Monday, July 14, 2014
I'd like to know just why it is when we make certain goals for ourselves, we immediately derail. Perhaps it's a sign of maturity to understand that its MYSELF that derails, and not someone sneaking up and doing the deed?
Long story short, I had to rededicate yet again today. I've had two weeks of too much wheat, which of course means too much stuff like cake. Not feeling great. Finally back on a regular schedule at the gym, so that's one thing I'm doing right lately.
There's a new trainer at the gym today. Apart from the fact that she's probably 25 years' younger than me and does fitness competitions so you can tell from just that alone how darn good she looks - we apparently run quite similiar when it comes to fuel. We were swapping stories about too much carb consumption and what it does, which is puffiness and general malaise, and it ruins our workout intensity as well. I don't know what it is, but just knowing that she struggles with the same issues in such fine shape as she's in...is very heartening. All three trainers have given me good advice but I lean more towards this new woman's instruction when it comes to nutrition. Gonna give it a go. Oh, I know I'll never be a 25 year old fitness competition competitor...but good advice is good advice.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. Must be true that we don't comprehend til we're good and ready.
I went out for a gossip session with my friends yesterday. On the way, I stopped and grabbed a fast-food meal because I hadn't planned well and wasn't going to be able to wait to eat til we got to our destination. Wolfed down the fast food, went to the coffee shop.....had a large coffee and a piece of carrot cake. The cake was delicious. I haven't had carrot cake in years. Enjoyed every bite and didn't feel guilty.
Then the blood sugar ravages began. By the time I got home at 3pm, I was CRANKY. My body didn't feel well and neither did my mind. By the time I went to bed, I was as depressed as I've ever been.
This is the first time I've ever linked how I feel with what I eat. An important lesson!
Monday, July 07, 2014
Last week wasn't great for quite a few reasons. Nothing bad happened, just stuff in my head going round and round and an attack of my fun social anxiety disorder. Stayed away from the gym all week except for Friday. Ate ice cream every day. Hey, I figured if it was gonna be a pity party, I'd have ice cream.
So I went back to the gym yesterday. Started on my new three-part program. The ol' "Low and Slow" one. Lots of reps, lower weight. I am FEELIN' it. I was groaning to the new trainer about how sore my muscles are today and she said that means I was doing it right, which is good. Aiming for five days at the gym this week.
Getting back on track with eating, too. Just logged breakfast for the first time in well over a week. I'm off for a gossip session with the friends in a few minutes. Just realised I'm going close to where a colony of flying fox bats lives year-round so maybe I'll grab the camera and see what I can see.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I have myself convinced I'm not sleeping well, even though I know I am. Hard to drag my poor butt out of bed at 6am, even harder to think about putting on the workout clothes and heading to the gym.
But I did. I moaned, groaned, complained, got some good advice from my trainer. I even did an additional ten minutes of cardio that I hadn't planned on simply because a delightful lady got me talking about places she wants to visit in the States.
Still worrying over the food issue. I decided today that the obvious clue is just to eat healthy stuff that I know fuels me well, and it'll all even out. Still fussing over numbers I dont' understand and cant' manipulate to my advantage. Still feeling run-down and like I'm not chugging along with all the pistons working properly.
Looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow which probably means getting up at 6:30am rather than 6am. :)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tad bit blowy in my corner of the world these days. Power went out yesterday afternoon at 4:30, didnt' come back on til 6:45pm. Dinner was all medieval - candlelight and only meat and bread. I had foresight enough to throw a roast in the crockpot in the morning, by the time I was ready to put veggies on, out went the power.
I had an interesting dream last night. In the past, I've had recurring dreams about keeping a rental apartment in a very old building, even though I lived elsewhere. The stairs were always difficult to navigate and the elevator was always out of order. I had this dream countless times til one night I recieved an eviction notice. Yep, you guessed it...no more recurring dream. Life has calmed down a tad with my two kids - I've had some good conversations with my son and all I can do is hope he's heeded my advice.
Last night I dreamed I was back in an apartment in Portland, OR. My kids were much younger. We were living elsewhere, and I was keeping this apartment for unknown reasons. Still paying rent. We were only partially moved out. I went to the manager and gave our notice to vacate, and began moving a huge wardrobe of old clothing into the back of our old White Rhino, the car I drove before we moved here to AU. I was thinking all the while "I can't wear even half of these...."
So this is obviously my brain trying to untangle all my wild thoughts and emotions of late. I wonder how long it'll be before I get my eviction notice for this dream apartment, or how many trips in the old White Rhino to completely move out?
I have no clue about dinner. My husband might welcome the old meat and salad and veggie after last night's picnic.
Gym was a good workout. I did the Wednesday circuit. Two and a half minutes cardio, 30 second rest, two and a half minutes weights. Kept at it for two complete rounds and then called it a day.
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