Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I have been as healthy as I know how to be since January and I feel like I'm spinning my wheels. I am definitely in better cardiovascular condition - I ran 10 km yesterday (4th day of running in a row!) and did an hour of Zumba today, and I feel great - not even really tired! But in terms of weight loss, I feel like I'm stuck. I have not lost an ounce, and the tape measure isn't showing anything different either.
I think I probably need to do more strength training, but how do I fit it in? Training for this 10K run is really eating into my schedule...it's hard to find time just for that, let alone strength training! I guess I should just think small bites - 10 minutes a day is all I need. The bootcamp videos are great for that! Okay, I can fit in 10 minutes a day. I'll get the kids to join in with me. Or do it first thing in the morning. I just have to get out of bed 10 minutes earlier! I do miss that awesome upper body muscle definition I had a couple of years ago! I also need to work on my core strength more. I have all these physio things I haven't been doing enough of, so if I schedule them in the morning it should help.
It will be better when I don't have to work this midnight shift any more. 2 more weeks and I can have my Monday nights back. That will make life easier.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
hmm. I think I've seen this movie before. I recognize the plot and the characters. But this one has a bit of a twist, I think. Kind of like the movie "Sliding Doors" - where Gwyneth Paltrow's character had 2 seperate outcomes to her life, based on whether she got on the train or not. I don't remember which one was better for her, but I know I'm getting on the train! Life has smoothed out for me, and I now have the time again to devote to properly taking care of myself. I've been doing Zumba now for about 8 weeks (and LOVING IT) so that has given me a really good kickstart. Now I'm on the 28 day SP bootcamp program too, and my hubby and I are starting P90X again soon. All the high calorie treats are gone from Christmas and we have lots of healthy food in the kitchen! I was 6 pounds down before the holidays, so I know it will be easy to drop those again. Then, it's just a matter of staying on that track. And this time, I'm on the train and it's running on time, baby!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well, I am finally at the halfway point. It's been a long time since I've seen a 5 in the middle position on the scale! Funny thing is, the last bit of weight loss happened when I wasn't looking. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to even log in to SparkPeople, let alone log my fitness and nutrition! That's not to say that I haven't been working out and paying attention to what I eat, mind you. What's really great is that I seem to be back on track! I still check in to make sure I'm not making a pig of myself, and that I'm getting enough exercise, but I actually think that taking my focus away from weight loss for a while (i.e. not OBSESSING) has been the best thing I can do! Now, on to the next 10 pounds!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Now granted, I had some kind of tummy bug yesterday, so maybe today wasn't a super accurate measurement, but I've lost another 2 pounds, nonetheless. And I'll take it! I know, I know, it's not all about the scale. Believe me, the scale means nothing if the inches aren't coming off too. But it's still something I need to check. It's not the be-all and end-all, but it's nice to see the pounds coming off! And my skinny jeans are actually starting to feel loose on me! Whoohoo! I missed the chest and back part of P90X yesterday because I felt so lousy. But today I'm back on the wagon and looking forward to doing Plyometrics tonight (did I really just say that?)!
It's so great to have my husband John on board with this fitness thing. It really helps to have a partner in this. I highly recommend getting a workout buddy if you're trying to do this on your own! You'll be amazed at how much more motivated you are!
So - now that I have a better handle on my eating habits and how much I can eat at a meal, I think I can confidently say I WILL drop the rest of this weight by the end of June. And I am SO excited to see the results!!
Friday, May 01, 2009
So I've signed up for the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Boot Camp, but I'm doing a variation of it - P90X. Oh, it's only about 6 TIMES more challenging....but wow, am I seeing results! I am seeing muscle definition I haven't seen since I was studying Taekwondo 5 times a week. I'm only in week 2, so I have a long way to go. Here's where I'm at:
My goal is to drop 2 inches on my waist, 1.5 inches on my hips, and 1 inch each on my thighs and calves. So what is that, 7.5 inches total? Hopefully that will also put me around 150 by the end of June. I'm actually looking less and less at the scale, though, because with all the muscle I'm building, it really isn't a very good indicator of my progress.
Interesting...I seem to be losing fat in places I didn't even know I needed to...like my back. I can't believe how much different I look from behind now! Just imagine what I will look like in another month, and another month after that! I can't wait to see these love handles disappear!
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