Friday, February 20, 2009

Road blocks

If you don't have something nice to say...

That's why I haven't posted in awhile. Road Blocks. Excuses, really. Everytime my period rolls around, I lose motivation to exercise. First off, I usually feel horrible AND I also don't like the scale results from water retention or whatever. So I slacked off. But that was over a week ago and I still haven't started back up yet.

Of course, it is a bit harder for me when my kids are home and they are ALL home. All 3. Darn Track break. We do have fun when they exercise with me, but I'm always so busy when they're home. I look forward to sleeping in, which cuts out exercise opportunity time. I have been trying to be more active in other areas...I can breath pretty hard when I'm chasing the dog ;).

Anyways, I know what I need to do, just have to do it. Oh, and my throat hurts this morning. So there's that . . . LOL I'm full of excuses. But I don't want to be fluffy anymore, I want to be lean and defined. Apparently this will take a lot more effort than I've been exerting so far.

We'll see how today goes.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weigh In

I was kind of dreading today...getting on the scale. I usually feel like such a failure when I slack off on exercise or eating right. I did try to do better the last couple days, now that everyone is healthy again. So that does feel good. It feels good to be a bit sore too.

So, here it is:
134.5...that's a 6.5 lb loss! I'm so encouraged.

I have to say that exercise has really made the difference for me this time. I am losing fat and not just weight. All the times I've tried before have mainly focused on eating...and while you can't lose weight without changing eating habits, I always managed to avoid exercising and still lost.

Of course, it always came back--hence my participation in this challenge. But this time, by focusing on exercising + eating the right foods, I can maximize my efforts. Of course up until now, I haven't been that picky about the food part--just smaller portions. I just imagine what my results could be if I plug in the right foods. I'm motivated to do just that.

I had steel cut oats for breakfast (which I actually think are very yummy...subtly sweet) and fresh fruit.

So look out fellow losers! ;)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Back on the wagon

So I missed a full week of dedicated exercise. I say dedicated, because I still was somewhat active--just didn't "work out". Kids seem to be recovered, I seem to be better (no thanks to the extra pounds I put on), and I'm ready to get back to it.

I didn't get my early morning exercise in because we had some houseguests still here this morning and I didn't want to wake them up with my workout (that would be a scary sight). So, after a little procrastination and some blogging, I am heading downstairs to survey the damage when I way in on the wii.

Sure was an inopportune time to take time off, with monthly weigh in coming this week. I will be working VERY hard to see if I can get myself back in the swing of things.

I'm off to sweat!