Saturday, November 12, 2011
ok so I worked out twice since I last blogged, once on wednesday and then again today. The last part of this week has not gone so well, I ate like crap!!! Complete overeating and eating junk in general. So I could hang my head in shame or I could just try to get back on track.
So Im back on track. I did pretty good today. I woke up this morning and did a 30 minute walk/jog combination at the park. I have an ipod app that has a couch to 5k program on it, and thats what I am starting out with. It breaks into the music I listen to to tell me when to start or stop running/walking. Its conveinient and worth the 1.99 I paid for it 6 months ago. I never used it 6 months ago, but I bought it. So at least I am now getting my money worth. I just have to keep up with it.
I decided that I wanted to start jogging again because when I was training for the 5k I ran last year, it was so much eaiser to drop weight. OMG I just sneezed and lost 3 pounds. It was great! Its nice because, although it sucks, expecially when you are starting out, its a pretty no brainer workout, you just put one foot in front of the other for a certain amount of time and there is a constant change in the surroundings which is much better than sitting in front of the tv or staring at a spot on the wall while you elliptical for 30 minutes.
My first workout was not as hard as I imagined it. I guess I was expecting it to be just as hard as the first workout I had when I was training before. I was of course 50 pounds heavier then so that makes a big difference. OMG it was almost impossible back then to run for 30 seconds at a time and today running 1 minute at a time was very very doable. I could have run for longer to tell the truth, but I am going to gradually build myself up.
I took pictures of all my food today and I thought I did pretty well. When I added it all up I was a few points over though. My dinner ended up being a little points heavy because of some vegetables that counted for more than zero (most plain green veggies are zero points but once you start getting into beans and peas, veggies with sauce and other higher calorie veggies your looking at 1 - 3 points a serving).
I will post a food blog tomorow morning once I download the pics. Im too tired to do it tonight.
Hope everyone had an awesome Saturday!!!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
1. workout every morning at least 20 minutes
2. drink 8 glasses water each day
3. plan out meals for next day, stick to plan
Current weight: 157.8
Goal weight: 145
Goal BMI: 22.05 (a bit above half way on healthy BMI range)
Goal Date: 01/03/2012 (2 year anniversary of start of my weight loss journey)
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Thursday: 20 min elliptical
Friday: 20 minutes jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com
Sunday: Inlaws came in, used that as an excuse and never worked out. :-(
Monday: 20 minutes moderate elliptical - Used day light savings as a good oportunity to wake up at 4:30am and workout before having to wake the kids up, make breakfast and get everyone ready to go.
Tuesday: 30 minutes moderate/high elliptical - Election day so no school for kids. I did not have to get up and I had a headache. I was planning on getting up and eating a little something, taking some head ache meds and going back to sleep till the kids woke up. I got up and ate and took medicine and then told myself,
"if you go back to sleep you need to decide right now when exactly you will workout, where you will fit it in"
I thought about it and could not come up with a good time, so I said eff it and just put on my workout clothes and did the 30 minute hill program while watching the news. After I was done my head ache was gone and I felt pretty good!
Now its over with and I dont have to worry about getting it in later or feel bad when I end up blowing it off.
I have come to the conclusion that even though it sucks so bad to get up earlier than I already to, its the most convienent time to get it done and I am more likely to get it done if I do it early when I first wake up. Thats my goal from now on. I am going to try to get a streak going and see how long I can keep it going.
I have done perfect with my eating the last two days, I think mostly in part to the fact that I have planned out the day before exactly what I am going to eat and how much that is going to be for the next day. I have also been cooking smaller meals, I have gotten into the habit over the past year of cooking larger meals and instead of having leftovers we end up eating all the extra. I have been struggling because of that and hubby has actually gained about 20 or 30 pounds! Not good. Before I only cooked enough for one portion a peice, which is what I am going to start doing again, I am hoping that hubby is going to get alot of bennifit out of this as well.
Right now I am at the top of my weight range. If I gain like 4 pounds I will be considered overweight again according to the BMI chart, so I would really like to lose around 10 pounds so I can be in the middle of my weight range. I think I am going to start being a little more focused on that instead of just maintaining. :-)
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Thursday : 20 min elliptical
Friday: 20 min jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com
Saturday: no formal exercise but I did park in the farthest spot away from the store and walked alot while shopping. I started feeling sick again for some reason after lunch, don't think it was the flu shot I got this afternoon, but I have felt like poop after getting them in the past.
Plan on doing double tomorrow to make up for it. well I have hopes to do double but will definitely get in at least 20 minutes.
Time to let the NyQuil kick in.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I have really fell off the exercise band wagon for the past... hmmm... year I would say. I met my goal and then really started slacking when It comes to working out. I use to be in a routine, I use to get up every morning and just do at least 30 min to an hour of working out automatically. Now I am lucky if I get in 30 - 60 min a week.
I started this journey taking small steps, so I will try that again.
I got up this morning and did 20 min on the elliptical and my plan is to do 20 min every morning for the next week, then I will slowly add in more. I also want to get all my healthy things in like 8 glasses of water and 5 servings of fruit or veggies daily. The fruit and veggies are no problem, I get way more than that each day but the water has always been a challenge for me.
Keep me accountable people. I need a kick in the pants. lol. I will try my best to be the one doing the kicking.
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