11 September 2010

Feeling Awesome

Working out, eating right, feeling good.....Who Knew????? I haven't really lost any weight but clothes are fitting better. My eating has become really good and I think that is a huge part of the puzzle. I heard somewhere that you can't outrun a bad diet :) And it's true. Anyway, feeling great so I didn't workout last night and I'm not going this morning. I'm just feeling a little off so I decided to take a little break. Nothing big. I'm going to go to the mall and do some shopping and later we'll walk the dogs. I'm not going to lie on the couch all day - though that wouldn't be a bad thing - I just don't feel like working out. Monday it will be right back to it.

I'm having trouble sleeping and that may be part of the problem. I get really, really hot at night. So hot it feels like I'm sleeping on heated mattress pads. It probably has something to do with menopause and the working out, but I do not like it.

Anyway, I'm off to the showers..

06 September 2010

Putting the pieces together

This last year or so has been a time of discovery for me. I have discovered some foods that just do not work for me; milk, soy, chocolate; and things that do; working out. I have discovered what I want; to feel good about my body; and what I don't want; to be tired and irritable all the time, among other things. Well, it's time to put it all together. I have found some workouts that I love - Les Mills - and a place to do them close by. I have a husband who will put up with my craziness if that's what makes me happy. So I'm going to get really serious. I have 3 weeks until break. I would like to work really hard for those 3 weeks and then use the 2 weeks of break to really kick it up another notch. So it's time to get the food in order.

I am going to track my food. I have found a cool online program that syncs with an app on my phone - no excuses. I have my FitBit that tracks my activity - again, no excuses. It might not be as good as getting some HCG shots Austin, but it's what works and it's time to work it.

For some reason though I feel kind of lost with the food thing. I was trying to figure out what I should eat yesterday. This is a little crazy since I've been doing this so long, but there it is. I'm shooting for about 1500 calories a day. That should be more than enough and if I stay away from dessert I should be able to do that easily. I also need to take my vitamins regularly. I think that is some of the problems with tiredness and aches and pains. I clearly can't eat enough to support all my activity so taking vitamins should help.

Be careful where you step.......

it could be a trap.  I'll get to that in a second, but first, let's get caught up. Since my last post, things have been going ...