Friday, January 25, 2013
I am trying to remind myself that I am NOT actually hungry. I ate a really good, filling lunch. I am, however, irritated, grumpy a little PMS-y and don't know why. So, I can feel myself looking for a "snack".
I got some water instead. I am drinking it. It is NOT food which is making my head say "feed me". My tummy is asking "why would you do that, I'm full". So, here's a moment I have identified emotional eating. I'm 4 pounds away from my BLC goal, and yet I'm trying to completely sabatoge myself. Why do I do that?
I thought maybe if I blogged about it, owned up to how I am feeling and examined this moment, I could help myself and maybe others. The truth is, I am bored. I have had enough work for the week yet there is still hours to go. I have so much work to do but it is overwhelming today. What I really want is a crunchy snack. What I really NEED is a run.
So if you are also feeling bored, take a bit of knowledge from this blog - you are NOT hungry. Get some water. Blog. Go for a run. But don't self-medicate with a snack. Eat for hunger, not emotion.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I got my first run of 2013 in yesterday! A total of 2 miles, but it was outdoors (-5 C) and it felt great! I wish I hadn't "quit" running in the fall but life gets in the way sometimes.
Today I woke up a little sore and with a scratchy throat. I am hoping it doesn't turn into a full-blown cold, so I'm drinking water like crazy and going to bed early. More likely, this is just a bit of a set back getting into shape. I did 30 minutes of a new Pilates workout today which was medium-tough. I could do it, but some of the moves were too much.
I'm really pleased that my Pilates skills are improving. I read once that it takes a minimum of 5 sessions to "feel" a difference. Well, let me tell you, I am feeling it. My abdominals are tighter and I am moving just a tiny bit more everytime. Sadly, I can't see it in the mirror yet. I keep looking for that little bit of definition that I saw the last time I got "into" Pilates. I had a "2-pack" - you know, like 6 pack abs, but just 2 of them.... I'm hoping to work hard enough to get that 6 pack by the end of the year, but for now, I'd be thrilled with being able to hold a plank for more than 10 seconds.....
My goals are going awesome - cardio, salad, love to myself. Way to go me!
Sunday, January 06, 2013
It's been almost a week since the skiing and all of a sudden my shoulder is just killing me. We went snowmobiling today and after 25 miles, it was all I could do to hold on. Fortunately, we were pretty close to home so after a bit of ice and rest, I think it'll all be ok.
I decided to take it really easy tonight, instead of Pilates, thinking it was best to rest everything, rather than risk more injury. But....I feel pretty lumpy and lazy. I did stick to my meal plan today so that was a win.
To recap my goals - I did get 2x cardio last week. Ate all my salads. I did not get a haircut but there is still a whole lot of January left. So overall, way to go me.
Now on to January week 2!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
We took the kids downhill skiing yesterday, which I haven't done since I was a teenager. Surprisingly, it came back pretty easily. I even learned to ski this time, instead of mostly going straight down!
Today I am stiff just about everywhere & I didn't even fall down! My arms hurt, my shins hurt (from the boots!) and my core is tight. I definitely should have done some Pilates last night but was so tired!
My tracker says it burns a ton of calories so I am hoping that is a good jump-start to my week. I'm so stressed out today that I need a run or a marathon even but it isn't looking good. How on earth did I get myself in this mess???? Just work stuff, nothing that can't be handled, just stressful. Worse, my boss is away so I'm left with my stress plus an entire office of staff..sigh.
On the upside, I'm handling it with water and stretching, so I guess that is better than cookies and vodka?!? Ha ha. Back to work, maybe things will be looking up by 5:00 pm.
Monday, December 31, 2012
So - the task is goal setting, in priority, with short, realistic, attainable goals. What a perfect way to end 2012 - with a list of goals for the new year.
What worked in 2012? I lost 18 (now 15) pounds, so I know that even occasional exercise keeps me out of the 160s. I know that more salad and less chocolate makes my skin clearer. I know that trying to accept my body for what it is mostly worked too.
What didn't work in 2012? Occasional exercise. I'm thinner, but flabby. Not enough focus on core work and pilates. Less sleep = more stress.
Goals for 2013
January: Do Pilates 4x per week. Focus on deep breathing. Eat a salad every day with lots of crunchy vegetables. Find time to get a hair cut and colour. Get at least 2x cardio per week.
February: Continue with January's goals. Add a session of cardio (3x per week). Go for a run, heck go for a whole bunch. Find waist.
March: Continue January and February. Go on vacation feeling healthy and beautiful. Discover shorts from last year are too big. Celebrate with a new pair.
Overall short term goal (by February 28th): lose 10 pounds (get to 145-142), sculpt waist, increase energy, drink all my water, every day until it becomes a real habit.
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