So first of, Happy birthday to me. And I celebrated this morning by running a 5 Miler. I think being older has made me wiser. Look at all the great decisions I have made. I woke up at 5:30 am today and it was raining. First thought was YAY! great excuse not to go run. So I rolled over and back to sleep I went. woke up 20 minutes later and the rain had stopped and here is were the older and wiser comes in. I put on my clothes and went out for 5 miles. Yay! to being older.
It was such a great run. there is something about running after it rains that makes you feel like mother nature is on your side. there is a nice cool breeze that seems to push you faster and cool you down at the same time. everything seems greener and the smell of the wet earth rejuvenates.
on a different note I need more Nike friends to compete with. So if you use Nike running to track your runs please let me know. we can be buddies 🙂
I made a food plan for the week. I’ll post that later after I food prep and take pics.
I think at some point in time I have written down reward systems for my weight loss or millage on my Nike+ but I have never really seen it through. As I struggle to add regular home workouts into my daily routine, I have realized that I need to invest in some at home workout equipment. A treadmill is out because I prefer to run outside but I would like to have an extensive workout DVD collection that I can pop in at anytime to spice things up. Right now I only have the 30DS and Insanity.
I also want to add some equipment e.g. dumbbells, kettle balls and exercise balls. So I have decided that I will reward myself these as a reach various weight loss milestones. I decided on a 5lb interval to move things along faster.
This would be my ideal Source Skinnymom
Here is what I have written down so far
Current weight 176.0
- Ist goal: 170= New yoga mat + yoga workout DVD
- 2nd goal: 165= Exercise ball + DVD
- 3rd goal: 160= Kettle ball (2) + kettle ball DVD workout
- 4th goal: 155= Dumbbell set
- 5th goal: 150 =
- 6th goal: 145=
- 7th goal: 140
- Reevaluate goals
I have no time limit on these goals. However I do have about 7 months to get to my goal weight. Which means a loss of about 35lbs at a rate of 5lbs per month. Nothing is set in stone so we shall make plans as time goes by.
Today was a good day. First weigh-in and I am at 176.0 That is down 3.8 pounds from my first beginning of the month weigh-in. that is a HUGE drop and I am pretty sure I wont be seeing numbers like that very often. I think its because my body was jump started after being off plan for so long. Going Low carb and getting back to my minimum 3 miles a day seems to be working. I wish I could say the same for the 30DS.
Today was a day full of chores. I did my laundry, cleaned the house and went into to town to run some errands. I got in 4 miles of walking today and I felt rusty. I need to pump up my millage and start back on those long runs. I also went grocery shopping and got enough food for the week. I made a menu before hand and so knew exactly what to get. No carbs in my house (except the good kind fruits and veggies). I did however had some potato chips. a lady at the store was handing out free tiny sample sizes and i indulged especially after the long day with nothing to eat. It was only 4/5 tiny chips in it.
I also got some sweet smelling candles at the store. I haven’t done this in a while and though it might perk up my mood, scented candles have that effect on me.
I also fund out that a mall is opening up within a five minute walk from my house and it has my favorite coffee house in it.(their carrot cake is to die for- Lord give me strength).
The plan for tomorrow is food prep and uploading pics and my menu plan. I hope I don’t get sidetracked, I just got season 1 and 2 of breaking bad in the mail.
I have decided to change my whole mindset. losing one pound at a time, running one mile at a time and taking on one goal at a time.
I am a visual person. I like making lists and checking of stuff. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something major when I check off something. So As many times as I have tried finishing 30 continuous day of the 30DS, I have yet to accomplish that feat. I found this on pinterest and I thought it would be a great motivation towards finishing the DVD. I was on day three yesterday and then I got hit by the flu hard. I mean aches all over, sneezing and coughing and I had to stop but will have to start again soon.
Anyone doing the 30 DS should really print off this and use it.
You can make this as hard or easy as you want by up-ing the reps and time.