Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I know, I know, I know...sweating is supposed to be gross! But really, it is super hard to be fit and active if you don't sweat. I just finished 2-10 minute workouts and a 14 minute yoga stretch-type video, and let me tell you, I'm drenched. My hair is sweaty, it was dripping off my face, my shirt is wet...and I love it! While it is hot in my house and the humidity is a bit higher in the basement, I know that I really pushed my body today. As I was finishing up, I suddenly realized that I actually enjoyed sweating. I also enjoyed my husband commenting on my appearance because it's another indicator that I pushed myself.
I'm not in a competition with anyone but myself. That means if I slack off and do less push-ups or crunches or whatever, I'm only cheating myself. But that's not entirely true, is it? When I lack energy I can't play with my kids, I don't want to be fat and frisky with my husband, and I tend to be a bit of a grouch because I'm not happy with me. So, I guess I'm cheating everyone I love too when I don't give it my all. Well, I know that if I focus a small period of time everyday on just me then all my lovelies will reap the benefits too.
So, as I sit here letting my sweat evaporate as I cool down enough to jump in the shower with no risk of passing out, I just want to say to that I'm grateful that I have a working body and I'm sorry that I have abused it by not using it properly the last few years (oh who am I kidding, the last decade!). I'm going to be proud of the body I have now and I'm going to hold my head high as I work my way around my park with all my "happiness" (aka belly/thigh area) jiggling because I know that the next day it won't be as jiggly and eventually the jiggle will be gone.
Peace out all my SP friends! I'll be seeing you a lot more now!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Sweat! Heck yeah, I did! I would say that today was the first really good full workout that I completed since the surgery I had back in February. I tried the SELF Slim and Sleek, FAST video on Netflix. Now to say that I was sweaty would be an understatement, I was literally dripping. This is a huge feat for me, since I just don't sweat a lot. To give you an idea of how little I sweat, I was once running in El Paso, TX in 102 degree heat and I was bone dry. (I guess those Dr. Peppers really don't do a good job of hydrating you!). Even though I had a to take a couple of breaks, I completed the entire workout, though some of the moves were modified (some of the jumping was a little much for my chest).
Anyway, I'm just so proud of myself and can't wait until tomorrow to try the SELF Bikini Ready, FAST workout or I may even attempt a boot camp video. I'll have to play it by ear, but one of them will surely be conquered tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Seriously, I'm just beat! I usually like to try to write encouraging blogs, but tonight I'm not really feeling it.
Not being able to exercise has really put me at a low. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I couldn't do it. My sleep has gone to crap, my eating is nuts, and my mood is bleh. However, I did have a post-op check up today and found out that I can now do light exercising as long as I don't bounce around or doing any overhead arm movements. Hooray!
So, besides laundry, I plan to tackle a walking video. Now where did I put it...lol?
I really miss feeling good and knowing that my body was getting stronger. This whole process has been a whole eye opener. I recently bought a new pair of jeans in a size smaller (10) so I'd have a goal to work towards. I can not wait until they fit. As soon as I get into them I'm planning on purchasing the next size down (8). What do you think? Sounds like a pretty good plan right?
I'm also wanting to drop some fat because today was the first day that I went shopping for bras since my surgery. Oh, let me tell you!!! I didn't find a single 32C! And so I decided that I'd try a 34B, oh goodness, what a joke. First the 34s I tried on where too loose in the band, which I guess is a good thing, lol, but frustrating nonetheless. Second, I now officially have armpit fat, gross right?!! All the 34s had narrow bands so I was spilling out left and right. Well, I tell you right now that is a huge incentive to start losing weight and toning down.
Needless to say, I didn't buy anything. Oh, well! At least I have a starting point from which to judge future shopping expeditions.
Well, I think I'm ending this blog on a lighter note than the one I started with. I guess I just need to get some things off my chest.
Here's to a new tomorrow!!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
So, to start off, I'm not Catholic, but I just really like the idea of Lent. So, for this year, I was struggling to come up with what I should give up, and last night as I was drifting off to sleep around 1:30am, the thought struck me to give up staying up late. That being said, I have decided to go to bed, with no TV or books after 11pm.
The benefits, I'm sure, will be awesome. Sleep is so important, yet many of us neglect it. When we sleep our bodies repair themselves. Our diets/digestions work better when we get enough sleep. Our moods are generally improved. I'm sure there are other benefits, but that's what I have off the top of my head.
I realized too, that my relationships with my children could really be improved. How many days have I dragged myself out of bed, after only get a couple hours of sleep, to get my kids up and ready for school. And during these mornings, I was grouchy and yelling. That is just sad that my children had to start their days off with someone yelling at them.
Well, I can't always promise that I'll be Little Miss Sunshine every morning, but I can at least make the attempt to take lack of sleep out of that grumpy equation.
So, now that I have admitted to being a terrible morning mother, I ask if there are any other moms out there that have the same issue and would like to join me over the next 40 days to try and improve our sleep.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Just wanted to let everyone know that the surgery was a success, though I can't look until tomorrow night. I'm in very little pain. It really only hurts when I try to get comfortable on the bed. My biggest concern is my 2 yr old trying to flop onto my chest, the thought almost makes me faint, lol.
I'm hoping to start a light walking routine next week. My upper body can't be worked out for at least 6 weeks. I can't lift, pull, push anything greater than 5 pounds.
Hope everyone had a great week, is having a great weekend, and will have an awesome week coming up.
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