Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 53 of 730 (Back to Work)

I've been slacking on my work outs this week as I have previously confessed. Today is the day I said I would get back to business. I am going to get my workout in from today until Tuesday. Wednesday is my busy day at school and I will not work out Wednesday's. Looking at my school schedule my workout plan is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and when possible either Saturday or Sunday as well.

I might take some advice from a fellow tweeter and try increasing my intensity rather than duration of my cardio workout. I like the idea of doing 35minutes regularly but on busy days settling for a 25minute workout with a higher incline or something. I will see how September goes as I know there will be so much to adjust too.

On a side note, I have been having trouble sleeping the last few days because my brain will not stop thinking. I cannot wait to have my first week of school over with so my nerves can settle down. For now I hope exercise will help a little.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 52 of 730 (Emotional Mess)

Since my college orientation day yesterday I have been kinda up and down. One minute I feel motivated and ready to go and the next thing I know I am a scared shitless mess. The thing is my life is changing very quickly in just a few days and I feel like it's all so uncertain.

Everything seems to be going wrong too. For example I have been trying to get my new laptop for school for at least a month from my dad's computer guy. It wasn't until last night at 11pm that I actually got my hands on it. He was ready to go on vacation for the weekend without making sure I had my hands on it. He has been waiting for a part for so long and he finally gets it and then doesn't make sure I get it when he knows he is going away. I was not impressed. If that drama wasn't enough today we had plans to go to the children's museum which is about a 2 hour drive from here but it was pouring rain so bad that it simply wasn't safe to drive out there. I was so disappointed. It seems silly but I was looking forward to it all summer, probably more so than the kids.

I know something is wrong because I have lost my appetite today and when i get upset I usually want to eat more. Today I just really don't feel like eating. I hope I can adjust to my new life routine quickly because ready or it comes.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 51 of 730 (Slacking)

This week is our family staycation. We've been pretty busy with uncertain schedules and I just haven't been working out like I should. I will be out most of the day today again and having my kids friend over for the night with a short road trip for all of tomorrow. I think I am accepting this week for what it is...a vacation.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday I will work out, plus as much as possible next week. I will build my new routine right away when school starts as not to have any bad habits forming.

I am very much looking forward to a successful month ahead with all of you by my side :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 50 of 730 (Weigh In Day)

I am 50 days into my journey to a slimmer me. I've made some great changes and have stuck to my plan to work out and not attempt weight loss on diet alone. After today's weigh in I feel that I am learning the balance between eating and living well and indulging in some treats now and then. I am learning that a bad day or a bad choice does not equal failure.

Today I weighed in and I lost 4.9 lbs in August and 9.2 lbs in total. This is about 1.5 lbs per week. Am I happy? YES!!! If that wasn't enough excitement for one day, I also took my measurements today. I am not sure the correct way to report inches lost but I am down an inch all over except I am down TWO inches in my waist.

As I look forward to September I see a very busy month ahead as I adjust to college life. However I am confident that I can achieve all my dreams if I just make them important enough. Thank you to everyone for your positivity and encouragement. Today is such a very happy day for me :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 48 & 49 (Tomorrow is The Day)

Not only is tomorrow the 50th day, it is also September 1st. Tomorrow I will weigh in and share my results with you. I will also take my measurements and let you know if there are any inches lost. I am pretty excited for tomorrow.

It's been hard to stay on track with the family home and running all over town doing different things. It disrupts my eating and exercise schedule and as much as I try to plan ahead it's not always perfect. On the plus side, I am doing many things I never would have done in the past. For example we went to the zoo yesterday and I packed my lunch and tons of water. I did not have a beaver tail or eat and junk (like fries or pizza).

I have to get upstairs now and get a work out in before we run the roads again today. We are taking the kids on a play date to a local splash pad to play for the afternoon. Be sure to check in tomorrow when I Post my results thus far.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 47 of 730 (Check In)

I slept in today because my loving husband thought I'd rather sleep than wake up. In reality I wanted to wake up because I knew I needed to work out today before work. I have just polished off my coffee and some toast with light cream cheese, followed by a tall glass of ice water. I am taking a moment to check in here to say that as much as I no longer want to work out before work, I will. I will because I didn't yesterday and I know I cannot tomorrow. I know I will not do it later today because I work until 8:30 tonight. So I am pushing myself right now to go get a quick workout in. Tomorrow I will be at the zoo all day so I am not sure if I will blog or not.