Monday, July 13, 2015

this past week

Well, this past week was a bust.  Monday and Tuesday I had company and that threw everything off.  Wednesday and Thursday were good.  Friday I was sick, and the weekend just sucked - still feeling bad, so epic fail for the week on steps. 

So, something new I'm trying.
·    Write down three things you feel grateful for daily.
·    Write down something great that happened within the past 24 hours.
·    Exercise a little each day.
·    Meditate for a few minutes each day.
·    Perform a random act of kindness.

I am grateful for a job I enjoy.  I am grateful for a family I love.  I am thankful for being able to use my time at work as I see fit (no micromanaging).

Something great that happened in the past 24 hrs - I got to go to the movies with Aaron and saw the Minions! 

I'm working on my steps for the day.  And I downloaded "headspace" to see how it works for meditation.

Not sure on the RAK yet.  Will have to think on it.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4

Well, I'm doing well on the step thing, but my eating is out of control.  Starting Wednesday (I'm going to Texas de Brazil on Tuesday evening), I'm going to log my food.  At this point, I'm going to just log, not try to restrict.  I do plan to up my veggie intake though.  I love veggies anyway.  But right now, carbs and dairy (particularly ice cream) are out of control.  I know exercise won't do much for weight loss, but it will help overall health.  The next step is to get the diet under control.

Friday, July 3, 2015


Made my step goal Monday thru Friday. Woohoo. I exceeded the goal most days by at least 1000 steps. Still working on the water. This weekend and early next week will be tough. I am off u Gil Wednesday, so I will really have to work at it. Company monday and Tuesday, so no gym. But I hope to make it up if I don't. This is why I am not raising my step goal yet. 5000 is good for now. When I do bump it up, it will be to 6000. Gradual increases will be best, especially since my kettle bell workouts I am going to start really won't up the step count.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday again

This weekend was a bust.  Granted, I did better on steps than I have any other weekends, but I still only managed about 2500-3000/day.  And I sucked on water consumption too.  But in my defense, I ate something Friday night that didn't agree with me.  Thought I was ok on Saturday, until I ate and drank.  WRONG!  Rinse and repeat on Sunday.  I drank a Dr. Pepper and wow.  Not a good thing.  So, I spent most of those two days in bed, or just relaxing, and not drinking.  Every time I drank, it was back to the bathroom.

I did make my 5000 steps M-F though, and I'm proud of that.  This week's goal is to get the 5000 steps in before leaving work at 6.  Plus tomorrow morning, I'm meeting a friend at the gym.  I'm hoping for a mile on the treadmill. It has been months, so I'm not expecting to do much more than that, but at least it will be a start - a set distance at a set speed.  Plus I love an incline, so that works me harder too.  Hoping to make it a daily thing - in addition to other working out. 

I found some great kettlebell workouts on Youtube.

I am hoping to try the arm/shoulder one sometime this week with my 5lb kettlebell.  Since the next option up is 10lbs, I think I'll stick with the 5 for everything but kettlebell swings (2-handed), and maybe I'll go up to 10 on the squats too.  But my arms are puny.  Not in size - they are HUGE - but in strength.  I really need to work on that.  I'm still waiting for BeachBody's Cize video to come out.  I really think I'll like it, and I want to get it!

Well, that's my story!  What's yours?

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Made my step goal 4 days in a row so far. Yea! Eating has not been good, but since my goal now is to get moving, I won't let that bother me. I attempted the basic Zumba steps intro. I don't seem to be very good at it. I am hoping when cize comes out next month, it will be a better choice.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today is the big day

In 5 hrs I will be getting photos and measurements taken. Ian excited and seriously dreading it all at once. I need a set starting point, and this will be it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday, June 20

Well, last night I played my first game of Cards Against Humanity. What fun! I managed 4500 steps Friday. I would have made 5000 if the game hadn't lasted 4 hrs. I made sure my appointment is scheduled with the photographer for Tuesday. Guess this is really going to happen!


Saturday is not good on steps. I am having some back issues, plus most of the day has been spent knitting, washing clothes, and cooking. I am hoping to make 2500 at least least. Wish I felt better!