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Step 2: Getting back to the gym

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well, I was a good girl yesterday. I was actually under my calories for the day so I treated myself to some healthy rice cream (instead of ice cream). I did my full day of work, got to the gym and worked out for an hour and a half, and even found time to clean the master bedroom and bathroom when I got home. Granted I was pooped by the end of the night but I did take a half an hour to relax and just play on the computer before bed. I got to bed later than usual but I wasn't tired when I got up.

Tonight is rest night so it will be back at it again on Wednesday (long cardio day).

  


step 1: being good

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So yesterday I was bad and got fries and a chicken melt at Denny's..........now today I'm paying for it. My poor body can't handle bad foods anymore. You would think I would learn my lesson after the 5th time I've been sick after nasty greasy foods.

Today, I need to get back on track. Been off track for a few weeks now but this roller coaster of not knowing if I'm going to have a job is so stressful. Then last week my husband got his final notice and come the 2nd week of Sept he is laid off so that just makes matters worse.

I've noticed that if I get my butt to the gym the stress is easier to handle, so dusting off that gym membership card and getting back at it today. Today will be the test to see if I can squeeze in the workout time in-between the work time and everything else. I'm sure I won't get everything I need to get done today at home but I guess that can wait. I need to come first for once.

  
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BAJANSEN1 8/11/2010 9:05PM

    I'm glad to hear that there are others who cannot handle bad food physically. That's the way I am, and I thought it might be me. It is a credit to you that your body is used to good nutrition. You could give yourself credit for that. All the best! You are dealing with a lot. You're entitled to a little melt down now and then, don't you think? Your attitude sounds great to me.

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DAISY238 8/11/2010 12:56PM

    Put yourself first no matter what. You are worth it. emoticon

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One day at a time.......

Monday, August 09, 2010

So my goal right now is to take one day at a time. Work on getting my correct calorie intake and exercise in each day. Its the best I can do right now with everything that has been going on. Both my husband and I are getting laid off from our jobs. The stress of worrying about how we are going to afford our house, bills, and still be able to eat has been frustrating.

Having so much worries and stress makes it very hard to lose weight. I'm hoping within the next few months something works out for us and things change.

*keeping my fingers crossed*

  


Struggle

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Well so far my journey has been a major struggle. I'm finding it very hard to balance work, personal life, a good diet and exercise all together in one happy motion. My husband is working full time and going to school full time so that leave ALL the house work up to me. The cooking, cleaning, preparing meals for breakfasts, lunches, and supper is starting to take it's toll. I can not wait til the day he graduates. I have started treating work that I do around the house as exercise (especially if I can't make it to the gym because of work or personal stuff). I will actually put on my workout clothes and my heart rate monitor and calculate my calories burned. Watching my diet is even harder, I just get so tired of cooking and cleaning that I sucker myself into getting fast food so I can just sit at home and relax for once. That is making it hard to lose weight. I sometimes wish I had the money to afford a house cleaner just so I don't have to worry about that anymore. Work has been eating up a lot of my time too with working overtime and trying to get projects done within my deadlines.

To add to the stress levels I've signed up for a 10K race later this summer. Which means I need to get out there and actually train. I think once I get into the habit it won't be so bad, it's just the transition.

We'll see how the next few months go....I just want to get the weight off but its such a roller coaster of a life right now it's just hard.

  
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PIR8CHIK 5/26/2010 1:02PM

    I understand the lack of time and the stress! I think you have made a great choice in your attitude regarding houseowkr as exercise! Of course it is!

Try to put aside some time to do some batch cooking, such as roast a couple of chickens, grill a bunch of meat.....then seperate it into 3-4 oz servings and wrap them up, label & freeze. This will make it very easy to not only grab a healthy food for yourself, but also put together a quick meal for hubby.
I even prepackage quinoa or rice once it's cooked and freeze that too. Keep things like canned beans and canned meats and frozen veggies handy. Cooking should not become a huge strain on you. There are easier ways to accomplish it.

Good luck to you and hang in there!
Melissa

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JULIE1990 5/26/2010 12:58PM

  Hang in there. Eventually it all comes together. Is there any way you can get someone to help you out with something? Just take it one day at a time, one thing at a time. Make mini goals for yourself. You CAN do this. We are all here for you.

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