Wednesday, July 09, 2014
So.......after a long hiatus from this site, thinking I might do better with WW on line program, I am back. Still going to follow WW, but I don't get the people connection on that site like I do here. My biggest road block continues to be tracking my meals! It is so friggin' tedious! And overtime, I just quit. Not sure how to keep that going. I've been able to maintain my weight at 161 for the last several months, but it is a weight I am not happy with being only 5'5". I would like to reach 135 (maybe 130). Specifically though, I really really want to reach 150 in time for my New Orleans trip September 2nd. Going to a conference, but took vacation time also, so with 2 other co-workers we will be there 11 days. I am currently taking some holiday/vacation time from work. I go back on the 22nd. I've spent 4 days being very idle while getting work done on the foundation of my house. I'm hoping they wrap it up today and then I can start my program and get serious about my life. Well, I am serious about my life, but get serious about my fitness goals and where I would like to be over the next few months. Life is usually good, and I don't want to compromise what I have. I intend to be around for many many years, if only to drive my boys crazy.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
After much procrastination today, I eeked out Day 6 of Insanity. As I wrote to a friend, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. That is a quitting attitude BUT, I'm curious to see how much better I get the longer I do it, so I will persevere. I also found last night, this neat 100 Push Ups Program, and 200 Squats Program. There's also dips, but I think that can wait for a bit. I did the push up test and know where to start. The squat test I haven't done yet but plan on doing it.
Today I earned a trophy for exercise minutes for February. That was a nice little pick me up. I've tracked my food. Hm. Still need to eat some vegetables today. Guess I'll go do that now before it gets any later.
Keep on plugging.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Well, after procrastinating most of the afternoon, I have completed day 5 of the Insanity program. I laugh at the word completed though. I did the full 38 minute workout but so much slower. I wonder if it would be easier to do in the basement on the thin carpet down there rather than in the living room. Suicide jumps......well, I think I completed 5 during that segment. My co-worker says keep plugging. One day I will do 6, then 8, then 10.
I haven't been completely following my diet this weekend. Not that I've been over eating, but I know I have been eating enough. Last night I was out with my son and his girlfriend to a winter festival. We walked the site for 3 hours in total. I passed up the sugar pie for dessert but did have the meat pie, beans and bun. Coffee only. No alcohol. It was a decent night to be out by our winter standards. No wind at all. But after 3 hours, was feeling the chill.
In 9 days I'll be heading off to the Dominican for a 2 week vacation. That will keep me motivated to stay on track with the Insanity program. I always eat well when I'm away. Seafood, fruit and vegetables. I'm really looking forward to it and hope that I come back energized and motivated to keep on going.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Came home from work tired even though we were not busy. We were about as far from busy as one could get. It's a nice break from the chaos as we know it. It took about an hour and a half to convince myself to put on my work out gear and find Day 4 on You Tube. I was 10 minutes into the program when my phone rang. I wasn't going to answer it but it was a co-worker, who had called a few days previously, and I had yet to return her phone call. So, I answered it. I guess we chatted about 30 minutes. It took a lot of self encouragement to finish up that routine. I know I didn't put 100% effort into the workout. But at least I did it. Overboard on snacks after my workout. Otherwise, just waiting for enough warmth to start meling the snow.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
So an acquaintance at work has challenged me. She works in a different area than I do, but we see each other often. She has completed Insanity once already. I told her I had tried the first two days and struggled with some of it. Partly, I'm finding my ankle isn't as strong as I thought it was. I feel it the next day. Maybe continuing to work hard will improve that? Or, make it worse? Well, there's only one way to find out I guess. Plug on. Anyway, she is doing Insanity again and suggested we sort of do it together. She is probably a day or so ahead of me, younger and more fit, but I can email her with my successes. I restarted it (as I had gone too many days without doing it). I took my measurements (they might not be that accurate. It's HARD to measure your own biceps!!) But, it will give me an idea. Of course, I always start this crap just prior to leaving on holidays. Not sure how I'm going to do this when I'm away for two weeks. Free WiFi in the lobby of the hotel only. I've been doing the exercises on You Tube (no, I won't fork out $$ for a program I probably won't complete............that's usual for me....but now that I've said that, I need to prove myself wrong) Not sure if I can save those workouts on You Tube or not. Regardless, I have plans to walk that beach for an hour a day. I'm sure if I could do the insanity workout at the resort, the people beneath me would not be impressed. LOL......picture it. Oh well..........moving on. 2 weeks until trip day. I won't be "hot" as planned, nor "toned" as planned, but the mere thought of being away from winter, work, and worries (my three w's) is good enough for me. Who knows, in two weeks, I may look better than what I do today if I stick to this Insanity thingy. It's another cloudy dreary day here. Warmer, but heading back into the deep freeze tomorrow along with MORE snow. Sigh. Counting down the days until spring.
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