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Failure is such a harsh word...

Monday, August 02, 2010

So....not only was I not able to pull together enough people to do a flash mob for National Dance Day on Saturday, I also didn't get up to do my backup dance activity--the Zumbathon for the American Cancer Society. I did nothing but sleep on Saturday. To be fair, I've been working two separate jobs this week AND trying to hustle to do errands and make all of these non-practices--not to mention we have far surpassed the seasons of Summer and Hell here in New Orleans and entered right into the middle of WTF?. But I still feel like a bit of a failure. I haven't been policing my food intake that strongly either--I do track most of it but I don't always opt for the healthiest items (or even small portions of "cheat foods"). And since INSANITY whooped my butt several weeks ago I haven't put in a really good workout (the one straight half-hour of practicing while waiting for my non-class of mobbers was a start but not quite as vigorous as I need to start doing). I'm trying to get back on track--hubby's got his new shoes so he wants to start working out again, but since I'm working during the day that's stalls the house cleanup to give him the space to workout. And I know he can do the cleaning but I have a purge system in place that he's gonna throw out of whack and I'll have to start all over again.

*whew* End of the pity ramble. Now, mayhaps I should set some goals to hit for this month. I stole these from member JENSFITJOURNEY and am tailoring them to what I believe I can do:

1. Lose at least 3 of the 10 pounds to my goal weight
2. ST 2 times a week
3. Walk/Run 3 miles a week
4. Drink 64 oz of water a day
5. Take vitamins and supplements daily
6. Stretch!
7. Make time for my devotionals and The Spark!
8. Pushups - 3 sets per week
9. Squats - 3 sets per week
10. Start a Zumba class (or dust off my Cardio Salsa)

I'm going to try to pull some of these off. And before anyone chimes in with the Yoda quote, trying is all I've got the energy to do right now. I'll work up to do, I promise....
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    UPDATE: My husband moved the PlayStation 3 into the den and we have the coffee table turned so that the entire middle of the den where our nice big rug sits regularly stands clear. He also purchased the peripherals for the Move games and the EA Active 2 sports pack, which means three new games in the arsenal: The Fight: Lights Out, EA Active 2 and Zumba. Started maybe a month ago on the 9-Week program on EA Active (can't adjust the actual workout schedule, so I've had to double up in order to get in sync) and have al least completed Phase 1 of the program. Since the system involves lot of cardio, weight/resistance band training and body weight conditioning, I guess you can check 2, 6, 8 and 9 (and to some degree, 3) off the list because squats, pushups, running and stretching are a big part of the lineup. I may start doing The Fight since there's a little cardioboxing in EA, but right now that's hubby's extra deal. Mine is Zumba (number 10--check), which is actually fun but humbling for a dance teacher to try it out for the first time and get STOMPED. I'm not sure I'd get the same satisfaction out of a class yet; with the game comes a black and lime green Velcro belt with a slot over the left hip that the Move motion controller goes into, and the object (other than a high-intensity cardio workout) is to change the color of your instructor from red to yellow ("hearing the music") to green ("feeling the music). Enough yellow and green string level you up to the next stage and ultimately bonus points, trophies and new levels. I did 41 minutes trying to level up certain routines--pretty good in the grand scheme of things. And the biggest plus--all of this is wearing me out to the point of going through at least 2 20-oz bottles of water per workout. So that alone is a big improvement in my water intake. Yay me!

    I still have to do better with my supplements (though chewing my daily Viactiv is a no-brainer) and my devotionals and such...well, let's not discuss that. And I managed to lose 4 pounds (of which I gained 2 back and lost 1 again, so that's a net of 3 pounds), so that's progress--even though the road to my goal weight is now 20 pounds, give or take--I'll take it!
    2473 days ago
    "we have far surpassed the seasons of Summer and Hell here in New Orleans and entered right into the middle of WTF?"

    hahahaha.... that is the truth! Hattiesburg isn't much better these days. :)

    Hang in there--- you sound like a TOUGH woman and you will get there. Trying is all it takes sometimes.
    2725 days ago
    Trying is how anything gets going. You are looking to make improvements in your life. Your biggest enemy in that journey is your mind. Ignore it and do what you believe gets you to your worthwhile outcome, regardless of how you feel or what your mind tells you at any given time. Our mind is a sort of liar. There is another voice that can say to you " look at what my mind is telling me?" "watching" what our mind tells us and "doing" what gets us where we want to go is how we improve. Trying is how we start. Good luck. Nice post.
    2731 days ago
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