Monday, May 05, 2008
You know, if I'm lacking motivation around here, it's my own darned fault!
I'm doing the Beach Body Bootcamp and that had a relatively simple 10 minute workout (but very good! it got me pumped when I was feeling sleepy this morning). I also have met the goal of 3 fruit servings.
I'm in the one day challenge team... and the challenge there is 60 minutes of cardio. I am 53 minutes for the day.
I'm also walking to Kirksville, MO with my CoMo team and to London with my P&P team.
Add to this my personal challenge of exercising 30 days in a row, which could be extended indefinitely.
So, I've walked 3 miles today, done 53 minutes of cardio and eaten 3 servings of fruit.
So far, my cold is staying in my head and I'm not so fatigued by it as I was Saturday and Sunday. Luckily I'm in trainings the next couple of days and then off for a 4 day weekend.
I think my next personal challenge is to add the BBB to my consecutive days exercised... that would be 51 total days exercised!
I can do this!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
I have my pic posted for Beach Body Bootcamp... and I have done my 10 minutes of Cardio for day one of that.
However, I have a cold or something, I feel fatigued, headachey, sore throated, sinusey and generally *blah*. But the 10 minutes made me feel a bit better. I'll most likely do slow treadmill today and my 20 minute weight dvd. I don't want to overdo it. And it will have to be in spurts with time to recoup in between, possibly in the form of naps.
I have so much that needs to get done and no brains/energy to do it. Wah. And it's a lovely day out there.
In the meantime, I'll just keep sucking down the water and eating healthy. This morning was some lovely multigrain baguette toasted with a smear of butter and low sugar strawberry jam.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
I also added a picture of me in a swimsuit (I really can't believe that!). It's been a month since the previous pic. I'm not where I want to be but I have made progress.
Today is infomercial day. The weight loss ones are incredible. The claims just make me want to throw things at the TV.
Anyway, I completes 2.41 miles on the treadmill today... with an average speed of 3.86 mph. I jogged 1 mile total of it, most of that at 5 mph. I also do weight work on my arms at the slower speeds.
I'm wondering if I should try for a 5K in the future. HMMM.
Friday, May 02, 2008
The drain still needs fixing, but we have come up with some small steps to make as fast as we can to take care of it... so we will deal with it.
I did 2.1 miles on treadmill this morning and I still have to do my strength work. I am really happy, I ran 9-10 minutes, .75 miles total and .5 miles straight. I want to work it up to where I am running a full mile and doing a 3 mile workout on the treadmill.
Getting in shape is fun since I'm getting to up my self-challenges all the time. I like setting the bar a little higher all the time.
For the first time since I was 10 years old, I have muscle definition in my arms. My biceps are becoming sculpted and I can feel the outline of my delt. So weird. This isn't the person I used to be... thank heavens!!
One thing that I'm running into that is bugging me is other people telling me that "it won't hurt to have a little bit extra" once in awhile. In a way it's true, but I have made a change and I like what I'm eating and how I have some discipline in my eating. I used to eat every sugar & fat laden thing that I wanted and now I'm just like, "eeewww"... I personally CAN'T eat that. Even though one serving isn't going to blow my food intake, I have made the good eating a habit and I like it. I eat chocolate, I eat fatty foods, just in very small servings. I don't feel deprived, I just have a good handle on my portions
I guess I fear that I'll go back to being over 200 lbs. But self control, awareness and choices are what it's all about for me now. I am choosing to have self control and choosing to be aware of what I eat. And these choices HAVE to continue for the rest of my life.
It's not that I'm doing anything I don't want to do. I just don't personally feel it's a good idea for me to "cheat".... for lack of a better term. But I really don't feel like I'm cheating, I'm just make the best choices for me.
I really am loving craving salads and exercise. I am a healthier person now. It's a decision I made on 30 Dec 2007. I decided that I was going to lose the weight and get healthy this year... and I knew exactly how I was going to do it, with small changes that would stick. Here I am starting the 5th month of this new wonderful adventure of a life and LOVING it.
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