I keep telling myself that even though I weigh myself everyday, I know I will fluctuate, and therefore I won't get all crazed if I'm not losing as quickly as I'd like. Truth be told, it does affect my mentality to see a gain of a pound or two, b... Read more
Weighed myself today. I know I don't need to do it everyday, but I try to not take it too seriously if I fluctuate up and down a bit, so long as I remain faithful my calorie range and exercise routine. So even though I am up a pound from yesterd... Read more
week 3 day 4
I've been experimenting with other workout DVDs, and not just 'sticking' with my initial plan. So far, I've done the Firm 'Complete Aerobics and Weight Training', and the Firm' Cardio Overdrive', as well as my planned 'Perfect Legs, Abs and Glut... Read more
This morning, I did the glutes, legs and abs DVD. Not sure how long it'll take before I can actually do the entire workout, but I do feel like I'm coming along. And, I enjoy switching it up between all my DVDs.
Went shopping today. Trying o... Read more
Friday Week 1 Bootcamp
Well, yesterday I did do both routines: Skinny Sculpt at home followed immediately by karate class. Whew. I have to confess. The morning Karate class is not as intense as the evening ones, and my legs WERE burning. If it had been more intense, I... Read more
Karate class or exercise dvd??
Since I joined Karate, my exercise routine has been inconsistent. What happens is, since my legs are already burning after an at-home routine, I can't handle an additional intense workout at karate. (Perhaps ... Read more
Day 4 Cathy's Bootcamp
This morning, I attempted to do "Perfect Legs, Glutes and Abs" by Dr Michelle Olsen. It is awesome, but hard! I am chipping away at it, allowing myself to slowly acclimate to the workout, which is much harder than my other workouts, but definite... Read more
I actually got my exercise clothes on right away this morning, and did 'Skinny Sculpt' at 7:15! It felt great, and tonight was my karate class. Wow!!! my legs!!! They don't hurt; but boy oh boy do I feel the burn!... Read more
Day 2 bootcamp
Last night, I went for a fast-paced walk on a local rail-trail, so this morning I decided not to do Skinny Sculpt. Instead, I focused on upper body with weights.
I tried a new recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from Skinnytaste.com
It was ... Read more
My 8 week boot camp
Years ago, I did an experiment. My sisters were all faithful exercisers that did The Firm workouts. I only occasionally would do the tapes. So one day, I decided to have my mother-in-law take my measurements. I then proceeded to do various Firm ... Read more
Being Real doesn't come naturally
I don't know how people do it. How do I post blogs and say the things I'm going through? It seems so foreign to me. I do love to read what others write, and enjoy their candidness. I just can't get myself to be so honest, and not worry about bei... Read more
Dutchess County Classic 5K Sunday 9/18/11
I did it! I walked/jogged the 5K yesterday! I was nervous, because last week, my body wasn't willing to allow me to do much. It was so much fun to do. Now I want to learn how to breathe better (I am always congested, and have a difficult time br... Read more
A really small victory
Today, I picked up my kids from school. They all stayed after for different things. Before I even walked in the house, my 2 boys had already helped themselves to a chewy store-brand version of Archway oatmeal and cocoa cookies. (Unfortunately, I... Read more
What's it gonna take, self?
Sometimes, I need a good talking to. Like when I start going back to eating habits that landed me 70 pounds overweight... make that obese. When I'm really in trouble, I eat and pretend 'it doesn't matter; there's always tomorrow.' Ouch... pound... Read more
trying to get the hang of this
Okay, I'm not very consistent with blogging- that's putting it mildly. Heck, I've never blogged before. It's rather strange; so different from keeping a journal. I can't help being self-conscious about posting for all to see. But... I love readi... Read more