Thursday, February 26, 2009
So - yesterday I posted an ubeat blog, and later described my life as "depressing" in a one word survey thingie on facebook. WHAT GIVES? I'm a dope. My life isn't depressing. When I filled that out I was in a short period of time in the afternoon that I was focusing on the negative. When I look at the big picture, life is good.
Next week I've been challenged by a friend from college to make it the week of AWESOME. An exercise in positivity -- I'm determined to maintain an optimistic outlook and not let these little sad moments overwhelm me. I don't think I got overwhelmed yesterday, just answered in the moment to that question and then my poor hubby was like -- you said your life was depressing? :( awwwww. He's the best.
This morning... I should have done more to burn calories, but I've decided to take the week off of lower body ST just to be sure. Also I weighed in this morning at 167 on my scale at home, which is where I was maintaining before Christmas and all that good stuff. This is my first recent weighin after I've felt like MYSELF again AND gotten a good night of sleep the night before. I feel like that was a legit weighin and maybe Monday's was a bit sleep deprived, and also the next day after homemade pizza... (better than delivered, but still a sodium fest by virtue of ingredients I think...) so anyway. I'm not changing my ticker yet, but I'm feeling good about where I am right now in regard to health and fitness.
I did Day 2 of the hundredpushups challenge and I think I've got the "keep a plank form throughout" part of it down, just not quite able to go down as far as I need to yet. My plan is to continue going down as far as I can (which is short of a 90 degree angle in the arms, but not like NOTHING) and hopefully since I'm focusing on doing this 3 times a week I can build up those muscles enough to really get to where I want to be as far as that's concerned. I had my DH check my form and he concurs my body is straight but I'm not going too far down.
UMMMM ALSO.... I bought some new jeans while I was on Christmas vacation. I currently have a size 12 Diva Cut BOOTCUT jean from Old Navy which is the pair of jeans I feel fits me the best of what I have right now. I wanted the skinny jeans cut but they never had them in my size locally. Well I took a look while visiting family and there they were! I tried them on there... but they were a little tight!!! I think I had already swelled a bit from Christmas festivity, or JUST eaten a big meal.... ANYWAY
Today I'm wearing them and they fit perfectly -- in fact, maybe a TOUCH bigger than I like. I think once they're washed and dried they will be perfect. I decided not to wear them until I was back to "NORMAL" for me and since I weighed in today at 167 I was like, ok let's do this. SO WOOHOO on that.
Tomorrow it's bright and early at the gym w/ LAFTERSFREE, and again on Saturday for pilates.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
It's a pretty good day... unless my arm really does have a gross rash, then I'm through.
HAHAHA It's been itching but I don't see any specific marks or bites or pattern, just redness. I put some lotion on it and I'm avoiding touching it -- hopefully it was just dry skin.
ANYWAY. Went to the gym this morning -- was SO tired, but knowing I was meeting my gym buddy helped me along and I got a really good solid cardio workout. 527 cal in 45 minutesish, so ROCK ON. I did ArcTrainer, Rowing Machine, and Spin Bike. I did the Rowing Machine for about 10minutes and a couple minutes in this girl came in and sat next to me with the resistance all the way up and started rowing MADLY. I kept my pace and shifted a bit faster when I had a faster song, was close to her pace... but she left a couple minutes before I finished my 10 anyway.
UMmmmmmm. Was NOT feeling well last night at all. My stomach was cramping and my head was throbbing. Feeling pretty good so far today, though, so I hope this good feeling sticks around.
At the gym today I weighed 168, but that was post workout, still 169 this morning at home, so I'm gonna stick with that weight for now. I extended my 165 goal to March 16th since that's the final Scale Back AL challenge weighin and that's really when I'm going to switch to maintenance, whether I hit 165 or not. Since I'm below where I need to be for the challenge I decided I didn't need to have the cushion week affecting my calories. :) hehehe.
Pushup Challenge Day TWO tomorrow. Thinking I'll try to make Timbucktuna tonight. (The names for ALL the recipes in that cookbook are kind of ridiculously cheesy... the Thai soup I looked up the name -- Thai One On. BWAHAHA.)
I'd really like to get a Mongolian cookbook and practice making some things for my sister for when she's back from Mongolia -- although maybe she'll be ready for some good old AMERICAN food by then??? But I thought it'd be cute if I could fix maybe one meal of Mongolian dishes for my family to celebrate her return. I looked on Amazon and there is one that is like $80.00, and no others. Sooooooo...... I'm going to check the library and see, and if nothing there I will do some internet searching.
Hope everyone is having a good day!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
SWEETZMIX reminded me about this by mentioning it in her blog, but I was really specifically touched by this article in SELF and I intended to link to it in my blog but forgot.
It's called "Diet Regrets" and tag line states: "After gaining and losing 100 pounds, this lifelong emotional eater finally finds love -- and herself."
Anyone who struggles with emotional eating (which is probably 99% of us on Sparks) please read this. Or anyone who is on this weight loss journey and wants to keep it off. This woman is now 75.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Hmmm I think I screwed up my left hip/butt/thigh/something muscles in Pilates on Saturday, I'm very sore to the point of being painful and not burning -- not sure if I pulled something or what but it does feel better when I stretch it out.
Probably taking today off.
Well crap. I was just about to post some pictures but it looks like they didn't upload afterall. GRRR. :P
Anyway. Not much to say. Oscars were fun.
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