I’ve been meaning to post the last couple days but haven’t because of my typical procrastination tendencies however I have major good fitness news updates – woop woop!
I know to some it ain’t much but to me, anything additional for my exercise whether it be miles or other exercise is awesome. On Thursday my distance went from 2 miles to 2.66. Again, to some it ain’t much but to me I was very happy with the additional distance & especially calories burnt! It was a hellacious hill too so I very proud of myself that I not only went further but it was uphill for 1/2 of the way. I’m definitely getting momentum & a high from the exercise & ya know what? I LOVE IT! I hope this keeps up because I feel great & I love the high I get from exercise & how accomplished I feel. Not to mention if I can really get on board with the eating better & everything – I’ll really like the results! & I already feel better!
Life in general is just amazing right now & I can only hope it stays that way! It’s been a little cooler these past few days which I love & also it makes me think of Fall which is my absolutely favorite time of the year! I’ll really be outside more then so I can’t wait for the crisp, cool weather & beautiful scenery! It makes my heart happy just thinking about it!
On Friday my work husband brought me a gazelle & ab lounger so I can use that when the weather is bad outside. It also gives me motivation to purge more & get junk out’ve my front bedroom – it’s a win win really.
As the post is titled – pizza is a major problem of mine especially when it comes to weight loss. I absolutely LOVE pizza. I mean seriously love it – as in I could eat it every single day. Yes, it’s that bad. I know I need to rein it in though & limit it to my cheat meal because it is not healthy or good for my body. That will probably be one of my biggest struggles but I’m going to bust my ass to work on it. I’ve been spending several hours on pinterest looking up new food/meal ideas because when it comes to eating healthy I don’t really have much knowledge at all & need all the help I can get.
I want to make this happen! I really love the quote I’ve seen here lately that says “You aren’t a dog. Don’t reward yourself with food.” That is SO true because I know I’m guilty myself of thinking when I lose a certain # of lbs I get a special cookie or I’ll go eat somewhere special. What kind’ve reward is that? To backtrack to celebrate your hard work? Yeah in hind sight it ain’t the greatest idea so I think this time I’ll set smaller goals but to keep me really motivated when I lose 50 lbs my reward will be my new tattoo (& hopefully new exercise clothes)!
Monday was a bad day though :( I gave up. I am not proud of it at all but I have to put it out there to take ownership of my actions (or lack there of). I went to go for my walk up the rural road but it was blocked by a utility truck & they had men out in the road so that plan was out. I should’ve walked at the park but I didn’t because I don’t like the repetitiveness (excuse). So I went home & decided to do TurboFire but because it’s more cardio than I’m used to I gave up after about 10 minutes or so. Now I know I can do the whole 30 minutes of that disc because I’ve done it before. Instead of pushing through like I should have though, I gave up & I was already regretting it the next day. On a good note I did do 20 sit ups, 15 crunches & 30 squats for Day 2 of the 30 day ab & squat challenge so at least I wasn’t totally useless. I’m really disappointed that I didn’t make myself push through it but you know the great thing? There’s always another day!
& there was another day – Tuesday! I walked after work with a friend & we were going for over 2+ miles, maybe even to 3 as our goal when we started. I’ve just been so excited to break my 2mile distance that I want to keep going & because of slacking Monday I definitely thought hitting 3 miles today would give me a great boost! & ya know what? It did! We hit 4 mile — F-O-U-R! In an hour & 10 minutes. I felt awesome & so accomplished it was great!
I felt so awesome that today I even walked at the park as much as I’m not crazy about it – NO MORE EXCUSES!!! I only walked 2 miles because my foot was starting to hurt but I did it in 33 minutes which equals out to a 16.26minute mile. SAY WHAT? I’m busting all kinds of records this week because for one I NEVER thought I’d ever walk a mile much less 4 at one time or one in anywhere near less than a 20 minute mile & that was pushing it. I am on a roll now & I know I’ll still have my bad days but I’m going to keep pushing & working through this because the results will be so worth it!
So the other night when I posted I ended up walking 2 miles up the rural road burning some nice calories & phew it felt good. However I did come home & probably voided off my entire walk by eating a piece of ice cream birthday cake, but hey I only get one birthday a year. I haven’t walked anymore since mainly because the weather, but I think I’m going to get a gazelle from a friend of mine because my legs are my biggest problem & it would give me something to do on bad weather days. Plus I have a spare room that is basically just storing junk right now so why not make it a function as an exercise room? That’d most definitely be a win! & let’s just be honest for the most part why do women (or at least the ones I know) exercise? A few reasons: to get fit, be healthy but mostly – to look good naked. So fellas if you’re noticing some improvements especially in the bedroom – be sure to let her know!
I went zip lining on Sunday & it was amazing! It wasn’t scary at all like I thought it would be. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t the adrenaline/scary/stomach dropping feeling like I expected but it was a total blast & I can’t wait to go again. Not to mention our friend knew a friend of the guide so we got to go for around 1/3 of the regular price – love me some deals!
Also I’ve already planned to go walking with my friend Jamie after work tomorrow & I’ve got to admit I’m pretty excited. I always wanted to be one of those people that got excited & addicted to walking/running. I’m not quite addicted yet (hopefully that’ll come soon — that’s what she said haha) but I do very much enjoy it & look forward to it so tomorrow I’ll be looking forward to getting off of work for a very different reason than normal. I’ve also been tossing around the idea of this clean eating thing but from what I’ve read I’m not quite sure it’s for me however I do know I definitely need to start eating better than I have been. I wasn’t at my ideal weight last Halloween but I was damn sure closer than I am now – so I’m about to kick this get fit thing in high gear!
Well somebody's been a slacker – yes, that would be me. I don't know what happens. I get on kicks & do great with updating even with pictures (which we all know gets bonus points) & then sometimes it's as if I fell off the face of the planet. But – go ahead & cancel the search party, I'm still here.
I’ve been enjoying Summer so the organizing sort’ve got put on the back burner. The house isn’t a total disaster, but it’s far from what it could be. I’ve realized I have a LOT of stuff I should probably get rid of because I’m bad about being one of those people that keeps things for “one day” & sure enough that day never comes. I’ve really enjoyed my Summer so far if that counts for anything :)
I also celebrated a birthday & while I’m not over the hill or close to it yet, I am already at the point that I don’t really care about them anymore. I do still enjoy cake & getting everybody together. I had a few friends & some family over & honestly it was probably one of the best birthdays that I’ve had yet. & I FINALLY got a flip n fold after asking for one for YEARS. Yes, I know I could’ve just bought one myself but that’s not the point. Needless to say Paul got moved to the top of my list for that one!
As far as finances, yeah that hasn’t got much better. I actually took out another loan to buy a truck off my dad. Just what I need right? A new payment & additional cost on my insurance. I do really want a truck & it’s proved to be beneficial so far but I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to keep it.
For fitness I had been on a walking kick & doing really good. I pushed myself a few times to reach the 1 mile mark before turning around (which make for a 2mile trip total woohoo). I tell you – 2 miles on a track & 2 miles up a rural hilly road are WAY different. I actually prefer the rural road to be honest because you don’t see the exact same scenery each time like you do when walking on a track. I haven’t walked for a few weeks now & I’m disappointed in myself & I can tell I’m lacking for energy too. I’m walking tonight though regardless of the weather & I’ve been trying to really get myself motivated to get more active & eat better. So here’s to progress!