Monday, July 12, 2010
As some of you know, I tried a 100 Day Challenge. It was alright, but I got interest after awhile.
Last night, when I couldn't sleep, I thought of a new challenge, which includes my trouble spots (plyometrics, arms, and tummy). It grew out of liking JM's 30 Day Shred but not her.
Basically, you start with 25 of each exercise within 100 seconds and increase 25 each week doing it 3x a week.
Jump rope / Jumping jacks
Push-ups / Arm wings
Sit-ups / Ball transfers
The beauty of it? You can do it anywhere, anytime!
I think today I will take my measurements today, try it for 3 weeks, re-take measurements. I figure it's worth a try!
What do you think?
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Competitions = $$$
A friend of mine recently asked if I wanted a complete car detailing valued at $200. He got it for winning the college's rock climbing competition. This got me thinking about how if you complete is certain 5Ks, you can win monetary money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. From what I have seen, it is like $500. I know I have even competed in a weight loss contest in where you could win close to the same as a 5K. These monetary rewards sure put a new spin on losing weight and giving motivation to train more seriously.
As I start training for 5Ks, this got me thinking. If I put myself into weight loss contests and trained seriously for 5Ks, does this mean I could pay for the year that I am out in California on the National Student Exchange by being fit and doing something I love? Yeah, I have a long ways to go but talk about bonus!
[On a side note, I ran 1.5 miles today.
Okay not all together but still! I walked the first .5 as my warm up, ran the next mile, walked the next half mile, than ran the next half mile, walked some, than ran a teeny-tiny bit than walked to my car.
I feel pretty amazing that I ran a full mile without stopping. On the track, when I time myself, I struggle and tend to stop. You know what that means, right? Running on the track is all mental. Grr.. is all I got to say about that!]
Friday, July 09, 2010
When I got back from vacation I gained 4# from going from 197 to 201. For some reason, I wasn't bothered by it. I guess I knew when I went back to the grind, I'd lose it again and some. That is what we are all about, right?
On Wednesday, my first full day back, I walked 3 miles and dropped 2# on Thursday's weigh in. I figured it was water retention. Happy to see you leave.. See-ya.
Than, on Thursday, yesterday, I did nothing. I just tracked my food and did no exercise. I was sore from the 3 mile walk [Man, it sucks that you can lose all your training over just a few days.] I did on Wednesday and I had to get my 5 page paper done for my summer class. [It's due today.] This morning I dropped another pound.
WHAT is going on?! This is so weird. I basically dropped 3# in like two days. Weird! I kinda figure my body knew it wasn't suppose to be there so it didn't get settled in.. I don't know.
Today, I am still getting settled back into the groove of things.. I am going to go work out on the .
[Oh, I forgot.. I am going to try to restrain myself from the scale this weekend. Small steps.. small steps!]
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Okay, I was going to add a comment to my other blog but um, it wasn't letting me so let's try this avenue instead.
I decided my sister, the one picking me apart, isn't so bad. She is giving me $30 Itunes gift cards that she won. She doesn't have Itunes but I do! In turn I am going to make a CD.. I sure can do that!
With the Itunes gift cards, I am going to re-vamp my work out songs that I work out/walk to.
So far these are on the list to purchase...
---Rude Boy by Rhianna
---Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice
---Rehab by Rhianna
---I Pray For You by Jaron and The Long Road to Live
As you may have figured out, I listen to lots of country and some pop/punk. What are some of your favorite songs?! What are the must haves?!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I think my mini-vacation was just want I needed.. it really helped me relax about my weight loss. I think I was getting kinda burnt out so what I did these past few days was absolutely nothing! I didn't walk.. not even in the parade I was in. In fact, I let myself eat like 6 bars that day. Besides the exercise, I let myself not track my food and just enjoy myself. And, I did.
I spent some good solid time with my extended family. Even through we are close, we do not see each other that much. It was really nice. My mom's cousin's wife told me how much she was proud of me for losing so much weight. In fact, I might have sparked her! She even pointed it out to my grandma who when I was little told me that I need to lose weight but than shove food down our throats. It was hard. So, it really took me back a bit when she called me skinny.. really!? Me?! Especially when I have a cousin who is rather fit and could be considered skinny.. I think that might be have been a highlight for me this weekend!
On the other hand, my sister was picking my body apart. For a while, I was just taking it.. not letting it bother me. I am a strong person, inside and out. I am proud with how far I have come. But, she kept picking at me even with my other sister calling her catty. Finally, I had enough and started to stand up for myself. But my mom is like, "Quit fighting." The thing is I didn't even start it or whatever but I am getting yelled for it. *sigh* I am trying to let it go..and focus on all the lovely comments that I received this week.
With all the fun I had and relaxing with the food and exercise, I did go from 197 to 201.2. In other words, I gained 3#. I decided I have not going to all crazy on working on those 3# but rather work on the getting back into the routine this week. [I think I started yesterday when I ordered a Blueberry Salad at Betty's Pie. It was a-maz-ing! Seriously.. It had blueberry vingrette! Yum!] Than, after I get settle back in, I will probably work on leaving the 200s again!
Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!
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