Thursday, December 12, 2013
Not a ton new here....I had some dental work done, a temporary crown until the permanent one comes in, which is not till the 30th. The problem is, my tooth hurts when I bite down on that side...eating is becoming an issue. Trying to deal with it, hoping it just hurts because of the work and anesthesia - hopefully it will get a bit better, otherwise, is gonna be a long 2 weeks....that's a bummer.
I did 3 really good workouts this week, planning to get another in tomorrow...feels pretty good. Today I managed to 10 minutes on the treadmill after a kettlebell workout. That is a first! Usually I am pretty thrilled to get through a 20 min dvd...but it was an ab workout, so I didn't get a good amount of cardio in there.
Tomorrow is also my husbands work party *snore*....I am usually the youngest non employee there, especially within my husbands department...I found a fabulous black cocktail dress at a garage sale ($5.00!!!), and I have some gorgeous jewelry...at least I don't have to worry about what I am going to wear....Just need to grab some tummy tucking panty hose...
I have been attempting to do some holiday baking...usually I am a fair baker, generally speaking, I can follow a recipe and it tastes good...weeeeellllll, I tried 2 different recipes, and they both tasted horrible! My gingerbread dough for gingerbread men tasted (according to my 10 yr old daughter) "like a glorified triscuit". That was turned into a gingerbread "shanty", its not pretty, but we had fun making it! Last night I tried a pumpkin bar for a potluck at my work today...lets just say EW...frustrated and irritated I am wasting food! But I plan to attempt some more anyway...just wish I knew what I was doing wrong!
Way behind on Christmas shopping, have no idea what to get everyone...Getting behind on cleaning too, which always sucks! oh well-
So that's my update- pretty unexciting!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I really did plan to workout yesterday and today....but then work got in the way...some days are just more physically demanding than others. But I made the effort to make good dinners...so I guess that is headway! I also skipped the gas station in the mornings, which keeps me from the dreaded powdered donuts...Still working on water intake. Tomorrow I am definitely getting that workout in!
I've discovered a new way to eat brussel sprouts too! Shredded em' in the food processor and used that for salad! Topped with tomatoes, a little feta cheese, and avacados...mmmm good! Used a cranberry flavored balsamic vinegar for the dressing, it was fabulous! When I finally got lunch today, I dumped sweet and spicy tuna in it, and that was great too!
So I feel like I am moving in the right direction...Keep moving forward...that's the plan!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Good start to the day-did a 20 sparkpeople bootcamp dvd. It was tough, and I stayed in the beginner range, but I made it through. My leg muscles are fairly sore, but I try to stretch when I get up, so that seems to be helping.
I think we are going to get a exercise bike. We have an ab machine thingy that my husband swore he would use.... well...nobody uses it. Thinking we will sell it, and get a space saving bike. He may use that, but I definitely will. He does have a lot of back issue...so maybe a stationary bike will work better for him?
So- I am letting my body recharge, except for the bowling I will do on Saturday, 3 games on a league every other week...I am enjoying it! Not very good, but I can see a little improvement.
Right now I am waiting for the mechanic to call. Wed, my electrical system just went crazy-and I had a battery, alternator, and every fuse replaced. I had to wait for a special part to be shipped in, and they are fixing that today....sigh...love issues like this.
Seriously thinking of starting to decorate for Christmas...it annoys my hubby to decorate before Thanksgiving, but we will be out of town, I kind of want some things done before we get home....love the holidays! Plus it will keep me from sitting in front of the TV.... or I could clean .
Time to get moving! Have a great weekend Spark Friends!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Well-I have been off the wagon for over 3 months...not pretty. It happens every time I go back to work...I start off taking my own food and coffee in the morning, and then by the end of the season, I am stopping at the gas station for their coffee and powdered donuts...Its getting ridiculous. I have stopped working out, and stopped drinking water, and stopped paying attention to portion sizes. Time to stop stopping- time to start starting....
I could only manage about 10 minutes doing kettlebells, but I guess that is a start. I am hoping to do some running in place with my daughter on the wii later. It is about time to be off work for about 2months, so I am going to get back on track. I wont be so tempted by donuts and junk. I am planning to bake for the holidays, then give it away....so I have some new goals:
#1 I have a cruise in May, and I want to wear a bathing suit, without a skirt or shorts.
That means I am targeting my thighs and butt.
#2 Cut back on carbs, and spend more time making good food.
#3 Cut back on coffee, and drink water
#4 When I go back to work in Feb, keep these things in the front of the mind, so I don't backslide.
I am starting off the exercise a bit slow, but jumping into full workouts, just plain hurts....plus we are going out of town for Thanksgiving, so I wont be doing much for that week...but when we get back, lookout!!
First thing I am doing though, is swearing off the powdered donuts!!!
Right now I am at about 145, would like to be at 135, but I am looking to tone up everything, more that just lose weight. I am still thrilled at being where I am, since I was at 180-210 for soooo long. But I can do better with the eating and the exercising...
So-there it is- time to get busy!
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