Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I think I need a vacation from losing weight.
This does not mean quitting but rather maybe relaxing a bit about it. In the last two days, I burned like 2000 calories!!! On Monday I did the elliptical for 40 minutes and walked 5 miles. Than on Tuesday I walked around on the park's trails for 2-3 hours. In other words, I have been exercising like a mad woman. But why?! I do not need to kill myself for this. I can lose weight by doing a moderate amount of exercise and watching what I eat.
In fact, I have gained a pound from yesterday to today! Lame!!! On the flip side, this month I have lost an inch on my tummy and hips.. isn't that really the goal?! To be smaller? Like who cares if you are weighing in at 200 if you can fit into a size 10. I'd like to say I am not going to care. At least I am working on not caring about the number on the scale.
The result of all that exercise? Well, I don't want to go do a single thing today. I don't want to go for a walk. I don't want to go on the elliptical. I don't even want to go to class. Well, I never want to go to class so maybe that isn't so unusual!
I have been debating on whether to go home tonight or tomorrow. I think I am gonna leave right after class. Going home will be kinda like a weight loss vacation.. I will be a more slack there than I would be here. Much of that has to do with that I have less control of what to eat. My goals are usually to maintain during that time. This time I would like to lose a pound but I don't know if that is possible.. But I do know when I come back from a home visit, I enjoy most likely my routine around here again.
I will try to check in a couple times but if it seemed like I went up and missing.. well, I kinda did. I will be gone until Monday or Tuesday! Have a great 4th of July everyone!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
What a great ending to a day that started out so poorly.
First off I was kinda annoyed with some friends that didn't invite me a 5K Run/Walk they went to. Mind you, I do not need a graved invitation but these are the same people that bailed on me for my first 5K. Than, they were asking me all the details about it.. to me, it felt like turning the knife is something that just already stung.
On top of that, I was feeling guilty because I was supposed to walk a different 5K with a Spark Friend and I disappointed her once again. I really need to work on this whole morning thing.
On the other hand, my friend SHERYLDS by giving me a shout out in her blog. It really made me smile. Who doesn't like shout outs?! Not me.. I love them! I feel so special!
I decided to go for a walk on the new trail I found. And, you know what?! I found some really nice people there and chatted with them for nearly 20 minutes. They told me of another trail that I might like. Now I wish I had time to go find it tomorrow. It is a bit of a longer trail so it is one where I can really tire out my legs. I love doing that! It is probably a good idea I didn't because I don't have the greatest shoes for long walks.
That brings me to my next point. I don't care for my new walking shoes.. Yesterday I got shooting pains from my heel, arch screamed, and front part of the foot hurt.. So if any of you or know anyone that needs new walking shoes (size 9) and willing to pay $50 + s/h, message me. We will see what we can work out. I paid $79.99 and would like to recoup some of the losses as I cannot return them because they were on clearance.
Than, after that today I started training for a 5K Run/Walk at the end of September. Basically, I want to get the majority of it nailed down before school starts again so I have seven weeks. I will try to run in spurts during the week following Jeff's Galloway's training. Also on Sundays, I will be running a full mile and focusing on improving my time. Today I ran 12:36! Not bad.. considering.. I wanted 12:00 but I will take it. I hope by the end of the summer or in seven weeks to be under 11:00! How exciting would that be?!!
So, even though the day started poorly, it ended pretty awesome! So keep that in mind, if you are having a bad day, it can get better with the right actions and attitude!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I am excited to say I finally tried out a new trail... it was really nice. It was exactly like what I usually walk but less people, more wilderness and no traffic nearby. It was so peaceful that I even took my headphones out. I do wish it was a bit longer than three miles. Sometimes I want a super long walk on a trail like that and always am sad when the walk is over..
Between all the shopping and walk, I formed new goals for July which I will probably start pronto.
---Work on my running time and run 1 mile by August 1 WITHOUT stopping.
Right now, I know I can run half a mile solid but I have no idea what my time is. I am buying a stop watch this weekend! I CAN do this.. even if I have to get a little more strict with myself!
---Work on my swimming distance.
Right now, I can swim 5 laps with 50' each. I feel like I can do better. Also, for my major I can get certified to be a life guard but you gotta be able to swim 500'. Right now, I couldn't do this.
---Complete ONE 5K.
A few things spurred this.
1) I am proud of myself when I complete one.
2) One of friends who I asked to complete a 5K with me but they broke their promise last October completed a 5K. They didn't even ask me to join them. It really annoys me.
3) I want to be the person that is at every 5K race.
4) I feel I am doing them less and less.. I want 5Ks to be important in my life.
---Try 3 new trails.
In my area we have around five or seven trails. Until this afternoon, I walked ONE and all my other walks are on sidewalks. I think it is time to mix things up especially when I talk about quitting. SHERYLDS and PATRICIAANN46 are correct.. I am NOT giving up! Ha!
These goals are rather simple but I do best when things are simple. I love they are not focused on weigh in numbers. If I focus on these activities, the weight should just fall off.. and who doesn't like that?!!
Oh! I almost forgot!!! Eek! For awhile I have had rewards here and there but never decided on a reward for when I get to my goal weight. Most people decide on a night out, a vacation, or even a new wardrobe. I have decided on a watch pedometer thingy that tells you how far you have walked by GPS!!! No, setting stride stuff.. yay! That stride stuff is complicated for me and I never get it right! Unfortunately, this thingy is $350! YIKES! That is why it is my ultimate reward for my ultimate goal!
What are your July goals? What is your ultimate reward for your ultimate goal?
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