Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Still Here

I am still alive, just not as fit and healthy as I'd like to be.

Sabotage--when your sister's husband buys 3 CASES of Girl Scout Cookies and decides to get rid of them by sending them on your trip in the car for 20 hours of driving.

So not only, did I not exercise, I ate crappy. And seeing Skinny SIL Whit didn't help (no offense whit) she was so good about her WW points and all.

I'm not giving up, just having a hard time getting motivated. I'll get there, but can't possibly reach my "lose 30 pounds by 30th b-day" goal. I'm sticking with this challenge and at least I have a couple more months left to prove I didn't fail!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weigh in 3/5

Okay, so I was really NOT looking forward to today. I've taken just about the whole month off and have gained some weight back. I didn't get on the scale much--but could tell in my clothes. So discouraging!

Anyway, I got on the scale this morning for my weigh-in (begrudgingly) and this is what I got:
136. Only gained 1.5 lbs. Off course in a weight LOSS competition, it is horrible. But, since I figured I'd be back in the 140's I was ecstatic to not have to start ALL over.

All my college exercise courses remind me that I definitely lost all the muscle I had gained from exercising since it has been WAY too long since I did that, but I can start again. Starting today.

So look out you losers!

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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Set backs

Here we are, 4 weeks in and I'm already hitting setbacks. I was sick again yesterday. Woke up feeling HORRIBLE. achy, sick to my stomach, not good. And it was my son's 4th b-day and HE was sick. So I didn't bother exercising or weighing in. Feeling a little better today, but I think I will still take it easy and start up again tomorrow. At least, I haven't been eating a bunch of junk as well. So that's something right?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Check in

Thanks for the support and well wishes, you guys rock! I actually did get some wii time in on Saturday with the kids. Not as much as I'd usually do, but some. I felt horrible yesterday--still sick. Last night I tool some Theraflu and had a good night's sleep and this morning feel okay. Not great, but better than before. So that is something.

I did go a little lax on eating good over the weekend. Guess my ability to make healthy decisions was impaired by the head cold. So I did weigh in this morning with a 0.8 lb gain at 9am. But my early mornings start again tomorrow when the kids go back to school, so I think I will weigh in again tomorrow morning and see how it compares since my normal weigh in is usually 6am or earlier.

After measuring, I am down 2 1/4 in. from last week, so that is something. Here's to a better, healthier week.