Not a lot to say today (edited: not true – I am just embarrassed to write it – see the bottom for update). I woke up early, which I haven’t done in ages. Sitting now with my lovely cup of english breakfast tea, thanks to a gift package from my friend. I took a look at my new website banner and I really like most of it. I need a new “now” picture though. That one is several months old. I have a few pictures, but haven’t really uploaded since the last boot camp. Something about the way bootcamp made me feel really helped with posting pictures. Leaner, stronger, more fit. I think I need to take a kickboxing class and get fired up again. Just walking is okay, but not great and I’m going for great.
I have been trying to motivate myself by reading my posts from this time last year. I was pretty excited a year ago about moving from the 230’s down to the 220’s:
Oh boy did it hurt to crawl out of bed this morning! I’ve been working out 6 days a week and I was trying to convince myself that I really needed a day of rest. Then I remembered that I was probably down below 230 and into my 220’s so I crawled out into the cold, rainy morning just so I could weigh myself! My kickboxing class was very, very challenging this morning. My husband reminded me (when I was complaining about how hard it was) that I kept increasing the challenge and if I was still doing what I started doing in July, then it WOULD be easy! But I’m now doing 95% of a 50 minute kickboxing workout so I should expect it to be hard!
It is paying off – I was in a serious slump, but the pounds and inches are starting to come off faster now. I have to remind myself of that every morning to force myself up and out of the house.
Teresa is right- that first step out of bed is the hardest and it might always be – I’ll just have to get used to it, because I am NOT going back to the 230’s, much less the 300’s!
And look at the “wimpy” workout I did December 2009:It was super hard to get going today:
Warmed up with a very slow 8 minutes and 45 second mile on the elliptical
Stretched for 10 minutes ( the usual stuff)
Then did some circuit training:
– Bench press
– Triceps’ press
– Pull up bar (practiced jumping up and then hanging for longer)
– Big Ropes
– Passing the medicine ball from one hand to the other
– Bosu ball squats
– Jump rope (I think this is what hurt my incision last Monday night…)
– Leg press
– Floor presses – whatever you call the thing where you touch the floor with the barbell and lift your back leg up
– Russian sit ups (80)
– Pushups (45)
– No idea what they are called – when you lie on your back and squeeze/press up your butt (60)
Tried to do some fast walking on the treadmill, but the knees gave out after 5 minutes, so finished up with 5 minutes of sprints on the elliptical (under 4 minutes for ½ a mile this time)
I did notice I was not only slow today, but giving myself slightly longer recovery times and not pushing as hard on the speed. I sweated and pushed it on the weights, though, especially the leg press! Pressing 200 lbs now.
Added for honesty’s sake: Last night was not great. Stressed about work and money and I came home and ate crap all night. Started with leftover rice noodles and chicken and veggies that I fried in a little butter and a lot of canola oil. Then I had three small slices of toasted french bread slathered in butter and dunked in coffee. Then I had some frozen grapes. Then I had 1/2 an english muffin with peanut butter and full sugar grape jelly. Then I had a piece of toasted french bread with a cheese stick. Then I had a protein smoothie. All of this huge amount of food in about four hours. Good grief, Charlie Brown! I’m only into week two of my b12 shot, so I can’t really blame it on that. It is stress eating and the very worst kind – grazing every hour or so which means that I’m always able to eat another bite. Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Today, a little protein fast to make up for the chaos of last night and nip those carb cravings in the bud and then back to a healthy dinner tonight.