Ups and Downs

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I've got ten minutes or so before I head out for work, so this will be a short blog!

Since I made up my mind to start making better changes - namely the whole exercising thing - things have definitely been changing. I'm happy to report that I have done cardio on the bike for three days in a row! Haha it doesn't sounds like much, but that's something for me! I told myself I could get off the bike as soon as I did five miles. The first day I did it in 25 minutes, and I felt like I was going to die afterward, haha. But the two days after I was able to get through the five miles in the same time frame with significantly less huffing and puffing and dying. I'm thinking tonight I'm going to shoot for five miles in twenty minutes or six miles in twenty five. Baby steps forward. Ideally I would like to get to the point where I can do 15 miles in an hour - and of course I'm seriously thinking about getting to the point where I can start jogging! Outside! Then running! It's exciting to think about.

My whole minute schedule that I outline previously isn't exactly working out, though. Haha. I was a little overzealous at over structuring on that one, and I'm okay with letting a majority of those plans fall to the wayside, as they had no detrimental affect on my current goals. Rather than exercise in the mornings before work, I've found that I prefer jumping on the bike as soon as I get home between midnight and one. This works out because that's usually when my willpower is weak, my cravings strong, and I tend to eat too much of bad things. I actually went WAY over on calories yesterday because my parents brought me home a platter from Chips N' Ales, which had beer battered shrimp, cod, and chicken. SO DELICIOUS! At least I still worked out though, right?

And I'm happy to report that I lost 1 pound in my weekly weigh-in yesterday! That puts me down to 191.2, which is 0.6 pounds lower than where I was on January 1. Hey, I'm still about three pounds or so behind my goal, but I'm in the negative and that makes me happy. Maybe I can catch up by the end of the month, maybe I can't, but I'm sure that now I'm exercising I'm definitely going to start making progress again! As soon as I reign in my eating and get on the bottom of my calorie range rather than the top and exceeding, I think I'll be in pretty darn good shape - the best since September, I think.

Yay progress! Even though I'm still making mistakes, I'm making good progress, too!

Work! Gotta go! I'm sorry about not being able to catch up on everyone else's blogs! I promise after tonight's work out I'll get as caught up as I can! I hope everyone is having a good hump day!
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    Just continue on with what works and focus on readjusting everything else. It's not a fail if it simply does not work for you and you try something different. I'm so proud of you for the exercise streak! Keep it up!

    1888 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 1:05:56 PM
    I'm so proud of you for using your bike three days in a row! That's awesome! And congrats on losing a pound at your last weigh in. I think there is a very good chance that you will catch up with those three extra pounds now that you are exercising regularly. I agree with Lisa, don't try to overdo it to begin with. Just gradually increase your time/speed/intensity or else you might burn yourself out.

    Oh, and that platter your parents brought you home sounds scrumptious! I know that I wouldn't have been able to resist that, yum!
    1888 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Remember if your exercising you need to make sure you are still eating enough, expending all that energy, chalk last night up to a treat and make sure you keep up on the bike, you can maintain or maybe even lose by next week! Beside seafood's healthy right?LOL
    1888 days ago
    Every little bit counts. Don't over do it and burn out before you start to see real results! Good for you for just jumping in and doing it! Sometimes that's just what you have to do to get started!
    1888 days ago
    Just keep getting it in next thing you will your goal has been reached!!!!!!
    1888 days ago
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