Friday, June 29, 2007
So because I can't get enough of SparkTeams and Challenges, I joined yet another one. :D This one is like a summer camp set up with cabins and whatnot. The challenge for my cabin this week included the following:
"Write down where you want to be with health and fitness and what positive steps you will take to get there."
We're also supposed to post it somewhere on our SparkPage. I'm gonna blog it and then put it in my "About Me", or whatever that main section is called.
MY HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS
Health: Reach and maintain a healthy weight according to the BMI Chart. If I reach and maintain this weight and find it seems to frail for my frame, I will then add weight in a healthy way. Gain muscle, etc. Eat fruits and veggies daily. Be active in daily life.
Fitness: Become athletic. Learn to run. Have nice muscle tone.
Positive Steps to Reach These Goals:
1. Continue to follow SparkPeople.com's diet guidelines, eating within my ranges, and updating nutrition plan each 10 lbs lost.
2. Once financially possible, purchase some basic running shoes and begin Coolrunning.com's "Couch to 5K" program to learn how to run.
3. Continue strength training and change up strength training excercises when the current ones become too easy.
4. Continue Cardio a minimum of 3x a week 45 min per session. Try to change up cardio from time to time to keep body interested and not get in a rut.
5. Think positively and not let small failures defeat me.
6. Be patient with my body as it lets go of more weight.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Man. Those 10lbs are killin me. and by those 10lbs I mean the ones I lifted yesterday because I am SO SORE today. Still did cardio this morning. Lunch was packed in a rush, but I'm making burgers tonight! :)
I'm excited because I already seasoned the meat and everything when I made them on Sunday, so all I have to do is just pattyfie them and cook em. Shouldn't take long. Also making potato wedges. So cooking! But SIMPLE. It will be nice because I am HUNGRY.
Work has SUCKED. Our administrative staff apparently can't do their job and they are so far behind that we are all having to assist them. Their jobs are so tedious!!!!! Why do you think I don't have that job????? HELLO!!!!!! But now I get to do some of that stuff in addition to my normal duties. It's so wack. They should be able to get it under control. If not, they should be replaced. It's that simple. Maybe they do need ONE more person. But the job's been done with 3 people before, so why not now?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Ok, so today DH and I did ST at the gym for the first time. Today was his first day doing it, and my first time doing at AT the gym. I did my same ST excercises because I like them and want to get better at them, and don't feel like using the machines.
But since I was at the gym anyway, I wanted to do something I couldn't at home, so I used 10lb weights instead of my usual 5lb weights. Let me tell you -- I can feel the difference!!! It kinda sucks because I don't want to go back to using my 5lb weights because I guess they really are too light for me now, and I don't want to just keep buying weights....
But I should have time to do mine at the gym everytime he does his, so I guess it'll be ok except for the times I can then I'll just use the 5lb until I can maybe get some heavier ones.
Anyway. I just felt SO HOSS. I LOVE doing ST. It really makes me feel tough. There was something cool about watching myself doing them in the mirror, too. And I mostly didn't think I looked bad doing them either. hahaha I was like, ok, I look awesome, I look cool and tough! WOOHOO.
Could be the skull and crossbone on black earrings, or the smudged black eyeliner that I didn't take off last night, or the cut open neckline black t shirt with the navy spaghetti racerback sports bra straps showing. But I was like, oh I am so mean and tough, you can't mess with me. I'm STRONG. hahaha
Oh, I'm so cheesy.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Anyway... later when I'm back at home and can see the numbers, I will post a blog with inches and lbs lost and such, but for right now I just wanted to say....
I weighed in at 49lbs lost today!!! I actually stepped on later after my workout and was at 51lbs lost, but decided to not to count that. I'm so jazzed! So I'm ALMOST at 50lbs lost and ALMOST at my halfway point even more so than the last blog where I posted the same thing... hahaha :D
Now, if we're actually considering the fact that I weighed in in December at 294, I'm more than halfway to my goal weight of 190lbs. hahaha :D But talking SparkTimeline, I''''''m aaalllmost to halfway.
DH has lost 4-6 lbs since last week! :D hehe. He weighed in last week at 295. That was clothed... this week he's at 291 clothed. 289 in workout clothes (so not jeans, but very light clothing). So depending on how you look at it... I put in 289 for his weighin, since I weigh in little to no clothing, that way we can be consistent. But wow! I am so proud of him!!! I hope that seeing his numbers changing will help motivate him as well.
I'm so hungry. Luckily I'm going to lunch earlier today than usual due to one of my coworkers having the day off. I'm VERY excited about my lunch. It's a BEAUTIFUL Bento. The pictures can actually be seen here:
It's a group for my SparkTeam, Bento Buddies, to post pictures of their bento meals. :D This week's challenge is COLOR. Either a particular color focus for a bento, or just to get a lot of color in there. I went for Orange this time. I'm not sure how many other colors I have for lunches this week though! But we'll see how I do.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
OK, so today I did my strength training excercises for the first time in a WHIIILLLEE, and I forgot how good it makes me feel!
When I miss it for a while I think to myself how tedious it is and how at least cardio makes me feel like I accomplished something... but no!
Strength Training makes me feel STRONG. It makes me feel like a REAL fitness person. Not just someone trying to lose weight. No, I'm trying to really take care of my body and tone and build muscle. :D
My favorite thing to do is to do them while watching Biggest Loser on Style Network. :D hehehe. Or in the commercials, but still.
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