Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I have mentioned on here in a past blog that I had made a promise to my husband to start P90x when I hit my goal weight. In light of the this plateau the size of the Western hemisphere..I am throwing myself to the lion that is P90x starting Monday.
I know this program works if you stick with it. I have personally witnessed a handful of people who have seen amazing results. I just know that IT. IS. GOING. TO. HURT. I don't do good with pain. I am just going to keep telling myself that It is a GOOD hurt..and that the pain is temporary.
I told my husband that even if I don't lose another pound because I gain muscle..at least I am going to tone up and look better at this weight. Obviously, I want to hit my goal weight. I am so close to a healthy BMI, I can practically reach out and touch it.
I am also going to work on spreading my calories out through the day. Lately, I am eating bigger meals instead of the frequent, smaller meals. I want to eat to hunger and drink to thirst.. which is what the Le Leche League advised. I told my husband that I am going to really put a lot more thought and planning into what we are eating. I was lucky for the first few months of this weightloss program..I was losing weight because of the breastfeeding and exercise, regardless of what I ate. I counted calories, but I didn't always make the healthiest choices.
I cannot remember if I ever wrote about getting a paper route. Being a stay at home mommy is super awesome, but I got a small paper route that I can do with my son. I just started it on Monday. My grandma took on a paper route last year with my grandpa so they could get out and walk. Right now, I have to drive my route because of the below zero windchills, ice, and snow. Carter gets in a good nap while I drive right now so its a win-win.
The route is 2.5 miles one way..so when I start walking it in the spring, i will be getting at least 5 miles of walking in a day, 5 days a week. Add in pushing little man in his stroller and carrying the bag of papers.. and I amp up the calorie burning.
It gets us out of the house and puts a little money in my pocket each week (it's only about $20-$25 a week + tips..but I am saving all of it for a fun trip for the 3 of us. Carter gets 25% for "helping" and I am going to put that in his savings).
Back to the P90x.
Anyone else doing it? What are your thoughts? And..most importantly..how do you track it on Spark?
AND FINALLY- thank you for all the supportive comments these last few days. I never realized that my story was impacting people and that so many people on here cared! It feels really good.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
I haven't updated my virtual walk in awhile, so here goes.
I have now completed 123.91 miles on my journey to Disney World. I am now in Evansville, Indiana..getting ready to hit the IN/KY state line!
FUN FACTS ABOUT EVANSVILLE, IN:
* Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana was married to a man who was from Evansville.
* It was the first city in our country to install telephones inside schools.
* Evansville's red light district was called 'Gear Town' becaue it was located on 1st, 2nd, and High Streets (too funny)
*Why was it necessary to change the wheels on every train coming
north from Kentucky or going south to Nashville? The railroad tracks
were different sizes.
Only 845.09 miles to go!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I had to come up with a new workout routine to HOPEFULLY get me off this plateau. Here is what I am trying out this week..we will see if it's do-able.
M: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles.
T: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
W: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles
TH: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
F: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 3 miles.
SA: Treadmill 4 miles. Strength train.
I have only been doing one or the other and rotating days (MWF- Zumba, T,TH- Treadmill). I really have to make this body work. If this works, I will try it again next week..if not, back to the drawing board.
On a happy note. I am now in a size 8 in jeans. I started at a 13. I was an 11 when I got pregnant soooo...YAY!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I found these on Jack LaLanne's official website (www.jacklalanne.com). In memory of Mr. LaLanne..here are a list of his words of wisdom (I know they are so fitting for all of us struggling to be healthy..let them serve as added inspiration!)
Anything in life is possible if you make it happen.
Anything in life is possible and you can make it happen.
Your waistline is your lifeline.
Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and youíve got a kingdom.
Donít exceed the feed limit.
The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow.
Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.
Better to wear out than rust out
Do Ė donít stew.
People donít die of old age, they die of inactivity.
First we inspire them, then we perspire them.
You eat everyday, you sleep everyday, and your body was made to exercise everyday.
Work at living and you donít have to die tomorrow.
I canít die, it would ruin my image.
If man makes it, donít eat it.
If it tastes good, spit it out.
Whatís it doing for me?
Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.
If one apple is good, you wouldnít eat 100.
Itís not what you do some of the time that counts, itís what you do all of the time that counts.
Make haste slowly.
Eat right and you canít go wrong.
Happy Hump Day!
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