Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is going to be short and sweet....this is what I want to try to do daily:
*Work out before work (at least the 30 Day Shred)
*Drink all my water
*Try to get my cardio in
*Eat HEALTHY :)
I have felt especially happy and fulfilled lately! I am going to detox beginning on Sunday..I'll prepare for it by eliminating dairy and meat, etc. on Sunday and Monday and then will be detoxing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All of my patients have to do it so I figured I should do it as well so I can relate to them better.
I'll keep you guys posted!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
So, I reread over my blog I wrote yesterday and realized I was just complaining! The truth is, I was just overwhelmed because I didn't organize properly last weekend to prepare for this week. The truth is that I can do what I WANT if I put my mind to it. I can spend less time relaxing and more time getting things done. To make sure I get my time to relax, I am just going to lay in bed a little bit earlier than I normally would. I CAN have time to do everything I normally did, I just have to WANT to do it and manage my time better. I am getting excited to be more productive than I have been during my free time since I will have less of it. I spent more time than necessary on the computer while watching TV. I'll just have to limit my time on the computer.
I am going to try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night (but aim for 8). Lately I have been sleeping a bit more than that because I have been trying to kick these allergies that have been just miserable. I think by tomorrow they will be almost done! Woohoo!
Also, I am going to try to still blog everyday because it keeps me accountable. For my weigh-in today I was down 1.6 pounds from last week. As I said in my status update, I was surprised because I wasn't all that great with food and was unable to exercise. I guess "not being great" with food now is what used to be doing really well though. I still need to make sure I'm tracking, there's no excuse not to since I have my phone. That helps me stay accountable too.
I also woke up and did the 30DS today..even though it is just a half hour, I burned over 300 calories since I am sick and it is harder for me to breathe (so my heart rate was higher than normal). My goal is to continue doing the 30 Day Shred before work on most days. After work, I went to planet fitness and got a little over 20 more minutes on the cross trainer, which was 305 more calories. I consumed 1400 calories today, so I think 600 calories burned is pretty good. I haddddd to get some cardio in, it makes me feel SOOOO good, I love it :)...I really missed working out this past week...so that's a good sign. I CAN still continue to work out if I WANT to...I just have to manage my time better. I need to be getting to bed early enough to work out before I go to work.
Welp, that's all I'm going to write for today...I think tomorrow I am going to make more of a detailed plan out :) Love you guys!!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hey my Sparkies!!! I feel so out of the loop, I have seriously have had no time to Spark since I started working. It's a lot different than working for my dad/I'm obviously working a lot more. Today I got up at 7:30 and left for work at 9 for the commute...worked 10 to 8:15 and then had to drive home and wasn't back until 9. Doesn't leave too much time to get other things done during the day if I want to get a decent amount of sleep. Unfortunately because of this, my Spark time has been limited!
I have so much to do outside of work that I should have done last weekend (laundry, organizing, etc.) but I have just been exhausted. I (unfortunately) haven't formally worked out in a week. That doesn't just have to do with the job though, it's that time of the month for me. I got my period last Friday and every so often I get a "bad" period. Usually they aren't too bad, but I would say one in three end up making me tired and super lazy the first 1-3 days of it. Well just as those lazy days were getting over, my seasonal allergies struck!! Gahhh...I hate them. Seasonal allergies for me means I can't breathe out of my nose, I'm a mucus-y mess, and I can only breathe out of my mouth at half the capacity I normally can. haha, makes life pretty miserable and heavily working out is pretty much out of the question. So I haven't formally worked out since last Tuesday. Wahhh...I feel empty. I was going to work out when I got home today but I thought catching up on here and my laundry was a bit more important. I miss you guys! I have been trying to get extra sleep since my allergies started so they are finished with sooner (rather than later). The difference between last night and today is huge..much less miserable! haha. So hopefully the difference between today and tomorrow will be the same.
On the 15th was 6 months completely smoke-free!! woohoo for me!! Big milestone--so glad I gave smoking up and if you are considering it...DO IT!!! I don't even think about cigs anymore and I feel SO much better/have saved SO much money. You can do it, trust me!!!
I'm going to have to come up with a new plan as far as what I am going to be doing everyday. Obviously if I'm working a lot, I'm not going to have the 1-2 hours a day I had before to workout. I think I may just start over on the Shred since that's only 30 minutes. I think the fact that working where I am will aid me in making healthier food choices and I won't be around here to be tempted to eat the junk that my dad keeps in the house..hopefully that will at least somewhat compensate for the lesser amount of exercise I will be getting.
Today I weighed in at 154.2, which is .2 less than last week's Wednesday weigh in and I had a pretty good day today food wise. We'll see what it says tomorrow, but I probably will not have lost much this week. I'll take whatever I lose though because I wasn't all that great with food or exercise. I'm definitely not keeping my goals I have set for this month because I need to allow myself to get used to the new schedule, and I'll take maintaining over gaining during that time for sure.
I will probably have to re-evaluate my weekends too...I probably won't be able to go out both nights because I will have to get things done around the house that I don't have time to do around the week anymore. This isn't necessarily a bad thing...I'll probably go out Fridays and take Saturdays off so Sundays can be super productive. Who knows though, my schedule may be a lot less intense after the other girl gets hired. I don't know my schedule until the night before though..so I can't really have weekly set things I will do for sure.
Hope everyone is doing well!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hey guys, as some of you know, I got a new job as a weight loss coach..which is awesome because it's something I WANT to do, but not so awesome because I can't Spark as much :). hehe. I was working for my dad before from home so that's why I was able to Spark so much before! I'm sorry if I'm not responding to all of your comments in a timely manner...I had a 10 1/2 hour day the first day and a 8 hour day the second day. Leaves little time for no exercise, but the good news is I am forced to plan my meals before hand and it's looked down upon to eat unhealthy in the office because patients might see you (and we should at least practice what we preach while we are around the office-haha). So no snacking on stuff I shouldn't be snacking on!! hehe.
I love where I'm working--the whole idea behind their program is that the body is toxic. In order to lose the most amount of weight, you need to detoxify your body because the toxins have an effect on how large your fat cells are. If you detoxify, you'll be able to lose weight much quicker. We had patients in that were losing anywhere from 2-8 pounds in a week! Obviously, most of our patients are pretty heavy (they usually come in to lose 60-100+ pounds), but still...it's awesome to see how excited they are about their results.
Not only this, but I get to use all of their services for free (except for body wraps, but I just have to pay the person who is wrapping me their salary). They have an infrared sauna (helps detoxify), a vibraslim machine (those machines that you stand on and supposedly 10 minutes on it is like jump roping for 30 minutes--improves bone density as well), a REALLY expensive Tanita scale that tells me based on my muscle mass what my BMR is, how much water is in my body (so I can see firsthand if my gain was in water weight or whatever), how much muscle mass I have, etc. REALLY neat for me, especially because I'm trying to lose weight currently. I also get their supplements at cost-which they get from Japan because over there the law is that supplements have to have less than 1% fillers and here it can be up to 50%--company is called Herbalogica (I think?). It's also a chiropractic office--so I get free adjustments as well!! yay!!!!! I'm so excited!! I am already loving my patients and I'm just shadowing!
As an employee, they are putting me on one of their programs that lasts for 3 weeks (it's a mini, more intense version of the 12-week one our patients go on). It will detox me...the girl training me said she found out she was allergic to gluten when she did her detox! When she tried to have bread again she got sick (her body no longer had a built up resistance) and realized before the detox she always felt bad after eating gluten products. I think I may find out that I'm lactose intolerant based on what she's told me...I have a VERY similar reaction when I eat a decent amount of cheese. Which is sad, because I loveeee cheese. haha. Too bad!
I'm gonna go to the pool now, but I'm loving the new job and will catch up on here after! I'm going to have to create a new plan because my work schedule is going to be pretty hectic the next couple of weeks with training and the 2 other weight loss coaches leaving!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hey guys...so I have some potentially exciting news. This morning I applied for a wellness director or weight loss coach (I applied for both) and a couple hours later was asked to do an interview tonight at 7. So I went there and I am in loveee with the company. It's a chiropractic and weight loss clinic, but they have a holistic approach (and I believe in all that stuff). This was kind of just a run down of what the company was about (their approach to weight loss--which is a lot like Sparks, etc.) and what they were looking for in the position. Tomorrow I go in again and have more of an actual interview. So wish me luck!!! I would loveeeee to be able to motivate people in person to be healthy!!! It truly is a passion of mine...thank you guys for making me realize that!!!
If you guys remember back, I went to another interview for a weight loss coaching position. That was pretty much a sales job...gah...sales jobs...THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. And people think they are being sneaky by not bringing it up when they put ads out for jobs. It's SO irritating when you get to an interview and it ends up being a sales job. I dislike sales positions because I don't like lying to people so they buy something...obviously if the product is good it's one thing, but all the jobs out there are usually stupid or pointless products! So I never took that position, even though I got it...I didn't want to be a sales person for Herbalife even though she said I would be giving weight loss advice. I personally don't think you NEED supplements and shakes to lose weight, so I wouldn't believe in the product at all. haha.
Anyway...onto the accountability part of my blog:
Workout for the day:
*Day 3 of the Slim Down...Some More
[X] No More Trouble Zones
[ ] Followed the Hilton Head Metabolism Diet (no, but I did stay in my ranges!)
[X] Drink 8 glasses of water
[ ] Take a multivitamin
[X] Get all SparkPoints for the day
[X] Blog daily accountability blogs
Days smoke-free: 177
Total fitness minutes for the day: 50
Total fitness minutes for the month:
Weight: 155.6 (water weight, TOM COMING..blah)
Goal weight by 9/1: 146.8
Pounds to go until 9/1 goal: 8.8
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