Friday, February 08, 2013
Well I am really bad about not doing this more often. Most of the time I really don't know what to say or don't even have anything to say.
Even though things have been slow and there were some gains around the holidays I have managed to lose 9 pounds since Dec 28th. For that I am grateful.
I am a bit dissapointed in the fact that I keep challenging myself to do certain things that I either can't do or don't end up following through with. The list goes something like this:
1 - My daily fitness video for the Spring into Shape Challenge. I am now 2 days behind. But instead of giving myself an out I will make myself make these days up. I hope it hurts a little. Maybe I will be less inclined to get off track next time.
2 - My daily steps. Grr. I have set a goal for 15,000 on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat. I have also set a goal of 10,000 for Tues and Thursday. I didn't set one for Sunday because we are usually busy at church and doing other things that I give that one day to myself to relax. Yesterday I did not make any time for myself and had less than 5,000. I have got to make this a priority.
3 - Jogging/Walking. I used to love to run. This was many, many years ago before I was overweight. And before I smoked for 20 years. Now that I am losing weight and haven't smoked in over 2 years I have been dreaming of running again. And for the life of me I haven't even been able to jog for more than 2 minutes at one time. It's really driving me nuts. I am getting discouraged by this. Wednesday night I went and had a gait analysis done and purhcased supportive running shoes as I am very flat footed and my foot pronates inward. I am also working on breathing techniques so use. But today when I finally get to the gym my heart rate was unusually high and I was afraid of pushing it. So I didn't. It hasn't been high like this in months. That's enough about this today.
4 - Eating. When I am active and getting my workouts and steps in I am fine. But on the days I don't I tend to eat too much or too wrong. Yesterday I had TacoBell burrito supreme and taco. Then topped it off later with a BabyRuth candy bar. Still within my calorie range but come on. I could have eaten so much more healthy foods than that crap.
Sorry if you have actually read through this. I really only meant for this to me a rant of some sorts. Hoping it would keep me accountable to myself. Maybe help getting it off my chest.