Category Archives: muscles
So, it has been four weeks, and I have now lost six pounds! I am two pounds behind what I had hoped to be, but that is not the important thing. The important thing is that I am losing! I feel like my body has finally kicked into gear, and, as I stay active and eat right, I will be able to continue to lose.
Ok. Announcement: My sister got engaged last weekend! How awesome is that! This means that I have another reason to lose that weight. She and her fiance have not set a date yet, but have decided to go for a year to a year and a half from now approximately. That would be this next summer, or the spring after. This means that I have to get this done! I have been asked to be the maid of honor (Hooray!!! 🙂 ) But, SERIOUSLY GUYS, that means that this is serious, not just little goals that I can quit on or slack off on, but real set in stone goals.
My biggest desire is to be fitter, but losing weight and getting to my healthy weight will be great too. I have noticed that, even though I am still outgoing, there are many things that I have noticed that I am less so than I used to be. I don’t typically feel uncomfortable in my own body, but my stomach is truly a barrier to me bending over all the way, and I would like to fit into things that I have not fit into in a while. I would like to go to the store and put on a normal dress, and fit into it.
Good news as well: I am noticeably able to do more than I used to. Last week I went on a church retreat, and was able to hike up steep hills without stopping. small shout out but I believe an important one, since my asthma and lack of fitness has gotten between myself and this small goal in the past. 🙂
Until next time-
Yes, I skipped my writing for day 2. By the time I had time to write yesterday, it had already passed 12 o’clock and it was not yesterday anymore.
Brief review of what I did yesterday: I went through a lot of research and found a 2 day cleanse I wanted to do. printed off a lot of motivational quotes that I now have hanging around my house, and stayed away from soda for the first day. I also ate healthy foods 🙂
Today: I started my 2 day cleanse, and I feel so healthy so far! Once more day to go. I also went to the gym. I did strength training/toning exercises for 1/2 hour and then cardio for 1/2 hour. When I got home, I went over calories per day and other types of specifics that I am going to have to follow if I want to lose weight. Can’t wait to get up tomorrow and do the same thing. 🙂 One day closer.
Recipe I made up today:
-3 bulb headed green onions
-1 Tbsp fresh ginger
-4 oz white fish defrosted.
-1 cup spinach
put 1 tsp olive oil in a pan and preheat on medium hot.
put vegetables in pan and stir until green onions soften
place fish in pan on top of vegetables and cover for 5 minutes
open, stir in 1 tsp rice vinegar and 1 tsp natural peanut butter (the type that is peanuts and salt only)
put spinich on a plate
pour fish and veggie mix over spinach
salt to taste
Success on healthy food yumminess! Substituted whole wheat for white tortilla in my burrito I made tonight, also cut fresh veggies and pressure cooked and then shredded chicken. Put 1/3 cup chicken on burrito, the rest veggies. had one for dinner. Finished everything off with a slice of watermelon. Took my sister’s advice and put vinegar on shredded chicken for sauce instead of ketchup. Also used a bit of fat free sour cream. everything else was spices. no oil at all when cooking. 🙂 I am happy with myself today.
I had a very active day, but did not make it to the gym. Going tomorrow.
I have no excuse for the past year. I have worked off and on at a gym plan. I am not losing weight. Although I have been pretty good with the gym, I have not been diligent at all with what I am putting in to my body. I need to do better. I will do better!
So, Starting afresh, I claim that failure is not falling, it is staying down after we fall. In all humility, I am attempting again the task I have found so overwhelming in the past.
Goals will be
-2 lbs a week
-8 lbs a month
This means that it will take me about a year to get to where I am wanting to be.
-end goal= 135 lbs
-starting weight=255 lbs
Small rewards will be gotten for each small goal achieved.
Rewards cannot consist of food.
After 1 day following program= taking time for myself
After 1 week with completed goal= go out somewhere fun (if it has food, still must stay healthy)
After 1 month with completed goal= allowed to get myself a piece of jewelry, or piece of clothing
After each 20 lbs lost= romal does something special for me (surprise and unknown)
Goal of balancing toning and strength training exercises with cardio workouts. Cardio will be done five times a week. Strength training also five times, but I will switch back and forth between upper body and lower body. In the evenings, I want to focus on stretching and toning muscles doing things such as Pilates.
I will be working out with my mom and possibly my dad. When my hubby is not working he will be coming with me to the gym as well.
Cardio does not have to be at the gym. As much as possible I want to do things such as kayaking, hiking, etc to do freestyle workouts. fun fun fun, but if I can’t get one in during the day, I have to go to the gym. 🙂 No excuses.
If I must miss out on life for a while, that is just going to have to be the way it is so that I can focus on what needs to be done, and lose this weight and get fit. (and so that my back gets better.)
Once again determined Carey