Thursday, June 17, 2010
For me a big key to success would be writing down all the food I eat. Even if I am not calculating the calories or anything. I know it works, why does it seem that I have such a hard time doing it? I try not to label foods goor or bad. They are just more or less healthy choices.
Even after all these years I tend to have this all or nothing attitude when it comes to journaling and food choices. Once it's written in black and white, there are all my sins written for everyone to see. Perhaps this ties in with my bad habit of binge eating or secret eating. Nobody likes a villian.
I guess now that I have typed this out perhaps now I know the reason for not wanting to journal. So I can't from it hide anymore.
Now what can I do about it?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I always go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I happily pack my bag, listen to my radio the whole way there. I am still happy when I'm putting on my running shoes. I like my gym, I like my instructor, I like my cardio routines, they're stimulating. What I don't like is every two months the instructor likes to do a cardiovascular measure called the 100 challenge. We have 30 minutes of painful, strength sapping, sweat dripping cardio routine that would change even the most seasoned exerciser into a puddle of a blubbering mass of muscles. It goes like this:
10 TUCK JUMPS,
10 LUNGES RIGHT,
10 LUNGES LEFT,
10 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS,
10 NARROW GRIP PUSH UPS,
10 SIDE TO SIDES,
10 SOMETHING ELSE CRAZY
We are timed for 30 minutes, we don't stop, we do round after round. The first round is OK, the second or third time through I am starting to wonder if there are hidden cameras and we might just show up on America's funniest home videos, the fourth & fifth time through I'm starting to wonder if I'll be able to peel my body off the ground after the 5th burpee. By the 6th and 7th go through, I am having an out of body experience, I am going through the actions, I feel nothing, I see everyone elses sweat streaked face, redder than all get out all doing the same hard @ss routine as me. What I am trying to say is, it's tough! So tough that if I knew that the instructor was planning it for that day I wouldn't have showed up to class. Someone even left the class when they found out that's what we were going to do.
I like exercising, working-out and challenging myself but I do not like the 100 challenge. Yes my cardio vascular improved from the last time I did the challenge but I knew it would because I work really hard when I exercise.
So all this complaining really gets me no where but in the mean time I'll keep working to the max so that when the next 100 challenge shows up I'll be able to do even more than the last time.
Cheers to improving my cardio ... now where's my pain reliever!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Today is my fun day...I don't have to "run" day. Ok, Ok, enuf of that!! But I really do love Monday, It's like I get a free pass or something. All the sins of the weekend are past and I have a whole new seven days to start fresh over again.
So what am I gonna do with my seven days....??? Hmm, well posture is getting better, not right now but the girls are out there whenever I am walking around. I like the fact that perhaps I may look an inch or two skinnier just by holding my shoulders back.
Water, water, water. Need I say more. What is it with water? I love it! It's refreshing and usually cold. But somedays it seems like a stretch to get it all in. Then I wonder if I am hydrating myself enough after working out. What's the rule again? 1/2c or 1/4c for every 15 minutes of exercise. So is that moderate exercise or high....???? I won't ask myself so many questions, I better go and getta drink and go pee again!! He he!!
Friday, February 19, 2010
"F" in Friday, eh? This week seems to be a write off. My Wenesday workout was a gastromic disaster and my 5km run planned for Thurdsay was skipped, I did a few turns with a shopping cart through Wal-Mart instead. Of course, then it's bedtime for Brian and my Survivor was on last night. I could have went downstairs and sat on the recumbent bike...but I guess I really didn't want to.
It's the third month of my excercising, it's been going as planned, so why do I feel so let down? The scale is not moving...at all...in February!! Not up or down. I suppose thats OK but this is like a plateau but I know that I don't do well in these plateau situations. Blah! I've been following thru on my goal of working out 5 or 6 times a week. December I worked 27/31 days, January was the same, February I'm on track too. I think I am changing up my routine enough for my body to be "confused" metabolically. I have so much vaiance in my exercise routines there is no way I should be retaining. Is this all muscles??? I have my doubts.
I'm counting calories but I'm not trying to be the the queen of health. Just someone who makes responsible decisions for her body. Like last night I took Brian to McDonalds, I had a diet coke and I waited until I got home to have Lean Cuisine Panini. Not a perfect meal but a healthier alternative to McDonalds.
I will go to my workout tonight...I will work hard and sweat. I will get a good nights sleep and be healthy...
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Friday's class left feeling the pain, no not pain rather I should call it personal and phyical growth all weekend long. It resonates thru me!! Pop a couple advil and get on with it. I did the super sculpt dvd with lots more squats, I kind of forgot about how many they want ya to do. Woohoo, bring it!
Nothing says loving yourself like a 2000 calorie breakfast, a 6 beer for lunch and popcorn for supper!! Whew it's a good thing I went in the tub last night to burn off all those calories.
I read the bog from Cranky fitness, they recommend a book called "Fattitudes, by Jeffrey Wilbert and Norean Wilbert, and if anyone else is struggling to overcome self-sabotaging behavior, then this might be the book that will shed some light as to why you do what you do" I think I should get this book. I'll see if anyone here has read about it.
Anyways, time to spend some quality time with my big screen and cheechas!
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