mid point BLC reflections and excuse buster!!!
Monday, July 22, 2013
So how do I think the round is going??? Well as for weight loss it isn't going too great. Seems as I check the scale through the week I am gaining weight all week. But it isn't weight. I am retaining a lot of water lately. Think maybe it is my progesterone which I can't do with out. And one reason I think I was having worse panic attack few weeks ago. So far so good I have not experienced a week like that again. (knock on wood) So to counteract the water retention I'm taking a water pill. Not really liking that but doing what I have to do. I'm also trying to drink tons of water and limit my salt but it's not really having an effect. Seems though that I can still manage to get to the same weight by weigh ins just not losing anything.
I am eating pretty well this round. Staying in range regularly. I have had a few days but nothing bad. Even my bad days now are better then my good days pre lifechange. There are some things I could be more diligent on. Planning is my big issues with eating. If I take time Sunday to plan the week out I am not tempted to sway from that and there are less tempations from menus!
Now my fitness I have bumped up this round. I realized my 1 mile walks with my mom were not really pushing me to the extent I needed. I mean it is better then nothing but almost nothing at this point. So I joined a crossfit bootcamp. I can't explain how awesome it is. To do things at the age of 47 that I have never done before in my whole life has such a feeling of accomplishment. I go 1 hour 3 times a week. Right now that is a good amount although might try to get another day there as I get stronger. But I am lifting weights, today I jumped rope fast. I mean I haven't ever done that. I am learning how to deadlift and clean and jerk. Oh and handstand push ups. (I'm getting the handstand on the wall thing down first...been a long time since I did that even) I always thought I was too old. Or too out of shape. Well in the last 3 weeks I have proven myself wrong. I am way stronger then I thought and am pretty capable of at least trying anything. So all of this is a HUGE change for me. The most strenuous thing I did before was yoga...I never wanted to jump or get sweaty. Shoot I didn't even do TNT when I first joined BLC. It was the one part of the challenge I never embraced. But I am all in now! Just hate that TNT doesn't fall on one of my crossfit days...lol. I've been a bit sore and tired come Thursday.
Anyway am I happy with how the challenge is going...I'm thrilled. I belong to a great team, I am trying new things, and I am feeling better all the time. Do I wish I was getting different results...yes but I am also looking at the big picture and being fit and healthy is my goal and I am working towards that.
so my excuse that I use a lot is I'm too tired. I am not allowing my self to say that on bootcamp days at all. And if I don't allow myself to say it on those days well that will work it's way to other days too. I need to keep pushing myself on the off days too because that is half of my work out days. So 20 minutes is not enough. I need to push myself to at least 30 minutes on off days. Even walking my mile and then some situps and push ups and squats on off days. Just need to keep doing more and not let excuses take over any more!!! Because I can do it!!