Saturday, July 18, 2015

Week 21 Summary

Great week this week!! Lots of exercise and healthy eating. 

I woke up early twice to train for my 5k. I couldn't quite get myself out of bed on Monday so I'll have to do the third session for this week Sunday evening. 

I lifted weights three times this week; Zapamundo and I are doing a program together called Stronglifts 5 by 5.  You do 5 sets of 5 reps of 5 different exercises over the course of two exercise sessions. I totally didn't explain that well but here is what my week looked like. 

Notice that squats are every time. Ugh!!   Here is my badass self on Friday doing bench presses. 

I also did Zumba twice this week. I brought my honey with me on Tuesday and he had a good time. Good enough to buy the Groupon!  If you are local and thinking about checking out Zumba let me know. This place is so awesome and I have coupons for a free week for new customers!

I don't know if you noticed in the first pic above but I lost 1.4 pounds this week!!  Yay, the scale is moving down again. 144.1 is the lowest on this journey...WooHoo!  19 pounds to go!!  I totally attribute this to the exercise and writing all my food down this week. 

Well, I'm camping right now so I don't have my stats available to update the side bar. I'll do that on Sunday. Thanks for reading everyone. Make it a great week!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Feeling accomplished this morning

So this morning I did something I don't recall ever doing before (maybe once).  I got up before my family, got dressed, drove to the park, and did a Couch to 5K training session.  I was back home before anyone else was awake. 

I've always felt that if I could just get up much earlier than my family, I would feel less stressed and in general be a happier person.  As it is right now, when I wake up it's instant rushing and whining and yelling.  Not a great way to start a day.  Today I feel calm and centered and when Danger was reluctant to get dressed (as usual) I handled it much better than I normally would.  Maybe this 5k training program will be the beginning of a new calmer me!

I did weights Monday night, Zumba last night (dragging Zapamundo with me) and ran this morning.  I'll also be doing weights tonight.  So yes, I'm feeling very if the scale would just follow suit...I'm sure it will soon.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I don't even know where to begin...Week 20, etc Summary

I don't even know where to begin or what to even say.  I've been gone awhile...both from my blog and from a healthy lifestyle.  I don't really have anything to blame it's just that... well...Life Happens.  It gets hard.  Watching what you eat gets hard.  Making the commitment to exercise regularly gets hard.  Sometimes you need a break, so I took one.  Then I kept taking one and taking one and taking one.  Not that I went totally back to my evil ways.  I still made some smart choices, smarter than in my "former life" anyways.  I think I'm ready to be back to it again.  My energy level is down; I feel sad more often.  It's amazing to see how much better I really felt when I ate better, exercised regularly and took my multi-vitamin everyday.  

Weight-wise, I've been ok.  I've lost 3 pounds since the funeral a few weeks ago so I'm not totally off the wagon, but I'm only down 4.5 since the beginning of May...SIGH...oh dear Summer why are you filled with such yummy treats and beverages??!!!  I stood on the scale this morning (145.5) and then quickly did some math.  I have 20 pounds left to my ultimate goal weight and it would be super awesome if I could hit that goal before we go to Mexico in October.  That's a little over a pound and a half per week.  I don't know if it's completely doable, but it's certainly something to strive for.  Here are some steps to get me there:

1 - Take my Multi-vitamin everyday
2 - Exercise 5 days a week (Zumba 2x, Weights & Run 3x)
3 - Drink my water everyday (cutting back on diet soda will help)
4 - Give up/cut back on refined sugars (this is so hard for me to make the decision to do it and I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to it, but I did it last year and it went swimmingly)
5 - Cut out alcohol (this will be difficult during vacation and Labor Day weekend)

I guess we'll start there and see where that gets me.  I don't know that I'll hit the ultimate goal by my target date, but I think I can get close.  And then I'll have another 2 months until UC...Unrecognizable by UC, right RAH??

Have a great one everybody and I promise I won't be gone so long this time!!