Wild Rants.

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.
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    I think it is good to rant. You can let off some steam and get a new perspective for a fresh start tomorrow. We are only human and slip-ups are going to happen. Best not to dwell on them and focus on doing it better tomorrow. This is a journey and there is no way that we will be perfect everyday. Sounds like you are doing great to me. I know what you mean about wanting to run again. That is my goal too. Maybe we can encourage each other through that goal. BTW how many good days did you have this week? Sounds like a lot if you are going 15,000 steps. Proud of you girl. emoticon
    1744 days ago
    I know the feeling behind number 4! Isn't it annoying when your body compounds any mistakes - like, why can't I crave Taco Bell on a day when I know I've at least offset some calories with a workout?!?

    Stop beating yourself up about not meeting all of your goals all at once. Step back and pick one to work on for a couple of days. Then, when you build up a streak of success, add in the next one. You know it will totally snowball from there!
    1745 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    I think we are a lot alike with the eating, it's like one poor food choice leads me down a dangerous slippery slope, it's like once I allow myself one unhealthy thing, I eat another.

    I learned about myself it is very difficult for me to just eat one piece of pizza, or half a piece a cake or 1 small cookie, so I try to avoid putting my foot in that door altogether!

    but we have to remember this journey is not about perfection, we are learning as we go along and as long as we keep getting back on that healthy journey path and keep making as many good choices as we can, we will reach our goal!

    Best wishes!
    1746 days ago
    I'm glad you can tell us what's going on. It helps to let all the frustration out every once in awhile.
    1747 days ago
    Sorry to hear of these issues, my friend!

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    1747 days ago
    Just keep doing the best you can. You can always rant to your SparkFriends. We are here to "listen." emoticon emoticon

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    1747 days ago
    Rant on girl! We all need to get this out sometimes. I haven't been doing to great either and have not lost anywhere near 9 pounds! So you are doing good. And you are still pushing so that is just AWESOME!

    I believe in you. You will be running this summer, just feel it and you'll do it!
    1747 days ago
  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    Sometimes we need to rant s little and let off steam. Losing 9 pounds since the end of December is great! Keep trying and don't give up. Soon you'll be running like you dream of.
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