Sunday, January 29, 2012
Okay. I'm attempting not to be too hard on myself, but I'm extremely frustrated. I've always had a tendency (especially the last few years since college) of making plans, getting really pumped, and then quitting and/or changing my mind, sometimes before it's even begun. It happens a lot where my career is concerned, and right now it's to do with this journey I'm trying to embark on to slim down for good.
I think my biggest problem is not having enough patience. When I don't see results right away when I'm putting in what I feel is a lot of effort, I slowly begin to give up. It's already happening, and it needs to stop! Ugh!
From clutter around the house, clothes I no longer wear, body fat on my belly, hips, and thighs, and stress in general, I have a lot of excess that I need to address and rid myself of. I feel very bogged down and lost. I'm trying to utilize the site as much as I can to help myself, but I think I tried to take on too much too soon. Case in point: my accountability blog.
I think I need to take a few steps back, I'm just not quite sure where to start.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Unfortunately my week ended quite the opposite as it began: I'm sick.
I've been given another batch of meds to help this along, as it seems to be leftover from my earlier sickness.
While I did manage to have a green smoothie and read a chapter of my book, I spent the day primarily on the couch trying to rest. Tomorrow is weigh-in, so I attempted to "be good" even though my body was craving heavier foods to go with my horse pills. :/ Seriously hoping the number has decreased from last week with all the exercising I managed to fit in this week. I will know in the next 12 hours--fingers crossed!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Once again, I forgot to blog yesterday's progress last night... Gotta get back to it! I will try to make it part of my bedtime routine.
That being said, yesterday didn't go as planned. It's actually made me reevaluate my goal to have a green smoothie and a kale salad EVERY DAY. While it's NO PROBLEM AT ALL for me to do the smoothie (I crave them! And they're my after-workout meal), I realized now that it's not always possible for me to make the kale salad. It is slightly time-consuming, so if I don't plan it into my day (which is what happened yesterday) it won't get made. And I really prefer it to be made fresh instead of in advance. So, I'm still going to keep the green smoothie part of my goal, as I'm really making it a part of my daily life. But for now, I'm going to shoot to have a kale salad MOST days in the week. I trust myself (I believe! haha) to do that without having it be a part of the accountability blog.
I do want to implement a new goal in a few days, though: NO SUGAR. I have a terrible addiction to it, and after some major reading about how to lose belly fat and keep it gone...I realize sugar and I need a time out. It's going to be HARD, and I'm going to want to cave in. But I think I can do it--I have to! I don't plan on keeping sugar out of my life forever (the healthier kinds, anyway). I hope to detox myself from it for 3-4 weeks, and then I can allow myself the occasional treat in moderation. I'm going to try a few different techniques when I get a craving (go for a walk, jump on the mini-trampoline, do some yoga), but often times I crave it after dinner when I'm enjoying some T.V. In those cases, I will try to stave it away with some hot tea or orange juice, if absolutely necessary. I will allow myself full-fruit "soft serve" (using my new Yonanas "ice cream" maker--so awesome!) once or twice a week to motivate me to continue with the "no added and artificial sugar" detox.
Enough of that rambling. Here's yesterday's stats:
60 fitness minutes
4th class at the gym this week: Thutts & Guts (funny name, but no laughing involved!) and Yoga as well.
My being productive today came from having a meeting at the theatre I work at. Not as productive as cleaning, but it was needed :)
Again, I know I read several motivational articles...
I WILL be back later...
Goals for First 30 Days (Jan. 22, 2012 - Feb. 20, 2012)
-Include a green smoothie each day.
-Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, with one day of rest.
-Attend 3 classes at the gym each week.
-Be “productive” at least once a day (clean, read, etc.)
-Read something motivational each day.
-Blog progress each day.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Ooops! Just checking in from yesterday since I forgot to blog last night...
Green smoothie *I didn't actually have a kale salad for lunch (needed a break), but I did have some yummy and healthy curried carrot soup and roasted cauliflower on the side for dinner! So, in my book, I did just fine! :)
Planned REST DAY
Did some cleaning and organizing in my room, but it's FAR from done! haha
I know I did read something motivation on the site, but I can't remember it now :/
Blog--better late than never!
Had a chill-out day yesterday, but I'm back at it today! Gym class, CHECK...Green smoothie, CHECK! I'll be back later to officially blog for today.
Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!
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