to the week!
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