July 26, 2011

Too Many Excuses Or Is It A Lofty Goal

My goal over the past week has been 2 hours of exercise a day. This didn't include any type of house cleaning, mall walking, or other daily activities. My goal was 120 minutes of "on purpose" exercise. No I didn't wear my Polar HRM. Every morning I get up and reset my simple sunbeam kitchen timer for 2 hours 15 minutes (just in case I go over).

I've had the hardest time making it to 120 minutes this week. I find myself working out really early, mid day, and sometimes late at night, which I hate working out before bed.
Too many excuses or reasons come into play. I may plan to go to the gym once my husband comes home, but then he works late, which is great for overtime, but then it makes it late for me to go to the gym. I think it's a mental block to not want to go to the gym after a certain time. Maybe that is something I need to work on this week.

Another excuse, I get tired of taking so many baths every day.?? I sweat profusely, no way can I hang out in the same funky clothes all day. Not hygienic in my opinion.

And yet another, Logan. In fact, he is in there now starting to wake for his morning bottle. So I will have to type quickly. How can I pass up smile time with him to exercise. Although I must say he loves watching Leslie Sansone walk. Which praise to her, I wouldn't get my time in if it weren't for these videos. Sometimes I even have to hold him while I do them.
Leslie Sansone Walk Slim: Fast and Firm 4 Really Big Miles

I ended the week with 771 minutes out of a goal of 840. Not bad at all. I'm still aiming for 120 minutes a day for this week as well.

The Best and Worst Things I Ate This Weekend
I made a great alternative for pizza this weekend. Pita bread with BBQ sauce, a little left over roast beef, a little cheddar, with bell peppers, YUM.

The worst was a 100% chocolate baking bar. I tried to make a great recipe and it called for dark chocolate. We eat 70 and 80% dark but for whatever reason my brain said 100% was needed. GROSS!!!! Lesson learned. I think it would have turned out wonderfully without that. So I will try to make it again this week.

July 22, 2011

Medical Physical

I actually consulted with my doctor before attempting this blog post.

I had my first physical yesterday and surprisingly enough the doc's scale had me down in weight as well. It's always seemed to me that no matter how much weight I lose the doctor's scale always seems to be the same or higher.

Today I go for my bloodwork. The idea of NOT eating before my appt. at 10 yesterday, was unfathomable. So I decided to torture myself a little longer and wait until today. What is it with being told to fast. I mean it's not like I'll never eat again.

Update: 10 days left till August 1st goal line. Hopefully I'll make it. I'm proud of my efforts either way.

Update on exercise goals:

I'm still following my 4 day a week weight training pattern, but with little baby Logan it makes it hard to get to the gym, because I love being with him, so I've had to combine days.

2 hours of exercise, cardio or weights a day.

Calorie range still 1750-1800.

I'm saving some everyday for my beloved CHOCOLATE

The new issue of Oxygen has a wonderful recipe for Chicken and Fire Roasted Corn Lettuce Wraps.
OMG it was so good. Even in left over form it was delicious.
If you don't have a subscription to Oxygen Magazine I would recommend it. I got mine with best deals magazine I've ordered several with them and it's worked out for me so far.

And here's a picture of Logan getting his first fresh made butternut squash:

July 7, 2011


On July 1st 2011 I made a plan. A plan to be an active part of my grandchildrens' lives. It wasn't about what I would look like, but about lasting long enough. Long enough to not be one of those people who are always at the doctor's office or has a cabinet full of medication. I wasn't going to be that person on the path I was going down.

So July 1, I set my first goal. To lose 10 lbs by August 1st. Starting weight: 247

I set up my plan to look like this:

Daily Calorie goal 1750-1800
Workout plan:
Weight training and HIIT--Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday
Regular cardio--Sunday and Wednesday.

Originally I didn't think I would do a rest day much less 2. But after this week was over, I was glad to see Thursday. I started getting to the gym for 4:30 a.m. again and it can wear on you quickly when you aren't used to it.

I'm excited, i'm feeling it again. You know that feeling where you've just had enough of something and want to change it.

Weigh in weekly on Friday a.m. That's tomorrow. I'm feeling excited because I know I've worked really hard. I am happy either way, because I'm feeling my motivation to change.

Baby Logan
He is growing so fast and is so stinkin' cute. Here's a video of him laughing at his daddy.