Monday, July 22, 2013
I've been relatively consistent ever since coming back from my illness and injury period. I hit 301 at my last weigh in (last week on Wednesday) and desperately want to be under 300 this upcoming weigh in.
In feeling how bad I want this, I realized I want to stay routinely consistent so that 1) I don't have to stress over every weigh in or weigh myself everyday to make sure my mess ups the day before didn't hurt me too bad, and 2) so that I can gain confidence and KNOW for sure that I am giving it my all and whatever the scale doesn't reflect is not due to my lack of 100% commitment.
If you've ever watched TrulyDaily videos by TrulyJess on youtube, then you have seen her and how she gives 110% every single day. She has been making vlogs daily since the first of the year following her fitness journey, and she has not missed a day. She has not let up yet. At this point 7 months into the year, you know it's without a doubt a routine for her. She just does it. She even used to workout twice a day, until she started a muscle building program that she pays for where she gets personalized workouts and clean eating plans. She looks amazing and she's not even done yet. Ultimately she wants to do bikini or figure competitions.
Everyday her commitment makes me want to kick my own butt at the gym (and I don't even go to a gym).
So now, for my day 1 post.
It's a little after 11am. I haven't worked out yet, because I'm having some acid reflux issues (I don't take meds, can't afford the good ones that work for me). So I'm waiting for that to go away before I start. I have thrown up quite a bit of acidic clear liquid this morning, so I don't think it is wise to exercise on that. In the meantime I have been drinking water and keeping my motivation to work out up by watching related YouTube videos and exploring SparkPeople. When the burning feeling in my throat wears off, I'll go workout.
To workout I've been doing 2 mile walks using Leslie Sansone DVDs (32 minutes). I also do squats and arm stuff with weights. I'm going to try my hand with my elliptical today, though I think I'm beginning to see a connection between that and my worsening back injury flare ups. (As in it only is really painful a few days after I use that.) It's just that I paid so much for it, I feel like I should give it a chance to do what I paid for it to do. Maybe I need to have better form. :/
Most days I track my food on MFP. I am going to get back to doing it everyday, for the sake of this 100% dedication commitment. Some stuff I eat is really hard to track though. The measurements are really weird.. People always say track everything that goes in your mouth, but when you only eat 3 teddy grahams out of a whole pack it's kind of tricky.
Anyways, day 2's blog will be better, because it will have the actual contents of my day, and I'm thinking about doing pictures of my meals, in it. Not just introductory stuff. I may post another blog later for my official Day 1.