Monday, March 30, 2009

This weeks' challenges...

How'd you do last week? I did okay at the beginning and then fell down on the job. I can't seem to pull myself out of my funk for more than a few days. I'm so tired of feeling this way. Anyway, this is a new week, so here we go again....

Again we're going to walk ~ 3x... 3 mi.

Crossover lunges~ When stepping forward into a lunge, crossover slightly instead of going straight out

Hollowman (this one is TOUGH)~ Lie flat on your back, lift up and hold for 30 seconds if you can. Chin should be a fist-width from your chest, legs 2-4" from the ground, shoulders/arms off the ground.

Have a great week. I am going to put on my happy face this morning and get things done...even though I don't feel like it. First step is a positive attitude, right?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Again with the challenges...

I don't know if anyone is still interested in doing the challenges, but I thought I'd suggest them anyway. Basically I'm just going to challenge you to do what I'm planning this week. Good luck-

~ 3 mi walk-(I'm shooting for a time under 40 minutes) 3 days this week
~ Exercise video - 2 days
~ Crunches- 5 days (I'm gonna ask hubby to do these with me)

Pretty basic, I know, but I am learning that basics are that for a reason. Keeping it simple is often the best policy. Have a great week!

My week

Well, my first week on the new plan worked out okay. Not great, but okay. I know new routines take time, you must adjust things to make it work. So, overall I am happy. I think this week will be even better, I am filled with positive conviction that things will go my way. My goal this week is to get the exercise in. That was one area I couldn't quite manage as well as I planned. But, tomorrow starts a new week and I am ready to keep the momentum going.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Basically after much thought and consideration about what has worked for me in the past, I came up with a plan. I just needed to sit down and logically think through what my goals are. Right now the game plan is to eat healthy and exercise consistantly. Cut out the CRAP and cut the crap I've been pulling by not exercising, not doing housework and not eating right.
So, my first step was setting up a schedule. I scheduled out my week and divided up my chores into specific days. I included everything from exercise on certain days to grocery shopping and paying bills. I then typed it up and hung it on the fridge, right next to my menu plan for the week. Last week, because I didn't "feel" like going shopping, we ate out WAY too much and I ate all crap. So anyway, enough is enough.
I know there isn't anything special about my plan. That's the point. I am taking baby steps. My goal is to stick to the schedule for 1 month. At that time I'll reevaluate and see where I can tweak it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My mish-mash thoughts...

This particular post is going to ramble. I am warning you ahead of time in case you have no interest in my convoluted thoughts.
Lately I am feeling like I'm treading water. Not getting anywhere, not accomplishing anything. I'm stagnant. I know in my head that in order to get to a goal I must work toward it. Anything worth having is worth whatever blood, sweat and tears you have to invest to get to the end result. I KNOW this in my head, I just can't seem to follow through. I have no drive. I can see my goals through a fog, they aren't crystal clear. I don't feel like investing the effort to bring them into focus, my ideas are somewhat nebulous and abstract. What I really need is a concrete plan. Something that is slightly flexible but specific at the same time. I know that there isn't a secret to weight loss and a healthy life style. It takes work and commitment. I need someone to be accountable to. I need to set up an exercise regimen like I've done in the past, and stick to it. I need to become a NIKE commercial and "Just DO It". =)

This week, my challenge is to myself. Coming up with a practical, productive game plan. Including goals that I can strive to accomplish. I think I'll also have to involve my husband. I need him in my corner. Even though he has an off-hand way of motivating, I know he wants to help me- he just has to know what I need.

So, wish me luck in coming up with a plan. As soon as I figure it out, I'll share...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sugar strike...

My sister gave me a good idea by mentioning she was going on a sugar strike. I think I'll tag along. A lot of my food issues stem from sweets. If I cut them out, I know I'll do better. I have done it in the past, with good results. So, here's to a sugar free!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Challenge- Week 4

I'm very proud of myself for doing the challenges last week. Props to my sis for doing them too. Even though my eating was out of control, I managed, at least, to work out.
This week, I racked my little brain for some new ideas. Nothing really inspired me. But, here are my suggestions for this week.

~ Bicep curls- these are great to do while you are on the phone. If you don't have hand weights, improvise.
~ Superman- lay on your stomach, lift arms and legs off the floor like you are flying and flutter them quickly for 10-15 sec. Relax then repeat.
~ One arm plank- hold a push up or "plank" position with one arm for as long as you can, then switch arms.

Good luck this week. I need an attitude adjustment myself. I'm going to work on my emotional well being. And of course, workout.