Thursday, May 22, 2014
I can't believe that my last blog was two weeks ago! Here I am still chugging along and on day 52 of this wonderful journey.
Okay so when I started strength training I would do squats just my body weight. I do 3 sets of 15 and HOLY moly was I dead right off the bat. My legs were sore for at least 3 days. That was 7 weeks ago and at the 1st of May I started squatting a bar (45lbs). It was amazing to me that I could do this and I felt so accomplished. Well last night I was getting ready to go and my hubby asked me how I felt about going up on weight. I didn't have to if I didn't want to. I sat there for a minute thinking while I was stretching. He was setting up the squat rack. I then said ya slap some tens on there. He looked at me like WTH I was only thinking fives. I went to that rack and I did it!!! I squatted 65lbs. Of course it was AMAZEBALLS!!! I am just absolutely shocked at how far I have come in a short amount of time. I can't wait to continue forward and get stronger and better. I do remember about three summers ago I could squat 85lbs about 5 times. I am so going to get there again and surpass that!
This just proves to me that a lot of this process is mental. I could have told Wes that I just didn't think I could do that. Or that I just moved up three weeks ago and needed another week before I went up. Well nope I told myself that I can do this and I DID!!
So the last two weeks have been pretty great. Just doing the normal stuff for the most part. Last weekend we took lil man out of town and did some shopping. It was our first time out of town for fun. (we had to take him to Denver Children's when he was 4 weeks old - definitely not fun)
Our little guy did amazing, and he sure had a blast riding in shopping carts, and of course eating all the food that we don't usually have at home. He is the best in the car and only screamed at me for about 15 minutes when he was absolutely exhausted and fighting his sleep. Of course he might miss something if he went to sleep you know lol
It was weird being out of town and not shopping for clothes, but I didn't want to buy anything that I don't want to fit into in a couple months. So instead I bought a new driver. It has been extremely crappy weather here with thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes that I haven't been able to try it out. BUMMER Hopefully this weekend we can hit the links.
My little guy was ill yesterday and today. Coughing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and a small fever. I think it is a combo of teething and allergies, but he surely gets crabby. The only person he wants is me and I hated to leave him this morning.
So there is a small summary of the past two weeks. I feel like I have been a major boss and am accomplishing things that I am setting out to do. I think that I might take some measurements tonight just to see if I can get into a bigger spectrum of results instead of the dang old meany scale.
I just love how I ramble and ramble. I could sit here and type all afternoon if someone would let me. I guess I better get back to work.. WHOOPS
Have a fabulous Thursday!
P.S. I had a Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha at Starbucks and it was the most divine cheat EVER!! I never regretted it and just kept on going the next day. I honestly think this is going to stick!!
Friday, May 02, 2014
Okay so I have started this weight loss journey a hundred billion and one times. As you can tell I have been a member with Sparks for almost 8 years! I have several times of short lived success, seems I would get to a comfortable weight and loss (not anywhere close to my goal, but at about 190) and I would feel great and then WHAM it seemed some sort of "catastrophe" would come along and upward I climbed back to the 230s before I would catch myself. I have not let myself get back to the 250s thankfully, but I don't understand why I can keep my butt out of the 200s.
I had my son and a major surgery last year and WOW is it hard to take weight off now. I lost 4 pounds in April, it is not as much as I wanted, but it is a loss and I feel good about it. I am going to switch a few things up in May and see if I can lose 6 this month. I am happy because I know I will be more likely to keep it off if I lose it the right way and slowly.
I started this journey again on April Fool's Day and here is what I figured out.
* I have time to workout *
No matter how busy I am, and let's be honest I am a very busy full time working mother (which I am sure all mother's are busy) who is very particular about the way the house looks, by always doing dishes, laundry, sweep, mop, vacuum and the other chores... I always told myself I did not have time to workout. Well guess what?? I do have time, the thing is I had to make the time. I had always heard that, but it is so true. I have made time for 31 days in a row and will make time tonight and it is an amazing thing. I of course can't do the over hour type of time that I would like to but I make sure that I get at least 30 minutes and all of my lights on my SPAT every day since I have gotten it.
*Cooking at home is so rewarding*
Just like working out, most nights I just felt like I didn't have time. Well that too was a lie. Again I am making time to make meal plans, so when we go grocery shopping I buy everything we need, look at the plan at dinner time, pick something and run with it. Of course there are a million dishes and I have to do them every night, it is worth it. I get to choose what goes into my meal, I LOVE my food scale, and the barcode scanner on the SP app. I am to the point where I am actually turned off with eating out, and haven't even really wanted to go out. That is a huge huge huge accomplishment. I will still eat out, as that is inevitable, but I feel like I won the lottery and I know my hubby loves all the home cooked meals.
*I deserve to feel pretty*
Seems that before I started this again, I was stuck in the "mom" appearance. I never really did anything with my hair, makeup and jewelry YA RIGHT and the clothes I wore was scrubs to work and sweats at home. It wasn't until I went to put a pair of jeans on, that I realized I had crept back up to being a weight I did not want. So now I am taking more time on myself and it feels good to feel good lol
*I Love water*
I like to drink water, like when I was pregnant I think I craved water. Well then I let that slip to where I was only drinking coffee, diet soda and juice. Then comes April and wham I am drinking water like a maniac and I love it. Bought myself an expensive water bottle and have water on the 24/7!!
*I am going to have hard days*
I need to continue to work on the whole not beating myself up when I have a bad day. I will always have a bad day here and there, and it is not going to be the end all be all and will not let it stop me.
I am sure I have learned a bunch more, that is what I have for now. I need to get back to work. Then of course golf tonight if the wind stays down and who knows what the weekend will bring!
Much Love Spark Peeps
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