Monday, May 25, 2009

New Day 1

I am just going to make mondays my new day 1 since it is the beginning of the week and much easier to remember. With everything else going on, I am sure one less thing to remember will help!

Today was great! I planned on working out, but I couldn't find any batteries that would work in the Wii controllers. So I was way bummed that I couldn't work out. My mom has a treadmill in a back room and I didn't know what stuff it had on it. My brother suggested I just do some running outside, but I hate running outside and immediately thought of this treadmill. It has a bunch of settings, and I did the first one which is weight loss 1. It was gradually getting faster and then once you hit the middle of the time it gradually goes down. So I ran/walked for 20 minutes today and burned close to 100 calories!

Can I just say that right after having a baby, running without peeing my pants is almost impossible! Does any one else have this problem? I really, really, really should've practiced my kegels. I am definitely practicing as I am running. :)

I did well on food too. We had turkey hot dogs today and baked lays. I also drank diet root beer instead of the lemonade just for the calorie sake. Lots of fruits and veggies and only three small mini pumpkin cookies for a treat. I am sore, but very proud of myself. Tomorrow, I plan on running and then choosing my own work outs on the Active. I don't like running in place so I will just choose work outs that give me a little aerobic, but mostly help with toning. I am not sure if it has anything for abs either. If it doesn't, then I need to start doing some sit ups as well. Fun stuff! :)

I really think this blog is helping me continue. I've really changed my eating habits and have a lot of confidence that I can do this. I can be fit by September! :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Is It Bad...

that I don't know which day it is? lol. Everything kind of went downhill after day number 2. My mom accidentally bought some Chex instead of Crispix for my brother Steven and it had a recipe for muddy buddies (or something like that) on the box. Chocolate, peanut butter, and lots of butter chex covered with powdered sugar. They are delicious and horrible for you! I also didn't find time to exercise because I was so exhausted from being up too late and having to get up early with a baby. So here is my goal for this week:

Go to bed earlier!! If I can do this, then I'll have more energy and be able to exercise instead of napping.

I really want to exercise in the mornings so instead of waiting until Ryan is asleep, I am going to try and do it while he is awake. We'll see how it goes.

I am still doing pretty good on not drinking anything, but water and getting my fruits and veggies. I just had way too many sweets this weekend though. But luckily it is a new week and I am back on track! (I hope). :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 2 - 5/21/09

Today was a pretty good day. I met all of my goals so I feel pretty good about that. I did drink some orange juice, but that's still a lot healthier than fruit punch, which I am SOOOO tempted to drink! I didn't go out to eat and ate vegetables with lunch and dinner and fruit with breakfast.

I worked out the whole time for the first time today. My legs are killing me! It has you do an exercise called inline skating where you squat and then jump off these lifts. I could barely finish it. It has you do it twice, and I didn't do it the second time. So I guess I didn't do the whole thing, but I feel like I did! Yikes! I didn't realize how out of shape I am. Hopefully this will help and I can look good by September! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 1 - 5/20/09

Today was a tough day for me. I didn't get good sleep last night, which is very important in the energy department, so I'm really drained right now. I got up with all good intentions of working out. I was 5 minutes into my work out when I got a phone call from a friend from my old apartment telling me she was pregnant! It was very exciting news and anyone who's been pregnant before knows how easy it is to talk about everything pregnancy and baby. By the time we had finished talking, Ryan had woken up from his nap. He didn't even sleep an hour and normally he sleeps about 2-2 1/2 hours in his late morning nap. Ugh.

I left the game on all day so I could get to it when I had time. But Ryan never had a good nap today and I had other things I needed to do: cat litter, add pictures to print for Ryan's scrapbook (have to finish it before I go back to work), and it was Ryan's 2 month birthday today so I needed to blog about that. This pretty much took up all my free time during the day and by the time evening came I was exhausted. So I guess my fitness isn't a number one priority right now. But to be positive, I at least worked out for 5 minutes! I can even feel it in my legs. :)

Other positives for the day: Drank only water, had about 3-4 servings of fruit, 3-4 servings of veggies, and no fast food. My main goals with eating are to eat more fruit and veggies and no drinks but water, and no fast food. So in the food part of my goal, I did well today. Hopefully tomorrow goes better!

Why The Blog

I got this game for the Wii for my birthday and am so excited to use it. It is a personal trainer that I put in what I eat, exercise, and then it helps me exercise 20 minutes a day. This, combined with good eating habits, will hopefully help me reach my goal of losing 10-15 pounds by the end of the summer.

I am starting this blog to write about my progress and to sort of be accountable to someone (readers). So I will write daily about what I did that day and how I feel. I've never really been into fitness and exercise and am hoping that it won't be too difficult to get used to. The game has a 30 day challenge, and if I can finish that, I should be well on my way to being used to it.

I have always been really skinny and never tried very hard to stay that way. When I was 14, I was on the Simi Valley High School cheer squad and actually started to tone up with all the running and toning exercises that were required. In high school, I was about 110-115 lbs and a size 2-4. In college, I was much less fit and started not fitting into my clothes. I did get down to 105 my freshman year because of some emotional issues I had, but I don't think I want to lose weight that way again. :) When I got married, I was 120 and a size 5. Now I am 143.5 (5 is baby weight) and who knows what size. :) Probably an 8 or 10. I would LOVE to be 130 by the end of summer and be more tone and a size 6-8.

Here are my beginning pictures. I just need to look at these for motivation. :/

So know you know why I have this blog and what my goals are and how I am going to achieve them. Wish me luck!!