Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 13

Well, after a not so good nutrition day, I was able to push through a tough 60 minute workout.

30 minutes on the bicycle and 30 minutes conditioning workout, which is part of David's routine he taught me. I had to really push through considering the time and my left knee. I may have to think about seeing the orthopedist regarding my left knee. I can't really go into any kind of squat, including for work without a fair amount of pain or wanting to give out.

All told, 1755 calories consumed and 897 burned.

I will most likely be very sore tomorrow, but it is well worth it, especially if I can break through into the 170's. I need to get back to pushing myself. If I am going to do this, I have to have the discipline and strength to push myself, even when I don't want to do it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Falling off the wagon - Day 12

Well, I fell off the wagon this week kind of hard.

Day 8
1493 calories consumed with 446 burned. Deficit of 255 calories.

I think Day 8 may have precipitated part of the fall. I worked out hard with David and then did some time on the elliptical trainer at level 12, I guess because I have always done up to level 5, I got a little disconcerted that I couldn't keep going. My hips and quads were screaming at me and I was exhausted. I think I need to take in more calories on days I am working out. Need to figure that out.

Day 9
Pretty sore from the workout the day before, even sneezing hurt my abs. (OMG)

Ate not bad I guess, but I felt horrible about what I ate. I didn't track my calories for the full day and can't remember what all I ate that night, but it was more than I should have.

Day 10
I didn't track anything. Busy morning with running all over town to get my little one registered for Kindergarten. We had to run two separate places for a total of nearly 3 hours (with the driving) then pick her up, and head to work. I was so exhausted after the days events that I did not track anything or do any workout.

Day 11
Started off good, slept in a little. watched a movie, sat on my butt. NOT GOOD!!!! Starting to slip back into the old ways.

Worked in the afternoon and I have decided to track the calories burned by sweeping and mopping the floor at work because I am always sweating when I am done. After leaving work, I headed to the Rock-a-thon at the church with my old confirmation kids. I grazed and grazed and grazed some more, plus the soda. YUCK!!! It was a fun night, but I kept thinking about everything I was going to have to do to make up for the calories taken in. Did work off some calories after getting home, but not much.

Day 12, back on track.

Writing today's blog, going to go grocery shopping with hubby and squirt and then head to the gym before work. I will get the 3.1 in on the elliptical and get my time to David. It's tough, but I have to keep pushing.

As far as the question posed on monday, I think it is harder to develop three new habits at once than it is to do one at a time. What do you think??

I did not make it to the gym, but with what I burned working, I don't think I needed to. According to both and, 3 hours of massage burns over 1000 calories. OMG!!! Really. If only my body would allow me to do more massage.

So for today, 1278 calories consumed, 1018 calories burned.

WOW. I have a deficit of 1042 calories for the day.

In the past, I would have gone to the restaurant next door to work and get a taproom burger, without the bun and chips with ranch dressing, I would say that would probably avg out to about 800-1000 calories, with the steak burger, no veggies and not sure if the chips were baked or fried. either way, I did not do that today... I took my dinner and ate at the office instead.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 7

Hello friends and followers,

So day 7.... I am one week into starting a new habit. It takes 21 days to start a new habit and I am simultaneously starting several. Will it take longer?? Will it take less time?? Who knows??

My habits I am building!!!

Being more aware of what I eat and how much of it.

Tracking my calories

Doing some form of exercise every day. (not there yet.)

I have done fairly well in the last week and hope to get better. Now for the interesting part, I ate Domino's Pizza yesterday, and while it tasted good, it made me feel like crap for the rest of the day. I ended up cycling at 10:15 to try to get rid of that feeling and did my longest indoor ride in probably a year. I was doing intervals and just watching some tv while spinning away. I will be doing so again tonight once my daughter is in bed for the night. She is currently settling down on the couch while watching Madagascar 2. Last night she fell asleep on the couch and I am hoping for the same tonight. It makes it a bit easier than fighting for bedtime.

I have kept my calories below 1302 for six of the last 7 days and it definitely has not been easy. I am learning and changing, but it's hard when it's more than me here. Had to eat a separate lunch from hubby and daughter to keep my calories in check.

Tonight's workout will be an easy spin for 30 minutes to get the heartrate up and burn some calories to give me a bigger deficit.

Have a good night and go get what you want.