That was my question. The answer was, I went. I went walking for my exercise tonight. I am so glad I did. Even though it is still miserably hot at 8:00 at night, it felt so good to get it done. I feel like I accomplished something today. Today was a day where not a lot got done. My little guy was up till early this morning, so needless to say, I was feeling a little lethargic. I did watch what I ate, and now I can say I got some sort of workout in. I can build on from here.
To keep up my momentum, and to give myself a goal, I want to come up with a challenge for September. I am wanting something active, like 100 push ups each day for example. One thing will be some sort of activity every day for the month. Let’s see what I can come up with.
I think that is it for now, the hubby is waiting for me. I have all kinds of things running through my head, I just need to find a way to get them on here. That has always been hard for me, going from mind to paper. I will keep working on it. I want to put a little more of me into this blog. See you all later!
Today I am back in the swing of things. I paid attention and logged all my eating, and I went walking with a friend this morning. It was so good to back into some physical activity and to catch up. We didn’t go at all last week, so I was pretty lazy. Now I am relaxing with my man and my bugboo.
Not too much else going on, just wanted to get back in the habit of blogging. Short and sweet today!
Hello all! I know I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks, but I am ready to dive back in. I was going through a “I don’t really care much” phase. I guess that is bound to happen, but time to get back up. I am ready to start anew, get back on the ball. I find I do much better when I come here to put down my thoughts and actions. Knowing someone is going to read that I ate too much pizza, or didn’t workout all week makes me want to do it. I give you guys permission to tell me to get with it! As I have said before, this is about accountability for me.
I talked with my accountability partner this morning. It has been a little while since we talked about my plans and if I have been logging my eating. I used it as an excuse to not do what I was supposed to be doing. That was the wrong attitude! We talked about some ideas for “consequences” for when I don’t log my food. So far we have come up with a cash amount for each day I don’t log food. This money would go into an envelope for when I need new clothes ( a smaller size of course). We also thought about some sort of physical activity, something that I hate doing. I have seen a couple of motivational ideas on Pinterest too (I LOVE Pinterest). If any of you have some ideas, I would love to hear them.
Another thing I haven’t been sticking with is my workout plan. It is time to put down the excuses and do it. I have to remember how good I feel afterwards. There really is no reason I can’t fit in at least 30 minutes a day. I have a gym membership and a bunch a videos for home. I just always manage to find a way to get out of it. I would love a workout partner, but everyone has such different schedules and other things going on. I think I might start putting the time in my daily calendar. If I see it in writing, on my to do list, maybe I will stick to it. It always feels good to check things off on the to do list.
Well, I think that is it for now, just wanted to say a quick hi to get back in the swing. I will see you all tomorrow!
So, I have to come clean. I know my accountability partner is going to kill me, but I had fast food today. Not once, but twice. Today was a day I just didn’t care. I wanted something quick and easy while I was out running around. No excuse, I was a bad girl today. What’s even worse, it didn’t even taste all that good. So not worth it. I feel better getting that out, now time to pull my self back up and start fresh.
Not much else to say today, just needed to confess. I am working on some things to talk about tomorrow, so see you then!
Hello all! This is a busy week and weekend! We have the little man’s birthday party this Saturday, and brunch on Sunday for my mother-in-law’s birthday. They share the same birthday! Lots of stuff to do and cupcakes to make. I love baking and decorating, I just don’t get to practice much. I don’t want to constant supply of sweets in the house. Well, I want them, but they won’t help me any with my goals. Trying to stay focused, and keep my eye on the prize!! I will need to remember that at brunch on Sunday! I LOVE brunch, especially champagne brunch. I am getting all giddy just thinking about it! Focus Erika, focus.
Last week was not great on the fitness front. I only worked out on two days. I just wasn’t feeling it. That might be ok once in a while, everyone needs a break, but I can’t make it a habit. I love the way I feel after, and I just need to keep remembering that whenever I don’t feel like getting off my butt. This week id already turning out better. I did my walking yesterday, and I will do something today! I will, I will, I will.
I have been thinking about my goals, and I have decided to post a picture on here. This picture was taken when my hubby and I were first dating. This is a “symbol” of the after photo I am working towards. I remember feeling happier about my self, and more fit. I have copies of this picture on my fridge and next to the mirror in our bathroom. It is a constant reminder of my goals. I am posting it here because I am trying to be open about what I am doing. I find if I keep my hopes to myself, it is real easy not to work too hard. If I fail, nobody knows I was working on something. I won’t need to be embarrassed or answer questions as to why I didn’t do it. I don’t want to do that anymore. I want you all to know what I am working on. I can use the encouragement and the occasional nudge. It is all about accountability. That is why I wanted to do this blog in the first place. This is my journey, and my journal. It is good fo me, and hopefully I can inspire others. I hope this all makes sense.
On that note, back to laundry and my bugboo. Lot to do, lots to do!
P.S. I am hoping to write and try different things on my blog. I have been inspired by a few blogs I follow. Suggestions and topics are welcome, as well as comments and feedback. Be knind please 🙂
Hello all! I know I have been gone for about a week, but I am back. Nothing to exciting over here is happening, so I took a little break. I never thought I would write everyday, but at least a couple times a week. My life is not that exciting :).
Things have been pretty good. I did my 4 days of working out last week (I hit 5 days!), and I am on track to do it this week too. Water intake has increased greatly, although I have had the occasional soda. I make sure to count it in my daily calories so I don’t go over board. Speaking of calorie intake, that has been MUCH better. The late night snacking has pretty much stopped, and I am really paying attention to what I am eating. Most of the time. This past weekend I fell off the wagon a little, but worked my way back on for Monday. All in all, these past couple of weeks have been a huge improvement.
One big help is my accountability partner. I sent her my food log for last week, and she had some great tips. She also called me on some things too. That is why I asked her to help. I might not want to hear it sometimes, but I need to. I heard it said somewhere, “Get fit in the gym, lose weight in the kitchen”, and “You can’t exercise away a bad diet”. Food has always been my weak spot, as I have mentioned before.
On the exercise front, I am in love with the boxing circuit class at the gym. We get to hit the bags!! This is great when you have some aggressions and frustrations to get out. I went to a class on Friday, and I had some frustrations! At the end of the class, I was spent and felt great. Pure cardio, and I loved it. I will be doing this again. It was also great because the instructor was the same person who teaches at another location where I used to go. It was great to see him.
My challenge this week, I will be doing alot of baking. My son’s birthday party is next weekend, and I also want to take some cupcakes to his class. I also have a baking “job” to make some mini cupcakes. The challenge will be not licking the bowl! Wish me luck!
Um, not so much. I took a class at the gym today called Latin Heat. It was a great workout and so much fun. It is kind of like Zumba, but I think maybe the instructor has to be “certified” to call it Zumba. I can move my feet to the beat and stay with the rhythm, but my hips just don’t want to cooperate. I gues I just need to keep going and get better. This is the type of workout I can get used to. I would rather jump around to music for an hour than use the weight machines. I am a self proclaimed cardio junkie.
The rest of the day was good and productive. I am doing some spring cleaning (I know, a little late), and I am finding so much stuff that just got thrown in a drawer or cabinet. Time to get rid of the junk! Clean house, happy mommy. I did do some of the decluttering last night. I have a hard time sleeping when the hubby is not here. Boy, was it hard to get up this morning. I was so tempted to come home and go back to bed after taking bugboo to preschool.
Tomorrow I actually have to be a responsible adult. My old job calls me in sometimes to fill in to cover for vacation. It is nice to get a little extra money, and to dress up a little. Luckily, there are two grandmas that are more then happy to watch the little guy.
Now, off to spend some time with bugboo. I am so thankful that I get to stay home with him. I love my job!