Friday, June 21, 2013
Soo, last night I went out and had a great time with friends. I met a lot of good dancers last night too! It was pretty fun, I learned a few things from a few people. Some danced in a style that wasn't quite my own, but I just floated around.
I gotta say, keeping up on exercise has really helped with my energy level. Last night I felt like the energizer bunny-- I could go and go and go!
I've also noticed my confidence level go up too. I've been more outgoing recently than I have been. And while I still am human and experience set backs, I'm even more optimistic about my efforts.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This past weekend, I went to visit a friend's wedding. During that time I ate whatever I wanted without tracking it. Needless to say... it kinda busted my diet. I don't mean that I ate just a little over. I went faaar over, fast food, candy bars, chocolates, alcohol, etc. etc. All the stuff that one should only eat in moderation, I ate a ton of it.
Interestingly enough, I didn't feel the full weight of this until last night. Yesterday I was good, until dinner. When instead of picking up the semi-healthy dinner I always get at work, I decided to opt out for the brownie with chocolate flavored whipped cream (yeah, and that whipped cream is the real deal too...).
Shortly after eating that I became extremely moody-- so much so that my manager told me I should just go home. Because I was acting really stressed out. I felt bad, but he insisted.
My head just felt like it was stuffed with cotton, and my limbs felt like they had to move through pudding. Needless to say, I don't want to feel that way again.
A friend told me once a common saying from her home place. Which is, in order to remind one's self of a poison, they should expose themselves to too much of it. That way they learn that they don't ever want to feel that way again....
I totally agree with that.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Soo, yesterday was my friend's wedding. Needless to say I ate and drank quite a bit during the festivities. I drank waaaaay more than I ate, and I'm surprised I didn't end up ill.
Today I'm picking myself back up and brushing off. Back to planning for my weight loss goals. Did a HIIT workout. It was difficult at first, but once I pushed through I was able to get it done.
Even though I'm not at my goal weight yet, I am proud of the results I'm seeing. My abdomen is better defined, and my legs look more toned. I can also do more pushups! All and all, progress.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Today went really well. I didn't get enough sleep last night, but meh. What I did get accomplished, is having a lot of fun with my workout! Particularly my High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! I've done this particular workout before
There it is up there ^^^^
And normally I die when I do it. One minute intervals of high knees and burpees are crazy killer. Today, however, I put some dance music on (Katy Perry, Daft Punk, PSY, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore) and wow! I didn't want to stop. On the rest periods I found myself dancing. I'm glad I have the energy today~~
Also, today while I was waiting for a haircut I read an interesting essay in Allure. It was by a play write by the name of Paul Rudwick. It was about his interactions with models, and how envyingly beautiful they are. I was feeling the green eyes come on as I was reading his essay. Models are of a kind of beauty that is hard to find... Not to mention they don't really help with body image (being 5'4" and pear shaped I would never stand a chance, lol).
Here's the quote he ended with, which I really like.
"...Maybe the best route is to enjoy a model's beauty as a gift...while reminding yourself, 'Yes, she's unbearably gorgeous, but at least I can have a snickers bar.'" --Paul Rudwick
Haha! Too true. Yes, eating a snickers wouldn't help me lose weight right now. But if I were at maintenance level, it wouldn't kill my career~~ He also mentioned in the essay that comparing one's self to a model is like trying to compare yourself to a Nobel Prize winner- there's a reason why they get the special treatment, because they're special.
Not saying any of us aren't, but just a reminder-- you are who you are, embrace it. I'll do the same!
Monday, June 03, 2013
This morning I was really proud of myself. For the first time ever I was able to do the full tabata rounds of flutter kicks. Just goes to show how far I've come in only a few weeks!
Then there was work, and more work, and bicycling there and back. I unwittingly did a 5x5x5 workout (five reps, five pulses, five times through) for the lower body- oh my goodness! I was in tears, really! I was so frustrated with my inability to finish some of the reps. I'll just chalk it up to the fact that I had already biked for ~40min and had been standing at my job for 3 hours.
I was able to stay on track today with my food consumption, but tomorrow will tell. The event we're having is served, and I wonder when we'll be able to go on break... The hardest times are late at night when I have little will power left to do much of anything. But I did it a few days ago, I can do it again tomorrow :D
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