Thursday, April 19, 2012
I know that tracking my food is the key to my success. I have said this often - but I keep falling short!
Well - I'm trying again. Because if I keep trying, then I won't fail. Everytime I fall off the tracking bandwagon, if I spend less time in the non-tracking mode, I will be doing better and better until hopefully, finally, I'll be back in that habit that I used to have of tracking absolutely EVERYTHING!!!
I tracked the past two days: first, within range, second - JUST over by like 20 calories. I call that close enough.
Feeling reallly good. :) Haven't done the yoga challenge everyday, but I have used the videos provided by the challenge to get in yoga more frequently. I also haven't been hooping everyday, but I have sometimes. Day before yesterday I did a Coach Nicole upper body workout, which was great. And I ran Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
I'm taking today off from running, but I will still walk the pooch, do some yoga, hoop, strengthening - so lots of good stuff. OH - and tracking alllll the food! :) *nods*
This week is tough because I've had music rehearsal every night thus far. I will have tomorrow night off, and then Saturday I'm going with the Youth from church on a Temple Trip to Montreal. SO EXCITED! BUT - it's 9am-4pm. Yikes.
They told the youngins to pack a lunch so that is what I will do as well - should be super good for food to be that busy, but although I've been less busy during the day (as far as out of the house commitments) I've been gone when my DH has been home a LOT! :P So it's like we trade. *sigh* but tomorrow night will be a great night at home together! And then next week I just have Orchestra on Tuesday night and then I'm done with the jam packed evening schedule. :)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Loooove this song. Toro Y Moi - New Beat. I'm a bit of a funk addict. Hooping here is like... soooo a bunch of waist hooping - no trickery. But I was dancing and feeling the mojo. Plus up close views of my two favorite hoops.
P.S. - just watched the video and saw there is a little more trickery than I remembered. :D But not too fancy.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I've been bailing on my 30 min hooping challenge - I will hoop today!
I'm not running or Making the Cut today.
I was gonna run, but I just realized tomorrow is the 12th and I missed Feb and March 12athon running challenge, but I'm feeling good running wise, so I'm gonna go LONG tomorrow.
I did start a yoga challenge.
And I just tracked my food today... :P I really NEED to track but I haven't been doing it. Self sabotage much? Not sure what my deal is.
I realized a couple days ago that if the ideal weight gain during pregnancy is like 20-30lbs, that really reinforces what I think of as my ideal goal weight (170lbs) because otherwise I may go over 200 while pregnant and I'm not sure I would mentally deal with that very well, even though I'm sure I'd still be being healthy.
My BMI changes to 25 (overweight BMI) at 195, but I'm not worried about BMI while pregnant, that's stupid. But I'd like to be more toward the middle of BMI than where I am now, so that I don't get too far outside of the realm while pregnant that it feels overwhelming to get back. Does that make sense?
From an article I found online:
"Pre-pregnancy weight Recommended weight gain
Underweight (BMI less than 18.5) 28 to 40 pounds (about 13 to 18 kilograms)
Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) 25 to 35 pounds (about 11 to 16 kilograms)
Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) 15 to 25 pounds (about 7 to 11 kilograms)
Obese (BMI 30 or more) 11 to 20 pounds (about 5 to 9 kilograms)"
So it kinda depends where you're starting. Underweight people obviously need to gain weight anyway. I'm toward the upper side of the BMI right nwo but if I get to the middle before getting pregnant, and I'm able to manage my pregnancy gain to around 25-30lbs, then I'll be just getting close to 200. I think that sounds reasonable.
If I stay where I am, which lately has been close to 190, and is technically within that "normal weight" range above, and gain that much, I'll be like 215+ which the thought really freaks me out. Even if I were to go by the overweight guidelines I'd need to gain at least 15lbs, which would put me at 205.
So reminding myself of that goal, which is to get fit and prepare my body for pregnancy, I really need to get focused.
I also read something yesterday talking about how a routine helps with weightloss - and when you're off your routine your body creates cortisol (stress hormone) which can promote weight gain, or at the least stymie weightloss.
My routine has been crrrazy with this job waking up at 4:15 somedays, but music rehearsals until 9:30PM some nights, not able to really find my schedule mojo. I think that has really been hurting me.
So I turned in my notice at work - not sure if I blogged about that here yet. It was a good deal, but the lifestyle negatives outweighed the gym membership benefit. I did get asked to stay an extra week from my notice (this week) and in return I'm getting two MONTHS of free membership - so I said YES to that.
But after this week, I will no longer have to ever wake up at 4:15AM! :D WOOHOO!!!!
One of the motivating factors is also that we're getting our dog back this Saturday. :D Roscoe's heartworm treatment went well, he got the all clear, and now we're bringing him up here! I'm sooo excited, but I know he will require a lot of training and attention, especially at first.
So things are changing around here... but I think all positive changes. I am looking forward to getting a good routine set for myself once we get Roscoe here.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
So here's my entry - I made it when I was kinda sick still and it's not perfect, but I like it enough not to make another one... although I was considering it!!! I think I could do better, but I'll just wait till the next challenge for that... haha
Also I'm really new with the iso's and whatnot so those need work, but practice practice practice, right?? :D
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Workouts thus far this week:
Monday - Modified Making the Cut Day 1 - 30min hooping
Tuesday - Modified MTC Day 2 - 2 mile run - 30min hooping
Wed - 5 mile run, will do 30min of hooping at some point!
I'm doing a 30min a day hooping challenge for April, so it will happen! I can finally breathe while running, so this is good. I'm not 100% - I'm still super slow and I cough occasionally, but I'm MUUUCH better.
When I say modified Making the Cut - I'm cutting out some of the minutes of cardio since it's very inconvenient the way I'm doing it right now at home, and I have cut reps/modified a couple other things, but mostly I'm doing the whole shebang. Definitely getting in all the ST - and I am soooooooooo sore. hahaha. Another reason my runs have been so slow this week.
But I'm feeling really happy to be getting my groove going again, especially doing ST! YAY!
Friday was going to be my last day at the gym as a front desk person, but they're gonna keep me for Tuesday and Friday next week because they still need me to open and in return I get 2 free months of Gym Membership! Woohoo!
So we won't have to start paying for me to go to the gym until June, which is great, because we will be getting Roscoe settled in and whatnot and I know there will be a lot of expenses with that.
Well I need to eat and shower before getting to work at 1PM today, so I need to get a move on.
Keep sparking everyone!
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