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Exercise/Diet Check-in

I don’t think I wanna talk about it. This has been a rough week as far a will power goes. I’m just going to start over tomorrow.

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Friday Exercise/Diet Check in

Well, I have somewhat given up the workout idea. I know. It didn’t last long. Clara and I are going on awesome walks about once a day, so I’m not completely sedentary and I have been gardening (weeding and digging up my plots) which must be exercise because its zapping a lot of my energy.
I am, however, limiting my food intake to make up for the lack of exercising that I’m doing. I’m trying to eat 1,200 calories or less and I’m really trying to be honest and not cheat. Nap time is hard for me. I really like to sit around and eat bonbons during that time and the kitchen just keeps calling my name. But, I’m persisting in trying and I’m doing pretty well. As I mentioned last week, I’m tracking my caloric intake, exercise, and weight loss on fitday.com. I highly recommend it. It blows my mind how many calories some things (uhhhm… chocolate chips, anyone) have in them. That’s why they’re so yummy, though.

Friday Exercise Check-In!

Okay. I admit it. I am just not as committed to this exercise thing as I should be. I’ll try harder. This week I jogged once (last Friday) and walked twice (about 2.5 miles) Wednesday and Thursday. It was raining cats and dogs, but that is not an excuse as I could have done a workout video via Roku. Honestly, I just didn’t feel like using my precious, relaxing nap time to work out. I should, but I don’t.

But, I did refresh my eating log at fitday.com. I heard a story on NPR about how those who use a food diary lose 20% more weight. Since I have not been paying nearly as much attention to what I have been eating as I should have, I started again. The cool thing about this food log is that it not only counts calories, but also nutrients, types of food, etc. So, after a week or a month, you can see what your diet needs more of and make sure it is more balanced. We’ll see if I can keep this up slightly better than I have kept up with my exercise. And I will try harder this week.

Friday Exercise Check-in

I admit it! I am a wimp. I don’t like to run in the snow, hail, or freezing cold. For that reason, I worked out on Friday and then not again until yesterday. Its supposed to be warm again today, so I’ll go again today. I don’t know why I didn’t do something in the house except for that it was just depressingly still winter and I didn’t wanna. How did you do this week?

Friday Exercise Check-in

This week the weather here has been really weird.  Is it raining?  Is it sunny?  Is it windy?  Its all of this at once!  Woo hoo!  But, I did get out almost every day this week to work out.  I jogged according to plan on Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday.  On Sunday and Wednesday I went on long walks.  On Thursday I did forty minutes of yoga off Nexflix watch instantly via the roku (10 Minute Solution: Yoga).  Not too bad.

I have been wearing my iPod on shuffle while I work out and then just skipping songs that aren’t fast enough or are not setting a good tone.  I think that one of my projects for the weekend needs to be to put together an exercise playlist.  Here are my top five as of right now.  I know, they’re kinda eclectic and random.  

1)  Glory Days by Just Jack

2)  Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips

3)  Get Out the Map by The Indigo Girls

4)  Graceland by Paul Simon

5) Free Falling by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

BONUS)  For cool down I love Breakdown by Jack Johnson

So, how was your week?  Did you do everything you wanted?  What are your top five workout songs?  I may have to add them to my playlist!!

Exercise Kick-off!

I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in… well, really since Clara was born!  I worked out!  I bought a jogging stroller with the best intentions to use it for what it was meant to be used for, but I just haven’t.  My expanding backside, though, has finally encouraged me to start jogging again.  I found a workout plan in my family circle magazine that I get for free and don’t really like that much, but read anyway because its around.  Here’s the plan:

0-5 Minutes~ Warm up walk

5-8 Minutes~ Fast walk/jog

8-11 Minutes~ Bench dips and Bench push ups

11-15 Minutes~ More jogging

15-18 Minutes~ Walking lunges and Calf raises

18-23 Minutes~ Push yourself jogging

23-27 Minutes~ Cool Down

27-30 Minutes~ Scissor kicks and Plank (at home)

I did it yesterday and today I can feel the lunges in my butt and my arms are sore from the bench exercises.  But I  feel good.  Its sunny today (no snow, thank goodness), so I think I’ll do it again after we go grocery shopping.  My goal is to do this every other day (or 3-4 times a week) and if its raining/snowing, then I think that I’ll try to do some of the workouts that I have put on my watch instantly queue on Netflix (have I mentioned that I love our Roku?).  I should make sure they have a great abs workout on there since my belly flab is getting ugly!  We’ll see how it goes.  I think that I’ll commit to checking in with everyone in the blogdom every Friday for the next month to have a little insurance that I’ll actually follow through with my plan.  If you would like to join me in commiseration about your workouts, you can check in on Fridays, too.  Then we can keep each other motivated a bit. 😉