Friday, July 16, 2010
This was such a loooong day!
I got up early to get my exercise in and eat a good breakfast, but then I got caught up in a bunch of little errands and chores that take time and have to be done, but are B.O.R.I.N.G. (Can you say “ironing”)?
I find that I have a bit more energy since I started the Boot Camp challenge, and that’s a good thing. All these diseases and medication can make you depressed
sometimes, and the boost in energy helps me deal with chronic illness better.
I met all my goals except 1, which is to get 8 hours of sleep. My eyes popped open after 6 and I felt well rested.
There is a teeny, tiny problem though: the scale and I are no longer on speaking terms. She’s a stubborn creature who refuses to budge. But—as long as my clothes falling off when I put them on, I’m ok. I take that as a positive sign!!
Theme song for today is: “Something to Talk About” (Bonnie Raitt)
Stay strong and determined, everyone, and we will attain our goals! Good health, self confidence, more time and energy to spend with friends and family, being able to ride the rides at Six Flags—heck, just not feeling terrible all the time!
Be blessed and enjoy the goodness of God. His mercies are new every morning (‘cause He knows we need them!)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Somebody please slap me! Have I lost my mind?
To think I could go from sedentary to boot camp—I must have been hallucinating!
NOT! I’m loving it. (Note, I said I love it, not I’m good at it; I am totally uncoordinated).
So today I did my ½ hour of cardio on the bike, my regular full body strength-training routing, AND the boot camp video. (I may collapse tomorrow).
That means that today I met the following goals:
• 10 cups water
• 5 fruits and veggies
• 8 hours sleep last night
• 60 minutes exercise
I also stayed out of the self-critical zone. I’m usually listening to that inner voice that says nothing but negative things about me, but today I decided enough is enough! I couldn’t stop the tape completely (it’s been playing my whole life) but I managed to drown it out with positive input.
I think we all know what it’s like to live with constant inner criticism: you’re never good enough, you can’t do it, the glass really is ½ empty, etc.
No more!!! I’m declaring myself “Inner Critic” free.
Warning—the boot camp videos are very doable, but for anyone who hasn’t tried them and wants to, you may need to make adjustments if you have any back issues. Coach Nicole stresses that on the videos, and I agree with her. As someone with disc problems, I find I can’t always do the full range of motion on some things. But I still think it’s worth it.
My theme song for today courtesy of a true diva, Aretha Franklin:
I’ve decided to learn how to respect my body, listen to it, and give it what it needs whether it likes it or not. It is a temple, not a trash heap!
And it will just have to get used to a new sheriff in town.
until day 4!!!!!!!
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