Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adjusting My Meals!

It's getting harder to keep my blog going because of school but I will commit to updating it once a week.

I am still doing my 5 minute workout in the morning and getting 3 days of exercise in a week. I am going to add a 4th day because I can tell my weight is dropping off slower.

I have gone from working out 6 days to 3 days and please believe me it makes a difference in a bad way. I am still eating as if I am working out 6 days so I can tell my shorts are fitting a little more snug around the belly. So my plan is to adjust my eating to fit my 4 day a week workouts.

This is my plan!

2 days of cardio
2 days of weight lifting
7 - 5 minute workouts

Meal adjustment: Only eat carbs on the day that I do cardio. The others days I will eat protein, veggies and fruits.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Calling Out For Mini Workout Routines!

Yesterday morning I started a new 5 minute cardio/weight lifting routine. I am only doing this workout in the morning just to get my day going on the right note. The workout is very easy: Pull out the stop watch!

1. 3 - :20 second intervals sprints in place with pumping arms.

2. 3 - :20 second intervals jumping jacks with arms out in front.

3. 3 - :20 second intervals leap frogs or hops.

4. 3 - :20 second intervals biceps.

5. 3 - :20 second intervals triceps.

I rest 10 seconds between each :20 second intervals. This is the best workout ever and I can do it anywhere and at anytime. This mini workout gives me so much energy for the rest of the day.

I am only doing this mini workout in the morning because I want to keep myself focused and on track to a better and smaller me.

Eating has been good this week. I made some chicken and veggie soup for the week it is keeping my belly nice and flat.

Exercise tomorrow: Mini workout @ 5 a.m. and Weight Lifting

Question of the day: Do you have any mini cardio workouts that can be done anywhere and at anytime?

Please share because I would like to change up my mini morning workout every month. Thanks

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V-Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Neglecting What Is Important!

Old feelings making a comeback! This blog today is dedicated to the statement "I don't feel like going to the gym." I have made this statement twice this weekend and I hate it. Friday, I decided not to go for "no reason" at all and today I woke-up with the statement on my mind. This is the statement that help contribute to my weight gain and unhealthy life style.

This morning I tried to think of 3 reasons why I should honor this statement but I could not come up with one so it has to be laziness. Maybe it has something to do with school and not being able to balance the two. Are maybe it's the first signs of neglect. That is a powerful word but appropriate to use.

Starting today I will not allow that statement to rule my life because I am going to put my health before everything else. Instead of waking up thinking about school, work, etc I will make it a habit again to think about what I need to do to stay on this journey to a better me. For the past two weeks school has been on my mind and that is why it has been so easy for me to say " I don't feel like..."

My health has to come first and everything else can go under the balancing catagory. Balancing work, school, family and friends is easy once I have taken care of my health by eating healthier and exercising.

My priorty plan:

Exercise and eating healthy
Job duties
Social activities including family and friends

Today I am going to the gym (kickboxing class) for my health and after that I am going to enjoy some social time with friends at a super bowl party. After the party I will come home study for school and prepare for work tomorrow. I can have it all!

Question of the day! How do you balance it all out (exercise, work, family)? Are you neglecting one area to focus on another?

I noticed since school started I was feeling the need to put my weekend workouts on the back burner (neglect). Going to the gym is important to my health and my goal to drop 40 pounds before the end of the year. I am so happy that I saw the light early and was able to stop the behavior before it got out of control. Neglect can come on so fast please believe me.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My 40 Pound Expectation!

Thanks little brother for my Christmas present: I just picked it up from my local and efficient post office. The clerk told me it arrive on 12/15/2009 but they did not send me a notice until 2/1/2010. Way to go San Diego post office. I am very happy to have it and I will wear it with honors. Love you little brother!

Yoga girl today: once again great class for the mind and body. We did a few strange moves that I can not spell or verbalize. I was very sore after my weight lifting class yesterday so the stretching helped.

Only 4 pounds per month: I set this goal because it will be the last leg of my journey. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The number is small but the impact will be huge. I will be 3 sizes or more smaller and looking much better in my clothes. My clothes look nice now but zero belly will make them look awesome. I have to admit that now I have real expectations for myself. I can not turn back at this point.

Question of the day: Is your weight goal a true expectation?

I did not have any expectations until I set that number yesterday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Loving the Gym!

I am working out know and love it! It was the best feeling to walk into that gym and be with all my workout buddies. The instructor was awesome and kicked our butts. We did a ton of lunges and bicep curls. Man, the cardio was intense and fun. So, my life is back to normal and heading in the right direction once again.

This month workout goal: My plan is to workout 4 days a week. Because of school I will design a weekly plan that will include a cardio class, weight lifting class and yoga/pilates. This week will workout will include weight lifting, yoga and kickboxing. I will also go on a 30 minute bike ride on Sunday before my super bowl party.

Weight goal: This is a first but I have decided to drop 4 pounds per month that will end on 12/31/2010. My plan is to shed 40 pounds and that will put me at my ideal weight. I believe it is time to put a number on my journey. So let the games begin!

That is the plan!