Wednesday, March 05, 2008
So working out after dinner last night SUCKED! My body had NO energy - no duh - I was DIGESTING!!! I am so pissed at myself...so I changed the plan to the original workout, but during lunch. I had a snack at 10:30 and then at 12, I booked home to the basement...starving all the way. Again, no energy!!! I got all my calories burned both times, but it took forever. And I was dragging. Out of breath here and there - very not the norm from the last month, before adding all the new cardio days (overzealous moron that I am!)
So here is what I can summize from the whole situation - I am trying too hard. Six days a week cardio - too much...time to back off. Hello MWF!
This is my usual week - I do take care of little ones Mon & Fri in a house with stairs (that is where the changing table is - so you can possible guess that my behind is up there a ton of times a day). Working out on those days is very hard to do, but somehow I've gotten them done - one way or another. TWTh is a work day - lunch sometimes gets cut into sometimes. Now I'm only going to do lunch cardio on Wed. On T & Th - I'll play with the kids or rake - something spontaneously healthy after work. Sat I work, so I'll rest...Sunday workout if I can.
I think the plan is going back to the original MWF routine. Tomorrow, I am definetely NOT working out, to rest my body. We'll see how I feel on Friday. I'll do my strength training with the kids - as usual, they like that stuff...and if I don't kill myself playing - I'll treadmill at night.
I never really counted playing with the kids, and house stuff, but now I'm going to more often. That burns calories.
I also might get a pedometer b/c I am always walking at work - I really don't sit at a desk. All of these things add up - I just don't know how to calculate them.
Time to retrench and think about the long term - a do-able workout maintenance routine, and not obsess about the calorie burn/treadmill routine. All will come in time right?
OK, the mindless rant is over - if anyone reads this, sorry about that! I feel better now that I've done that. Cardio 6 days a week might come to my world, but in time.
I have to remind myself...slow and steady....lifestyle change.
Hell - I've done more ths past month than in the last 5 years! And that counts for something.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
CRAP! Another opportunity for the treadmill down the tubes!
Food shopping HAD to be done or the diet won't work! So my lunchtime treadmill time was cut in half, I had to eat lunch - another 15 minutes; then BOOM! to squeeze in a half hour would have been rushed and unfocused - and that's not how I want to exercise.
I just have to do it tonight - hopefully the kids' baths will be early and smooth, or maybe hubby will do it for me :)
This is the hardest thing to do. Finding time to exercise. I've revised the plan 3 times in the past 2 weeks for goodness sake!
God grant me the strength! Now that the vent is over - BACK TO WORK!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
It's the afternoon now - kids quiet and just coming back from my neice's 1st birthday party...we share a birthday. They did it really big for her, which was nice. Am I envious or upset...not a bit, because I had a lvely birthday weekend, thanks to my loving husband.
It started on Friday night when we had the family over for cake - angelfood with strawberries and cream, and ice cream for those who wanted it. He thought of what cake would be good for my "diet" as he likes to call it, and he did a great job of making everything nice for me.
On Saturday, I worked. We got his parents to watch the kids and went out with my brother & his wife, and my sister & her boyfriend...for SUSHI. It's been 6 YEARS since I had sushi at my favorite restaurant. I saved up calories and carbs and fully enjoyed myself at dinner. I can actually say I overate - we were all stuffed to the gills. My sis and SIL had a spicy crunchy yelowtail roll for dessert even!
So today, March 2, is my actualy birthday, which I usually loathe because most people forget it, or I make it underplayed because of whatever psycho reason I have.
This year I said NO MORE! I enjoyed getting presents - which were great and what I wanted, and the day was beautiful and mild, reminding me that Spring is on it's way. I posed for pictures with my SIL's and kids and everything. Made my husdband take new pics of me in my new old clothes that finally fit! Hooray me!
Thanks SP for making my 35th birthday a great one...if not for you, I'd still be a lumpy, depressed mom who wanted to hide again for another year.
So now that dinner is almost on the table, I'm going to drink my water, and then go workout as a birthday present to myself.
Friday, February 29, 2008
I'm going out today, to my son's kindergarten class, to talk about teeth. I was pondering what to wear, when it occured to me that I might just fit into something I only wore 1 time. So I took out a shirt my MIL gave to me 2 Christmas' ago - I wore it once, and not very proudly. Well, the darn thing fit!
I KNOW I'm not alone in this category - a closet full of nice clothes, but a little too snug, but wearing the usual old loose stuff from 5 years ago feels better than exposing one's rolls to the world.
My poor husband was banished years ago from buying me anything to wear as gifts. An absolute no no. Not very nice on my part, but I figured hiding was better than returning anything that didn't fit - because shopping for clothes meant frustration, disappointment, and settling for something I really didn't want or like, but had to get anyway,
When I joined SP, I was done with just being there and existing. Now I see that I matter - no matter what shape or size. I don't want to buy just anything for an occassion. I want to buy what I want and love and feel good in. The healthier I become, the more options I will have.
So it's time to dust off those shirts with the tags in my closet and set some new mini-goals. To expand my daily wardrobe with what I already own, iron everything in the closet - toss the fat clothes I've had from the last 5 years (keeping only the PMS woobies that we all have), and buy myself some new shoes (I'm a little overdue in that dept).
To look good is to feel good - my hair and make-up have always been good, but I really don't want to wind up with Stacy & Clinton on What Not to Wear, even though the shopping spree money would be awesome.
So whoever reads this particular blog - I offer you a challenge:
- Raid your closet and see what you have, keep the good stuff and donate the rest to charity.
- As for your make-up drawer - toss everything you don't use - it's probably old and outdated anyway; replenish with the basics. If you don't wear makeup - try some. You may be shocked at what a little tinted moisturizer, soft blush and mascara can do for you self esteem.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
First of all - YAY ME!!
Second of all - I vow to never, ever, ever go on that scale until my weigh-in day. Doing it before hand just gives undo mental unrest that I didn't need.
I say that because I went on it on Monday and it said I gained 1 pound -oh my God! Went a little mental the rest of the days until today, Thursday, my weigh-in day. (I'm keeping it at Thursday - right in the middle of the week - a boost to keep good for the weekend, and when the work week starts up on Monday, I'm again focused to be good for the weigh-in day coming up.)
But I digress. Monday's downward mental spiral lead me to watch calories and workout even more. I changed my cardio to everyday, and have been doing it ever since. My workout plan seems to be working for me so far.
So weighing-in was a hoot. I fully expected not to have lost anything. I checked the scale and move it to a different spot and everything. When I saw that it went down, I got off the silly thing to look close at the markings and even counted them! I even moved it to the original spot and it remained the same weight! And then I moved it back again to the other spot and checked again! SHOCK! 2 more pounds gone, for a grand total of 10 since Feb 7th.
I'm in shock. YAY ME!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!
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