Thursday, June 18, 2009
About halfway throught my yoga class my body started laughing at me for thinking I could use the same muscles twice in one day. I made it through class and did all but one set (I was twitching too much to go up in camel pose), but oh boy am I sore today! It felt so good to lay in bed. I am pumped, though, to go to class tomorrow and Saturday and maybe go for a jog Sunday.
I got on the scale this morning and it said 136.8lbs, which was the best reward I could get. But, I don't understand why the scale can read that today and was 138.6lbs yesteday. It's not water-loss, because I drink a ton. And which one is legit?
I printed out a bunch of the "Spark wedding workouts" to start doing, too.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This morning I overslept and didn't make it to yoga (I did go last night to make up for Monday, though). On my dejected way home, I thought "It's early, I'm dressed, it's nice out; why not go for a run?" So I got on my gym shoes and I did. I walked for 5, ran for 20 (the whole time!), and walked for 5. Then I did some hand weights (gotta get some guides on Spark) and two planks. Do you know how long it has been since I went jogging?? At least three or four years, minimum!
So I will hopefully go to yoga class tonight and not be a putz Friday morning, but I got an EXTRA workout in today! Go me!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Well, I am proud of myself for going to 8am yoga on Saturday. Going to the Farmers Market across the street afterwards was supossed to be my reward, but it was rainy and freezing when I came out--I almost wished I were back in class! I did get a chocolate mint, sage, thyme, and basil for a little garden on my porch.
I had to take my cat to the vet this morning (he's okay!), and I was so worried about him I left the house too late and missed yoga. That's okay, though, because if I had gone to class would have ended up at the vet an hour later and been even later for work. I want to go to class after work, but I also feel like I need to go home and check on the kitty, so we shall see if I make it.
Tried to be good this weekend. Saturday was difficult (birthday and babysitting), but all the other days I did good. I even had one less "brie roll" (a Trader Joe's dessert Ian and I love) last night so I could stay in my range. It's a little thing, but it means something.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
It's not about what I "think" I should weigh, or looking good for anyone except me (and for my man, but he loves me as I am and any way I am). But I know I want to be 125lbs; I've been there before and I liked it. I got down to 130, and then I went back up to 140ish. And over the past year, I have hovered around the same weight, because kept setting and re-setting goals, and kept conceding, "Oh, 130 is okay," "Oh, 135 is good." "I'm happy the way I am." Last week I was thinking, "If I can get to 135 by my fitting, I'll be happy, that'll be GOOD ENOUGH."
I've been looking around on Spark the last few days and I see all these amazing stories, 60lbs lost, 110 lost, etc.
Today I was checking out my Nutrition/Weight goals, and the calculator told me that I could easily get to 130 in a month. I thought, "For serious? It's actually plausible, not an over-exceeded goal?"
Now wait a minute. I've been at 125lbs. That was my original goal. Why am I conceding? To what? To whom? When there are people who have been able to lose 60-110lbs? All I ever lost was a measly 12 lbs! Do I NEED to get to the end or over my calorie range every day? I've has days where I've had only 1000-1200 cals (not on purpose) and been fine. Am I incapable of working hard to lose a measly 22 (now 12) lbs?? It's not that I feel that I NEED to be any weight by any particular time (see blog "Wedded to my body"), but why should I give up on what I really want if _I_ am the one that wants it?
I've been making some changes over the last few weeks, trying to cut down on splurge days and cut down on fat, even when I'm eating something (pizza) that's calorie-wise within my range. But there is more that I can do!!!
C'm on Rachel!! Show yourself that you can get what you want!! The only way you can have your own story to be proud of is if you go for where/what you WANT to go!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
My fiancÚ was diagnosed with Swine Flu (seriously). Even after I explained that I work with kids, my doctor refused to test me. (She also told me that I should "stay away from him" even after I explained that I live with him and I am his only caretaker. What, if I was a mom and had a CHILD who was sick she would tell me not to take care of him?)
This is the second time she has done something like this to me. Obviously, I'll be finding a new doctor (was already planning on it). I'm also reporting her to the CDC.
I'm not at all sick, but I'm worried about carrying it. I spoke to the Health Department and they said not to worry, that I'm really not a risk, but I'm still informing the parents.
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