I must say that things have been going well for me for the past couple of days. I got back on track with my workouts last week and since the start of the Fall 5 % Challenge on Saturday I've been on track with my food!! I am in the final week of the Maximum Results program for Turbo Jam and I hope to start Fat Burning Elite come Monday.
I'm still trying to rebuild my 4 a.m. exercise habit though and boy is it proving to be a challenge. I have yet to get out of bed when the alarm goes off at 4 despite trying for about 2- 3 weeks now. I won't give up however because I know that I've had the most consistence with my workouts during the times when I've gotten up at 4 to do them. I am going to try yet again tomorrow morning and I'll tell you all how it goes.
On the whole I'm aiming to hit my 5 % weight loss with this challenge because I know that I am more than capable if I put my mind to it.
I'm am going to be DETERMINED!!
Who's with me? Let's give it our all Sparkies especially my Awesome A's!!
What can I say? Despite claiming that I would, I HAVEN'T been making the most of September!! Unfortunately the balance is currently tipping in the favor of bad days over good ones. I've only had 4 good days compared to 6 awful ones. The month is far from over however and so I'm trying to kick my butt back in gear and be the me that makes me happy.
I'm so CONFUSED and FRUSTRATED however that I allow myself to slip into bad habits when I KNOW they don't benefit me in way, shape or form. They make me tired, cranky and depressed actually. Then on the other hand when I'm exercising and eating healthily I feel so in every aspect of my life so the question then is WHY???? Why do I make excuses when I should exercise and why do I stuff myself with junk? It's such irrational behavior but yet it keeps on happening.
Still while I try to figure this out I'm just going to try and refocus. Get back on track with my exercising and my eating one day at a time.
Boy has it been a while since I blogged. I guess I was living by the saying that no news is better than bad news because BELIEVE me these past 2 weeks ALL I had was bad news. I've just been eating out of control for the most part and last week I only got in 2 days worth of workouts.
September has begun however and I WILL make it an month!! I am officially one day back on track already!! (It should have been 2 but unfortunately yesterday followed the same vein as the previous 2 weeks) Anyway I stayed within my calorie range TODAY and I did my Turbo Jam workout despite feeling a little sick. I'm determined AGAIN folks and loving it. I just have to keep my eyes on the prize and always have my goals front and center in mind.
I also need to get rid of my all or nothing mentality because every single derailment from my goals and progress has been a result of it. I'm am going to
I have been maintaining my staying with my calorie range streak and I am 4 days strong with today going to be 5. I am suuuuuuuuuuper happy about this because it so true that we should
Unfortuanetly my 1 day wake up and exercise streak didn't really become a streak because it didn't make it to 2 days. I had a HARD time getting up this morning so much so that I was even late for work. Anyway I won't let that get me down. I plan to get my workout in this evening when I get home. I'm looking forward to it because it will me my first time doing this video. Also
Anyway that's all for now folks. Thanks for your time!!
Guess what? I exercised last night. I know you were probably expecting something more exciting but those four words are a sign to me that "I'm back." Those four words mean that I've regained the Chalecia of old who got her workouts done no matter what and I am SUPER happy about that.
So yep despite sounding like I wasn't going to do my workout yesterday in my blog (and believing when I wrote it) I went home and did my Turbo Jam 20 minute workout (at 9:30 p.m. no less). After writing my blog yesterday I decided to re-read (since I get points for that now ) Coach Nicole's series on the Habits of Fit People and one of the habits was "Work out like it's your job." That article is what allowed me to work out last night despite several thoughts popping up in my head from in the evening to my actual workout about how tired I was and about how I would end up tired tomorrow and a whole host of other excuses. I was able to dispel those thoughts by saying "If you had something to do for work you'd have to do it tired or not so you're working out." It was such an NSV for me.
Not only that but I loved the workout. It was soooooo much fun. I've done only 2 of the Turbo Jam videos so far and I loved them both. They don't feel like a workout even though I know that I'm working but it's like you're at an intense dance party. The music is and Chalene's vibe and attitude is too. The only drawback I have with the videos is that I do have co-ordination issues so I'm having trouble learning some of the moves and the overachiever in me is finding that a bit frustrating. I have every intention of pushing until I get them down though so that's just a minor inconvenience.
I did the same video from last night this morning (another victory- waking up and exercising) and I was already a little better. This wasn't the scheduled video but it was the one I had time for this morning so I'll have to do that next one tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.
In other news, yesterday also marked the beginning of the 100 push-up challenge which I convinced my DH to do with me. Really we were supposed to start on Tuesday so we can do it on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but he had a headache on Tuesday and wasn't up for it. Anyway that means we're going to do day 2 today even though the program is designed to give you a rest day between days but I don't want to end up on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule because those days are not convenient for us so I'm going to push for us to do it today. I hope he can manage it though because I'm sure he's pretty sore today from yesterday so here's fingers crossed. Day 1 of the Challenge was pretty challenging but I guess that's why it's a "challenge." I'm pushing through though because
Also on the eating front I'm now on a 3 day streak and today will be 4. All in all as I said above "I'm back!!" and happy about it. Thanks for your time.