Monday, July 02, 2012
Well this past weekend I went to see Brian .... and I had a plan, some of the plan stuck some of it didn't. Hears how i feel i did . I just walked to get the mail on thursday , on friday while brian was at work I tried using the punching bag but didn't feel that my punches had much power behind them. so I decided to try the excersize bike thing ... I tried it a little and you peddle the feet and it moves the handle bars back and forth so you work both your arms and legs at the same time. I decided that wasn't so bad so i picked the whole thing up and moved it to in front of the TV and worked on it some more I worked for about 30 min but had to stop because the seat really was hurting me .... I'm going to check into one of those fancy gel caution's I even tried balancing on a pillow to ride but it didn't work. Then that night brian and I walked to get the mail and went down the road to pick up his dads van from the garage. On sat the only excersize i got were a few short walks to and from the restaurant and one very needed stress relief walk after we arrived home to a house full of smoke because his dad was trying to reduce cooking liquid and had fallen asleep... For food I'm mixed on how i did. I managed to go the whole week without chips but only went wed- sat without chocolate I got caught in a snack trap sunday that turned into a melty mess. I did eat a bit more than I should have Thurs for breakfast and lunch and for dinner on friday. On sat I was very happy with my dinner choice it was chicken with a pepper and corn mix with mashed potatoes and I even tried a new food I tried Qenwa . It was tasty. But I did have desert which wasn't my plan, But first I let Dave try it then I ate some and left the final half for Brian. Over the course of the weekend I had 2.5 drinks 1.5 glasses of wine and a beer. I only had the one beer when I went out to brew works and I spread it out over the whole meal which was about 2 hours long. So while my efforts were not stellar I'm willing to accept both my victory's and failures and attempt to apply some of them again when i go back.
Now for my hopes This week I'm going to attempt to avoid chips again and sweet breads and cookies. I'm also not going to plan my foods this week I'm going to make one list of the foods that are good choices and cross them off as i eat them.
I have not felt much like excersizeing inside lately and I've realized that I used to walk a lot and have not walked in ages its the simplest form of excersize and is very affective so this week at least once I'm going to leave the house and head out for a walk .... the walk to the post office don't count I'm hoping to mail a letter to Brians aunt and a package to a friend from school who is expecting her first baby. By a walk I mean one that takes me from my house either past the school or the fair grounds.
I would also like to fallow the lead of my personal trainer friend and do yoga on the deck. Its cooler and I can do it later in the evening as the sun starts to set. ( Brian is making me a DVD of one of the excersize plans she fallows so I can try them out should be ready next time i go down. I also want to keep doing my strength training program on the deck, It keeps me from having to put everything on my bed for 30 -90 min of excersize daily.
Now I want to take a moment to explore things that inspire me.
My friend Angela inspires me she hated excersize a few years ago and has now lost over 150 lbs I helped her start excersizeing and inspired her to start attempting to run. Well I'm not even walking anymore and she can now run for 50 min at a time. If she can do all that and stick with it I should be able to commit to be genuine in my efforts.
Lets face it Each bad choice I make and each day that goes by I'm getting one day closer to my wedding and if I want to get back to where I was a few years ago then I need to make the choices that will get me going in that direction.
I hope that i can remember that each day as I make choices of what to eat and how to move.