Sunday, January 08, 2012
Today was my second session with my 'client'. It didn't go as well as I wanted it to. My goal for her session were:
- 10 minutes of warm-up
- full strength training routine with 3 sets of 12
- 10 minutes of stretching
To say the least, it did not go as smoothly as I liked. We got through one set.
I need to have:
- better time management
- better planning
- more condense strength training exercises
- provide an overview of the session to the 'client'
I feel I haven't gave it serious attention. Even through she is not paying me, I want to see results and do it well. Our next meeting is Friday the 13th. Darn it, I am going to have better preparation!
I feel there is going to be a lesson in each session. It's like cooking a new recipe. You gotta make it a few time before you get the hang of it. This will take a few tries, I feel.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
I am so frustrated! I don't understand clothing manufacturers! They seem to like to make clothes for women that do not have curves. YET we are supposed to have curves. Is this a joke? We are magically supposed to have a curves and a flat stomach.
Oh, you were serious?!
Well, so am I! I would love to see them start designing clothes for us american, curvy women than those sticks they call models. In fact, if they did MAYBE those sticks could gain some weight and not be so sick and anorexic looking.
Today I feel like flub. The clothes look cute.. but apparently not on me. Well, tough, I am wearing it to the gym to train my 'client'. My mom would comment to me on my tummy roll and say I need a looser shirt or I need to work on flattening it. No matter what size I am it seems she wants me to have a flat tummy. Well, me too! But, guess what? It's gonna happen!
Friday, January 06, 2012
As many of you guys know, I have been struggling with settling on a 2012 goal/resolution.
Finally, I got it!
Every race I run in 2012... whether it is 1 or 12... will be for a cause. Most races are a fundraiser for a cause, usually research, but some are not. I really want to focus my energy and yes, money, on a worthy cause.
My Grandma sparked this idea for me back in June, the day I showed her my half marathon medal. She asked what was it for... like what cause. As far as I know, my half marathon had no advertised cause.
Keeping that in mind, all day long I saw people dressed in purple. By the end of the race, I learned these people were members of Team-in-Training. Team-in-Training raises money for cancer (leukemia, I believe) research. In fact, since that conversation with my Grandma, it has been on my bucket list to become a Team-in-Training participant. Right now, I do not have the time commitment or money. But, someday, I will.
Besides my Grandma sparking me, I found it empowering to do 5Ks in 2011 that had a cause. You see, when you are waiting around at a race, you start to hear inspiring stories. It is no longer about you or running or your best time. It is about raising money so people do not have live with cancer or diseases that have no cure.
In the past, some races I have completed for has raised money for Lupus research, housing for parents for children that need to stay in ICU, and rising money for a scholarship for non-traditional women attending college.
This will be a good challenge for 2012. Finding 5Ks with a cause should be fairly easy but for some reason, it seems finding a half marathon will be a bit tougher. Down the road, I might have to alter the goal from every race run for a worthy cause to 12 races ran for worthy causes in 2012.
Either way, I will be helping worthy causes with running. Won't that be nice?
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
In the last month or so, it seems like my control on food portions is out of hand. And, the holidays sure didn't help matters! When I was at 260, I could mindlessly eat a cake pan or a pizza and realize AFTER I ate it. When that happens now, it scares me. Even after losing all this weight, I realize I will always have some demons to fight.
Anyways, back to topic at hand, I decided I want... no, need.. to get the control of my eating, whether it is healthy or junk food. I need to have control of ME. To do this, I decided for the month of January I would try to track food 21 of the 31 days.
Yesterday was day 1 of tracking again. It went okay. At times, I was forgetful that I had to track foods. At the end of the day, I had 200 calories left.
Today I have been trying to track again sporadically. This has been harder. I try to make alot of my meals at home. With doing that, you have to remember to measure. Than, I decided to make chili! Since it is not from a recipe, I do not know how many servings it is. I want to say 4-5. But, when you are trying to determine how many calories is in each serving, that extra serving can be a huge calculating factor. Anyone know how to solve this issue?
Besides that, today I really noticed how much I mindlessly snack without measuring out the proper portion. It's crazy. With needing to track food, I need to measure these fruit and veggie snacks out.
In the last year or so, I have tried tracking again. I seem to get frustrated because like my chili issue. Instead I have been trying to listen to my body and when I am actually hungry. Maybe I will have a mini-goal of getting to Day 7 of tracking. That really helped when I did it with my fitness.
Talking of which, I haven't worked out since the New Years. Sunday.. I drove home. Monday.. worked all day. I know excuses. But.. today I hope to work out after Run for Life's Greet and Meet meeting.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
This weekend I went to my Grandma's Christmas. Now, that I have lost 100# and missed Christmas last year, they act like I am the prodigal child that has returned after many years. I find it so amusing. My sister even noticed it.
Besides the drama with the family, it was nice to see everyone.
Of course, I ate way too much. Lately, it seems I have no self control whatsoever! It is actually very scary. I eat everything in sight. Like I did before I lost the weight. I am seeing very clearly how someone could gain all the weight again.
I tell my friends and family. They have the attitude that it is not a big deal. It's a big deal. Especially to me.
Sometimes they even comment about how I am skinny, small, blah, blah, blah. At one time I might have cared about that but not anymore. Sometimes I wish it still made my day to get one more pound down. But, it doesn't. What makes my day now? Overcoming something that I didn't think I could do. The unachievable goals. It's empowering for me.
Maybe that is why weight loss made my day before. I never thought I could even lose 5# so everyday that I went down even more it was proving to myself I can do it.
After that, it was proving to myself I can run a half marathon. There were a lot of doubts that I couldn't do it.. but I did.
So, basically, I need to find something I believe is unachievable and prove to myself I can do it.
That seems kinda backward, doesn't it? Another way of looking at it is I need a challenge.
Hmm.. let's see. What goals do I have which I believe are unachievable right now?
Becoming a Half Marathon Fanatic (Nicholas has inspired me!)
Running a full marathon.
Running Team Ortho Series during 2012 (Get Lucky, Minneapolis Marathon, Go Commando, Monster Dash)
The first two would be awesome but I do not feel my running is up to par for that. Also, mentally, I am just not ready for that.
But, the last one.. just maybe it could be a fun challenge. I can even pay for all the races at one time, at the end of this month. No excuses.
My 2012 goal was going to be 1000 miles, and 140 goal weight. But, everytime I think about them, they kinda put me to sleep.
So, I think my 2012 goal is going to the Ortho Team Series.
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