Saturday, September 12, 2009

Falling Over

I hired a personal trainer today! I'll meet with him at my gym once a week for the next three months. He "worked my legs" today, and let me tell ya, I can hardly walk. Several times during the workout when I would finish a set of something-er-other, my legs would buckle. It's really a miracle I could drive home. He worked my legs so hard! I can't wait to do it again and try some other muscles.

I haven't exactly been motivated lately, so I'm hoping that this will really help me get back into the swing of things full-on. It's not as easy to eat chocolate chip cookies when just walking to the cupboard makes you nearly fall over!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Confessions Again

My first confession is that its True Confessions Monday again at the Sisterhood and I haven't blogged since the last one.

I also haven't done anything good since then. Didn't eat well, didn't exercise.

That's right, no Shredding at all last week. Or gym. Or anything. So much for Shredding every day.

I missed Days 11-18 of the 21 Day Challenge. I pretty much just need to start over. And I did so good the first bit.

And not today either because, well, it's my one day a month that I never make myself do anything... ya know, Sisters? Is this day as big a deal to the rest of the female population or is it just bad because mine have always been bad?

I could list all the food confessions - but it would just make you crave bad stuff, so I won't. But the birthday cake is finally gone.

Tomorrow is my sisters birthday and I'm hosting her party at my house. And making cake. But I'll make her take the leftovers back to her house to fatten up her house mates instead of me.

Monday, August 17, 2009

True Confessions Monday at the Sisterhood

My "Weekend Warrior" plans didn't go quite as well as I planned. But it wasn't awful.

My birthday is Wednesday and I plan on eating cake ... and plenty of it.

I am doing well on my 21 Day Challenge to have a good attitude about exercise, but I did miss a day last week. Bummer!

I feel guilty about wanting to blow off dieting on my birthday. I want to WANT to eat well. But my desire to eat crap still wins sometimes.

I have big plans for Shredding every day this week. I am ready to be ... even just as skinny as I was before my miscarriage.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekend Worries OR Warriors ??

Weekends are hard on everybody - diet wise - I think. A weekend is cause to celebrate and celebrating is cause for eating. So this weekend my goal is just to eat less crap than usual. I know, I know, maybe that's setting the bar too low. But I've been doing really well lately and I don't want to blow that. So I won't overdo it.

Last night hubby and I had pizza on our Friday Night Date. Today I am going to be pretty good. It's just a normal day around here really since my hubby is working. Tomorrow, Sunday, is a family birthday party for me. So I'm not cooking and I AM celebrating. I'll eat whatever my MIL makes and I'll eat cake. But first thing Monday morning, Jillian will be Shredding me again.

Maybe planning your diet "failures" is the way to go. This way I don't feel like I "failed" on my "diet" I feel like I made choices about what is worth skipping and what is worth enjoying. What do you think?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shredding Day 2

I skipped a day of shredding, but today I did my Day 2 (I exercised yesterday, just didn't Shred). I'd say it was about the same as Day 1. But it was nice to know what to expect. Jillian really does seem to know just when I'm about poop out on her. And she says just the right thing to keep me going. I know she sometimes gets a bad rap - but I appreciate her! I realize I may be singing a different song after Day 12 or something...

I'm doing really well on eating lately, too. Breakfast has never been a problem for me (my kids eat Cheerios, so I do too). For lunch I've been having a filling salad (broccoli, cheese, turkey, Romaine, carrots, etc) or a yogurt with high-protein granola, sometimes a Turkey wrap. Smoothies or Jell-O for an afternoon snack. And dinner I don't stress about too much either. I try to feed my family healthy foods anyway and when it's something ... well, like pizza... I just don't eat very much of that and have some more salad to fill up. I'm feeling pretty good.

Tonight is my bookclub and I have to find something healthy to bring to it... maybe I should Tweet for suggestions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Shredding Begins

My copy of Jillian's 30 Day Shred arrived today and I jumped right into it this evening. Holy. Friggin. Cow! I'm not a big sweater, but I was dripping. I mean, like flinging sweat across the room sweating! Sheesh! I can definitely see how you could loose 20 pounds in 30 days. The only problem with that plan is that I won't be able to walk tomorrow, let alone do that work out again!!! But I will give it my all. Because... well, do I really need to explain? 20 pounds in 30 days!!!

Living Life

Yesterday I did well. My sister, Ruth, is living with us right now and she is great because she's one of those people who like to exercise. So that kinda rubs off on me since I'm around her. We did a "Total Body Sculpt with Gilade" last night off FitTV. Today I have a new something-er-other recorded that I'm going to try. And tomorrow my copy of Jillian's 30 Day Shred arrives. So, life is looking good as far as potential for good exercising. (And in pretty much every other way, too, I guess!)