Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I had a very up and down month. Sometimes, like today, I'm staying within my calorie range; I got my workout in. I'm feeling healthy.
I keep thinking though, in two weeks I'm going on a mini vacation and we will be eating out a lot, like all three meals for at least 2 days. We're going to Washington DC. I just wonder if it's even worth it eating right and exercising now, when I will probably just undo that good work while in DC. But then I think maybe I'm looking at it all wrong. Maybe it is worth it to eat healthy and exercise every single time I do it, regardless of what yesterday held or what tomorrow brings, because it makes me feel happy and healthy right now and that's important too.
I found some new great sparkteams. I really think they'll keep me motivated because they share the same interests I have. The other teams I was part of were mostly focused on losing weight. I want to lose weight, but it really isn't the center of my life, or even in one of my top 5 interests.
Nothing else new is going on. I got through my lack of motivation slump at least for now. I have tried to keep my workouts interesting by doing different videos. I also purchased a Playstation Move which should arrive by the end of the week. I'm not planning on using it as my everyday workout, but I think it will help me add even more activity (above my workout) to my day.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I have been having a lot of trouble finding motivation this week. I only missed one workout but my heart has not been in it. I think I'm going to try to switch it up today and do a different workout. I just feel discouraged. I know only losing 1 to 2lbs per week is the normal, and expected but I would love to see the scale go down faster. I just feel kind of down. Maybe it's because it's this time of year (winter), and I'm just getting the winter blues. Whatever it is I don't like it. I gotta find motivation somewhere today. I have to get a 30 minute workout in, wash dishes, laundry, make a grocery list, go shopping, bake bagels and bread, the list goes on. I am really going to try to track my food today and not just give up because I don't feel like going online. Maybe if I push through this lull I'll come out stronger and healthier on the other side. I just hope it ends soon.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Wow, this past year went by really fast. I kept some of my goals from the previous year. I lost 40lbs over that year, but I did gain back a little over the holidays. I am back at it. I definitely kept the goal of making healthier meals for my family. We eat a plant-based diet now with the rare egg or piece of meat thrown in there. I have also kept up with the exercising. I still exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week so I am happy with my progress. Since the holidays I have been steadily losing the weight I gained over the holidays. I hope to keep it up. I have not been counting my calories but just eating the plant-based diet since the holidays. I've decided to track my calories, to see how many calories I'm eating on this diet that way if I start to plateau I can see where I can make some changes. Right now I'm just enjoying life and excited for the new year :) I hope everyone had happy holidays and a great start to the new year!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My weekly goals are to keep track of my nutrition intake and plan healthy meals for my family, and to get at least 30 minutes of activity in each day even if it's just walking the dog several times per day, cleaning or doing something more structured like a workout on the treadmill. Instead of focusing on doing specific things like running on the treadmill three times per week or strength training every day I'm going to try to incorporate activity into every day of my life in a natural way. That being said, this week has been very hectic and I think I may also take some time for me and take a little nap today with the kids.
Food has always been harder for me to control than working out and I think the goal of tracking my nutrition each day will be more difficult than exercising regularly (which I've been doing for some time now). I went to the grocery store last night and I really felt like temptation was EVERYWHERE! It didn't help that my husband added doughnuts and two kids of candy to my grocery list, but I made it out of the store with some healthier snacks like special K cereal to curb my sweet tooth. I also recently made some cookies, and only had two last night which was way less than I felt like eating. I could've went on a doughnut binge with my husband but I remained in control. Its the little victories over food like that, that keep me motivated to continue. I know I can do it, I just need to focus on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and not the short lived high of that Entemann's chocolate doughnut :)
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