Thursday, September 01, 2011
I am very pleased with my results so far. I pulled off a whopping 1,818 minutes of cardio fitness which was about 60 minutes averaged per day in August! Wow! I lost 7 pounds during August, which puts me at a total loss of 15 pounds since June 1, 2011. Something else I am very pleased about. I also managed to average just over 10,000 steps per day on my pedometer. Go me!
Now for September's goals....
2,000 fitness minutes, I really wish Spark added up Strength Training into my monthly fitness total, the lack of it's addition seriously hurts my motivation to do it. If anyone knows of a way to get it to add in, please let me know!
10,000 steps average per day.
Lose 7-8 pounds.
Walk Sara for 1 or 2 miles per day, Mon-Fri. Weekends would be a bonus.
Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds work outs every day. 2 miles minimum. I want to do a 4 or 5 mile walk once a week.
Follow my Spark recommended full body strength training session 3x a week for 10 minutes a day.
Stay within my calorie and nutrient goals and get my water in each day.
Read my Bible every day.
Go to church every Sunday.
40 crunches and 17 push ups for my monthly fitness test.
Work on crocheting my brother's Bucs blanket that I want to complete and give to him for Christmas this year. Below is what it looks like so far...
Keep my house clean and organized.
Get the weeds in my yard under control. It's not as daunting a task when I know I can count the time as fitness!
Okay, I know that is a lot, but it's mostly just a continuation of what I have been doing anyway and adding a few extras to keep pushing and challenging myself. I like to compete and I am fortunate that my brain accepts competing with myself =) My husband has also mentioned working on getting himself in shape and losing weight in order to keep up with me. That's another little goal I have, to weigh less than him by the end of the month. Last he checked he was 238, I am 240, but dipped to 239 once this week and sure I will be there again in another day or two.
I CAN DO THIS!
God bless you all =)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I am up 1 lbs. this morning from last week. I don't think I actually have gained any weight though. I think it's just because of my period starting up. I can tell my fingers are retaining fluid. So I am not worried about it and will continue doing what I've been doing. I should see the scale go down in a few days as my body settles back down. I know my weight runs high at this time of the month typically.
My back is doing better. It's not 100%, but it is not hindering my daily activity at all. I can tolerate quite a bit of pain thanks to the years of pain I went through with my knee and being a Grade A, All American, Super Klutz =)
Today, after going for my allergy shot, I headed over to the mall to get my new shoes. I decided to go to Foot Locker and take the advice of the sales people. I got myself some Asics GT 2160's. They are cute and the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They were a little bit more money than I had wanted to spend, but they are still less expensive than joining a gym and will hopefully help keep my feet, ankles, knees and back safer while I walk and work out. I'm sure I will walk more too if my feet remain comfortable.
I've been keeping up with my fitness minutes and everything pretty good this week. I have stayed within my calories range, drank my water, done my cardio and even throwing in modified push ups and crunches to help core out a little more. I'd like to start doing my Stability Ball work out twice a week either this week or next, depending on how my back is feeling.
Temptation to over indulge will be high this week. My son is going up to visit my brothers and spend a week with them to celebrate his birthday, he turns 16 this month. With him gone my husband likes to go out to dinner more and stuff. So it will be a challenge to stay within my calories ranges, but I know if I plan it right, I can do it and not gain weight.
Thanks for reading. Have a terrific weekend.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Since I am an emotional eater and I know it I figure I better do something else before I hunt down every last scrap of bad food left in my house and scarf it down.
My sciatica started acting up yesterday on me. I did a walk around my neighborhood and then just did a 1 mile Leslie walk without any boosters to stay moving, but not cause further pain or injury to my back. I also took Ibuprofen before going to bed to help relax everything.
I woke up, after a very rough night of sleeping, in even more pain. It's from my lower back down to the heel of my left foot and is especially bad along my lower thigh, knee and upper calf areas. Even hurts to touch. Feels like it's on fire. I know it's my sciatica because I've been through this before.
Not to mention my period is starting and it's being a difficult one with lots of cramps and between that and my back, well I am not in a good mood.
So I decided to suck it up. I've certainly survived worse than this and come out stronger because of it. So I went out with my dog this morning. She was annoying as could be. It's garbage day and she decided to be scared of every damn garbage can along the way and refused to go anywhere near them. Not a pleasant experience. But we survived.
I came home, ate breakfast and read my book for a bit, but not too long because even laying down is very painful so I can't just stay in one spot long.
So I decided to take a shower and get dressed. I figured I'd better go to the store and get some food so my son and I could eat lunch. Yeah, well then comes the lightning, thunder and rain. Really?!!
We really need some food in order to eat. But I guess it's going to have to be a can of soup for us. I was really looking forward to a deli sandwich too. I planned for it! It's my special treat.
Well I get all ready to leave. Tell my son to look after the dogs, especially the little one because he's scared of storms. I grab my purse, put my shoes on, get my list and coupons in my purse and go to grab my keys....
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ... yes that loud boom was me losing the last thread of my patience, not the thunder booming overhead.
My husband took the car yesterday to go to the dentist. He apparently took my car key as well because sometimes his alarm thingy doesn't work so he took mine to be safe. Well he did NOT RETURN MY KEY.
So now I cannot go shopping until after he gets home. I HATE GOING SHOPPING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON! The stores are more crowded, the sale meat is gone and I really hate having to cook dinner right after I just spent over an hour on my feet shopping. Plus it's hotter =(
I am trying to be patient, but it's just not in me right now. I am trying not to get too upset. I know within me somewhere, that God is in control and things like this happen for a reason. But I am also hormonal and just plain frustrated.
And now I've given myself a headache. UGH.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
I did it and I am proud! I did not take a nap no matter how tempted I was. I took Sara for our morning walk and I liked it. I stayed awake until lunch time and beyond. I did my after lunch aerobics for 31 minutes and now I felt totally accomplished. I am right about 8,500 steps for the day. Oh yea, I even did some push ups (girly style of course lol) and some crunches. Adding them to my daily goals. I scrubbed toilets, read my Bible, listened to some uplifting music while dancing around the house cleaning stuff up. I have stayed within my calorie range and am at 12 glasses of water.
So yea, take THAT temptation!
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