No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
1. To train for and to complete (notice I did not say compete) a full marathon with my husband. We have done two halves, this will be our year...26.2 here we go!
2. To spend time each day talking to God in prayer. This was my New Year's Resolution...to grow my spiritual part of life.
3. To show my husband that I love him each and every day. I tell him I love him every day, but to show him with small and big actions is another thing entirely.
4. To do at least 30 minutes…Continue
So much has changed in 5 years, it amazes me to think about it. On January 11, 2011 (1/11/11) I made a decision that I made many times in the past...I was going to lose weight. I had a blank journal, a food scale, lots of "lose weight" articles, old weight watchers stuff, and a goal in mind. Not necessarily a SMART goal, but a goal nonetheless. I was a member of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) that had just started in our town the previous fall. But I was just paying my dues each week, not…Continue
Groove check for goals posted 11/15/13
Added by Carol on November 24, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
Let me start by saying that I have had enough - of myself! I have been asking myself about the timing of my lack of enthusiasm lately. I have received many compliments about my weight loss....even a neighbor that I frequently see on dog walks made a comment to me this week. Why hasn't that translated into inspiring me? It seems to have put me in a funk rather than spurring me on.
I have successfully lost about 1/3 of the weight from my goal. Maybe I just needed a break? That…Continue
Reflect, Assess, Adjust
Where did I do some good or make some progress today?
On track with activity and calories for the day and for the week. I did some cooking and prep for next week so I can remain on target.
Where did I let myself or others down?…Continue
Added by Carol on October 27, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments
Currently, my Fitbit steps goal is 10,000 per day. Most days that goal has been met and exceeded. It is time to set a new baseline for daily steps and other exercise. I like that feature where Fitbit gives you a rolling 7-day total. So with that in mind, my new goals are:
Added by Carol on October 18, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments
I have been off of caffeine for about 3 months. I indulged in a coffee yesterday and I had major insomnia last night. I was not a huge coffee/soda drinker to begin with, but I am amazed to think that one cup had that great of an impact. Needless to say, I will not have that indulgence again. Maybe it wasn't the coffee. I was having strange dreams too. And the moon isn't even full, lol.
This weekend I am thinking about how my weight loss and fitness goals are my hobby, how my…Continue
Reflect, Assess, Adjust suggests how ideas from the business world can be applied on a personal level to help motivate and give focus. The set of questions resonated with me. I read this article a couple of weeks ago. I started this blog as a spring board for me to do this self assessment.The author suggests asking…Continue
Added by Carol on October 6, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
If you follow me on Twitter (@WorkoutMuzkDiva), then you know yesterday was an absolutely crazy day! It started off pretty "deep," and then went to melt-down status in less than 30 minutes. When I was writing yesterday's blog entry in the mid…Continue
I find myself constantly comparing myself to others on all different topics. Mostly I compare where I feel I am lacking (others who are thin, who have had weight loss success, who make more money, are experts in something, have more education, are doing something they love, are doing something I…Continue
As I said in my previous post, I'm just not feeling that motivated lately. When I started blogging here, I wanted to get down to 150, and that was only a primary goal. Well, in the past four months, I've managed to...do nothing. On weeks when I've worked out and eaten like a rabbit, nothing changes. On weeks when I'm lazy and stuffing my face with junk, nothing changes. My weight has been rattling around this 170-172 range, and that's it.
And I'm having trouble…Continue
I don't have much to report today except that I did go to yoga but skipped the cardio workout I had intended to do afterwards because I felt kind of nauseated. I did not enjoy yoga tonight. I'm starting to think that I might just not enjoy yoga. I like to think that after I've stuck with it for a while, I'll get better and then I'll be able to enjoy the challenge. Right now I just feel like I'm going to break something.
I also exceeded my calorie limit, although only by 22 calories. I…Continue
1. Resisted buying a snack in the p.m.
2. I joined the YMCA tonight.
ADDED 3. New pajamas in large fit. Didn't think they would. :-)
1. Snacked a bit too much before dinner.
2. No workout.
That's not too bad. I had no thought that today would be perfect. This week is my attempt at getting back on track. …Continue
It's been a bit since I've been on and while some of it's due to being on vacation and some from just being out of it. My SOS before the holidays with trying to get back on track before the holidays didn't stick. I didn't stop my behavior and come Christmas I had gained 5 pounds in a week. Yea, yea, I know. I am sure it was partly water weight, but the scale said 5 pounds. Bah! Oddly enough, I wasn't too upset over it. Maybe my mindset is changing.
Then we went…Continue
Some people say that what you do on January 1 will set the tone for the rest of the year. I hope that's not true, because then a whole lot of people are kicking off the next 365 days (366 this year) with a hangover.
Personally, I think it's an arbitrary day on the calendar, BUT if it is enough to kick start someone's healthy resolutions, than more power to 'em.
I was out late last night, and while not hungover today, I've definitely been feeling pretty tired and out of it. The…Continue
So I weighed myself on Christmas day in the morning and I had finally broke through my plateau and reached 227lbs! (Thanks daily plate!) That was my 10% goal that I have been working on FOREVER and I seemed to hover between 2oz and 2lbs away.
I discovered I was shooting myself in the foot. I was drinking a lot of my calories via coffee and I clearly have a PB and toast addiction. (The first step is admitting the problem). I also had the mistaken idea that since we eat healthy I…Continue
So I am feeling a bit discouraged. I had a mini-binge a couple days ago and I still feel guilty. However; I was able to stop, which is new. I decided that I was still going to log all of my food, and that I would have accounted for all the food I ate over by reducing my intake until Tuesday. That made me stop eating! I figured it out, and if I reduce each day's food by 1 carb and 1 fat serving, I will be on track by Tuesday A.M.
I really hurt my knee running a few days…Continue
I've been noticing a lot around the blogs that most of you guys set goals for yourself, whether it be a mini weight goal, a goal for the week,day or month and I see a lot of positive outcomes from having those said goals. So I've decided that I'm going to set some myself! and I'm actually kind of excited about it, too. So I'm going to list a few of my goals and the time…Continue
New workout summer is over and time for fall workouts! For me fall workouts mean more intense and hopefully more results!
1. Try to run every day. goal =2 miles per day minimum (minimum 5x per week)
2. Split up weights and core get to each 2x per week. Probably core on Tues/Thurs before spin (5am)
3 Weights 3x per week instead of 2x per week
4. Long walk or run on sundays
5. Spin 4x per week…Continue