Friday, 24 June 2011

5 months on...

So it has been five months since I started reducing my weight, what's changed?
  • My weight: 25 kg (55lb) gone, an average of 5kg (11lbs) a month is more than I expected. I'm preparing for that loss to be slower, to reach plateau and have to bust through it. I am re-evaluating my month goal now and am going to aim for 3kg a month. I think that is realistic without being ambitious.
  • My eating style: I'm eating a much healthier balanced diet without depriving myself. I'm still eating take aways, just sensibly. I think eating is more important than exercise when it comes to my reduction in weight (this might not be true for others)
  • Exercise: I cannot realistically get 5 workouts in a week, but I can do at least one.
What I've learned:
  • I have learned that I am great at making excuses and tradeoffs.
  • It takes more than 21 days to make or break a habit -LOL-
  • I love exercise
  • I can do it (be it lose weight, or start running). The little voice in my head is slowly being drowned out by a far more positive voice
What I've achieved
  • Well obviously dropping the weight
  • This morning was the first time EVER that I have weighed less than my husband! 15 years its taken -LOL- He was a skinny bean when we met, he has put it on now but of course once I start losing he starts losing too. But woohoo, I weigh less!
  • I don't have to shop in the fat section!
  • I can run, not far or long yet, but I can do it. Currently doing first week of C25K
  • More confidence but still a ways to go

Ok so I'm not posting my unsexy underwear progress pics yet, I'm not that game to show that side by side show -LOL- But here is a before and progress (today) pic. Plus a baby shot coz I loves my kids

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Highway to hell… fail! -LOL-

So I tried the highway to hell challenge today, fuck me it was hell -LOL-  And I while I failed the challenge I’m stoked, because it made me push myself.  In hindsight though I should have done it on a lower resistance and I might have achieved.  I need to copy down all the summer slam challenges so that I can at some stage achieve them all!

I am intending on posting pics soon, was going to do it yesterday but couldn’t find the camera.  Found it so will get hubby to take pics tonight.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

No challenges, just the norm

So last two days I’ve just gone for plain ol’ workouts and staying on plan.  I was very tempted to have crap today but limited it to one small piece of chocolate and then used the will power and said no more.  So I came well in energy budget.
Next week I’m having a girls day, lunch and movies.  This is going to be a tough day because it will be a calorie dense day.  I’m already thinking about how to deal with it - including going to the gym in the morning, making sure I eat a healthy option for lunch and then just enjoying some popcorn but nothing else.  Problem is K is a major sweet tooth and buys a ton of candy and I just can’t say no.  She knows I’m in the process of reducing my weight (note I did not say trying to lose, I’m not trying I’m doing, and I’m not losing because I’m not going looking for it) but she is a skinny-bean so to her chowing down on a kg of candy is nothing.  So either I need to make it clear to the girls that they need to be strong for me, or I need to find some will power, or I just enjoy myself.  I’m thinking of the later, its an uncommon thing and I figure I need to think of this as the rest of my life and I need to be able to deal with this.  So enjoy but don’t binge.  I don’t know.

Monday, 20 June 2011

“When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons… were the fatties”

“The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio.”
~ Columbus

Now if you’ve not seen the movie Zombieland you should see it. And today I ran away from zombies before opening up a can of fat-ass whooping. I’m actually feeling a little sore from it, love that sore feeling from working out.

I am in the middle of exam marking at the moment, I nearly let that be an excuse to not exercise. But I was like hang on a minute, do I really not have time? No, I can spare two hours and just grade papers later in the evening after the kids have gone back to bed, get moving no more excuses. It felt so good to kick my own butt into gear.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Day 5

Today I jumped on the kinect for the first time in ages, to do the "watch tv" challenge.  For those not familiar with kinect, it is the controller free play for Xbox 360, that shows you on screen playing.  What was really cool was seeing how my body shape had changed from when I started exercising until now (because I've not played on the kinect for months).  I did some cardio boxing and some box smashing.  I would have done more but the other half was getting a bit impatient.  He actually joined in for some but he had to bail, woohooo I out exercised him yeh.

I realised that I'm not all that far from ONEderland.  This challenge will totally help me reach it. As a well known kiwi celebrity said on wheel of fortune, "can I get an O for oawesome" -g-

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Day four

Boot camp sucks -LOL-  Didn't manage to do them it, but now its a goal to be able to do this.  I can't even do one push up at the moment, so yeh, won't be completing this one anytime soon.  But I decided to do 100 squats, 100 side lunges (50/50), 100 front lunges and 100 jumping jacks.  I needed to go put on an extra sports bra for the jumping jack LOL