Tuesday, July 31, 2012
So... I have not been to the gym in two days which is NOTHING compared to my old routine which was like NEVER go to the gym. I know I need to be going at least 4-5 times a week but does working hard count as working out? I have been working all day in my bathroom and cleaning the house and I know this is burning calories because I am sweating. Should I feel bad that I have been working hard all day and I am tired and sweaty and the thought of getting more tired and sweaty sounds NOT fun? OR am I making excuses? My husband isn't home yet and I have to start making dinner in about 20 minutes. EXCUSE? SOOO I did some research on the amount of calories burned doing all the things I did today. FIND IT HERE
Monday, July 30, 2012
I am going to be uploading more food posts as I find more and more awesome inspiration on some good healthy recipes that are more than just a salad or Lean Cuisine!!! Tonight I made Chicken and Eggplant Marinara and it was AWESOME
I was giving advice to a fellow friend and recent weight loss blogger Diary of a Biggest Loser Reject and as my advice was coming out so clearly and made perfect sense I realized I don't ALWAYS heed my own advice. You can't be disappointed by not meeting a specific goal- goals are great to have because they keep us motivated but don't let not reaching one demotivate you or make you feel like you didn't do your best! Always look at the progress you made not the progress NOT made. You have a long journey and even if it goes really slow you are making the journey the right way and creating new habits to last you for your lifetime.
Friday, July 27, 2012
MyFitnessPal - Free Weight Loss ToolsYeah thats right! Now I didn't exercise today or yesterday really (I did like 6 minutes from an online video thing but I don't think that counts at all...) so I shall not be talking about working out but instead about my favorite FOOD! OK here are some things I got on my recent shopping quest for new and delicious healthy foods.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Today lets talk about what I LOVE about my body - 10 things
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Yesterday I was really down on myself about where I was with my weight loss. I was beating myself up over how little progress I have made and not reaching my goals quickly enough. I decided this kind of thought was not going to help me keep going it was the kind of thought that leads me to quitting. CHANGE OF VIEW - look at the huge amount of progress you have made since the beginning of the journey not the amount you haven't made or how much you still have to go. SO here is that nasty photo from January 1st when I decided that this was the time to lose and a photo I took of myself yesterday when I got home from the gym.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I am really proud of myself this week I have been making sure that I pushed myself and really worked hard. Writing my exercise routine out has proved very helpful for me. Having it written out gives me a specific goal and then I can't just give up and not feel up to doing more or increasing speed etc. HERE After cardio I do legs or arms depending on the day. On arm days I do overheard triceps, bicep curls, chest press, tricep kickbacks, and then shoulder press. I do each one 12 times and then repeat the cycle 2 more times for a total of 3 sets.