Wednesday, December 04, 2013
So I failed to go to the gym today. Sure, it is a minor setback for my weekly plans, sure I can go on one of the days I had planned as a rest day, and sure this doesn't really mean things are over or that I am less than I was yesterday.
I just wanted to freely admit it. I let life get in the way today. First, I could NOT sleep last night. I got three hours of sleep. I don't have sleeping problems ever, so it was very unusual, but I just could not fall asleep. Then, its as if the stars aligned for me to have a very crappy day, because I didn't wake up to workout. The worst part of my day? Letting a coworker really get to me with their rudeness that I cried. I have no problems with anyone at my office, but today one employee (not in m dirct office) was incredibly rude, over nothing. I just hated being treated so poorly. That coupled with little sleep led to some waterworks. I think I am more embarrassed it was at work. Oh well though, my friends at work were very nice and supportive, so that was nice.
Anyways, topping it all off? Well, I had to work on a class project. I had planned to be done by about 5, and then come heme and work out. By 7:40 I was finally walking in the door, hadn't eaten dinner, and was exhausted. I know these are all excuses, but I'd rather make an excuse today, workout Friday when I had planned to rest instead, and let me body and emotions rest for the rest of the evening.
Anyways, the point is that even though my last post was about how I had planned to workout today, I just wanted to admit that I didn't. Don't worry though, two days will NOT become three, I won't let anything stop me, not even the winter weather we are suppose to get in the morning.
On an unrelated note, does anyone know if a good strength training video? I don't want a circuit video, just a strength one. Or maybe a resource online that has a beginner/intermediate schedule for strength training? I've searched on SP and the web but haven't found anything I'm too excited about. I would love suggestions. :)
Spark on, Sarah
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Well, even though I have a very busy day tomorrow. And even though I will not get as much sleep as I am use to (I usually get my 7-8 hours, but tomorrow, technically tonight, will only be 5 probably), I have to go.
I have to go because if I don't I may stop. Again. I have a really bad tendency to do great on working out, miss a few days and then completely get off track. Three months later I may start up again. It is very important that I stick to my two rest days (Tuesdays/Fridays) and go to the gym on the other days, even if I don't want to. A little something will be better than nothing. Besides, it continues to build a new habit, where instead of quitting, I keep going!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
So, I set a goal for myself to make it to the next lowest weight increment by ten every month. This month, I started about 7-10 days in, at 258-257ish and decided my goal would be to make it to 249 by the first day of December, well...I am 1lb away! That means I am so close. I already feel accomplished that I got so close, especially after not seeing any movement the first week and a half. So that is very exciting.
So this means my next goal will be to make it to 239 by Jan. 1st, and so on from there.
I also have an overarching goal that all of this leads up to, which is to be under 200lbs by my 25th birthday. I honestly don't know that last time I was under 200lbs. I think it was maybe 9th or 10th grade, but I'm not really sure.
Here are the goals:
239 - Jan. 1st
229 - Feb. 1st
219 - March 1st
209 - April 1st
199 - May 1st (and my birthday is May 2nd!). I CAN do this.
I know they are lofty goals, and I may have to adjust depending on how the next couple months go, but why not aim big? I won't get big results if I don't aim big. Also, the challenge is that this is happening right around holiday season full of goodies, but I don't deprive myself of anything, and I am just learning not to overindulge...and to track EVERYTHING.
I work out 5-6 days a week. Right now it is only about 30 mins of cardio and then 20 mins of strength (usually a Jillian Michaels strength video). Hopefully, if boot camp goes well this evening (which I showed up for this morning, my bad!), then I'll have a new gym with some cool group classes to keep me motivated too. The only bad thing is they don't have a spin class, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE spin. Unfortunately the only place besides the university that has spin here is World Gym and I hate them. Anyways, I'm excited I'm on my way, I've got 1lb more to go, and then I'll post a pic. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving-eve everyone, don't go crazy tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
So, I've been thinking, since I am about to graduate with my masters and will no longer have access to our student gym (not that I go there during the semester anyways, I hate fighting through the traffic), and since I did so well during my boot camp class during the summer that I should shop around for a gym. I found one that is almost literally across the street from where I work, a job that is in the process of becoming full time if things go well. So...I saw on the gyms website they have a 14 day trial membership going on.
Here's where I get brave. I was debating all day whether I should go after work or wait until tomorrow. Last minute I decided, heck with it, I'll change and go. It's not that I'm normally afraid of gyms, and I do love group classes, it is the new factor that drivers me so much. Going into that gym asking to try them out, not knowing anyone there, nervous they'll make judgements about me or I'll be awkward, that makes me scared. Today though, I did it anyways. I walked in there, four beefy dudes head turned to me as I approached their desk, and I asked if I could do a trial membership.
Needless to say, everything was fine. It was actually pretty normal and low key. I got a tour, talked about rates, am gaoing to try a group class tomorrow, and now have lots to think about. I'm still not sure if it is the gym for me. Sure the convenience is nice, but I need to like the group classes and the weight machines too. Anyways, I'll keep you guys updated if things go well.
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