Friday, April 29, 2011
I feel the old, unhealthy Krista trying to come out. I don't know if it's because I'm exhausted and tired from a very long week or what.
All I want to do is curl up with a good book (which I have but haven't taken the time to read) and a LARGE bag of peanut M&Ms and maybe some jelly beans, oh, and a large glass of whole milk. That might be one of the reasons I'm not reading is because up until a month ago reading and EATING always went hand in hand.
I'm feeling sluggish today! Having a hard time moving. I just forced myself to get on the treadmill. Walked for 30min but it was TOUGH! I kept my incline at a 2.0 but didn't, couldn't, go faster than 3mph. I figured it was better than nothing. I was watching an old episode of Biggest Loser. There is about 20 minutes left of the episode. I am setting the goal now to get back on the treadmill, before the day is over, to finish the episode.
During the show Bob told Jay, I'm going to find the athlete in you. I want that so bad. At least on the surface I want it but I'm not sure how deep down I have that desire. I'm hoping I can find it. I'm hoping the desire to become healthy and fit like an athlete will start to outweigh the desire to just relax, graze and eat all the yummy junk from the past.
I WILL make it through this day. I WILL eat on plan and within my calorie range. I WILL get one more workout done today! Do I want to do any of those....NO...but I WILL!!!
I'm ending my day on a good note. Took my kids to the park...BRRR freeze...but it was good to be outside. Came home and did 30 more minutes on the treadmill. Finished my meals within my calorie range (on the low end) and I'm heading upstairs to my room. My daughter is making cookies and I need to take myself out of the way of temptation. Thankfully it's late enough I can put my little ones to bed and go read.
THANK you everyone for your support. It really helped me get through the day. I've been on SP A LOT today!
Friday, April 29, 2011
I started wearing a pedometer this week. 5.5 years ago I lost 70lbs in four months. The way I did it? A VERY strict diet and I walked 10,000+ steps everyday. I put all the weight back on as soon as I quit the diet.
One thing I liked about wearing the pedometer is it made me get up and move more. If I was short by a couple of thousand steps I would head out for a little walk with my kids. I decided to start wearing it again to see if there are days I could get in a bit more exercising.
Tonight we had a PInewood Derby, I was in charge. It was fairly large with about 26 boys participating. With set up, running back and forth during the races and then clean up I was able to accumulate 15,420 steps!
For my workout today...30 minutes on the treadmill, incline 4.0. Did 1.5 miles in 27:45.
Here's to another successful day!
P.S. It's really important to me to keep a journal of this progress. A way to motivate myself, a place to keep my stats so I can see my improvement and maybe, just maybe a year or so from now when I have results like ZIRCADIA, 4A-HEALTHY-BMI, SMARTLADY66, TUBLADY, MSSUNBUG, just to name a few, others will be inspired and will want to read my blogs for motivation. So don't feel obligated to read or comment. I'll keep posting regardless! (But I DO enjoy the encouraging words...It keeps me going to know I'm not alone)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Assignment: 2.5 miles
Goal: 50 min (20 min miles, 3mph)
I've been planning on this day, this is the farthest the program has asked us to go thus far. It's just going to get longer and longer. I asked my DH if he knew where our Ipod was, no luck.
To keep me focused and not thinking about how long it was going to take me to do the 2.5 miles, I took my laptop out to the garage with me and turned on Episode One of the current Biggest Loser Season.
I kept my incline at 2 (probably will not have it at 0 again, I'm getting stronger!) As I started I decided to change my goal to 19min miles. I'm a number person so quickly figured I needed to finish my 2.5 in 47:30 minutes. I started at 3.0mph then every minute I changed it to 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, then back down again, hitting all the same numbers, until I reached 3.0 where I started it all over again! I was able to finish my 2.5 mile assignment in 46:30. YAY me!!! BUT...there is even BETTER news!
As I was approaching my two mile mark the contestants on BL were asked to complete a 5K, together as a team, to be able to choose if the got Bob and Jillian as their trainers or the Unknowns. I thought to myself, I can do that, I can do a 5K. So right then I decided I would NOT stop until I too finished those 3.1 miles.
I DID IT!!! I walked a 5K in 57:15 minutes! What a GREAT feeling it is to get stronger, to be moving and WANTING to move and not just sit on the couch all day with a book or tv.
I am constantly learning new strengths that I have. Once I uncover one there are still times when I workout again that my old self starts complaining saying that "Last time was just a fluke, there is NO WAY I can do that again" When that happens I invision Bob or Jillian yelling at me, cheering me on telling me I CAN DO IT...and...I CAN!!!
New strength? I can walk non-stop for 60min (actually walked 3.25 miles) and I can do a 5K in almost 57 min. Next week, a week from Saturday, I'll be doing my official Virtual 5K Walk. My goal for then? Less than 57 min.
Last night I stayed up late helping my 16-year-old son with his Spanish homework. It was just the two of us. I've shared with him my goals, he's been my child who has, over the years, pleaded with me and even cried for me to lose weight. I also told him I need his help, his encouragement. (He is a 6'8" athlete who is always taking great care of his body) I hung a poster, where my whole family can see it, that has 100 squares on it with the words...GOAL FOR 2011...LOSE 100 LBS! I cross off boxes, how ever many pounds I lose, each week on my weigh-in day, Tuesdays. This same son is the one who keeps asking me about it.
Last night I showed my son the AMAZING results of so many people here on SP. Those before and after pictures are JAW DROPPING! My son was blown away and asked, "Is this what you're trying to achieve?" Without hesitation...YES! Then he said, "Please get dad to do this with you." I would love my husband to get healthy! He has RA and diabetes and isn't taking care of either one. But, like we all know, it's not something that can be forced, he has to make that decision on his own. I will just keep on keeping on leading by example.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Today it's been one month since I decided to start my journey...AGAIN...to get healthy! I started at 325 and today I am 311.2 so.....13.8 gone! YAY!!!
My first little goal is to lose as much as I can by May 12th. I'm flying out to Arizona for my baby brother's graduation from ASU with his Law Degree and Master in Business. I HATE flying!!! Mostly because of my size. But I'm going instead of using any of the MANY excuses I could come up with. I want to be there to support him, I'm just hoping, praying, that I won't have to ask for a seatbelt extension and that I can get an aisle seat (with my sized I'd rather not be squished between two others or, more likely, squish them!
I woke up at 5:45 this morning to get a 30 min walk in. Today I did it on a 3 incline! It feels great getting stronger but I know there is even more inside that I can give. I have to find a way to get it out, to WANT to bring it out so I can really hit it and meet my goals!
A month of healthy living...LOVE the results! Can't wait to see what two months feels like, six months, a year.....
Monday, April 25, 2011
Assignment - 40min
Where - treadmill
Goal - 2 miles
I was going to wake up early to get my workout done before my kids started waking up. When my alarm went off there was NO WAY I could get myself out of bed. Thankfully I had no daycare kids today so I was able to get it done after my older kids left for school.
I'm getting stronger and it feels GREAT! Incline stayed at a 2 and besides a few minutes for warm-ups and cool down I kept my pace at 3.2mph with a few one-minute bursts at 3.5. Total mileage in the 40 minutes was 2.1...YAY, I passed my goal!
I've had a great day today with my food and all my workouts! I'm adding 60 crunches each day to my routine. After having 7 kids that is definitely my worst area. I also added logging my steps. My goal is 10,000, today I got 12,998.
Aunt FLO is visiting so that's always a monthly struggle. Felt hormonal today and was getting on the cranky side with my kids. I try to tap it down because I hate it when people blame any craziness due to hormones.
On a side note:
Tonight was 6th grade orientation for all the 5th graders moving onto middle school in the fall. My daughter, child number five, is in that category. I can't believe how fast time has gone by and that she'll be in middle school. In some ways it gets a bit easier with each child but at the same time the pain and joy I feel as my kids do grow up never gets easier. This daughter struggles academically. We've had many moments of tears with her questioning why she was given this struggle. My heart aches for her from knowing that the next academic step will only be more difficult rather than easier. But she is a beacon to all those around her, very kind hearted, charitable and a hard worker.
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