May 26

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I was totally on point yesterday and today. I worked out, ate a lot of veggies, drank all my water, and went to bed early. Today I did my Firm workout and was totally productive around the house. All in all, a very good day. Just keepin’ in short today. Trying to keep accountable to myself.

Darn it!

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Well, our vacation didn’t work out. That’s okay. I’m going to visit my family for a bit, which is awesome. I’ve missed them! But, it is going back to that lifestyle in which my dad takes me out to eat like 4 times a week, and we go to movies and eat candy. I don’t do those things anymore. (Except for on free days.)   :)

I guess that I’ve got to get alternatives for a bit. Either eating healthy options at restaurants or just suggesting to eat at home instead. Sigh… Wish that could have gone to Mexico…

I skipped my workout yesterday. It was a super stressful day, and I just couldn’t find the motivation to do it. I did workout today, though. And I’ve been eating so good all week. I want to impress my family with the weight that I’ve lost so far! (It’s been a year since I’ve seen them!)

Victoria Day

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I don’t even know what Victoria Day is all about, but I don’t care. (I guess I could Google it, but I’m not really bothered enough to check.) The boyfriend has the day off, so I am a happy girl. The weather has been mostly sunny with a bit of rain, but it’s still been pretty good.

I did enjoy my free day with some delicious wings from my favorite restaurant. I feel like I’m set and ready to handle another week of exercise and healthy food choices!

I did my workout today. I’ve eaten only healthy delicious food today, and life is good!

No Late Night Snacks

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Instead of vegging in front of the TV with some random junk food, I decided to blog about how I did today.

I had a very busy day and didn’t get to exercise until about 4. Normally I blog about exercise right when I finish, but I had to do a million things. I am really liking this kickboxing video. I didn’t think it would be much of a workout, but I’ve had more sore muscles from this video that my much harder 500 Calorie workout.

My eating has been so on track this week. I haven’t even felt too tempted to eat any junk. I think it’s the cottage cheese I’ve added to my diet. It fills me up and lasts long in my tummy!

Long weekend, here I come! And Free Day, here I come! And No Rain Tomorrow, here I come!

Woo-Hoo!

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I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 3 more pounds. I’ve been so good and not cheating at all, so it’s nice to have that kind of reward.

I did my Firm workout today, and I sweated up a storm. I thought this particular workout would get easier after awhile, but it’s not. I guess that’s a good thing?

It’s hard to concentrate on anything but losing weight and ironing out the details of my possible upcoming vacation. So I’ll end it here!

May 12, 2011

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I finished exercising by… 10:30. Not quite my 10 AM goal, but still better than the 2 PM that I’ve been doing all week. I was planning on doing two exercise videos, but I am just too pooped today to do 80 minutes! Maybe I’ll do the other one later, it’s only 30 minutes, so it shouldn’t be too sweat inducing.

I did really well with eating and water consumption yesterday. I really should try to have dinner ready and eaten before seven. But my boyfriend goes to the gym right after work 3 times a week, and it’s almost impossible for us to eat before seven on those days. Yesterday we ate at like… 9. Ish.

I don’t have much to report today. I feel good. I’m feeling encouraged. So that’s half the battle right there, I guess.

It Burns!

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Just finished working out and my eyes are burning! When I was on the floor doing ab work, sweat was dripping into my eyes and it was so painful. This keeps happening, and I guess that I need to have some foresight and leave a towel nearby or something. It can’t possibly be good for my eyes!

I had a hard emotional day yesterday. But I ate really well! At least I can say that! It didn’t end up being warm enough to go walk/jog/ running stairs, and ended up spending too much time making copies at a copy center. I decided that I love the smell of copy centers. I’m not sure if it’s the ink, or the paper, or the mixture of the two, but it’s awesome. Same thing with new books.

Anyways, my goal for the rest of the week is to finish exercising by 10 in the AM. I’m being lazy and putting it off until 2, and then I get nothing else done for the day.

Sunday Exercise

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This weekend is over. Back to organized exercise. I don’t plan exercises on the weekend. If I do workout, that’s awesome. If not, it’s good to relax.

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I decided to go for a run. He’s super fit and a good runner, so I know he goes slow just doing it for me, because it’s more of a walk/jog when I run. Before we left, we were supposed to go up to the super’s apartment for a lightbulb. Normally, we would take the elevator. It’s on the 10th floor. But we decided, in the name of good health, to take the stairs. We made it to the 10th floor, and I collapsed on a chair while my boyfriend went to get the bulb.

We then walked to a park nearby. On the way to the park, there are 2 different sets of huge stairs to go up. Needless to say, I am staired out for awhile!

I like doing outside fun exercising like this. Maybe we’ll make it a regular Sunday thing.

I’ve already done my  Firm 500 Calorie Workout today, so I’m feeling good and motivated. I just have to keep all the bad food out of my body!

Being Accountable

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I started my new workout and healthy eating program at the beginning of March. I made a chart of daily goals, that I marked off everyday. I made 9 weeks of charts (finishing on my birthday, as a kind of celebration). I thought that since I was doing nothing before, the pounds would just melt off. For a month, I was eating pretty healthy and alternating different workout videos (some bollywood workout, and Slim in 6/Ramp it up). I didn’t lose a pound. But the exercises were getting easier, so I think that I was getting in shape. At this point, in the past, I would give up and go back to being lazy and eating a bunch of junk. But I decided to keep going.

I was so bored with Slim in 6, so I got some Firm workouts from the library to switch things up. I started with the 500 Calorie Workout. And it just blew my mind away! It was so tough, by the end, I was literally drenched in sweat. So for the next month, I did the 500 Calorie Workout alternating with a couple of other Firm workouts. After two weeks, I had lost 5 pounds. It might not seem like a lot, but after losing zero in the first month, I was so excited.

Then I got a nasty cold. I tried to keep up with the workout, but I was too weak, and I was coughing so much. I took a 3 day break from exercising. In the past, illnesses would be where I would get off track and stop exercising. So when I took the break, I was very apprehensive that I would lose all my motivation. But I didn’t!

I got back on track and two weeks after my last weigh-in (do I sound like an episode of Biggest Loser or what?) I had lost another 5 pounds. I was ecstatic! Ten pounds in a month is pretty awesome.

So that was last week. I weighed myself this morning and I didn’t lose anymore. I’m pretty sure that it’s because I went a little overboard with my birthday dinner last night. But it was my birthday, so I don’t feel too bad. I got right back on track, and ate a healthy breakfast this morning, and a healthy lunch. I finished my workout and I’m feeling good.

But I went to go mark off all the things that I had done today, and I realized that my 9 week checklist of goals is all filled in! I have never lasted so long eating healthy and exercising consistently in my life. So I need to make a new checklist with some new improved daily goals.

Also I wanted to start another way to be accountable, i.e. this blog. I’m going to try to write after I exercise and eat well everyday. And maybe explore different eating plans and exercises. Wish me luck!

-Bee