Kristy in September

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Kristy in September
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:20pm

Omg, I'm actually starting a "month" journal, lol.  I'm gonna try a different format of tracking this time. :-)

Life:  For the most part, it's been up and down since I've been sick.  I'm still majorly busy, but I'm doing better with time management, so that's been a plus.  My family is having a bad week, so that equals stress for me, but I'm handling it well, I think.  Maybe next week will be better.

Exercise:  I've been doing really well with this.  Last month, I had a really structured exercise schedule, and with work and family, I think I got overwhelmed, ended up doing only a quarter of it, and then getting sick on top of that.  (I think we can all agree that it's been stress that's kept my immune system down.  I hate to say it, but for me, it seems like as soon as I'm feeling good about something, there's always something that brings it down.  But enough about that, because I don't want my journal to be just about depressing crap, it's really about just tracking what I've done, lol.)

  • Thursday-Sept 6- 30 minutes zumba (water was ok)-Mood was pretty good
  • Saturday-Sept 8- 30 minutes zumba (water was good)-Mood was great
  • Sunday-Sept 9- WATP 2 miles (water was excellent)-Mood was good
  • Monday-Sept 10- WATP 1 mile (water was meh)-Mood was good, it was a busy day, ran out of time lol
  • Tuesday-Sept 11- WATP 3 miles (water was good)-Mood:  Stressed, it's been a rough week so far
  • Wednesday-Sept 12- 45 minutes zumba + stretching (water was good)-Mood still stressed but ok

All in all, that's EXCELLENT for me considering I haven't consistently exercised in months.  I really pushed it with the 3 miles, but I wanted to catch up from Monday, and I'm surprised to say that my sinuses didn't bother me too much.  I think I've figured out how to be able to exercise and not end up sick in bed:  keep it low impact, don't push too much (well maybe a little, lol), and to stop when I get tired.  Also, to change my mindset and realize that even if I am only able to do 10 minutes of something, I'm getting my stamina back up.  So that has been positive.

Food wise, I think I've been doing ok.  I DO have a weakness for Krispy Kreme donuts, and every morning this week, there's been a box at work.  Yikes!  And I didn't eat just one on Monday, I had THREE!  Maybe I can call it stress eating?  Lol, nah, it was "mmmmm they look so good, I can't resist!"  I will be so happy when the boxes are gone.  And they're right at the front desk, so......lol.  But I've balanced it well with my lunches, I believe.  

I hope that my momentum can last throughout the month!  And I want to apologize, I really hate that I can't respond to everyone's journals and the other posts like I used to, with 2 jobs, it's really hard for me to update, but I catch up on the reading when I can!  And I know it seems like days or sometimes WEEKS before I respond to replies, but I'm still here and I will reply.  

Ok, now that the long post is done, I hope that I really have success this month.  The good news is that I lost 2 pounds of bloat.  But there is awkward news, lol.  After I was sick, I finally got on the scale, and it showed that I had lost about 6 pounds.  I was like, "what?", but still happy.  So that got me back on the fitness wagon, right?  Ooops, cause when I got back on the scale, it showed that the battery was low (face palm, lol), and I only lost 2 pounds.  I was sad about it, but the scale tricked me into working out, so it's kinda good, I guess.  Turns out it's not the battery.  The scale is just broken.  Put new batteries and it's still saying "Lo".....are you serious?  LMBO.  So sometime this week, I will be purchasing a new scale, lol.  

Ok, now the long post is done, lol.

 

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 3:20pm

Kristy, for some people the scale is how they keep themselves on track, for some people it really becomes negative reinforcement of what they are not doing. If the scale is a positve motivator for you, then use it, if not, don't worry yourself about it.

When you think about it, nobody wants to be 125 pounds - usually that's what they weighed when they were 20 and felt really great about how they looked, and maybe that number just happens to be what they were at at the time. The number we pick as our goal weight really is meaningless. Why do we pick that number? What is the real significance behind our goal weight? Was it that I looked awesome in a particular dress at 120 pounds? Then really what my goal should be is that I want to look awesome in that dress, which may or may not be at 120 pounds.

Anyhoo. I hope you figure out how to manage your family drama - if you do, please let me know your secret! LOL

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 12:26pm
aphrodite_deluxe wrote:
Thanks Ladies!

Carrie, during the work week, I try to exercise either before work or on my lunch break, and if I miss those, it's late at night, lol. On weekends, it's whenever I have a chance. I haven't gotten on the scale since! I'm too scared, lol.

Well kudos to you for MAKING the time to get it in!  Maybe skip the scale for a while and just go off of how you feel and how your clothes are fitting?  I like weighing myself often but I know it can be very disheartening when you feel like the numbers aren't an accurate reflection of what you are doing.  That first month or two is always hard to when the numbers don't go down as quickly as we'd like because of all the muscle we are building.

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 12:25pm

Monday & Tuesday were no fun.  Stress & drama with the fam, so I didn't get any exercise in.  I exercised yesterday, but it's because I made myself do it because I don't wanna fall off the fitness wagon, lol.

Wed Sept 19 - 60 min Low Impact Zumba - Water was decent - Mood was......At least I did something, lol

I hope to get something done today, as well.  My mother has been a real trip these last 3 weeks.  I really hope that her spirits get lifted really soon.  But otherwise, I guess I am doing fine.

I've been working on time management, and that's been going pretty good.  The next thing I'm working on is how I deal with people who stress me out.  Last week, I just avoided their calls, and I ended up missing an important work call!  (Ooops.)  The work issue is resolved (yay) and after talking with the stressful ones, my voicemail isn't full.  But in my family, there's "little things" that have been bugging me, and I'm trying to figure out which way is the best way to deal with that.   For 2013, I really wanna have all of these tiny issues resolved so that I won't be so stressed out.  Here's hoping it can happen, lol. :-)

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 12:16pm
Thanks Ladies!

Carrie, during the work week, I try to exercise either before work or on my lunch break, and if I miss those, it's late at night, lol. On weekends, it's whenever I have a chance. I haven't gotten on the scale since! I'm too scared, lol.
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 11:32am

Wow Kristy - you've certainly got the exercise going on!  A few rest days are certainly in order when you are getting that amount in.  Do you workout at the same time each day?  Keep it up!

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 1:33pm
Kristy - way to go on an awesome week! And broken scale or not, you lost those 2 pounds!! I am sure you can keep this up!

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 11:49am
Exercise Update:

Fri Sept 14 - 30 minutes Zumba (really low impact)-Water was ok-Mood was good
Sun Sept 16 - WATP 4 Easy Miles 60 min-Water was good-Mood was Inspired

I can't believe I exercised for the full hour! I'm still keeping it easy/low impact for now. Plus, I've been doing a lot of squats, so hopefully that'll do something good for my booty, lol! Haven't done anything yet for today, but last Thursday & Saturday were rest days, so I don't think I'm over-doing it too much. I'm just happy to be burning calories! :-)
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 11:45am
Thanks LBW & Vanessa! Yeah, those donuts really did me in, but at least I think that's over with. Next, it will be cookies, but I can resist them, lol.

Carrie, I was really pushing it with the exercise, but I think it helped to alleviate the drama of what was going on during the week. I do a few yoga poses during the stretching portion, but I can never get "centered" at home, lol. About the scale, got on it yesterday, it's working......it's like a cat, does what it wants, not necessarily what I want, lol. I didn't pay attention to the number, though, hahaha.
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 9:46am
Wow Kristy! You are certainly getting the workouts in and congrats on the 2lb weight loss! Do you realize you worked out 6 out of 7 days last week! Have you thought about maybe yoga or pilates exercise? Maybe those would be more soothing for the stress? I'm just throwing that out there - I haven't done either before so I can't say for sure but I think they would be good for a stressful life!

Bummer about the scale but it's good that it tricked you into workout out again! :smileyhappy: I'm glad to see you back on here - even if your time to respond is limited. What 2 jobs are you working now?
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 10:45pm
Lol @the scale. But hey 2 lbs is still an accomplish and your exercise has been great. You can definitely keep it up!
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