Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting It Done

Whew!  I have been to the gym 4 days this week!!!  I am shooting for 5 days in a row.  That would be classic for me.  I am still doing the Couch 2 5k program and have finished up week 2.  Let me tell ya, week two was hard for me.  I know I only added another 30 sec to each running interval but it seemed like murder!!!  I was really huffing and puffing toward the end of each set.  Well, I know it will take some time and I feel like I can do it so I am not about to give up now.
Went to get weighed in last night......down another pound!!!!!  Yes!!!  I really thought I would be down more with all of the exercising I have been doing but no such luck.  I am still being very mindful of my eating and so I really was a little disappointed by the one pound loss.  I am determined to hang in there though.  I am not quitting.  I have to get to a healthy weight because the weight I am carrying now is taking its toll.
I did manage to say no to the birthday cake that was being passed around at work.  And yesterday someone wanted me to taste some seasoned fries but I held my ground and said no thank you!  They kind of looked at me crazy because in the past I would have been all over those fries...lol.  Anyway, I am working on my will power and finding it easier and easier to say no to certain things.
That's all for now....until next time stay strong and eat healthy.  :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tracking Points

I took the day off yesterday from exercising so I have to think of a way to get to the Y tonight.  I want to at least get on the elliptical and maybe do some weights.  I am a little intimidated to do weights because I am not sure how to use some of the machines.  I know, I just need to suck it up and ask one of the staff members to show me some of the moves and routines.  Maybe tonight I will have the courage to ask.  Anyway, I was having some difficulties with remembering to track my points for Weight Watchers.  I think I have solved my problem.  I realized that I didn't feel like carrying the booklet with me wherever I went.  I now have a Droid X and I downloaded the points tracker app!!!  I LOVE it!!! It makes tracking so much easier for me.  I am sure this will give me more motivation and determination to stay the course.  Do you use technology to help you with your weight loss goals?  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keeping The Ball Rolling

So, last night was Wednesday Weigh In.  I was confident going in because I have been working out at the gym hard and I have been mindful of my portions.  I have also done well with staying within my points.  Well, it all paid off because I am down another 1.6lbs!!!!  Yippee!!!  It makes for a total loss so far of 12.2 lbs.  I must keep the ball rolling int the right direction and continue to lose this excess weight.  I am now starting to realize that this will be a lifestyle change for me and not just a diet for some period of time.  I am ok with that because I know I am doing the right thing and doing it the right way.  Today is my scheduled off day from the gym, but I just might do the treadmill or the bike at home.  I feel like I need to keep moving.  I also have to remember to concentrate on my food intake.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still Going Strong

Today I completed Day 4 of Week 1 in C25K training.  I got back to my desk and checked my workout schedule and realized that there is no Day 4 of week 1...ooops!!!  Oh well, and extra day surely won't kill me.  I need as much exercise as possible.  I was feeling strong as I was running on the treadmill.  I know I am only running one minute at a time, but hey, every little bit counts, right? After 20 minutes on the treadmill I went on the bike for 10 minutes.  30 minutes of exercise before 7am is progress in my book.  I have my weekly weigh-in tonight so I will let you know how I make out.  I am hoping for at least a 2lb loss this week.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.  Oh and GO PHILLIES!!!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Exerciser In The Making?

The other night I was being bold and decided to try to do a plank.  Well, I was on the floor grunting to stay in position when I look over and notice that my 2yr old is doing the plank with me!!!  AND she is grunting just like me!!! That was enough to send me over the edge and I just fell to the floor!  Now mind you she was only doing it to the best of her ability so her butt was kinda up in the air, but I was so happy that she was even beside me trying to do it.  I love it!!!  I love her!!!!  That gave me motivation to keep on going.  If she sees me trying to get better and become healthy, I know she will follow in my footsteps.  I couldn't ask for more.
I was at the gym this morning at 6:20 am and I did the first installment of the Couch 2 5k Program.  It wasn't too bad but I was struggling a bit at the end.  I then did 10 minutes on the treadmill.  My Polar said I burned 306 calories.  I am happy with that.  I just hope I am strong throughout the day in the eating department.  Only time will tell.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crack of Dawn

I wanted to get in some exercise before work this morning.  I was at work before the crack of dawn and the gym was busy, busy, busy.  People running on the treadmill, working out on the elliptical machines, lifting weights with personal trainers, and riding the bikes.  I jumped on the treadmill for 10 minutes, then did the elliptical for another 10 minutes.  Since I still had a little bit of time, I rode the bike for 5 minutes.  All in all, I burned 300 calories during that 25 minutes.  I don't think that is too bad.  I made it to my desk with 5 minutes to spare!  I was dying of thirst so I drank a ton of water and then got down to work.  Until next time, be strong and eat healthy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

10-10-10

Yesterday I went to the most beautiful wedding.  My cousin got married outside at a beautiful farmhouse in the park.  I don't recall ever going to a wedding on a Sunday.  Apparently there were a lot of weddings yesterday because plenty of people wanted to get married on the date 10-10-10.  I was so happy for the young couple in love.
Anyway, I did good with the eating.  They had hors d'oeuvrs and for the meal they had different food stations with small portions of quiche, potato latkes, steak, crepes, and fresh fruit.  I sampled most of it and I felt very satisfied when I left.  I was just happy that I made it through the festivities without overdoing it.  Oh, and I didn't have any cake (well, actually they had cupcakes) because we left before they served it.  I can honestly say though, that I don't think I would have had any even if I was there when they served it.  I'm slowly making progress.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcome To The Real World

So, last week was tough.  I couldn't exercise because of this darn ankle pain.  I tried to rest it like the doc told me to, but I just knew I needed to be doing some sort of movement.  For some reason I equated rest with eating and made some horrible choices.  I snacked on stuff that I shouldn't have and I ate when I wasn't hungry.  I know better!  I knew it was wrong!!!  With that being said, I knew that when I went to weigh in last night, it wouldn't be good.  And, yep, I was right.  I went up 1.2lbs......oops!!!!  Welcome to the real world.  I have to get back on track. I cannot and will not let this slip up derail me from my journey.  I have already been to the gym twice this week.  And let me tell you, my ankle has been PAINFUL....ugh!!!!!  I struggled through though.  I guess if there is a positive to this, it is that my ankle doesn't hurt when I am actually working out.  I can make it through the workouts.  It hurts when I am done and continues to hurt throughout the day when I move around.  I'm thinking that maybe I should switch to swimming for my activity until I can get this thing under control.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I don't want the pain to discourage me from working out.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.