ever since i can remember when I go to bed at night and I’m laying there in the dark and quiet I tell myself tomorrow I’ll be a better person. Tomorrow I’ll make better choices, I’ll get more done, I’ll be nicer to people, I’ll take a shower (lol, only half kidding about that last one). This last 4 weeks I don’t remember saying that even once. Did exercising just magically make me a better person? Of course not. But it has given be more energy to get more things done, put me in a better mood and made me sleep better so I am automatically nicer to people, aade me feel like every day I’ve accomplished something that I hadn’t the day before, and even given me a reason that I couldn’t put off that showering for a secondThe scale? It hasn’t moved these last 2 weigh ins, but the tape measure has and I am stronger and am jogging now not just walking. I won’t lie and tell you I didn’t get frustrated by the numbers, but I’m not quitting now. There is no way I can quit because I know I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I did.
like my dad told me last week, “according to the smoke stack in town, it’s gonna be a good day”. And to think, I”ve been checking the weather channel all these years.
Just a quick update about my weekly workout progress. After only 2 weeks I am so much stronger! Ok, that’s a lie. I’m not strong at all, but I am way less not strong than I was in December! I am up to 3 sets of 12 (from 1 set of 16) and I can finish the entire workout without feeling like I’m going to drop dead before I get done. That, my friends, is serious progress! I also lost another pound this week. You may know from watching The Biggest Loser that week 2 is difficult, so I was expecting not as big a loss as the first week. I’m still ahead of my schedule though so that’s awesome! Also? Today I jogged over a mile! Big progress on the way to finishing that 10k in June!!
And the sun is inching its way back into our lives up here so that’s always a good sign!
What’s good in your life this week? I’d love to hear!
this is what I don’t want to look like, ever. so last week I started my resolution to reach my few attainable goals by June of this year. Yesterday was weigh in day and I’m happy to report that I lost 5.5 pounds! I can’t wait to see if I lose again next Sunday, what a great boost to my motivation. I am just going to kind of spell out here what I did last week and how I feel a little different this week already.
it starts with weights, free weights to be exact. This week I did one set of 16 on various different body parts. I guess the key is control, it’s all about controlling the weight and not letting it control you. I also had to hold these stupid weights and lift them over my head while I did squats rolling up and down on a giant ball, that was the freaking hardest thing ever. But you know what? By Saturday I could do the whole set without feeling like my legs had turned to jelly. Tomorrow I start two sets of sixteen. I’m scared. So weights and squats and bands I do on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Treadmill everyday but Sunday. Sunday is a day of rest after all.
did I mention weights? What about balls?
there’s all kinda balls up in my garage.
and books, lots and lots of books about working out and training and all kind of things I don’t understand I just follow directions and it seems to be working.
don’t forget the treadmill.
I also have been tracking everything I eat. I’m still nursing miss teeny so I haven’t really restricted calories, but I am tracking and staying within a healthy, for my weight and activity level, limit. I’m still pretty much eating everything I did before only in moderation. Except soda. Dr Pepper is my downfall and I had to cut it cold turkey so that’s the one thing I miss, but saying goodbye to my chub is so worth it so I said goodbye to the Dr and hello to my new friend water. She’s a little more boring but won’t get me into so much trouble. I’m tracking all my food two different ways, myfitnesspal.com and weight watchers. Weight Watchers has a special program for nursing mothers and so what I do is track my food on the phone with this awesome myfitnesspal app that scans barcodes and then enter into WW to see how many points I’ve used. Last week I came in under my points value, which was nice, and I wasn’t hungry or anything all week. That’s really saying something because I’m the queen o’ Twinkies. SO that’s it, working out, logging my food, and losing weight!! Can’t wait to update next week and report if I’ve lost any more!! If you are doing anything similar let me know! I’d love to support you and visa versa!
PS: I forgot to add the part where I couldn’t walk or move for 5 out of these 7 days and I had to take 800 mg ibuprofen to sleep at night and I whined before every workout that I couldn’t do it, I just knew it was impossible but then I did it anyway. So yeah, it was kinda hell, but I did it. Next week can’t be that bad…can it?