Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
Got my sweats, shorts and t-shirts ready, I still need new shoes! My water bottle is full and I'm ready!
What is your exercise plan?
to exercise. I'm horrible in this area and want to create a new habit of exercise, including loving it instead of hating it. Illness in my family has made starting this hard this month, but I am just as determined! My plan is to break out and make good use of many dvd's I have including several cardio hula dance, zumba, samba reggae, and SP workout dvd's: 28 day bootcamp and the new total body one. I'll probably throw in walking as well when I can, maybe even bring my exercise bike back in the house.
Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Have you stocked up on the foods?
I am going raw. So my diet will consist of lots of fresh veggies and fruits, very little dairy and lean meat/poultry/fish, basically NO wheat, rice, corn, sugar, or anything with preservatives or artifical ingredients. I bought a couple of books on going raw, so yes, I do have recipes. :) But not stocked up... hard to stock up on fresh foods. :)
Do you know how to connect with your team mates?
Did you put your Winter 5% Challenge Commitment on your page?
About to do that now.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Hey! This should REALLY be my year... I was born in 1965... also the year of the snake. :)
I have a starting point... and I know where I want to be exactly one year from today. I know how I'm going to do it, too. :) One step at a time.
My main focus... is staying focused ...and motivated... even when I'm feeling very UN motivated.
So here I go. Day one of creating a new me. :)
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I found this on You + Me = Fit ( www.youmefit.com/2012/08/16/waking-u
Several good ideas!
Tips for Waking Up Early
1.Lay out the clothes you plan to exercise in the night before and set your socks and shoes in front of your bed.
2.If itís comfortable, go to sleep in your sports bra and running shorts. That way, half the work is already done when your alarm goes off.
3.Whether youíre using a phone or alarm clock, put it far away enough so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. ***(this is a good idea... just don't reset the clock and go back to bed anyhow... which I have done before! ~Renee')***
4.Set a bottle of water close to your alarm clock, preferably with some lemon juice in it. Also, keep some no-bake energy bites nearby. Youíll need those first thing.
5.When your alarm goes off, DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON! I really canít stress this one enough. Just donít do it. Set the alarm for the latest time possible, so you trick your brain into thinking youíre in a hurry, rather than thinking, ďI can sleep for 10 more minutes.Ē That 10 minutes wonít make you less tired. It will, however, turn into 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, then no workout for you. Trust me on this one. ***(True! I have done this, too! ~Renee')***
6.While youíre up, grab that bottle of water you set aside the night before and drink a good amount. The lemon juice will kick start your metabolism and help your body wake up faster. Then eat an energy ball or two. Chewing will let your digestive system know itís time to start working, and the protein-packed bites will fuel your workout.
7.Before you even think of heading back to bed, put on your sneakers and the rest of your workout gear. Put in your headphones and start listening to some music. Now youíre ready to go before your brain has figured out what just happened.
The recipe for the protein bites is on the same page as the link... just scroll down. They look like they'd be pretty good!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sodium! and I retain water like a sponge.
I hate it, but it's a fact... I don't know why I didn't think about sodium yesterday... I reckon Myrtle had something to do with that! Anyhow. this morning I woke WAY too early (3:00) and then could not go back to sleep... all kinds of things mulling around in my head, when all of the sudden I thought... Sodium! I got on up and checked my amounts for the last few days... and sure enough... Friday's was over 3000 mg higher than the rest of the week's days... so I'm 99.999% positive that is why my weight was up a bit Saturday. I was fairly certain it was water weight... now I realize why.
And yesterday my sodium was even higher! So I'm skipping today's weigh in. I'm also going to watch the sodium much more closely now!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Myrtle is telling me evil things too... She's telling me to give up this morning, already. Yesterday's weight: 243.5... yesterday I ate 1390 calories and drank 88 oz of water, but I did not exercise. This morning, I stepped on the scales and I'm at 245. Why? I did not eat enough to gain a pound and a half, and I weighed after going to the bathroom about a dozen times throughout the night! Myrtle is yelling in my head... SEE? SEE? I told you this was all worthless and that you were wasting your time. You will never lose weight again, you will never be thinner. Give it up, eat what you want today... Doesn't pizza sound good???? Don't you want some ice cream after that... we can watch movies and eat cookies and ice cream, because that's what you like... you can't do this. Give it up.
I'm fighting her. It's hard... but I'm doing it. I'm not giving up.
The gain... fluctuations... it's water weight again.
The food... Early this morning I had a cup of coffee with cream and a banana for breakfast. We just went and picked a lot of greens from the garden for dinner today... and a few radishes. I've eaten two of the radishes... and I ate an apple. I'm good for a while now.
This afternoon we're baking a ham and making green beans and taters and rolls and of course those greens. I'm going to stick to serving sizes (measured!) and ... gosh... even right now Myrtle is saying we can eat a HUGE plateful of that good stuff. But NO. I will not give in to Myrtle.!
I do have plans for today... have several errands to run: picking up my grandmother's dresser from my mom's former home (she just moved), getting a couple things from a couple stores and shopping for things for our Operation Christmas Child boxes... then later ...that good dinner. Tonight will probably be leftovers. (I'm going to plan what I can eat to keep it around 1200 cals) and a movie with the family. I do have a busy day ahead... and Myrtle is not invited. :)
Shut up, Myrtle!
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