Friday, June 18, 2010
I'm going to try writing and completing a daily goal. whether it be exercise, water, sleep, extra veggies, etc, each day i'm going to challenge myself just a bit more. What is one day, one item, one minute more of exercise. really in the scheme of things nothing, but in the long run it could mean and extra pound, and extra helping of good food and extra muscle burn.
today is my first day, i've set 60 min. of cardio as my daily goal. most days i'm good with 45 min. but I decided I need to up that just a bit. So today is 60. I will let you know if I complete this or not. I have also set up my goal tracker to include this daily goal seven times a week. not the exercise persay but the daily goal.
If we fail to challenge ourselves we will fail. boredom is a big factor for me. so I'm always trying to come up with new things for myself. I know I could use sp challenge central but really i sleep well, I eat well and I do get in exercise. I just need to up it a bit.
I'm going to run across my finish line someday.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I guess when I say restart I mean jump back in with both feet. I seem to be sliding this week. Oh i'm exercising and eating right, but i'm not getting the exercise I was, i'm not eating like I was. I've used a bunch of free points and it is only wednesday. So I had to sit back and decide what it is the I really want.
Well the choice was easy enough, I want heath and to reach my goals. I want that magic number that is going to make all my wishes come true. Ok, maybe not all that but I do want that magic number for the first time in my life. So armed with a new plan of attack i'm ready to fight. I'm ready to fight the cravings, the laziness that seems to be following me this week and the lack of sleeping through the night. I'm going to take this bull by the horns and rev it up. I'm stepping up to bat and i'm going to see a loss this week.
I think that has a lot to do with this feeling i'm having. Last week showed a gain and I did everything right, so to my way of thinking "why bother?" Well I need to bother. Last week was a fluke, but this week will be my fault if I keep on with the way i'm going. So I"m off to get in my morning exercise and then a good breakfast. I have to work late tonight so evening walking is not in the cards but a lunch walk is. And it needs to be more than 15 min. as it has been lately. No more excuses...it's too hot, i'm tired, i'm hungry, i'm bored. Enough with the reasons NOT to do something and I will come up with reasons why I should. Like health, energy, more rest, freedom from fat. That kind of good thinking.
So It may take me a bit but i'm going to succeed. There have been setbacks, steps forward and such on my journey but I always come back fighting. I'm fighting for my life here. Since my cancer scare and that next test coming in october I have to be strong in mind and body. I want a good result next time. So friends i'm off to reach my goals i've set for myself. What goals are you setting for yourself? without a goal we have nothing to strive for.
Monday, June 14, 2010
What? Huh? That number can't be for me. I'm up 1.8 this week according to the scales. I did all I was suppose to, exercised like crazy, ate according to my ww plan, drank my water......so how can this be? This is a bad joke right?
Nope, that is what those darn scales told me this week. Did I get upset? nope, I did get off and get back on to be sure though. lol. But I took it like a man, no pun intended, and walked away. went to spark and recorded it. I have been losing for the last four or five weeks, i'm near goal, I knew this was going to happen at some point. My body is rebelling. It is saying "oh yeah, i'll show you who is in charge here" and it is. Our bodies can withhold weight loss for many reasons, water, stress, emotions, same ole same ole, all kinds of reasons. So for me this was my wake up call. I was doing the same ole same ole, and not only that I was eating things with salt like crazy.
So this week is a new week, i'm making a new plan. I even had a lunch out yesterday and then had veggies for dinner. I allowed myself the moment and then I gave my body what it really needed, health. My mind got what it wanted and my body got what it needed. Did I go over my ww points for the day? nope, I planned and I did good. Even got in a swim yesterday evening instead of a walk. This week i'm going to try changing up a few things and see what is what.
Get upset? nope, i've come to far and this is just a bump in the road. This is a journey of health and learning. I'm learning each day what works for my body and what doesnt. So ok, what I did last week didn't work. So time to step it up a bit and change some things. No problem there.
I am a winner. Today i'm going to show myself and my body that i'm a winner also. have a great day all. I will succeed.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well here we are again at my last chance day. This week just flew by. Seems I was here just yesterday. This week has been a good one. I can't say if the scales will agree or not but in my own life it has been good.
I've gotten in my waters, exercise, and pretty much stuck to my ww plan. I even had a piece of cake and got to eat it too. It was even more delicious because it has been so long since i've had any. One tiny piece and I was good. I got to enjoy it without going overboard as I once would. funny how as the months roll by we have taken on such good habits that they become second nature to us. For those of you whom are new, this will happen I promise.
I'm using the heck out of my new treadmill. I rotate my days indoors and out. Keeps my body guessing what is what for now. I will have to change up after a bit though because they are smart little devils and catch on quick to what we are trying to do for them. Then they protest with the dreaded plateau.
I'm not ready to hit that yet again anytime soon. I spent most of the winter on a plateau. I have been noticing changes in myself this week. I actually stood in front of the mirror yesterday and liked what was looking back at me. I had a new pants and shirt for work on and wow my top was a small. I haven't worn that in years, bought it hoping it would fit but ready to take it back if it didn't. (sorry not much of a shopper and I don't try on items unless I really need to). I got my pants in a six and they are loose. Hum, my dream size was a six not smaller, who would of thought I might actually bypass that one and move on. I'm 43 years old and may someday wear a four. WOOHOO.
I have to say to anyone whom asks it is the exercise that is the key. Yeah the water, food, sleep, and such plays a large roll but for me it has been the exercise. I was thinking about this earlier this week, I use to do 30 minutes for the day, i'm now up to over and hour or more most days. I didn't even realize it was happening. I just made a plan and then it became habit. that is what a lot of this healthy lifestyle is about...habits....good ones that is.
So i'm off to begin this day. I need to get in a bit of walking/running this morning before my grandson's t-ball game. I have a routine and it can't be undone. i'm a creature of habit. lol.
Have a wonderful day all. I will succeed at reaching my goals for this month and then the ultimate goal....MY goal weight on the scales.
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