Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Well I slacked off on my workouts during May and it showed. So, it's time to get this horse back into training. I printed off the 30 Day Activity calendar and am going to add each day's activity to my regular routine for an extra boost and a change of pace. If the day's activity is not available to me, I'll improvise with one of the other day's.
Another goal for this month is that at least 30 minutes/5-6 days per week of cardio will be either running, walking, or cycling. On 2 to 3 days a week an additional 15 to 30 minutes of some other cardio will be completed. Strength training will be 30 minutes at least 3 days a week.
As for food and tracking, this is going pretty well.
I have two challenges that I'm participating in that end July 3rd/4th. So I've got five weeks to do some major hiney kicking. So here's to a great start to summer.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Well, we decided to do it. We're going to put our home up for sale. It's way larger than we need now and we could do with a lot lower payment. So now the fun starts with deep cleaning and then keeping it ready for showing at a moment's notice. Hopefully, although the housing market is still not rebounded completely, it's in a great location so we're hoping it will sell within a decent amount of time. Say a prayer for us!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Since being out of work since December, I've had few occasions to wear dress pants (wear dresses for church normally). The last time was around the first of March. Well, last week I needed to wear dress pants to a meeting. I go to the closet and pull out my favorite pair and I kid you not, they fell straight to the floor they were so big. So I pull out another pair and then a third pair, all the same result. Finally I find a pair that will stay up, but still noticeably larger than what I needed, but we needed to get on our way so I wore them. When we returned that evening, I went through the rest of the few other dress pants I had. Finally I found one pair, size 18, that fits ok in the waist but really loose in the legs, but they'll do, since they are now the ONLY pair I have.
I started my running program in March and I can definitely see the changes. I use to have to buy pants to fit my legs and deal with the waist being a little big, now I'm getting more balanced! It feels so good. So when God does bless me with a new job, I'm going to have to do some shopping!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This has been a rough week. Exercise was on the lame most of the week. I did track and stay in my calorie range, but...
I have really been doing well with keeping from the emotional eating, but this week I did catch myself resorting to it. I saw it for what it was and stopped before it got out of hand, but it really bothered me that it happened in the first place. After, being frustrated for a while and fussing at myself, I realized there was a good thing from it. I stopped. I didn't let it control me. I stopped and got back on track. Before I would have started and not stopped til I was so full I was almost sick. But I stopped. I am making progress.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I've read several blogs today about struggles various SP friends have or are going through. Some I could so relate to such as job loss (first time unemployed since started working more than 30 years ago), family crisis, money crunch, etc.
However, I've taken this time to really concentrate on me. In between job searches and interviews, I've been able to devote a lot of time to setting a really good foundation for these lifestyle changes.
Because of this I've lost just over 45 lbs since January. My blood pressure is so normal I can't believe it. Not just normal but really good, average 108/64. I can run, something I've always wanted to do (not speedy, but working on it). I feel good.
So, if asked in an interview what I've been doing with my time while looking for work, I'm going to tell them I've been working on me. Hey, it will show I can evaluate the opportunity and outline a strategy to achieve the outcome desired. So, maybe not only is SP helping on my lifestyle changes, but it may end up helping me land a new job!
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