Friday, June 18, 2010
I guess I'm just in a thankful mood this morning so I thought I'd just list a few...
1. My hip to waist ratio is finally mid-range.
2. I have graduated from being OBESE to overweight.
3. My SP friend got up for an early morning workout.
4. My sister for keeping me on track with my fitness - she's quite the slave driver
5. Beautiful weater today for a motorcycle ride.
6. Country music - attending Brooks & Dunn farewell tour tonight
7. Subway - great low calorie, low fat on the run meals
8. My hubby - he kept me from throwing the scale out the window this morning
9. My daughter is officially a senior in high school, as of today
10. It's Friday, with a gorgeous weekend on tap
11. All my fellow Sparkers for the words of encouragement that I need to keep me going, I couldn't make it without my great SP support network.
Hope everyone has a great day, filled with lots to be thankful for.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Attended a TurboKick class at the rec center last night. Holy ham was it intense. One solid hour of kicking, punching, jumping, non-stop, hard core moves - instructor said this workout can burn-up to 1,000 calories in an hour.
Since this was my first class I didn't want to look like I was new, so I just jumped right in, gave it my all. Wow, it was great, looking forward to it again next week. The only thing that is a little sore this morning is my obliques, from twisting and punching. Super fantastic workout with an awesome instructor. I do better when I attend a group class - I tend to put in alot more effort so as not to look like a whimp and to give myself an honest, tears and sweat workout. You know you've been worked out good when your whole body is covered in sweat, clothes are wet and you are a little wobbly and weak when your done. It was fantastic, I definitely got the workout I was looking for. The best cardio workout ever.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This eating and exercise balance is a little difficult. Let me explain... I changed my fitness goals to match what I am currently doing (kickboxing, body sculpting, daily jogging/walking) - so that means my calorie intake is higher. I finally figured out that I was not consuming enough calories to support all the exercise. So I had to make an adjustment, which means eating more.
I have been eating around 1200 calories for the past two years. An old habit is hard to break, especially since my body is so used to it. Now my body needs 1550 calories a day - it's hard to change my mindset - I ask myself over and over: Should I really be eating this much? How can I? Am I going to gain weight from this? do I really believe eating more is the answer?
It's really messing with my mind, I just can't imagine having to eat this much, but SP hasn't been wrong about anything - so I take the information on this website as "gospel" and follow it to a T - because I know it does work.
Seems like I am constantly eating to try to get in enough calories - I snack all day long in between meals, I'm eating nutrious meals and I am still having a hard time eating this much. I had to go out for frozen yogurt last night just to add some extra calories, I walked there to get it, which was a nice 3-mile roundtrip bonus.
My stomach is miserably stuffed and I still need to consume about 300-400 more calories in a day, I am definitely gonna have to get creative and do some experimenting.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I went to the Daughtry concert on Saturday - he is so awesome, he sang a few songs from his first CD, a lot of the new ones from Leave This Town and he mixed in some old school stuff - Phil Collins and Billy Idol. The man was awesome, you can tell when someone puts in 100% effort and he definitely gave it his all. Awesome, awesome, awesome - I was sitting in row 25, but my daughters camera has a great zoom, pretty good pics for being that far away. Can't wait til Daughtry comes around again, will definitely go. I'm still a rocker chick at heart. Something super sexy about a guy who can sing and play the guitar. Love me some Daughtry.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I lost one pound this week. Yeah, one pound is probably not significant to most people but for me is one humongous stride. I have been at a plateau for nearly a month, I decided to change things around a little and I guess it worked. One pound loss - hooray, hopefully I'm back on a roll. Hoping to get more fitness in this week, last week wasn't feeling to swift, and I'm still really not feeling quite up to par, but I'm sucking it up and trying to get back into high gear. Hope everyone has a good week. Hopefully tomorrow I am going to post concert pics from this weekend, stay tuned if you like Daughtry.
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