So over the last week, I've been consistently doing strength and cardio training on my own. I've stopped obsessing over the number on the scale (I completely give up on it actually) and decided to just keep working at my body and see what happen... Read more
Curves Free-And still ticking
So I haven't been to Curves since I got my disappointing measurements. This hasn't stopped me from doing my own thing and maintaining my strength and cardio training myself. Saturday, I walked 5 kms even though I wasn't feeling 100%. This morn... Read more
Givin' up on Curves
Well, my 30 day promo at Curves is up on Monday. Worked out 5 times a week since then plus the one week free I worked out 4 times that week. Got my measurements done yesterday. I gained 1 lb, all measurements stayed the same except for a mino... Read more
Rough week so far
Sunday was a 'break' day as usual... no required cardio or strength training, however I did work hard that day clearing out the basement of junk for trash day and then spending hours in the kitchen prepping a week's worth of healthy meals. Mond... Read more
A New Strategy
Thanks to the responses I've been getting on my blog posts, I'm re-evaluating my calorie situation. I ran a report for the last month of calories burned vs. calories eaten. Turns out I may have been working out TOO much, that is, for the amoun... Read more
Curves- Brick Wall
Been going to Curves now since May 8th. Since then I've been there 17 times. That's an average of 5 times a week. My workouts are fairly intense, my heartrate stays within the 80% range and I work up a sweat. No idea how many calories I burn... Read more
Tired of Tracking
I've been doing this SparkPeople tracking for a little over a month now. Because of it, I've been counting calories/fat/protein like I never have before. I'm consistently staying within my boundaries. A diet of less than 1500 calories a day a... Read more
Is it the weekend yet?
Mondays are a day of recovery from the weekend, so not much work gets done since you need to kinda ease your way into the week. Tuesday, you start to organize your work for the week, answer emails, and plan for the next day. Wednesday, it's hu... Read more
42,000 steps in 3 days!!!
Wow, I knew that I don't sit down much on weekends, but I've kept my pedometer on me non-stop and I've totalled 42,000 steps since Friday! That's crazy! I realize I'm pretty much non-stop on Saturdays. Between walking to and from Curves (4kms)... Read more
Hot summer in May! Mother Nature's sauna.
Yes, we live in Ontario Canada and despite what Americans think about us, we do have really hot summers. This year it started really early. It's an average of 98 degrees farenheit this week. Hopefully there's some calories being swept away by ... Read more
Weekend's over... time to get back on schedule!
This was a great long weekend... did lots of outdoors stuff. Walking, gardening, camping, shopping, but how much of it is considered exercise? Curves was closed on Sunday and Monday so I didn't get to do much cardio. It was too nice outside t... Read more
Went shopping in the city today. Got my new workout shoes. They are New Balance and are much more comfortable for my feet type compared to my other workout shoes I've been using. I always thought that if I paid a lot of money for shoes, that ... Read more
Adding to my Fitness Repertoire
Shopping is fun, but for the last few years I've HATED shopping for clothes. Nothing ever fits me right so I gave up. Having a small waist and big hips is not an 'ideal' shape for buying pants. Anyway, I did have fun shopping for sportswear o... Read more
Eat to live, or Live to Eat? I want both!
I love food. I didn't always love food. Growing up, I lived in a 'meat and potatoe' family. Our menu consisted of speghetti with homemade sauce, Taco nights, Sheppard's Pie nights, Pork Chops, T-Bone Steak, and sometimes sweet and sour spare ... Read more
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A new way to gauge my progress
My frustration has come to a point where I decided I needed a new way to gauge my progress (if any) other than relying on the wii-fit numbers every morning... which by the way this morning said I lost 1.3 lbs since yesterday (Yah, right!). So, ... Read more