Thursday, April 12, 2012
Today is better. I don't know if I'm just having some major hormonal issues, or if it's my new puppy keeping me awake at night, or if it's the stress of all my kids plus my DH, or what, but SHEESH it's been rough getting back on track!!! I'm slowly finding my motivation again. I feel like I need to start from scratch again, but I know I've made progress. I just have to get back to that progress mark and start moving again! Today I made better food choices. I thought I was doing pretty well with my food through the day, but have found that after eating dinner, I'm starting to go over my calories for the day. So instead of my 8 multigrain Tostito chips with my sandwich for 150 cals, I went with 60 cals with mini rice cakes. I've added more fruit, so I'm having at least 3 fruit servings just during the day, to help keep away my sweet tooth. For lunch, I've stopped with the easy, frozen meals saturated in sodium, and I have a sandwich, along with the rice cakes, and the fruit.
So I'm getting back on track, it's just a slow thing. I think I did what all the experts say not to do. I came out of the gate running fast as I could, and then started to burn myself out. So I need to ease back into this. And I will. It WILL happen for me. :)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ok... a few rough days, and my stomach took off running on me. I usually hold myself together pretty well with the emotional eating, but Saturday night, Monday night and Tuesday were all VERY rough on the homefront, and as hard as I tried, I just couldn't keep my calories within range and I couldn't get myself to the gym. I even had a hot fudge sundae from Sonic last night. BUT AT LEAST I LOGGED IT!!! Either way, I'm feeling very stiff, probably from the lack of working out. I can't go tonight because I have a dental appt, and will probably be sore from that. But I can go tomorrow, and plan to go tomorrow, as well as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm going to get back on track! But as my status says, right now I feel like I'm falling off the wagon and just hanging onto it with my fingertips. I need someone to grab my wrists and pull me back in! My SP friends are amazing. One of them has even made an appt to come meet me and go walking with me. If it weren't for SP, I'm sure I'd be sitting in the dust while the wagon was going full speed leaving me behind. So thank you all!! I'LL GET THIS, I KNOW I WILL!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I've had a very stressful past few days. I took the stress out on the machines at the gym on Saturday but since then things have just gone straight down hill. I bought a new pair of tennis shoes that actually fit my feet, but my DH threw it in my face that I bought myself something. I NEVER spend money on just myself, and never do anything just for me. If I'm going to spend money, I spend it on something he and I can both enjoy, but this time I decided to. But by the time we got done with our "disagreement" about things, I felt so guilty for doing something for myself, I returned the shoes. I just ask for the same respect in return all the time. If I'm going to spend my money on US, why can't he? He gets pampered and spoiled all the time, but I rarely do anything to pamper or spoil myself. Aren't the roles supposed to be reversed?
To top it off, my son got a black eye. I was told by his father that it was from a swingset accident that included my 6 yr old son as well. Well, he went to school today and his RN came by to see him for his medication and noticed it. It's very obvious. She called me to ask me about it, and I told her what I'd been told from his father. She said that's not even remotely close to the story she got from my son. My son told her he fell and hit his face on a sledgehammer. So now because the stories conflict and because he's got a mark, she's has to, by law, report it to Child Services. So now the investigations will begin, I assume.
If it's not one thing its another, and I honestly am so emotionally drained that I don't feel like going to the gym at all. I don't want to walk, I don't want to work out, I just want to go home, crawl in my bed, and cry like a little baby. Is that so wrong?
Monday, April 09, 2012
Well... I'm going to hope that I'm correct.... I added inches, but I didn't find out until midweek last week that I was doing my weights incorrectly. Instead of doing more reps at a lower weight, I kept increasing my weights so I could "feel" the burn afterwards. I found out that by doing that, it bulks up the muscle instead of toning it as lean muscle. My clothes still fit looser, and as of Saturday I'd lost 3 lbs. Would it be the weights?
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Apparently Spark doesn't have Steak N Shake chicken fingers and cheese fries... probably because it's a really stupid thing to eat. But on the other hand, I did so well with my fitness today, and I was starving, so I gave in. I know me, and I know if I deny myself something, I'm going to binge out bad. So I chose to take the hit and keep moving. I was highly impressed with myself with my cardio today though!
70 mins AMT - 803 cals - 4.64 mi
15 mins ST - chest press, shoulder press, triceps, lat pull down
803 Calories burned? At the time I did my cardio, I hadn't even CONSUMED 800 calories yet for the day. Each time, I get better and better. I guess if I had to pick a day to go over on my nutrition, today was it.
I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Easter. Be healthy!!
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