So I know I haven't written in awhile. I'm kinda burnt out on the whole losing weight thing to be honest. I've been spending a lot of time outside and doing summer things, which is good. I also am maintaining my weight..which is awesome, because I figured I wouldn't if I wasn't working out and eating completely healthy...so I'm happy! I know when a lot of people stop using Sparks as much they kinda get off the wagon..but I'm still doing well maintaining.
I think this is happening because I'm comfortable where I'm at weight wise...I mean, it's still an unhealthy weight...but I wouldn't mind if I started losing less from now on. As long as I am enjoying life, right?
As far as food this weekend, I haven't been too bad...I haven't been tracking my calories, but I am pretty sure I'm staying within my ranges. This is huge for me considering how big of an overeating problem I used to have before Sparks. Crazy how much this site has changed my habits.
Working out could definitely be better..but I am walking a lot and swimming daily...so that's good!!
Sooo...I did take Saturday and Sunday off of working out--technically...but I did a TON of walking so I guess that may have worked out. I did work out on Friday even though I went out Thursday night..so that's an improvement!
This weekend is 4th of July weekend!!! Woohoo!!!! I'm excited for it, but I have to start putting in an action plan now. I ate probably 10,000% of what my salt intake was supposed to be this weekend! My best friend's grad party happened and she just had WAY too much good food..I almost ate 3,000 calories that day :/. Yesterday I probably ate around 2,000...but it just is a calorie booster :). I'll see where I'm at tomorrow after this water weight disappears-probably between 164-165...if I don't get my booty in gear, I'm not going to have a decent loss for June. My next weigh-in (Wednesday) and that is also the last day in June. I'm going to have two really great days of working out!
In other exciting news..I have a date planned sometime soon. My friend set it up..so technically it's a blind date..but we chatted on Facebook for a couple of hours. haha, funny how technology changes things. He seems pretty normal, my friend thought we would have a lot in common so here goes nothing. I guess we're just meeting at a restaurant casually for a drink to see if we like each other...so we'll see how it goes. I've never gone on a date with someone I have never met before..so this should be interesting.
I'll write soon..gotta go get my very long workout in to make up for the lazy sodium-filled weekend!
WOW-I blew my 10 minute minimum out of the water and worked out for 153 minutes yesterday! I went to the gym bright and early and got done my 30 minutes on the cross-trainer..then I started thinking about how I wanted to start the C25K program and did the whole first day of that too! Then I did level 3 of the shred, followed by level 1. Then I was sitting watching Losing It and afterward I was bored..so I went back to the gym and watched another TV show and a half for another 40 minutes! woohoo!!
Not only this, but when I did the C25K program..I was AMAZED at how much easier it was than the last time that I tried. Yayyy for getting in better shape!! I really think this focusing on fitness thing is going to help. After all, you may have calories in and calories out and create a deficit and not lose weight..but with working out you can always feel like you are getting better! With anyone having problems with the scale, I strongly recommend this approach!!!
129 days smoke-free!!!!!
[X] Exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes -- 153
[X] 30 minutes on the cross trainer
[X] 30 Day Shred
[X] Exercise when I first get up so I can't make excuses later
[X] Drink my water
[X] Eat healthy/stay in my ranges
[X] Track my food before I eat
[X] Motivate myself in some way -- measured and realized I have lost 10 inches since starting the shred!
[X] Get maximum SparkPoints for the day
Five things I did right
1. I worked out as planned
2. I stayed within my ranges, even though I ate out
3. When I was bored..I worked out (instead of watching more TV or eating)
4. I didn't beat myself up
5. I finally got my oil changed
Two things I could work on
1. Finishing my cleaning projects
2. Getting my brakes fixed!
Track three things that stress me out for the stress buster challenge
1. How much money I need to put into my car
2. Getting another job
Track two things I am thankful for
1. Being able to have down time
2. Realizing I needed to change my old habits that would have eventually killed me (smoking, bingeing, never working out)
Reflection: WOOHOO..yesterday was a great day!! I exercised more in one day than I ever had before!! Yayyy!
So the Shred is taking me a little bit longer than I'd like to complete (I have 4 days after today left), but there are a bunch of people starting the 30 Day Slim Down today..since it is just level 1 of the 30 day shred for 3 of those 5 days, I think I'm going to overlap the last 5 days of the programs...here's the slim down schedule:
DAY 1 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1
DAY 2 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1
DAY 3 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 4 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1
DAY 5 - BANISH FAT, BOOST METABOLISM
DAY 6 - QUICK TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 7 - OFF!
DAY 8 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1
DAY 9 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2
DAY 10 - QUICK TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 11 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2
DAY 12 - BANISH FAST, BOOST METABOLISM
DAY 13 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 14 - OFF!
DAY 15 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1 & QUICK TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 16 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2
DAY 17 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 18 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1 & 2
DAY 19 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 20 - BANISH FAT, BOOST METABOLISM
DAY 21 - OFF!
DAY 22 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2 & 1
DAY 23 - QUICK TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 24 - BANISH FAT, BOOST METABOLISM
DAY 25 - QUICK TROUBLE ZONES & 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2
DAY 26 - OFF!
DAY 27 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES & 30 DAY SHRED LEVEL 1
DAY 28 - BANISH FAT, BOOST METABOLISM & QUICK TROUBLE ZONES
DAY 29 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2 AND THEN LEVEL 1
DAY 30 - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES
Chest (underneath my breasts): 35.5
Bust (across the nipple): 40.5
Stomach (an inch below my belly button): 40
Arm (middle of my upper arm): 12.5
Thigh (upper): 25