Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Weigh In

Well, the scales have not been good to me this week. And it's of my own doing. So, we shall get down to brass tacks, I suppose.

Last Week's Weight: 222.8

This Week: 226

+ 3.2 lbs

Yup. Pretty much what I expected. I didn't really care about my food intake versus exercise output. I didn't make an effort to go to the gym as much as I should have, and my sleep was very erratic.

So, let's look at the goals I set last week:

* Do my pilates DVD 3 days
* Drink 60oz water per day
* No "extra" sweets of any kind: candies, ice cream, cereal!, sugar in my coffee (splenda in my tea ok though)
* Go to at least 1 spin class
* Catch up on my Bio Science homework

Well, 2 out of 5. Disappointing for sure. I'm trying to figure out a way to keep my goals more visual. Honestly, I forgot I even put the spin class on my goal list, which can be why I didn't go.

My Pilates DVD sat untouched. I just didn't make the effort.

As for the "extra" sweets? Well, that goal was a reverse psychology move on my part I think. I had more candy than I had in weeks prior.We had some candy in the pantry that John decided needed to be on the counter. Well, when I see it, I eat it. So that's what happened.

Zero accountability on my part. I knew I shouldn't have eaten it, but I did. And so I have to make up for it and drop those pounds and get back on track.

So, my goals for this week......

* Do Pilates DVD 2 days
* Go to 1 spin class
* Eat 1 apple a day (to keep the bad snacking away!)
* Get John to join me in some form of activity (baseball, a walk, etc)
* Drink 3 glasses of fruit-infused water (which I'm NOT a fan of)

These are manageable. I have created a cute little notebook that I keep with me wherever I am and have written my goals down. I've looked into my work schedule for the week and tried to "plan" my goals into the days so that I don't make the excuse of "not having time".

I'm looking forward to Amy's post.... She said she had to bake for a fundraiser and I need some food porn!! :-P

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday Weigh In

So, I promised Amy that I would start weighing in once a week and blogging with her on Tuesdays. She doesn't blog until the night time, but I will end up doing mine some time during the day.

So, I weighed myself a few times last week to get a baseline weight.

Starting weight: 225.

Ouch. At one point late last year I was closer to 205, so I have gained some back and I can especially tell in my pants. Wearing a 16 is no longer as comfortable as it once was, I should probably be going back to a 16W or even an 18. But, I am determined to drop the weight and keep it off once more!

So, how did today go? Bright and early at 6 AM I crawled my tired ass out of bed and weighed in. After peeing of course! (TMI? lol)

This week's weight: 222.8

Loss of 1.2lbs.

Woohoo! A loss! That's about all I have energy-wise to muster for this week. It has been a long week already and it's only Tuesday, and I'm rushing to finish this so I can try and catch up on some homework I need to get done!

Goals for this week:

* Do my pilates DVD 3 days
* Drink 60oz water per day
* No "extra" sweets of any kind: candies, ice cream, cereal!, sugar in my coffee (splenda in my tea ok though)
* Go to at least 1 spin class
* Catch up on my Bio Science homework

I think I have some realistic goals. I have fitness goals, but also homework goals, which are just as important.

I'd also like to start video-ing me doing some of the zumba routines from my Sunday/Tuesday classes. The reason being: Johnny hasn't had enough people coming to the Tuesday night so he has officially cancelled that class. And I cried. It sucks. A handful of us are loyal, but financially it doesn't make sense for him to continue on. At least I still have Sundays though! But I'd like to record me doing them so I don't forget, AND I can do a class by myself at any time, and will have video to refer back to if I forget a move!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Road Trip Review : February 2014

- The distance from home to Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Arkansas is 849 miles.
- The distance from Crowley’s Ridge to Devil’s Den State Park (also AK) is 215 miles.
- For a total of 1,064 miles.
- Our challenge runs January 1st thru October 31st, which is 304 days.
- This means I need to walk 3.5 miles per day to hit my goal!
- Of that 3.5 miles, only half, or 1.75 miles, can come from NORMAL every day walking.

The Road So Far....

January Totals:

Goal: 108.5 miles
My Distance: 79.79 miles

Deficit: -28.71 miles

This leads me into February. How did I do?

February’s Goal: 98.00 miles
My Distance: 88.16 miles

Deficit: -9.84 miles

My total two month deficit: -38.55 miles

I am disappointed to say the least. I felt like I had a good month fitness-wise, I made some good choices and got to the gym at times where I could have been other places doing other things. Adding to the fact that I am 30 miles behind from January, it is tough to see that in February I failed again. And I had some very good days. I had at least 7 days where I doubled or tripled my daily goal. So how did I fail? Well, at the beginning of the month, I was in TN, where a gym was unavailable for me... but I tried to at least get out and get some distance in during that trip. For the rest of the month, there is no excuse. Today marks a new month. I'm going to kick March's ass!

Amy has been a busy little bee this month. Not only is she heading our Pinterest Challenge group, but she's also been losing weight like a madwoman and occasionally needing a kick in the ass to keep her in line (yeah, that's right, I totally called you out on my blog little lady!) So, go cheer her on. Join our Pinterest group. And lastly....

Put down the fork and go make it a great day!