Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Music had always had a big part in my life. I've found that in the last few years I've stopped a lot of things that really made me happy and really made me, me. I've let my weight gain really hold me back form things that are enjoyable especially in the music area. I stopped being in band because I was just kind of embarrassed of myself, I mean you can't really hide behind anything on a stage. I mean it's not like we had any gigs but merely discussing the idea would send me into a panic.
Or even going to shows, I love to get up front and dance and have a good time, but in the last few years I either hang far back or just don't go to avoid being the fat girl up front blocking everyone or worse getting looks because I'm taking up to much space dancing.
I also used to do podcasts and music reviews for my friends website. I really enjoyed doing them but then my friend started posting pictures of me at different events and i just couldn't stand knowing that everyone was seeing these horrible pictures. So I got really "busy" and stopped doing them.
It's amazing to think of how much I've left go of because of how self conscious I've become. The funny thing is that all my friends think I've got such great self confidence and I'm just wondering where its hiding at, I seem to have misplaced it in the last few years.
So one of my goals is getting back to all the music and activities I love. It makes life more fun.
I've downloaded some great music apps like indie shuffle, pandora, 8 tracks, and pitch fork. In the next year I plan to get back at playing the guitar and actually learning to play that keyboard
I bought like 3 years ago.
There's so many parts to this weightloss thing, its not just about diet and nutrition but about working through some stuff and learning to live the life you want to live. I used to think, well once I loss weight I'll do this, but I'm slowly starting to realize that just being on the right track and in the right mindset is what i need to start doing the things that I want to do.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I've started like 3 blogs this week but got distracted with other things, boy it's been a busy week.
So here's the run down.
Thurs- Worked during the day and then made it to the Picasso in Chicago exhibition at the Art institute. The hubs and i had lots of fun doing that. Ate a quick dinner at Roti, it was ok.
Fri- Hooky day with the Hubs! We both took a much needed day off from work. We spent the day wandering on Devon Ave, going in and out of little shops and grocery stores. We had a gift certificate for an Indian restaurant and had some really good eats. My favorite which is probably not that great for me was delicious! Also went to this really cool bookstore that had some interesting looking books but what did I buy? A bollywood workout DVD, hehe! It was my reward for my 10 pound loss!
Sat- Started good, went to brunch at my friends house. I made a fruit salad, did not eat any sweets, and stayed with my 2 mimosa limit. I was supposed to exercise that night but I helped clean and then had to get my purse which I left behind at my friends. I went to pick it up and we ended up staying to watch Harold and Maude, and I polished off the lasst of the mimosas. Whoops!
Sun- Went to my in-laws, lets just say I did not do so well. Although I was the victor in the easter egg hunt once again. We had planned to make up for not working out on Sat, but by the time we got home it was 9 pm and we were tired, and we let all the excuses overtake us and we lazily watch a movie instead.
Mon- Back on track, worked out, feeling guilty that I pretty much have not participated in the Team Challenge. Also realizing I have a real problem with weekends, sticking to a plan and also having balance between making all the right choices and having some fun.
Tues-Good news!!! Lost 1.5 inches from my waist and hips and 1 inch from my thighs, Woohoo!!
Did Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred- Eek was i feeling it during this. Had a stressful day at work and was tired but i made it through.
Weds- My muscles are sore from Jillian yesterday. Tonight I'm going totally old School and working out with Gilad, my dad and I used to work out to his TV show when I was in High School! hehe!
Well if the scale isn't kind tomorrow i only have myself to blame!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Last month I gained weight during my TOM, I pretty much always do but this time with the help of being part of a team challenge and reading up and being prepared I was ready for it.
I pushed through and did my exercised even when I was feeling heavy and bloated and just like crap. You know what I discovered? Working out seems to help with my cramps, I mean I still got them but they were not as debilitating as normal. Exercise also seemed to help with bloating and back pain.
Normally I pretty much give in to all my craving or feel like I'm struggling the whole time but I've stuck to my menu planning and have not given into my cravings. i did have some dark chocolate but totally stayed within my calories.
Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will still result in a weight-loss, at the very least I'm hoping it keeps me the same weight so I don't cost my team any points.
Tomorrow we will see.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I admit it, Zumba is fun.
I resisted it. I mean that music is NOT the kind of music i listen to. I'm not a club kid and I've never been, take me to a punk rock or good indie rock show and I'm a happy happy gal, as long as it's good.
But there's something about Zumba that's just kind of infectious, I definitely feel a lil silly but it's kind of fun feeling silly. It's fun to shake your money maker while shimmying up a storm. Stomping around while swirling those hips, there's just something about it.
Anyway i'm incorporating it as my cardio in my own homwgrown circuit training plan.
5 minutes zuma, followed by 5 minutes of weight traing and body weight exercises like push ups, crunches, plank, presses, etc. But no resting in between at all, go right from one into the next.
(Oh the plank is a killer!)
We did 45 minutes of that today and it took me over 15 minutes for my body to get back to its resting state and I was sweating buckets. A good workout all in all and I look forward to doing it again.
About an hour afterward i realized that I did not count my pushups for the pushup challenge, so the mat came out and i did them even though my arms felt like they was going to explode!
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