I had an absolutely INSANE last 2 and a half months of school, and I was finally done at the end of April. Yay! So that has meant job hunting, cleaning my house (finally), and easing myself back into having a bit of a life since then. Football is in full swing, so that keeps me busy 2 nights a week, but other than that, I can't say that I have had an incredible number of workouts. I am disappointed by that a little, but that is life sometimes... I went to a wedding near Toronto at the beginning of July, and just got home from an INSANE trip to Spokane, WA, for a 36-hour endurance race of a totally different kind than I have done in the past... ChumpCar! It was a really cool experience, even though my team ended with a little bit of heartbreak and frustration. But, we finished the race. True dedication and teamwork. *proud*
I think I will be giving up my gym membership this month. I've got no job, and $40/month ain't cheap! That being said, I have lots of sidewalks and paths in my area, and we have a whole set of free weights at home. We finally set up our workout bench a few months ago, but I don't even think we have used it once yet! Oy... THAT has got to change...
I'm off to my mom's house for the evening, but I will check in again tomorrow.
Oh wow! I hope you had a blast!!! I loved Mexico. I am sure you will get back into your routine. A vacation is needed once and awhile.
I understand the school thing. I am currently deployed and taking three online classes. The last week was hell for me and I barely had time to workout. This week we have no water so once again I am limited on what I can do. Baby wipes only clean so much. . . . .
I am sorry about your shoulder. Have you tried different stretches to see if that eases your pain? I hope you start to feel better. I would definitely get it checked if the pain is keeping you up at night!
That is really all that is going on here. Work, school, gym and no showers. . . . I hope you have a great week!!
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Thanks! I just got back from vacation this week (in Mexico!), so I am back on the wagon. I didn't COMPLETELY go off the wagon, but still... Lol! I've got a headache today, likely from heavy carb withdrawl already. But, I know it will get better...
Not much to report otherwise right now, though... I just keep plugging along at school and with my clean eating. This week, though, I'm planning on re-introducing exercise, which I took a break from while school became overwhelming. I am not sure how it will go, though... I have a super sore shoulder that has been bugging me for some time, and I would like to go see a physiotherapist about it before it gets any worse (it's gotten to the point of keeping me up at night a bit)... :/
I'm baaaaAAAAck. I've got a few minutes before bed tonight to post. I just uploaded an assignment one minute before it was due. :/ Not impressed with my timing, or procrastination, but happy with my quality of work.
My food intake has been really good for the past 2 weeks! I've been tracking everything on MyFitnessPal and have only come in over my calorie goal once. When I'm having lots of veggies, it has been hard to get even 1200 cals, which ISN'T good... It has paid off, tho, especially the cutting out of sugar - 9 lbs down! AJ is on board with eating healthy, too. And he is exercising everyday. One of my friends gave him a bike trainer (you put your outdoor bike on it and get a great workout!), because she had an extra one, and he has already lost 13 lbs in 9 days. What a jerk! But, I am happy that he is enjoying what he is doing. It is definitely helping!
This week, I start working out again. I'll be entering a contest on bodybuilding.com, so I've made a commitment to myself to dedicate an hour myself for working out for 3 months. So, here goes nothing, I suppose! I really have nothing to lose except fat, right? :D
I've tried to set a few goals for 2013, not ones that are necessarily as lofty as goals I've set in the past.
My goals this year are:
1. Meet my SP fitness minutes goal. I track this via SparkAmerica, because it totals all my fitness minutes for me, including strength training. Plus, I track my workouts on paper anyway, so avoiding duplication will make things hugely more simple for me.
2. Eat clean, one day at a time. Instead of just jumping off the wagon whenever I am feeling like it suits me, I'm going to stick to my guns, taking this nutrition journey one day at a time. Weight loss IS 80% what you eat, after all!
3. Not be afraid of success. This one is a little vague. LOL! But it really applies to two main areas of my life: weight loss and work. With regards to weight loss, whenever I seem to start having success, I invariably mess it up. It always seems like I do it on purpose, because I am afraid of what I might "be". Does that make any sense? With regards to work, I feel like I have this inner struggle about where I want to be and what I will enjoy. And it is all coming to a head in April when I am done school! Ack!
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