February Goal Wrap Up and March Goals (also WI results)

I’m not even kidding when I say I have had the worst month of February EVAH!  Seriously.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much the last month has sucked.

I’m so stressed I can barely breathe.  I don’t eat.  I don’t sleep.  I barely have the will to get up in the morning but somehow I continue to live and move about.  I don’t necessarily want to, but I do it because there is no other choice.

I don’t even honestly know what my goals were for the last month.  I had to look back on the post to see what promises I made to myself and here is the outcome:

  • Track everything I eat/No fast food
  • Turbo Fire as scheduled
  • Work through PUSH

Considering that I have had the month from hell it’s really surprising to me that I actually completed most of the goals I had above. Imagine that!!!!  I’m actually a bit shocked myself.  I can’t say that I consciously completed the tasks but in one way or another I got it done.  I ate out 3 times that I can remember and the restaurants didn’t have a drive through so I guess that’s win?  I tracked most everything and most of the time.  I know I missed some stuff here and there but I did track pretty regularily.  I mentioned it before but I’m now on My Fitness Pal instead of Weight Watchers.  Saving those Benjamins!!  Or not…I don’t think I’ve even know what a hundred dollar bill looks like in real life.  Ha!  Moving on….

I’ve been doing TF on a regular basis.  I took a few days off last week because I was having problems with every body part and organ I house and therefore decided I was just going to take a break for a bit.  I got back to it today.  Didn’t want to but ended up burning 400 calories even though I barely tried and took it fairly easy.  I’m disappointed by that because I really am a perfectionist but I guess it is what it is.

I’m nearly done with PUSH.  Loved the program and I learned several new things while going through it.  If you implement the program I can see it getting you to your goals whatever they might be.  That said, I worked through the program and did the assignments but I can’t say that I have implemented or stuck to plan.  Maybe another time, right now I’m just thoroughly defeated and I can’t imagine adding anything to my plate at this time.  Unless it’s an In n Out cheeseburger.  That I could add to my plate!

So there we are.  That’s February in a nut shell!  And what do I have to show for it you ask?  Well….here are my results for February:

  • Current Weight: 185.6 (Yes I’m listing it because I just don’t give a shit anymore)
  • Loss: Around 5 pounds.  I say “around” because I don’t have any idea what my weight was at the beginning of February (and the info is hostage on WW) so I can’t give an accurate measure for the month of February.  I’ve been so all over the place with tracking days and locations that I don’t even know anymore.  I do know that I have hit the lowest weight in about 7-8 years with that number.  Yay! *eyeroll*  Somehow that’s not impressing me.

I won’t officially do any progress pics or measurements until the end of this week so that will be a separate post.  I’ve definitely lost inches though and I know that because pants I haven’t fit comfortably in forever seem to be big.  We’ll see!

Now comes the most difficult part for me.  Figuring out my goals for the month of March.  I have a lot of personal/life goals at this point such as “try to survive this hell you are living” so it makes it difficult to focus on health but I decided never to give up so I’m going to throw some shit up here because I have to.  Boom!

Goals for March 2014 (all previous goals continued plus):

  • More fruits and veggies and keep up the water intake!!
  • Minimum of 2,400 calories burned a week via exercise.
  • Keep a daily journal listing what I’m thankful for on that particular day.

Previous goal reminder for myself:  track, no fast food, TF, finish PUSH.

And that’s it!

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My Body Strength Experience

I’m about 1 hour and 54 minutes AD (after death of Sylvia) at this point.

I had Body Strength on the schedule for today.  Body Strength is also better known as Les Mills Body Pump.

Body Strength (Pump) is basically torture, in a nut shell, and I LOVE it!  The instructor at my gym is intense.  I took Piloxing with her a while ago and I was pretty sure that I was going to die or that I would need to be removed from the workout room via stretcher.  I don’t know what possessed me to take the Body Strength class with her?  I chalk it up to the fact that Piloxing was a while ago and it’s kinda like childbirth.  You remember the pain but decide to do it again because you can’t quiet remember HOW bad it really was.  Out of body experience?

Body Strength is basically tons of repetitions of the same move, over and over and over, until your arms/legs/pick a body part, feel like they are going to fall off.  You perform the moves at regular reps, then you usually pulse them, and then you hold.  In short, you do squats (for example) at different speeds over and over and you’re holding a weight bar on your neck while you do it.  For the most part the moves are timed to music.  One song covers one area of your body…arms, shoulders, butt and thighs, etc.  My gym doesn’t follow the Body Pump structure exactly.  Maybe they don’t have the “rights” to do so?  I’m not sure, but the class is still pretty crazy.  I took Body Pump at 24 Hour Fitness before and the two classes are very similar, indeed.  Whatever!

My second workout was supposed to be C25k today but as you can imagine I had trouble walking to my car immediately following Body Strength so I chose to skip the run.  I’ll be heading to the dreadmill tomorrow to complete this weeks C25k…I’m ready to move on even if I didn’t complete all of the workouts this week.  I feel good!

I’m still debating about Friday’s workout.  I have an interview at 9am that day and Body Strength is at the same time.  I seriously considered going on Friday so I could continue to torture myself with that workout but the time slot is not working out for me.  There is a Kettle Bell/cardio class at 11am though.  Hmmmm.  Do I dare?

Couch to 5k – The Beginning

I WENT TO THE GYM!!!  Call Channel 4 News!!!

I wanted to try out the Body Strength class today but I got there about 10 minutes late because of middle school carpool.  Bummer.  I’m not one to walk into a class late.  Especially if you have to get out weights and bars and all that shit.  The voices in my head are already yelling “You need to stop looking me as I start this treadmill.  I mean…I don’t need you judging me as I try these free weights.  Yes, my shirt keeps riding up, I’m well aware, LOOK THE OTHER WAY!!”  I felt a bit like I was having a Fat Amy convo….

Any who, I don’t need class participants giving me the stink for arriving late I so I skipped the class.  There’s another one on Wednesday and Friday.  I will make it to one of those!

So, I started C25k again today.  I felt like I was flying on air while doing the workout.  I was having a lot of numbness stuff in my lower left leg in recent weeks which made me think it was related to my hip/back issue but I discovered today that my shoes have just been tied too tight.  What. the. F!  That’s it?  I loosened the laces and off I went.

c25k w1d1

I’m serious when I say that I felt awesome.  Best run in a long time!  When I first started out I was feeling like I couldn’t breathe (damn allergies) but once I got going that feeling went away.  I started out at a 3.5 walk, 5.0 “run”.  I worked up to a 3.5 walk, 6.7 run.  And that folks, is my limit right now.  I threw in a 3.0 incline on my last two runs and I already feel my ass muscles trying to rise up to the sun.  Which reminds me…I need to do daily squats because my saggy ass is no bueno.

I followed up the workout with some free weights for my arms and shoulders.  Bicep curls, shoulder raises, shoulder press, triceps extension, etc. Felt good and I’m feeling the soreness set in as I type this.  I remember when I was working out all the time and how sore I always was.  I can’t wait to feel like that again!!!

I know that C25k calls for a rest day but I’m thinking that I’m just going to roll into day 2 tomorrow.  I’m also thinking I might take the kickboxing class at my gym since I missed the class today.  I’m feeling unstoppable right now and I need to keep the momentum going.

Let’s do this!!

Stay healthy my friends.

not sure what happened

I have a confession…

I didn’t get out of bed and start outdoor C25K this morning.

This is a really awesome start to changing my habits.  NOT!  I have no excuses except that I’m Sunday lazy today.  I wanted to do nothing but watch football games (yes, I’m a girl, so what?) and that’s exactly what I did.  Weekends are really tough when it comes to motivation because the hubby and kids are home.  It’s not an excuse, but it is the truth!

So, it looks like tomorrow is the start of my new program.  I’m planning on two a days, back to back.

This weeks schedule:

  • Monday: Body Strength/C25K; W1D1
  • Tuesday: C25K; W1D2
  • Wednesday: Body Strength
  • Thursday: C25K; W1D3
  • Friday: Kettle Core & Cardio
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Yoga @ home

Ambitious….definitely!

week two update

-1.6

A loss is a loss but I’m pretty annoyed. I weighed myself yesterday and I was down over 3 pounds…with clothes on! Ha. Then I went a little overboard with dinner last night (a fat burger and greasy fries) and today’s weigh in isn’t as great as I was hoping it would be. No matter…I guess I just move on and keep going. You can’t change the past!

Today’s workout schedule calls for outdoor C25K. I had the Temecula 5K today but I decided not to do it. I’m a little bummed about that because I feel like I should have just pushed through for it but I’m really not feeling up to it. I’ve been extremely lazy over the last few days and again, I’ve let my workout schedule slip a little. Oh hell…I’ve let it slip ALOT. One workout out of four last week!! I almost feel like I should just forget about my running “dreams”. Maybe I’m just not made out for running? Then again, I don’t want to be a quitter. I’m kinda stuck in this back and forth with myself. I need some divine intervention.

As history repeats itself, I’m also reminded that somehow I’m incapable of eating right AND exercising at the same time. I know that both are beneficial for weight loss and health but that doesn’t seem to put me on the straight and arrow anyway. I can do one thing at a time, it’s a major hurdle I have yet to conquer.

So, as I lay here in my bed I’m contemplating the outdoor C25K workout I’m supposed to do. I keep telling myself that I can do it later today but I know damn well that I won’t. I’m coming up with all kinds of excuses. Ahhhh!!

I guess I should just get up and go?