Thursday, July 14, 2011
Along with coming back to SP I'm coming back to C25K. I didn't start at the beginning again because I haven't let my exercise lapse that entirely so I started with week 4 on Tuesday, which felt pretty good, and then another 30 hour on the elliptical so I still felt like I got enough of a work out. Today I tried doing the intervals with hills thrown in on the treadmill setting. It wasn't too bad but I'm pretty beat now. I had to remind myself at 3pm, after the gym and a client call, that I should eat something and then I might feel less dead since I still hadn't eaten lunch. So I just ate a Lean Pocket and had a caffine free diet coke and feel human enough to contemplate some email and one more "half hour session of quality work" before I call it a day. In addition to SP and C25K I'm also reading a book called "The Now Habit" which helped me a lot years ago but I've fallen back into my evil procrastinating ways. Don't know what brought on this spurt of self improvement, just generally fed up with myself I guess. I want to have kids in the next few years and for a while it felt like I could barely take care of myself. Now, after my blog post yesterday about hating the me in the mirror, I can say I looked over at the mirror while I was hoofing it on the elliptical and even though I drenched in sweat, hair done up in a messy bun, I looked good. I looked strong.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I've decided I do better when I log, which isn't a surprise. But I've also decided I need to accept that logging will never be perfect. I had a salad with breaded soft shell crab, olives, a little cheese, and roasted beets. Pretty healthy but it wasn't at a chain restaurant so I don't know exactly how many calories were in it. But then again there's been strong evidence that even when calories are posted they're not going to be that accurate. So I'll guestimate.
I spent 2 hours trimming the hedges in my front lawn. It wasn't very high impact but it was exercise and I want to count it. It included some raking but perhaps raking is higher impact? Ah well, I'll put it down as raking and halve the time.
I need to accept these things are approximations only. Even if I had raked, the calories burned with be approximate because I'm going to burn at a slightly different rate than someone else. That doesn't make the numbers useless, it just makes them approximate. But if I'm approximately where I should be most of the time I do and will lose weight, and that's the goal here. I've stopped in the past because I figured if I didn't know exactly how bad I'd been but I knew it was bad, it didn't matter if I tried to log. But it does, and I need to. So here's to close enough!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I missed making bentos, and I think they really help me get my veggies in :). I'll add a FF yogurt to this at lunch time.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Hey, I ran for 8 minutes at a go and I was feeling fine. Kept walking with the cool down until I got to 300 calories. The most frustrating thing about the C25K program is it's a lot less exercise than I was getting when I was doing the elliptical every day and I blame that in part for the fact that I'm not losing any weight. Of course, I'm not being religious in my food tracking either so I'm sure that's not helping. I'm just getting frustrated. I want out of this body and I was hoping I'd already have made some real progress by now. I mean, I've got two-four pounds from when I started SP that have really stayed off but I'm facing the fact that I'm up a pants size from where I was a year ago and even if I have more stamina I'm just frustrated. I feel better but the scale and the pants, they don't agree that I'm making progress. Grrrr....
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