Hello. It’s time to post again. I am happy to say that even though my weight is the same this week, I have lost in inches!!
belly-1 and 1/2″
I have been tracking my calories on SPARKPEOPLE.COM. Also, I have been drinking 8 cups of water/day. I know there could have been a weight loss if I had exercised consistently. I have joined a team that is beginning a 10 lb. weight loss challenge for the month of March.
This morning I worked out on the treadmill before work. For 30 minutes I burn 186+ calories on the treadmill. I walk for the duration of one song and run during the next song, etc. I plan on making morning workouts routine. I also have strength training scheduled for today. Strength training for me is Wednesday and Friday. I work out on my Total Gym. It’s great.
There are improvements being made here. Slow maybe, but sure!!!
I am interested in music. How can a person live without music? I don’t like to exercise without music. I love music that makes you want to dance. I love music that makes you want to shout for joy. I love music that can take your mind off any matter and soothe.
Here is one video that expresses all those attributes. I ran across it when checking out YouTube. It makes me smile every single time I watch it. The people on the video are clearly having such a great time being silly while dancing.
Here’s my advice for anyone: let some good music shape your day!
This is sort of the way I felt today when I finished my workout. This video makes me want to be fit in a big way. What an inspiration! Sylvester Stallone was exceptionally fit on the Rocky movies(and handsome)!
I can’t seem to get my groove on lately. I want to write positively, but things have weighed me down in a big way. I had a rough day yesterday, stress-wise, and it was so hard to keep things going. Everybody last night noticed that I wasn’t myself. I was stressed to the max! People were asking me if everything was alright. I just didn’t want to talk about it.
I started this blog to help me lose weight. Well, now I’ve realized that this writing is helping me to sort my feelings out, too. I just need to vent right now.
My goal is to exercise every day. But guess what? I’ve only worked out three times this month! Today I worked out 50 minutes–30 minutes on the treadmill running and walking, and 20 minutes on my Total Gym doing the Cardio Pull aerobic workout. I might have to start exercising early in the mornings to be sure to get the exercise in. It is so important to me right now.
This morning I felt so terrible physically. I ached all over. I had to make myself exercise. After exercising, I was like a new person! I felt better, physically AND mentally. It was like I finally biked up the steep, steep mountain and just had to coast to make it home. I hope you get that.
What a great Christmas present! My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas. I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is. I know now!
My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).
So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’ by Micheal Jackson. I play the drums when the family plays. I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).
I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to. Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay! I burned about 600 calories on the treadmill and total gym. I only ate one sweet, too! Today I ate two(Awh!).
Fleetwood Mac-Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) LIVE!
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone! Yay! I have a vision for what I will become in the near future. I will be a more disciplined person, full of hope and confidence. I’m getting there bit by bit. I splurged a little with the Derby pie and the truffles the last couple of days. Overall, I don’t think I have taken in too many calories this Christmas time.
Pluses Toward My Goal Of 125
+++ One thing I have given up is pop. Now I drink a couple small cups of coffee, a large glass of unsweetened tea, and plenty of water daily.
+++ Also, I have started lifting weights every few days.
+++ I have been walking on my treadmill daily when I can.
+++ The last four workouts on my treadmill, I have incorporated running for about half of the workout. I walk 3.5 mph while listening to my 1st song on the MP3 player, and then I run 5.5 mph with the 2nd song and alternate those two speeds for each new song.
+++I am jotting down for all the world to see when I go overboard and overindulge in food.
+++I have created this blog to keep me focused and more accountable.
+++I have found a buddy to relate to, to share my thoughts, and to keep me on the positive–Madison, thank you!