Sunday, February 12, 2012
Yup... I fell off again. Y'know, you really would think that Sparking and working out properly for 2 years, it would be easier to stay on the wagon and keep going strong? But that's not real life at all, is it?
If I'm honest, I think now that I'm more in the maintaining stages and concentrating on my fitness and tightening my body.... because I don't have these huge numbers coming off the scale, everything is SO much harder. Like if to begin with, I was only 10lbs over weight, I don't think I'd be able to do it... Everything seems easier for me when you're so far away from a goal that you don't even know if it's possible for you to reach it...
That doesn't make sense much because I am so far away from an amazing-flat-and-ab'd stomach that it would push me on to SEE if I will ever pull that damn saggy skin bag in.
This is a positive blog, even though it may not seem that way haha! I have missed everyone!
I didn't do Week 4 of January's BodyRock 30 Day Challenge. I pushed it away (along with Spark and generally the internet) and ate all the foods I could. Funnily enough, the challenge must have been doing wonders with my body - because after all the food I ate in the 2nd week off the challenge (and it was a lot of food) - I didn't put any weight on! LOL. How weird is that? Thank you body.
SO, I was happy to see a new 30 Day Challenge go up for February...Felt like it was especially for me, lol. So I promised myself (and made it public in other areas) that this 30 Day Challenge - I would stick to. So I got on board. I've done the first week, Days 1 - 5 and I feel great. Those were some hard workouts, and I've been sore all week. It's been good though, and I feel like I've really worked hard with certain parts of my body.
I've been eating really well too this past week, so will weigh in on my normal weigh day again on Monday and actually record it.
What I've just thought of, is my healthy lifestyle still does impact me even when I am in 'self-destruct' mode - I am eating well throughout the day without even realising it. That'll be why the weight didn't grab me, probably. I eat a healthy breakfast and have healthy snacks in the day between my lunch. So really, I'd only really been pigging out for my tea (dinner!) and then a little bit afterwards before bed. I'm subconsciously more sensible in my food choices AND definitely portion sizes now though... so that's good!? :)
So um... Hi everybody and sorry for being crap, lol. It's great to see everyone is doing great and going strong. Always so motivating just checking into Spark... The people here are so wonderful.
I go to Mexico on March 31st... So let's pull this tummy in! :)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Quick blog while I'm working.
I'm mostly eating good again. I just had a bowl of noodles for dinner yesterday ... which wasn't very nutritional at all. It could have been worse, is how I look at it. :-/
I went to zumba, finally! Woohoo! Hah, it was really good fun and the instructor was fantastic, really tried to include and talk to everyone, was full of energy and bouncing around and asking for a "wooo" every minute, LOL!
I'd gone in wearing my tracksuit, with shorts and t-shirt underneath. I can't really exercise and enjoy it unless I'm in my shorts. There was like 50 people there, in this little school gym - seriously. I thought we'd all end up knocking into each other but we all seemed to space out quite well. I left my bottoms on as NOBODY else had shorts on - lol. I soon changed my mind after warming up and we all threw our jackets/jumpers off and got stuck in hehe!
Everyone was so friendly and we were all kind of laughing with each other, definitely no laughing AT each other. A really lovely atmosphere. :)
I did expect to work a bit harder but I suppose it's all about the effort you put in when you know the moves a bit better? The good news is - I'm going again. I'm booked in for next Monday - plus a toning class afterwards woohoo! It's nice to have a little change.
I didn't do any Week 3 of BodyRock yesterday. I'm working out tonight though so will probably start it. I've had some words with myself and I need to focus and getting in at least one work out every day (give or take a rest day, depending on how I feel) instead of trying to be so strict with myself or have a plan. I don't know. I like having a plan... and I strive on a plan, but I'm really beating myself up recently.
I want to finish the 30 day challenge. I know that.
In the back of my mind i know that I go away on March 31st, so I know that March at least will be a very strict month for me all around..maybe even some February. I could do with a 30-day plan for March, hah. I realise I could use the one BodyRock has up now but sometimes new fresh stuff every day is so much more motivating.
I wish I was more decisive!
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