Day 99: Been too Long

Well, I haven’t blogged in a while.  I have been a little down in the dumps and not wanting to blog too much.  I haven’t been eating very well which I might have gained some weight back but not sure since I have been to the gym in a week in a half.  I need to get back to eating better so tomorrow I will start eating better and back to the gym.  I am going to start running more.  I have worked myself to walk 1/4 mile to warm up then jog 1/2 mile, walk 1/4 mile, run 1/2 mile, walk 1/4 mile and jog 1/4 mile.  I can do 2 miles in 30 minutes which is good.

My husband and I did our 10k marathon last Saturday and we did it in 2:08.17.  I am proud of myself, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  It was pretty fun.  There is another one in September we plan to do again and try to get a better time and maybe run some of it as well.

 

Pre-marathon

Pre-marathon

Frolicking over the finish line

Frolicking over the finish line

 

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Day 73: Catch up

Life is crazy and trying to be healthy on top of it is hard.  I know my eating habits are okay but they need to be better especially with eating more calories.  I am not making my calorie goals very well especially with most days its under 500 calories my calorie goal.  So I need to work on that.  I know it is hard to eat good with a small food budget and I need to be better about planning menus and make sure it is healthy at a reasonable amount.  I think this is my biggest hurdle right now is eating healthy on a small food budget for a family of 7.  It is really sad when the unhealthy food is inexpensive compared to eating healthy.  This frustrates me to know end.    I am still losing weight.

Since baseball season the habit of going to the gym has been hard since I am tired after the games and practice.  I decide to stay home but I need to stop that and force myself to go especially since the marathon is getting closer and I need to be in better shape for.  I know I can walk 3 miles in a hour since I did that a few days ago, proud of myself.  I have never walked 3 miles in my knowledge and let alone do in an hour.  I bought a new pair of shoes finally so I can do better and have my feet feeling better.

 

Day 64: Picture and Measurement Time

206 lbs

206 pounds

197 pounds

197 pounds

Measurements:

4/4/2013                 5/7/2013

Right arm:    14″                         13.25″

Neck:              15″                         14.8″

Chest:             43.75″                   42.25″

Waist:             44.5″                     42.25″

Hips:               49.25                    48.25″

Right Thigh:   25″                        25.25″

Right Calf:      15.25″                   15.75″

 

Day 63: Back to the grind

Before even thought about losing weight.  I was 220lbs

Before even thought about losing weight. I was 220lbs

 

I haven’t blogged in a bit just because my life is so busy with tball for my son and baseball for my daughter.  I seem I can keep up with some stuff and blogging is one.

I have been getting lots of compliments on the fact that I have lost weight, that feels great.  My parents were showing a long time friends of theirs our family pictures we took in November and one the friends almost didn’t recognize me due to me being heavier then.  My mom past the info to me and I felt excited.  My clothes are starting feel loose and one pair of shorts I have to wear a belt with it.  Before I know it my belt won’t help it much anymore and I will be forced to buy new clothes which is a good thing.

I have been eating well and making sure I don’t over eat since I hadn’t been to the gym very often.  I am so glad I am still losing weight even though my exercise hasn’t been a priority the last few weeks.

Yesterday I decided to full energy at the gym and I am back to myself.  Yay!  Even the break of the gym I was able to bump up the level of intensity on the elliptical.  If felt great after I was done especially sweat dripping down my back.  It feels gross but I feel great by it because I felt I accomplished.  I am glad I didn’t sit too much and kept active with other things during my break from the gym so I wouldn’t fall too far behind.  I love that I can run with my Tball players and my kids and not fill fully out of breath.

God is good and I give Him all the glory.  I couldn’t be doing this without Him.  He has given me the motivation and strength to be able to eat right and exercise.  Praise God!

Day 57: Down in the dumps

Well I haven’t written in almost a week.  I am really down in the dumps with feeling so overwhelmed with life.  I am so busy I just can’t seem to keep up with things especially house chores.  I can’t get my heart rate up too much cause every time my head will hurt since the concussion so I can’ t do much on that end.  Other stuff has gotten me down as well.  I have resorted not eating much which is no good at all.  I am not over eating but under eating.  My relationship with God needs improvement and I finally figured out a few days ago I am pretty angry with Him.  Stuff with my daughter and seem to be getting no where isn’t helping me either.  Many other things are overwhelming me as well.

First, I need to have a nice chat with God and allow Him to work in my life and give me guidance in my life.  Second, I need to get in a constant time with God daily so I can be relying on Him and not of myself.  Third, I need to get back to taking care of myself by eating right, gym and time to relax.   Fourth, I need to be in constant pray and communication with my wonderful husband.  Fifth, I need to see my children as gifts from God and God has a plan for them.  Sixth, need to get my house back into order.  Seventh, I need to reach out to friends when I need to talk, cry with or even to pray with.  Eight, I need to figure out “who am I”.

Some of these are in order and some aren’t but this is what I need to do to get back on track and feel more positive with myself.   This will be a good thing for me and need healing from the hurts in my life.  God will get me through this and it will be for His glory.  God will make me a new woman by the transformation He is doing in my life.

Day 50 & 51: Back at the Gym

For day 50 I ate okay and didn’t go to the gym like I was planning on since something with the family came up so that was more important.

Today I went back to tracking how I am eating.  I did pretty well and I love how it’s rubbing onto my kids.  My son for dinner had a sandwich with humus and cheese, he tried having salad but decided he didn’t like it. I am proud of him for trying it.  My daughter’s sandwich was humus and ham with a green salad on the side.  My youngest son had a green salad with his bagel and peanut butter.  I am glad my healthier choices are rubbing off on most of my kids.  I even drank the amount of water I needed.  Yay!

I went to the gym tonight and took it pretty easy.  I could tell I have lost some of my shape from missing out on 2 weeks of no exercising and every time I tried to get my heart rate higher my head started to hurt.  For the next week I will be taking it pretty easy when I go to the gym until my head doesn’t hurt while exercising.  I do not like concussions and I don’t want to suffer one again because it’s no fun and it’s hampering my exercising goals.

Days 48 & 49: Finally better

I have been eating good.  My clothes are starting to feel really loose, which is good.  Though saddened some of my favorite ones I can’t wear no longer wear soon but I rather be healthy.

My headache finally is gone so today is the last day of rest then I hit the gym tomorrow.  I will take it easy and not get back fully until I know I am okay.