Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The stairs will have to do

I have been sitting on my butt most of the week since my hubby is in the hospital. Today, on my way in, I walked up 11 flights of stairs (or was it 10?). We are on the 11th floor and boy does it get hot by the time you get to the top! A few hours after that, I took a long walk and then hiked back up the stairs. So, all is not lost despite being away from home and stuck in a hospital room.

I have been eating less too. There's not much food handy, so that helps with the needless snacking I tend to do at home.

I am missing the gym though. Hope my workout buddy is ready to hit it hard next week!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Working it off

I have been doing pretty good about working out and eating right better. I've been averaging about 4 workouts a week and 1 or 2 sweets if any. That is pretty good for me considering I couldn't keep my hand out of the cookie jar a few weeks ago. But, the jeans are not lying so it must be done. I hope I can keep the workouts going, but it will be hard over the next few weeks with me going out of town for two of the next three. Maybe I can take my Wii and hook it up to the hospital TV....not sure that will happen though. Thank God for my workout buddy getting back into somewhat of a routine! It always helps to have someone to go with.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Battle of the bulge

Well, it is official. I am battling a slight bulge. It's not a terrible thing because I can still get into my jeans, I just have to jump up and down a little on some of them. I am hoping to get back into a workout routine. My old buddy might be available a few mornings a week....around 5 a.m. Ouch! But, Summer will be sleeping so I won't have to worry about her while I workout. And, I'll be done before my day even starts.

I am trying to be a little less indulgent in food. I have only had one thing sweet today. Well, make that too because I did have to get a mocha light frappacino when we stopped so Summer could pee at Starbucks. But, if she would've been able to hold it, it would be just one. That is much better than my usual routine, eating cookies and such for breakfast. Hopefully, I can control myself and watch what I put into my mouth. Stop the "boredom" eating.

Here's hoping he really shows up and wants to workout! Also, that I will stop relying on sweets to fill my food craving.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My last cookie!

I wish. There is no way I have that much self control, but I did throw away the second cookie that was in the bag here at the hospital. I am hoping we will not be frequenting this place as much and I will not have as much junk food binge eating as I have the past 7 months. For the past few days, I have been doing better about watching what I eat and not eating at night after dinner. Of course, I did have a calzone from Mellow Mushroom for lunch today. There is always the one last...... LOL

I didn't work out today. It just did not fit into my schedule. Hopefully, tomorrow I will start week 4 of my P90X workouts. I haven't been a real stickler following it, but I have done pretty good. I just need to get into a routine. I really need to get back into teaching some Jazzercise classes. I am hoping we can add a Body Sculpt class that I can teach once a week. I don't think I am ready for all the jumping up and down because my feet just can't handle it anymore.

The main thing I need to do is remain consistent. Consistent at eating good for you food (not junk) and also consistent in working out. Here's hoping!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Still doing the P90X

I'm still doing the P90X although I must admit I did not do chest and back yesterday. I just couldn't stand the thought of doing push-ups and pull-ups (with no bar). I think if the bar had been installed I might have done it, but I just want to say that push-ups suck!! I did some anyway and a few legs exercises while I was watching a movie with my little girl. Then I benched pressed her for two sets and did some leg push-ups with her on my feet. Not quite an hours worth of working out, but I figure it was better than nothing.

Today during plyometrics, my knees were bothering a little so I eased up on the last part. Also my feet got a little irritated, but they are not hurting yet. I think the insoles I put in my shoes might have helped a little.

I haven't really tried to diet at all, but I am feeling like maybe that would help. You think??? If I could just stay away from the sweets I think that would be enough cutting back. However, for lunch today all I had was grilled chicken and a few pieces of sushi. Breakfast was a piece of cantaloupe, yogurt and granola followed by a small left over filet for a snack. That's all I've eaten today and it is almost 4:30. Wow! Still, too much protein and not enough veggies. Oh well at least no cookies or ice cream yet. My daughter did ask to go to the ice cream shop though. She has got to stop doing that because she never finishes it and I end up eating it. Last time she got a waffle cone. You know I had to eat that! At least I don't order my own anymore. That's a few calories saved.

Wish my workout buddy was into the workout groove. We used to go all the time and now maybe once or twice a month. Oh well, I do have P90X and I don't have to leave home to do it. I just have to make myself do it and believe me when there is no one else watching it is easy to slack off.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I started doing P90X almost two weeks ago. It is definitely a good workout, but not always easy to fit in the day since it is at least an hour a day. I have done good and only missed one day so far. Hope I can keep it up and get fit for the holidays. Now if I could just curb my junk food eating habits....gotta stop buying it I guess!

I weighed myself at Summer's dr. office yesterday - 137 pounds. I doubt that number is going to change much without dieting, but hopefully I won't reach 140. I think it is pretty good though considering last year I weighed around 135 and was working out 5-6 days a week. I have never been too keen on a diet because then I just want to eat more cause I feel like I can't. Why is it when we are told not to do something we want to do it more????

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I NEED a trip to the gym!

Well, instead of sitting around eating junk all day, I really need to be hitting the gym. That seems an impossible request lately and I am lucky I still have my shower to do crazy calves in. :) I did 1/2 of a crazy calf workout and I felt nothing the next day. So much for being a slacker. I really gotta get more motivated to change my eating and workout habits. Of course, then I gotta find someone to watch my baby girl for me so I can actually go workout. Maybe come October I'll be able to get back into the swing of things. Unless anyone wants to come watch her today.........