Friday, November 02, 2012
I am will be busy these next few weeks and I am going to pretend I am organized. So, that means I am going to limit my time online. heehee
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I am feeling that workout in my legs! I am on day 2 today and according to my heart monitor, I did not work out as hard as I did yesterday. That surprised me because it felt like the same intensity, but I think being familiar with the routine helped make it seem easier.
I debated doing the workout again today because my legs are a bit sore from yesterday's workout. It is normal for me not to be sore the day after, but the second day is another story.
I'll see what tomorrow brings. But it felt good to do a different type of workout. I like this DVD of Jillian's, mainly because it is one that I actually follow along and stick with it for more than a couple of workouts.
I dislike the workouts that have a lot of fancy steps in the cardio, I can never get the moves right. Jillian does not have that in the 30 Day Shred and so I can actually do the cardio segment with tripping over my feet. Perhaps I shouldn't have skipped the dance classes in high school. hahahaha
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I cannot count the times I have resolved to do something or not to do something, then find myself doing the opposite. This is my third time on Spark People and This time I am going on 1 1/2 years. The previous two times, I quit because I was not perfect. I messed up over and over.
I am now learning that it is not about being perfect, but being consistent in getting back on track as soon as possible when I slide off track. It is easy to make the excuse that since I messed up, I might as well go all out. I often said, "If I am going to bad, then I might as well go all the way." I have sense realized that is the wrong way to think when I catch myself doing something that will hinder me reaching my goals.
I am trying to now reset my way of thinking that when I eat things I know I should not eat because they are not health supporting to how I can fix the damage that may occur. Instead of beating myself up because I was not following my plan perfectly, I think of ways to set things right.
There have been more than one time where I declined an offer of something and replied with "I have not been eating well today, so I need to have a salad with veggies instead." Eating those greens with raw veggies always helps me get back on track because I imagine my body telling "You like me, you really like me." (misquote of Sally Field's acceptance speech - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Field) [argh! Another my age is showing post]
This post is because of the snack attack I had last night. I found myself sneaking my eating - oh, oh. Time to snap out of that quickly. I know I am far from perfect, but I want to eat for health and it is time to move forward.
To end on a positive note: we had supper at my parents' last night. My mom made potato soup and she left out the sausage because she knew I would prefer not eating it. Thanks Mom.
Friday, October 26, 2012
It is that time of year when we start thinking about, preparing and eating foods that are unhealthy. The holiday season is upon us. The Sam's Club in my area put out the Christmas items right after Labor Day. However the biggest assault right now is the Halloween Candy. So, I am preparing my defense. I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution that deals with the way we think about the foods we eat.
I did not get very far into that solution, Day 2 is where I am at right now. The task for this day is to pick 2 "diets". I have been giving this some serious thought because I do not want a "diet" in the sense of following some guidelines to lose weight for a short period of time. I am about 8 pounds heavier than I was last year but I am still in the healthy weight range. So, I am not sure that I have weight to lose. However, my husband has a lot of weight to lose and since I make most of the meals, I want my eating plan to benefit him also.
I am aware that I have an unhealthy relationship with some foods, usually those with sugar and fat as the main ingredients. Although, I have gotten better at saying "no" to some, I still have a love-hate relationship with a few products. This is why I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution, to change my mindset. The workbook describes the plan as a way to "train your brain to think like a thin person".
I tried this program a while back, if you look at my Spark Page, you will see that I have the title "Thinnking": thinking thin. However, I do not want to think like a thin person, I want to think like a healthy person. I may be at what is considered a healthy weight, but I know I eat way too much of foods that are not health supporting.
So, for my task for day 2, I am picking the McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss as the primary diet and Eat for Health as the secondary.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Well, I think my age might be showing in this title. It is about a woman who is stressed out and overwhelmed and wants some "me" time by taking a bubble bath. I saw a Spark People ad the other day for a 2 night giveaway at a really cheap price and when I clicked to see the location, when I went back the ad had changed. Now, I am fantasizing about getting away for a few days.
I think it is because my sleep scheduled changed and I have not been getting my "me" time in the mornings.
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