Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I've been slacking on my blogging (majorly!) but for good reason!
I've lost 42 pounds! I go to the gym 4-5 times a week, I eat right, and I sleep the right amount each night now!
I also started school last week, which (lucky for me) has NOT interfered with my gym routine.
I'm super stoked that I'm at my mini goal of "Under 230" by my birthday. I'm sticking to my healthy eating and working out... But on Friday, all bets are off for the day! I haven't given myself a true cheat day in a few weeks just so I would be able to have cake on my birthday and not feel guilty :)
Next, super easily attainable, mini goal: "Under 200" by Halloween! I'm sure I will hit that goal WAY early, but I want to have it set JUST in case.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I survived the first weekend of my new Lifestyle change! I went a tiny bit over my suggested Calorie intake on Saturday, but it was all veggies, so I don't feel too bad about it. Now if it had been on junk food I'd feel awful!
I didn't get to the gym like I had hoped, but that's ok. I was active! I walked the dogs twice as far as usual and twice a day versus just once.
I think, now that I have completed week one, I need to invest in a scale.... Time to start tracking the poundage lost!
Friday, February 22, 2013
So I know my goal is intense and I know that it's going to take a lot of work, but I'm up for the challenge!
I want to lose a lot of weight in 1 year and I know I can do it. Especially considering how unhealthy I am at this point. The changes will be pretty easy overall and the tracking is easy too.
My brain, however, is just not with it! Setting up my goal, it set 2 years to lose the weight. Nope, sorry! I want to do it in 1! So a few things have to change, but luckily I wasn't set on my routine yet.
Either way, it's the end of the first work week and I feel great. The true test is my weekends when I usually don't do anything. I think I will throw some gym time into my weekend somewhere. I'll probably still leave Sunday afternoon/evening as my "down time" as long as I get moving the rest of the weekend.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Went to the gym last night for the first time in years and I actually enjoyed myself. Seeing as how it has been forever and a day since I've done any excessive activity, I took it easy and just went for 30 minutes. And I kicked butt on the Elliptical and burned over 300 calories.
About 15 minutes into my workout, my legs started screaming at me to stop. And even though I was listening to music, I was chanting "mind over matter, mind over matter, mind over PAIN!" in my head. And it worked for me. At the 20 minute mark the pain had subsided and I was able to finish the originally planned time frame.
I'm pretty stoked. I know this is a slower process versus some fad diet, but this isn't a diet, its a lifestyle change. I'm re-training my mind and body to be healthy.
Can't wait to hit the gym again tomorrow night!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This is Day 1. A new beginning. Sure, I started eating healthier two days ago, but today I start going to the gym. Yikes!
I have to say, my biggest problem with losing weight and getting healthy is the beginning process. I hate that I'm fat, I've just been too lazy to do anything about it. I know I need to, which is why I am doing it now! I hate going to the gym because I am so self conscious. Luckily I have an amazing friend & neighbor to go with me now. She and I are going to start by going 3 x week. And probably stepping it up to 5x week.
I do have to be careful what I do at the gym due to a back injury. I plan on starting with basic cardio (I love me some elliptical time!) and then working up to what I know my back can handle.
So here I go, diving in head first. Wish me luck!
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