Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I really did plan to workout yesterday and today....but then work got in the way...some days are just more physically demanding than others. But I made the effort to make good dinners...so I guess that is headway! I also skipped the gas station in the mornings, which keeps me from the dreaded powdered donuts...Still working on water intake. Tomorrow I am definitely getting that workout in!
I've discovered a new way to eat brussel sprouts too! Shredded em' in the food processor and used that for salad! Topped with tomatoes, a little feta cheese, and avacados...mmmm good! Used a cranberry flavored balsamic vinegar for the dressing, it was fabulous! When I finally got lunch today, I dumped sweet and spicy tuna in it, and that was great too!
So I feel like I am moving in the right direction...Keep moving forward...that's the plan!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Good start to the day-did a 20 sparkpeople bootcamp dvd. It was tough, and I stayed in the beginner range, but I made it through. My leg muscles are fairly sore, but I try to stretch when I get up, so that seems to be helping.
I think we are going to get a exercise bike. We have an ab machine thingy that my husband swore he would use.... well...nobody uses it. Thinking we will sell it, and get a space saving bike. He may use that, but I definitely will. He does have a lot of back issue...so maybe a stationary bike will work better for him?
So- I am letting my body recharge, except for the bowling I will do on Saturday, 3 games on a league every other week...I am enjoying it! Not very good, but I can see a little improvement.
Right now I am waiting for the mechanic to call. Wed, my electrical system just went crazy-and I had a battery, alternator, and every fuse replaced. I had to wait for a special part to be shipped in, and they are fixing that today....sigh...love issues like this.
Seriously thinking of starting to decorate for Christmas...it annoys my hubby to decorate before Thanksgiving, but we will be out of town, I kind of want some things done before we get home....love the holidays! Plus it will keep me from sitting in front of the TV.... or I could clean .
Time to get moving! Have a great weekend Spark Friends!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Well-I have been off the wagon for over 3 months...not pretty. It happens every time I go back to work...I start off taking my own food and coffee in the morning, and then by the end of the season, I am stopping at the gas station for their coffee and powdered donuts...Its getting ridiculous. I have stopped working out, and stopped drinking water, and stopped paying attention to portion sizes. Time to stop stopping- time to start starting....
I could only manage about 10 minutes doing kettlebells, but I guess that is a start. I am hoping to do some running in place with my daughter on the wii later. It is about time to be off work for about 2months, so I am going to get back on track. I wont be so tempted by donuts and junk. I am planning to bake for the holidays, then give it away....so I have some new goals:
#1 I have a cruise in May, and I want to wear a bathing suit, without a skirt or shorts.
That means I am targeting my thighs and butt.
#2 Cut back on carbs, and spend more time making good food.
#3 Cut back on coffee, and drink water
#4 When I go back to work in Feb, keep these things in the front of the mind, so I don't backslide.
I am starting off the exercise a bit slow, but jumping into full workouts, just plain hurts....plus we are going out of town for Thanksgiving, so I wont be doing much for that week...but when we get back, lookout!!
First thing I am doing though, is swearing off the powdered donuts!!!
Right now I am at about 145, would like to be at 135, but I am looking to tone up everything, more that just lose weight. I am still thrilled at being where I am, since I was at 180-210 for soooo long. But I can do better with the eating and the exercising...
So-there it is- time to get busy!
Monday, July 15, 2013
So I made it past the weekend sticking to my new paleo lifestyle....Even went out to eat three times, and did pretty good!
Friday, we had Hibachi, since my daughter thinks she does better in tennis matches when she has that the night before....I stuck to the hibachi part of the buffet and loaded up with veggies and chicken. I think they may have added a marinade, but it wasnt a lot, so I didnt worry about it...I had fruit for dessert, and one small cookie...overall, a success.
Saturday, we went to the tennis match, my daughter won all three of her games! She is doing soooo good! I have to say my proudest moments were hearing my daughter loudly compliment her team mates.(had to brag on my baby there for a minute!)..I sat on the sidelines and ate some fabulous fresh pineapple and grapes, with plenty of water! After that we went to celebrate with a lunch at Ruby Tuesday. I ordered grilled tilapia with mango salsa and grilled zucchini. I even had the salad bar, even though I said I wouldnt because those crutons are wayyyyyy to tempting...but I managed a salad without out them, and chose vinegar for my dressing...
Sunday came with a early invite to breakfast from my in-laws...Cracker Barrel has one of my favorite breakfast ever...eggs in a basket. I love how they make it! I've tried to make it and its not nearly as good...anyway, I ordered three eggs and turkey sausage....On the way home, we stopped and bought a blender/food processor combo so I could make more sauces and chop nuts, ect. Found a nice one, and tried it out with a spinach sauce for dinner (that was awful....trial and error I guess!)
Here are the two big things I learned this weekend:
#1 I can do it!
#2 I did not feel like I was missing anything just because I didnt order my favorite foods! Missing out on my favorites didnt have any bad effect on me at all. Sometimes I think I tend to tell myself I have to have it, or I will regret not getting it, or I wont feel satisfied if I go without it.... The truth is I will survive with out those fabulous crutons, and without my favorite breakfast...my life went on, and I didnt give it much thought!
One bonus thing I learned too, is not to go grocery shopping with a 9yr old AND my husband...one or the other, but not both! Sheesh. I do have to head back to the grocery store, as the one I went to didnt carry portabella musroom caps or banana peppers. Found a recipe for stuffed banana peppers, thought I would give it a try....
My next big challenge starts a week from today...I go back to work...summers get shorter every year...anyway, I am planning to bring fruit and veggie snacks and plenty of water...
Time to go work out, hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!
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