Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thank all so much for picking me up and dusting me off yet again. I love you all! It is so funny... this community. No matter how many times we pick someone up, we are always happy to do it again. It is such a constant challenge to lose/maintain weight.
Thanks to my dear friend, IAMZBEE, I took my first steps towards making this maintainable. I took a walk. A short, 1 mile walk, with hubs and pup. I know that I am all or nothing, and I know that works better for me than anything else, but I can be all or nothing in different terms. My all doesn't have to be a 5 mile run each day and 3 days of ST on top of that. My all RIGHT NOW is getting in a 10 minute walk each day (I just joined the official 10 minute challenge).
I need to ease back into things. I cannot allow myself to discouraged. I need to celebrate the small steps. So, for me, today is a day of celebration! What are we celebrating exactly? We are celebrating...
...my walk last night!
...my decision to make (and drink) a green smoothie instead of stopping at Starbucks for a 700 calorie breakfast
...my commitment to the small steps by joining the official 10 minute challenge
...oh!! AND... making a hot yoga date with a friend next week. I'm pretty excited about that!
So, there we go. I'm ALL in. I'm going for ALL, not nothing. But today's ALL is much different than the ALL I was giving it a year and a half ago (when I was 25lbs lighter). Today's ALL will build the foundation for me to keep bettering my ALL.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I NEED HELP!!!! My motivation is gone. I need something to kick my butt into gear. I've lost all desire to do anything. Maybe its because my schedule is so busy right now and I'm always so tired... like this week I don't get a day off... Working Sept 15 to Sept 26 without a day off.
Regardless of the reason I need something. SOMETHING to get me excited again. Anybody have any book recommendations that I could read? The Spark book was motivating... but I read it when it first came out. I need new words of wisdom. A new challenge or something........... Any ideas?
Monday, September 08, 2014
Ugh... Had a whole blog typed up and accidentally closed out of it. Here we go again:
I am not abandoning my goals, but I am revising them. This time of year is just too difficult for me to stay on track with my eating. I have 1-2 bad eating days and I am tempted to give up. So that I don't give up I am going to focus mostly on my fitness and less on my eating habits. I will still strive to get my water in (weekends are the hardest) and make better decisions on food most of the time, but not stress when it doesn't happen. I hope that focusing on fitness will still yield some weight loss, but it is not my focus.
I also want to dedicate one day each week to a good hard workout, and the day after to a long recovery workout. The hard workout will be a non-negotiable workout - if I only workout once in a week, this will be it. I will dedicate my Tuesdays to this workout which will consist of a long run for speed and ST. I will follow it up with a long walk and some yoga on Wednesdays.
On the plus side of all of these football outings, our walk to and from the football stadium from the bus is 1 mile each direction, uphill on the way back. So I will be getting that exercise in no matter what when we have home games.
My hope is that if I can focus mostly on fitness for the next few months it will be easier to keep it up after New Years when I also take my diet to the next step. No more all or nothing for me. I think I am FINALLY going to learn my lesson and only take on what I can handle for the time being, THEN start taking more on.
I am 32.4% of the way through my goals challenge:
Walk/run completed (217/1000min, 21.7%)
Squats (100/500, 20%)
Push-ups (40/300, 13.3%)
Planks (150/1000sec, 15%)
Tomorrow I will be doing the long run I was supposed to do on Friday (I bailed because of stomach issues). 4-6 miles, starting with intervals, then after 2-3 miles I will recover with a slow steady jog or walk, then finish strong with some more intervals. Then I will come home and hammer out some squats, push-ups, and planks... do some foam rolling then CRASH OUT!
I hope everyone has a great week!! Let's make it count!
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