Thursday, December 23, 2010

Proud of myself :-)

I got on the treadmill at home tonight! I wanted to last night, but it got late and I really didn't want to clean off all of the boxes off of it, and excuse, excuse, excuse.  Tonight I decided no empty boxes were going to stop me!  So, after the baby went to bed, I started a load of laundry and hopped on the treadmill for another dose of Couch 2 5K.  I slowed the run down just a little bit tonight (.2 mph) and holy moley...I can't say it was easy, but it is definitely getting easier than it was two weeks ago!

When I finished, I switched the laundry and stretched out my legs.  While doing that I decided to listen to week 2 to see what is in store for me.  The next week is 90 seconds of running, followed by 2 minutes of walking.  I think I might actually be able to handle that!!

I'm sure I'm done for exercise this week, as I'm going to be out of town for the weekend.  You'll have to wait and see if I stick to week 1 or move on to week 2!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the Year...

That's right, it's Christmas time, and I have decided it's time to get back on the bandwagon...yet again...kind of.  Are you starting to figure out why I don't lose any weight?  I've had it figured out for a long time...maybe someday I'll actually do something about it.

I started thinking about the fact that I'm going to be 30 in April, and I'm not looking forward to it.  But, then I had a thought....if I get back on the bandwagon now and really stick with it, I could be in the best shape I have been in, in years by the time I am 30.  So, that is my inspiration right now.  Until the holidays are over, I'm not going to worry too much about food. I have no willpower and there are too many goodies around...I would drive myself insane!!

Instead I am slowing getting myself back into the habit of going to the gym.  I was there once last week, once this week, and next week I will go twice.  I go to the gym during my lunch break at work, and taking time off during the holidays has messed up my gym schedule.

My goal is to go 3 times a week, starting in January.  I'm starting the Couch 2 5K program again.  And in January, I'm going to graduate to week 2, which I have yet to have had the nerve to try!

I have decided on a few rewards for all of my hard work, but I haven't decided what goals I have to reach to get my rewards.

My smaller rewards: new workout clothes, and getting my hair highlighted.

My larger reward, which I will get when I either complete the Couch 2 5K thing or reach a major weight loss goal, is to get a new tattoo :) Shhhh...I haven't told my husband yet!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

5K

So....remember that 5K I was training for...way back in the day?  Well, it was today.  It is called the Especially for You Breast Cancer Walk/Run. I didn't run, but I did walk it...and then I went shopping at the mall...and then went to an outlet mall.  So, I'd say I got my exercise in for the day at least.  I actually feel pretty good, other than the blister on the bottom of my foot.

Last Thursday I decided it was so nice out that me and the dog would test out day one of the Couch 2 5K program.  I couldn't walk for 2 days and I thought that I might hurl when I got home, but I finished it (and I did not vomit).  I do believe my dog got his butt kicked too. 

I have not done another day, because I knew I needed to save my legs for the 5K today.  I'm going to do day 1 again tomorrow with the dog.  We'll see how long I stick with this one!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I have ADD

I have decided that I have exercise ADD.  I cannot stick to an exercise routine for more than a couple of weeks and then something happens that I get out of my newly formed routine and then BAM...no more exercise routine for me.

I have stood Mr. Greene up for about 2 weeks now and I'm ready to break up (it's not you Bob...it's me...really).

So, now I'm pondering the Couch to 5k program.  I looked it up once and thought it would be a big PIA to watch the clock to walk for 90 seconds, then run for 30 seconds, then back to walking...blah blah blah...

Then I found out that they have the programs on as pod casts, so I can upload them to my iPod, put in my headphones and go....no watching the clock.

Now if I could only find the cord to hook my iPod up to my computer.....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Challenge Day #11

What is that....is my tummy getting noticeably smaller???  Heck no, that's just me sucking it in while I run in place with my much skinnier 'Mii' on the Active game.

No, I haven't really noticed any changes yet, other than some of the exercises may be a little less painful while I'm actually doing said motions, but I'm sure tomorrow will bring on the pain I'm used to.  Did I expect to see any changes at this point?  Not really, especially since I'm not really eating as healthy as I should be.

But I am commending myself on actually going down and working out tonight...I took two rest days, which is totally not part of the plan and will now extend my 30 day challenge to more like a 35-40 day challenge.  Usually I would just say screw it, I'm over exercising.....it's overrated...and continue to surf the web.  So, YAY ME for getting my butt away from the computer and getting my workout in.  (Also thanks to my hubby for making my taco dip for my work's tailgate party tomorrow so it's one less thing I had to to after my workout!)

Now, off to do one more productive thing tonight and fold some clothes.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, September 6, 2010

I did it....

Ok, I did it....I went down and did the work out.  And bless their little hearts, the intro before the list of  exercises for the day said they were going to focus on arms this time and take it easy on the legs

....and then it started with side lunges...then reverse lunges....both of which I had to do twice...and let's not forget the squat (hold) then jump, disguised as in-line staking with "tricks" when you jump off the ramp.

I'm on to you Wii torture game....I'm not falling for your trickery!

On a more positive note, Wii fit told me that I have lost .9 pounds since last Monday.  Considering the way I have eaten in the last week, I'll take it!!

Challenge Day #8

Yes, I realize that I'm supposed to work out two days in a row and then take a rest day. However, there was absolutely NO WAY my butt muscles would have let me do another jumping squat or anything of that nature yesterday.  I did go for a short jog and a little bit longer walk with the little man yesterday.  And I did take the boys for a walk to the park and back today....

So, yes, today should be my workout day...needs to be my workout day....but it is 8:00 at night, and I DON'T WANNA!! *insert pouty face here*

I was also supposed to weigh in today since it is Monday, but since I didn't go to work today, I didn't realize it was Monday until about noon.  I weight in first thing in the morning, so noon was way too late.  Maybe I'll remember tomorrow.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Challenge Day #6

Yesterday was supposed to be a workout day, but I was exhausted and made it a rest day.  So, today I was back at it.  I seem to remember posting after my last workout that it was actually pretty easy.  And really, the next day I didn't feel too bad! 

Tonight, I paid for that easy workout.  I should have known a crappy workout was coming. The workout included a lot of jumping, landing in a squat or a lunge.  So not only are my thighs burning, but I can't breathe either.  Then I get a break and do a few arm exercises...and just when I at a normal rate of breathing again...it time to start running or jumping again.

I have a feeling tomorrow Advil is going to be my best friend.

I need to track down my measuring tape so I can track my measurements as well.


Monday is my first official weigh in day.  Should be interesting since I haven't been too careful about what I have been eating this week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Challenge Day #4

Today was Wii Active challenge day number four...yesterday was a rest day, and as you see from my post below, I took the word rest to heart.  Today seemed like an easy challenge day. I think it is because it focused mostly on upper body, and a little less on cardio.  Started with the side jumps today...it's all coming back to me now...the hate love for some of these exercises.

Only tomorrow will tell how easy tonight's exercises truly were.

On a side note, I'm starting to think I'm catching a cold...which is usually a great excuse for me to stop exercising.  I WILL NOT LET A SIMPLE COLD BE AN EXCUSE TO QUIT THIS 30 DAY CHALLENGE.

Hope that works!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

To treadmill or not to treadmill?

That is the question.  Yes, I should probably get in a workout today, even though it is my rest day from the 30 day challenge.  But.......I have basically been up since 4:30 this morning.  It would probably do me just as much good to just go to bed.

Hmmm.....

I think the what the Dr. would order would be a good night sleep.

Night all.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sore...no way!

I woke up this morning, expecting my legs to be super sore, but as I got up and jumped in the shower it dawned on me...hey I don't feel too bad.  Must have been those treadmill workouts.  My arms were a little sore, but nothing to whine about.

So on with my day...get to work, sit down and get busy.  About an hour or so later, I get up and notice that I'm a little more sore in the legs...no biggie...

Get to the end of the day and I feel like I'm walking like I'm 9 months pregnant again! 

But Challenge day 2 and Bob Greene were calling and as much as I tried to ignore them...I finally decided after cupcake wars it was time to get off my butt for another round of torture fun.  Day 2 complete...I'm afraid to get out of bed in the morning....

Monday, August 30, 2010

We meet again Wii Active

Hello Wii Active, we meet again.  It has been far too long since we have seen each other.  Tonight, I started the 30 challenge on the Wii Active game.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out the review I wrote about it, by clicking here.

I figured since I had been walking/running on the treadmill lately, I would be able to start the challenge on medium intensity, and I made it....barley!  It will be interesting to see where I am sore tomorrow morning.  Oh yes, there will be sore muscles! But totally worth it, right?

My first mini goal is to lose 10 pounds and then give myself a small, non-food related reward.  The problem is figuring out what that reward can be.  Got any ideas?  Leave a comment!

Not so good with directions

I'm terrible at navagating myself on the roads. If you tell me to go east or west instead of turn right or left, I will never find you.

So, that would help explain why I have gotten lost on this road to becoming a hot mommy, once again. But I'm back on track now...sort of. I'm still not going to count every calorie I eat. And as far as training for a 5K with my co-worker. Well, that has been put on hold as the third co-worker we had to cover phones while we were gone is no longer here.

But, I am going to meet up with Mr. Bob Green and the Wii Active again tonight for his 30 day plan. I'm also planning to hit the treadmill 2-3 times a week.

Let's hope I bring along the GPS this time!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Update

I am not totally blowing off losing weight and getting fit. I'm just going about it in a different, more relaxed way. Counting every calorie I eat is just not working for me right now. So, my eating plan is to pay attention to what I am eating and have more good, healthy meals in a week than I do, non-healthy meals. I'm making the transition slowly, and I am not beating myself up when I decide to have McDonalds for supper every now and then.

As for exercise, a friend and I have decided to train for a 5k in October. We got the form to fill out last week, where we would either do a one mile family fun run/walk, a 5k walk, or a 5k run. Neither of us could bring ourselves to fill out the form for the 5k yet...but we are working on it. We are only on week 2 of a 10 week program. And half way through this week, we discovered we weren't doing it quite right, so we are starting over next week. I'm also thinking of starting the Wii Active 30 day challenge again on my off days from running. Haven't actually started that yet though.

So that is all. I'll update progress reports and let you know when I actually do sign up for that 5k!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 4

So, I missed writing in my "journal" yesterday, so only one goal was met...I took my lunch to work, and ate it!! This is almost as big as an accomplishment as anything other goal I could have. The cafeteria downstairs in my building is just way too tempting. But with the encouragement of a couple of co-workers, I stuck to it and ate what I brought for lunch today.

Right now on SparkPeople I'm supposed to track what I eat just to get into the habit of it and that's it. It is amazing to see how many calories you eat in a day if you don't pay attention. Tuesday I was paying attention, but not caring too much...I ended up eating 3500 calories that day!!! I can't imagine what I would have eaten that day if I would have gotten some fried food from the cafeteria too!!

All three goals met today! It feels great to get the whole family out for a walk. And I usually push the baby in the stroller, which adds a little to the exercise.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 2

Met two goals today. I packed my lunch (and only ate that) and I'm writing in my journal. No walk tonight, it's getting ready to storm. Hubby did point out that the treadmill is still usable...but there is no TV downstairs. Yes, I could walk without it, but I don't wanna!! I did take Big Brother to the library, which is in the mall, so I did get a little extra walking in today, but nothing I would chalk up to actual exercise.

Question of the day...why do I find myself thinking about food all day long as soon as I decide to watch what I'm eating to lose weight? But as of right now I'm on the fast break step of the Spark People program, which is just small goals. So, while I'm still trying to pay more attention to what I am eating, my goal during this phase is not necessarily to eat within a certain calorie range.

So, all in all, not too bad of a day. Could have been better of course.d

Monday, May 31, 2010

End of day one

I met 2 of my 3 goals for the day...no need to pack my lunch today LOL. I went for a walk with the whole family and I am writing in my journal. Yay me!!

Day 1...take 2

Well, today hasn't been the best, but I have had much worse days! One tool I have found to help me a lot when I actually use it is Spark People. So today I have logged back onto their website and have started over with step one, which they call Fast Break. I have set 3 goals for right now which are:
  1. Pack my lunch (and actually eat it instead of going to the cafeteria)
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Write in a journal (which will actually be this blog)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Goodbye April and May

Well, April has come and gone and I have done nothing about losing the baby weight. But June is a new month and with baby being 3 months old on Wednesday, it's time to get off my butt. I have told Hubby it is time to start being the food Nazi for me again.

I'm re-setting all my progress back to zero tomorrow morning after weigh in. I won't be able to do my measurements until a later time, because my tape measure has been packed...and is somewhere in a box....

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Well....

Eating healthy while pregnant...that's just not for me LOL. But on the plus side, I have only gained 21 pounds so far, with only 9 days to go. I will get back on the weightloss and exercise bandwagon after this baby is born. Of course, I won't be able to do a lot for the first 6 weeks since I'm having a c-section. But....after that's I'm out of excuses! So, look for more from me in April!