Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Another short blog:
I am happy to say I finally got some exercise in! I felt so guilty and embarrassed yesterday when I missed my workout that I vowed to get some in today and I did. I did my BL Bootcamp workout, 30 minutes and 514 calories later I feel great!
Monday, January 09, 2012
This blog will be short and sweet as I'm not in the best of moods.
I was supposed to get some exercise in today, but I didn't. I'm really annoyed and frustrated with myself for not following through, and embarrassed as well to be honest. I woke up to TOM this morning which explains the increase in my appetite and feelings of fatigue lately. As I laid in bed this morning, looking at the clock, I told myself to get up, that I needed to workout, but I just couldn't. I just felt soo tired. I even thought about not going to work and working from home. I fell back asleep, but did get up and go to work with thoughts of working out when I got home. That didn't happen either. Ugh, I hate disappointing myself! The only good thing that I can say is that I stayed in calorie range today. Today was probably the healthiest I've ever eaten. But I do vow to workout tomorrow! I have to!
So that's it! I hope you all had a much more successful and productive day than I did!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Exercise. If you have read even one of my blogs before you know I have a love/hate relationship with working out. I love the after effects, but it's the actual process of getting up and moving my butt that I hate. However, to reach my goal it has to be done! So here is my plan of attack:
1) Exercise 4-5 times per week for at least 30 min
2) Include an ab and stretching routine 2 times per week
3) Exercise in the morning as to avoid excuses and schedule disruptions
4) Provide myself with variety to avoid boredom
5) Shut up and do it!
So there's my plan. No special tricks, just determination. I found some videos on YouTube that I'm going to use to change things up, along with BodyRock.tv. I'm going to try to have fun at it and just do it. I have a great work schedule, so I'm going to try and take advantage of it.
Reiko is off this week so I haven't worked out once, but I have been moving a lot with all the cleaning and organization. I know it's not the same thing, but it's better than nothing. I knew I probably wouldn't get in any exercise since she was off, so I'm ready to go first thing Monday morning! I'm ready to start feeling better!
If you read Part II, organization, then let me update you. I cleaned out the drawers in the living room, the bookshelf, and the closet! Now all I have to do is organize my clothes in the closet and we're done with our early spring cleaning. I got my folders set up to to organize recipes and exercises I tear out of magazines. So happy. It gives me a sense of calm to look around and see a clean/organized house. I said that 2012 was going to be a good year and I'm determined to see that through.
I hope you're all feeling as optimistic as I am about what this year is going to bring! Let's do this!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
One of my goals was to get more organized and we are definitely heading in the right direction. Yesterday I spent hours going through paperwork, mail, magazines and cleaning my side of the bed. Today I got the closet almost under control. All clothes have been hung up, shelves with bags and purses have been organized, and shoes are put away, but there is a pile in the corner of...yep you guessed it PAPERWORK!!! I plan to get a handle on that tomorrow or sometime this weekend. Then, I just need to tackle the bookshelf and get rid of old college textbooks and random papers that have just been shoved in there out of convenience!
Reiko and I have been discussing a cleaning schedule and I think Tuesday and Sunday have been designated as our cleaning days. Hopefully, this system will work for us, but if not we will keep searching until we find a system that does work for us. We just need to stick to a schedule so that things don't get so out of control because then it's overwhelming to try and tackle what needs to be done!
This organization is not just to make me feel better or make life easier, but it's vital to get organized and stay organized for when we have kids. Time to start working on ingraining those healthy habits now! I feel really good that I'm following through on goals that I set for myself. It really does make me realize that with a little effort, I can obtain any and all goals. If you've been following my recent string of blogs, you know that I've been discussing each of my goals in separate blogs. Part I talked about eating healthy and food related goals. Part II talked about getting organized, and Part III (which is yet to come) will discuss exercise! You can expect that one tomorrow!
Don't forget to Spread the Spark. Share your journey with others, the good and the bad, and I promise it will make things a little easier on you. You'll learn things you didn't know and help someone else along the way!
Love and Light
Monday, January 02, 2012
One of goals this year is to get more organized. So here is my "plan of attack":
1) Plan meals for the week
2) Grocery shop once a week to increase intake of fresh fruits and veggies and get supplies for the weeks meals
3) Have a schedule for myself, but don't be so strict that I can't adapt if/when things change
4) Track food for the day in the morning so I know where I stand as far as calorie range and nutrient intake
5) Keep up with chores daily so I don't get so far behind
6) Do a little bit of deep cleaning everyday to get rid of excess paperwork and junk until I get to a point where I just need to maintain order
I planned out or meals for the week yesterday and went grocery shopping today. We stuck to the list and got what we needed to make it through the week. I don't like grocery shopping, who does, but it works for me. I already feel less stress knowing that I don't have to stand in front of the fridge and pantry trying to decide what to cook that night. Also, planning meals for the week and shopping once a week ensures that I have what I need to make what I want. There's nothing like finally figuring out what you can cook, only to realize that you'e missing one essential ingredient.
I hope to start tackling the bedroom tomorrow. My side of the bed has magazines, paperwork, school work, mail, and who knows what else! I'm not messy, just obsessive. I'm that person that reads a mag article or a recipe and instead of clipping it and putting it in the recipe box, I save the whole magazine.
I tracked all my food/snacks this morning so I didn't have to worry about forgetting anything. It also helped me to formulate a plan because it was clear I was not going to get in enough protein and calcium unless I made a few tweaks, which I did.
I have a tentative schedule that I would like to follow, which I probably won't this week since Reiko is off until Monday. So that means I didn't work out today, but I was also below calorie intake today so I think it all balances out. Do plan to get in at least 10 minutes tomorrow though!
Part III (Exercise) will come tomorrow. Still trying to formulate my plan for that one! I hope you're all making strides towards your goals. If I can help, let me know!!
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