Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I'm feeling great at the moment.
I just joined a new Spark Team called Quickfire Challenges. It gives an exercise each day to complete throughout the day, how ever many you can do or how many sets, say 5 sets of 20 during the day. I'm on my second day and i think it's fantastic, it's making me feel ALIVE! Getting myself moving and making my body burn calories through the day too, whilst toning my muscles!!
Also, i got home from work yesterday and i have a bag of clothes from my Mum's house that she's cleared out. My old clothes from when i was 15. There are a lot of size 16s, and others smaller. After trying on a size 16 a couple of weeks ago in the shops, they're still tight on me at the moment... BUT, i tried an old pair of cropped jeans on last night - size 16. They FIT! Perfect! Infact to be honest, they'd need a belt to keep them in place!!!! EEK!!!!
I'm so happy right now, i need to keep this feeling in my mind for when i'm feeling like cheating. I don't WANT to cheat right now. I wanna keep going. I wanna be fit and toned and healthy!!!
So here goes nothing!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Indeed they are!
Last week i didn't have a big loss, i think i lost half a pound. This week, well, last week before Sunday's weigh in, I did cardio and strength for a good hour, 4 times the week, way over my weekly goal. I don't want to up my goal at the moment because i'm feeling quite proud when i do more than what's on my goals, if i was just fulfilling them to what the goal is i don't think i'd feel as great as i do about it, lol.
So i lost 3.75lbs this week, and i'm very very happy about it. I ate some crap the weekend with going to a big work do at the races and then the following day. So now it's back to hard work. And i'm starting as soon as i get home later, big cardio session here i come.
I got the motivation i needed at the weekend, i saw lots of people while i was dressed up and everybody complimented me. I felt great. My Mum said i looked stunning. Why's that? All the hard work i've been putting in! Sooo i felt great... although my feet didn't from the heels i was wearing! Haha!
Monday, April 05, 2010
Since my splurge i've had big workouts. And no more splurges.
Ste had a kebab the other night because he finished work late. I had a slither of it, a tiny piece of meat. He left loads to waste because he got too full but guess what? I didn't finish it for him. So for that, i am pleased with myself.
Had my weigh in yesterday and i actually lost 0.75 lbs. Which puts me a quarter under now, after my gain last week. I can't say how happy i am with that, i deserved to gain, i really did, but i'm so happy it didn't happen.
So i am definitely back on track and i need to keep this mentality up. I might have an extra workout later today. I feel good now.
So let's go again. No mistakes now, for a week atleast. =)
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Well to start off, i am still ill. And feeling sorry for myself, hah, it's only 7am and it's worse in the morning, damn you body fight it off already!!
I'm a bit lost at the moment, if i'm being honest. And i am. I keep making the same little mistakes... i can't keep making them, because they'll end up adding up to my old lifestyle. I'm scaring myself a bit. I was naughty twice this week, once early in the week and once Thursday night. I can live with once a week, and accept it, but twice? I'm so angry with myself!!!!
I had a relaxation day Friday, with it being a bank holiday. It wasn't planned, we hadn't planned to do anything, but we ended up staying in our pjamas, i was between upstairs and downstairs, mainly reading my book. It was bliss really, although i was annoyed most of the day, wondering when we were gonna make plans and get up and get dressed LOL. I may have needed that long rest though, for myself and for my immune system.
I did do something good yesterday though, after my lazy day, i decided to have a workout. I did not want to at all. Y'know when you're still groggy at 5pm because you literally haven't done a thing? Yeah... that was me. I told Stephen to shout at me. He did, bless him. =) So i changed into my workout gear and put one of my hard dvds on. I also put it onto "intermediate/expert" for the first time with this dvd. And oh i went for it! I sweated lots. I tasted pizza repeating on me, nice !
The change in my mood afterwards was fantastic, i wasn't groggy and poopy, i was HAPPY, and full of energy! I was red allover and sweating good. I knew it was a good workout because my usual shower temp was too hot, i had to have it on cool to cool me down. (even after my cool down and stretch) I even carried on after my shower and decided to change the bed linen, hah! I find that quite the energetic chore LOL.
So the workout did me good and lifted my mood. I just wish it was so easy to remind myself of that feeling i get after a good workout. I will have to try harder with that. I have my weigh in on Sunday, and i don't expect anything, i just hope it's not a gain.
I am still low on the confidence though. I've been in stage 2/3 (3 i think?) of the lifestyle change since January/February, i only have one more stage to go. I just can't go into that last stage while i'm still making stupid mistakes and... these naughty things happening.... i don't trust myself.
So for now i guess i'm working hard on my attitude. I can't let it slip now, 50lbs down the line and still plenty of goals ahead of me.
I just hope i can find the strength to carry on and just... do it.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ahhh how am i doing.
Well, i reached my goal weight the weekend before last. A pound under it actually. I was very, very happy. I have now made a new goal, another 20 or so pounds, to see how i get on. I'm watching that BMI scale, i'm still 'obese' at the moment, so getting into 'overweight' should be an acheivement. It won't feel like it to be honest. I don't want to be 'overweight'.... obviously. I want to be 'average'. I do need to tell myself that it'll be an acheivement to reach overweight though, because then i'll be halfway there. And i don't want to set too big a goal that it's too hard and too long and i fail.
I ate a Chinese last night. I overate too. I had wayyy too much. I don't know about this not beating yourself up for slipping now and again. I think I might need to be stricter with myself... i ate it and thought "well hey i haven't pigged out in a while, i've done well".... and deep down i do, and deep down i think i should pig out once in a while, or have whatever you like for just one meal.
I just feel crap about it today. I feel stupid.
I have a workout tonight, so i'm gonna try and sweat alot. I feel like i'm sweating the bad stuff out. Once i'm back on track, everything will be ok then?
Another thing is i have a cold, grrr! So can hardly breath right now. Exercise will do me good though.
So ciao for now i guess!
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