Saturday, July 26, 2014
Forget about weight I've gained, meals I didn't track and workouts I missed. Yesterday is gone. All I can do is win today. I already did my C25K W2D1 run. (couch to 5k week 2 day 1). And sure, I could beat myself up about all the times I've tried C25K before & never completed it, I'd be running a marathon by now if I stuck with it, blah blah blah. Today, I'm proud of the workout I've done, taking control of my life & my fitness because I'm worth it and I deserve to be slim, fit & healthy. myrunningmate.com/5k101/
Today, I'm making an offer on a house! Me, single mom, buying a house. Booyah! This is going to change my life completely. I can't tell you how proud I am of myself.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Focus on one day at a time, rather than obsessing over the weight I have to lose, or mistakes I made in the past.
I can win today by tracking my foods, portion control (no second helpings), dessert only once a week, nailing my daily workout, walking 10,000 steps, smiling, thinking about my motivation, relaxing, getting enough sleep.
I can win tomorrow by getting my water bottles ready, having healthy snacks, plan meals, set my workout clothes, schedule my workout, and go to bed so I can get enough sleep.
Oh, it can be overwhelming when I think about all the pounds I have to lose. It seems like it will take forever. It seems like it took me too long to lose the 40 pounds I have lost so far. I have to shift my focus to the present.
What do you do to win today and tomorrow?
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
-Lyndon B. Johnson
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I did Zumba today, and it was so much fun, and effortless exercise because it's fun. Tomorrow, I'm doing Pilates. Not my fav, but the instructor just came back from maternity leave, and she's really nice and she asked me to come.
How Much Exercise do you REALLY Need to Lose Weight?
I unhitched exercise from weight loss. I exercise daily to increase my mood & energy. It's a great stress reliever. Exercise is also great for bone & heart health. So definitely people should exercise. Any calories burned are a bonus.
Nutrition is more important for weight loss. Have a small caloric deficit most days. I like to focus on portions control, especially not having second helpings at dinner. I also only have dessert once a week. Besides saving 500 calories a day, it's more of a treat when I have dessert on a Saturday night. If I really need a sweet after dinner, a nice piece of fruit or a yogurt will do.
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I weighed in yesterday at 170.8 (-1) I owe it all to portions control, including not having second helpings at dinner, and dessert only once a week. If I have to have something sweet, I have a fruit or yogurt (if calorie range allows!).
Saturday night I had a very nice dessert of French silk pie. It was so good. I had a second portion. But then I was stuffed full. Or maybe it was all the wheat I had that day. I seem to be ok with a small portion of wheat, say 1 oz, like a slice of bread. But too much and my stomach is in distress. My stomach growled so loud it scared the cat!
So I decided to give up wheat for a week. That lasted less than a day! Well, I revised my goal to 1 oz (or less) of wheat a day. See how my stomach feels.
I went to Zumba yesterday at lunch time, and it was effortless. Today is circuit training. Tomorrow is Zumba. Thursday total body workout, Friday circuit training.
Some surprising good news. DS22's girlfriend decided to Couch to 5K! (her dad & I are already doing C25K) DS22 is going to do it with her. I'm so happy she's taking an interest in fitness. And what she's interested in, he's interested in. I worry about how much weight they gained in college, but I zipped my lip about it. They know and don't need me giving flack. All I can do is work on my own self, and maybe set a good example, or inspiration. They're flying to California today, and DS22 starts his new job on Monday.
So I have to find time for C25K 3/wk. Maybe after work M, W, F. Or T, Th, Sa. Anyone want to join me?
Besides losing a pound with week, I also had a non-scale victory (NSV). I bought a pair of size 8 shorts as 'goal pants' and they fit! I am in a single digit size! Of course, my negative voice pops up saying they're just cut big, but I'm also wearing 10 and 12, and besides I don't have nice legs. I'm kicking that negative voice to the curb.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I was planning on circuit training class at lunch, but it was cancelled. Boo! I walked the track a bit instead. Well, it's ok, my booty is still sore from all the weighted squats & lunges yesterday.
8pm I went out for a 45 min walk to get to my 10,000 steps today. I didn't have seconds at dinner for 8 days in a row! Tomorrow is my once a week dessert night. We're going to visit DS22's girlfriend's family. They are really into civil war re-enactment, and there's an event this weekend. And then I'm leaving DS22 there, because the kids are flying out to California early Tuesday so my son can start his new job as software engineer at Yahoo! My baby! I'm so proud of him, but I'm going to miss him, too. I love the girlfriend, and her family too. It's all good.
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