Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I am calling my workout this morning - two for the price of one. It was a great 30 minute run this morning in about 99% humidity - so that's a cardio workout and the benefits of a sauna - icckkk. My clothes were soaked when i got back, yeah that's gross - but I was determined not to let the humidity stop me from getting that morning workout in, especially since it's hotter in the evenings. !!! Today was of training for a 10K - I'm GONNA DO THIS.
Hope everyone has a sparkalicious day !!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Ok, i was a slacker over the weekend, still met all my fitness goals but didn't feel like doing much since it was so hot- I did manage to layout at the pool on Saturday for a few, and enjoyed the sun yesterday. But way too hot for me for outdoor exercise. Yes, I could have done a workout DVD inside, but just felt like loafing. That weekend attitude spilled over to this morning, as I hit the snooze on my alarm clock and didn't get up for my workout. My laziness paid off though, I gained 2 pounds this week (hard to believe since I have been well within my calorie range but that's what the scale says). So I gotta get busy today, gonna do Jillian Fat Metabolism DVD when I get home tonight - gonna make it a good day, despite what that evil white monster in my bathroom said this morning.
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.
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