Monday, January 18, 2010
I am feeling better today than I have in quite sometime. Even though yesterday wasn't the perfect day I had hoped for, I made great fitness progress and am proud of that.
I had planned to make my motivation board, but consistent interuptions kept me from getting it done. So to those of you who are holding me accountable - itwill be done TODAY!
I also discovered this morning that I had totally forgotten how to use a tape measure to take body measurements. That's just plain sad...and don't tell them at my job...I work in home improvements and use a tape every day, just not to measure body parts, and I usually have my glasses on at work. Anyway, to make a long story short....all the measurements I entered to start out are one inch too small. It was kind of scary first thing this morning when all of them were coming out bigger than when I started, and I know that my clothes are fitting better and the jello on my arms is less.
Does anyone know of a way to go back and fix(edit) these?
Well, got to run - literally - still not liking the fitness much, but once I get started it is not sooooo bad.
More later - My best wishes to you all!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I don't even know what to say about today, or maybe there is too much and I just don't know where to start. Sundays are my day off at work and I scheduled them as my day off fitness too - I alternate the other six cardio-strength-cardio-strength-cardio-str
Got up and dressed for church in a skirt that hasn't fit in quite some months now- WooHoo...the service was incredible...truly spiritually nourishing. Took some time to do errands and enjoyed a pleasurable morning and early afternoon.
Then I came home - literally every 5-10 minutes someone was wanting me to fix something for them to eat....none of it nourishing. Grrrrr!
I finally escaped to the basement - my retreat, and, on my day off, did 40 mins. of cardio (Yes, me) for a total of 256 calories. That is my new all time record! WooHoo!
After that tried to catch up on e-mails, spark tracking, reading motivation board etc etc etc... again, more of the same - just no peace. Really make me want to go back downstairs and do some more exercising.
Finally got a healthy meal prepared (plus some high fat additives for the other member of the house) and got to have a few minutes before another errand or two.
Long story short, I succumbed to 1/4 cup of Oberweis Peppermint Ice Cream...stayed within my fat and calories and all nutritional guidelines though, so I guess that indulgence wasn't so bad - especially given the extra credit for working out today.
I guess, I'm just suffering a little from mental/emotional stress and after such a glorious morning that is the last thing that I wanted to deal with today. But, deal with it I did, and maybe what the Dr. ordered is just a hot cup of tea, hot bath and warm bed. Tomorrow is another day.
Friday, January 15, 2010
This is it...the two week mark. I feel like I really am making progress. I had to get up a couple of times in the middle of the night with sick dogs, so when the alarm went off this am, there just wasn't any getting me out of bed to get my stretching and cardio in before work. I was determined all day though that somehow, someway, I would make myself get it done tonight. There's just no way to meet my fitness goals for the week unless I did. In fact, if I did my average, I would still have to do some catch up tomorrow to make it.
Well, I do still have to do some catch up tomorrow - my strength training day. I'm okay on minutes, but I still need to burn FOUR more calories to meet my cardio goal. THAT'S RIGHT - ONLY FOUR - WOO HOO! Tonight I got walking and when my time was up I just kept going...not much longer, but I did it!
Just had a half glass of milk and two very small ginger cookies for my after work-out snack and now will catch up with all my Spark Friends. This is really working...I couldn't be much happier.
Hope you all are as pleased with this program as I am...it is really making a difference in my confidence and the way I view myself and what I can do if I put my mind to it.
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