Saturday, October 09, 2010
That is the big question. How do I know the magic number for when I am done?
I know my body will tell me when it is done but I would like to have a number in mind in the meanwhile. Do I aim for 140 or 160? Or in between at 150?
Today, I figured out an estimate "magic" number according to BMI calculations. [Yes, I know BMI is just a guideline.] My magic number is between 110 and 150. If I settle at 160, my BMI would be at 26.7 in the overweight category. I don't want to be overweight.. I want to be healthy!
I just cannot imagine myself at 110. My college has something called a bod pod that is accurate when measuring your body fat. I have been thinking to ask if they could do one for me.
All of this got me thinking. Is it time for the FINAL push to lose the last 25#? I know I can do better than I have been. If I did make the final push, I could get within ten pounds of my goal weight (160) by New Years!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Today, I started re-reading my blogs starting with the first one I wrote on May 16th, 2009. I got to thinking about that once I get to my goal weight, what am I going to do?
I have been thinking about this alot lately. My goal weight is 160... about 25 pounds away. If I really wanted to, I could try to lose that by New Year's. In all actuality, I want to lose about five pounds a month so I will probably reach it around March or April. That is really not too far away.
So, how am I going to celebrate?
Honestly, I am not too sure. Some people celebrate by buying a new wardobe. I have been doing that all along. Some people celebrate by having dinner at a lavish restaurant. I cannot really afford that and I don't really want to reward myself with food.
I have thought about having a dinner party at a restuarant. Again, I would be rewarding myself with food. And, who would show? My friends seem to think I am a last priority for my birthdays. Would they know how important this is to me?
I could run a 5K. I think I would really enjoy that. Kinda strange? Also, would it be a big reward? I mean, I have run a handful of 5Ks this past summer already.
Anyhow, I still am not sure about it. Maybe I don't need to celebrate with people.. but do something for me.
I do know three things I really want to do.
-Make a quilt out of the t-shirts I didn't get rid of and make a quilt.
-Make a scrapbook with my blogs, race bibs, and pictures to look back at when I get discouraged or have trouble with motivation.
-Get a tattoo.
I am hestiate to get a tattoo at my goal weight. I already have three so I kinda want my next one to be my last one. I already know what I want. A phoneix. Here is a link for an example. tattoocolors.blogspot.com/2008/10/ph
oenix-tattoos.html This is not exactly what I want but you get the idea.
I do know I also want to get a tattoo for my kids and when I graduate my college. I know my kids will be a major part of my kids. Also, college has been a struggle and I want something for that. Ya know.. knowing I did it.
Now problem.. I don't want to become a harley mama.. okay, I don't think that is possible as all my tattoos are tasteful. I just don't want to overdo it. The phoneix tatoo designs I have seen are huge. They take over the back. I want something as big as someone's palm. Not huge.
Anyhow, that is what I am thinking of doing when I have lost 100 pounds.
For those that are reading this.. I have one last question.. how do I know what is a healthy weight for me? I have looked at articles and there is no magic number. Do I shoot for 100#, celebrate, than maybe lose another 10#? Some say I should be 140-150. Maybe I will cross that bridge when I get there!
Monday, October 04, 2010
The HRM has to go.
I was going to give it at least a week. Nope, it's trial didn't last that long. I can already see it is not going to work for what I want. I understand that a HRM varies when I do group exercise classes or even when I run. Tonight, I wore it when I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. When I was done, it said I burned 100 calories. I do not believe that. I was sweating like crazy. I know at times SP can be a bit high but I'd rather deal with that. You see.. I have lost 75# with SP, there is no reason I can't lose the rest the same way.
Day 2 of P90.
Today helped me fall in love with this program. Last night I was like I barely broke a sweat. For someone that hated to sweat before this lifestyle, I now insist on it in my workouts. I was kinda sore. I like that feeling. It means, yes, something is happening in my body. But, it wasn't an overwhelming soreness.
Beyond the soreness, I needed a good workout today. I have been crabby and irritable all day long and needed to work it out. At this point, I already did 30 minutes on the elliptical and felt way better. Than, I got to do yoga (not my favorite) than we moved to kickboxing (my favorite). I felt like I was preparing for tomorrows self defense class!
When I made the choice to lose 5#, I didn't realize it was going to turn into a lifestyle change. I just wanted to feel better about #1... that's me!
Well, 5# turned into 75# and now I have made some lifestyle changes. Honestly, I love every single one of them. The two that I have noticed lately the most are needing my exercise and veggies/fruit. If I do not get these things, I get super irritable and crabby.
In the last couple weeks, I have been slacking on working out in the morning.. and boy, have I regretted it! I am just so more happier and in control of my life when I have worked out in the morning. Not only that, I have felt less stressed.
Besides that, the less available fruits/veggies have really taken a toll on me. I cannot control when they serve it in the caf'. Like today, because it is no abnormal, I had a WHOLE plate of carrots and broccoli. It seems like they either have veggies and fruit.. or they don't. We do have a regular salad bar but that just doesn't cut it for me.
Anyhow, those are my main updates! I hope everyone has a start to the week!
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