Back on the saddle!

Started tracking again on Saturday. Had a birthday party to go to for my little cousins, so I ended up eating more than 1000 calories OVER my limit, but I expected that. I know I had been doing bad, but holy fuck that is bad. Anyway, have been under for yesterday and today (so far). Yesterday, Chris forced me out and had me do a lot of things that I didn’t like doing.

Seriously, I haven’t done heavy cardio things for at least a couple months. It was pretty bad. Suicides, burpees, jumps (I JUMPED LIKE A RABBIT FOREVER, GUISE), jumping jacks (loooool, srsly my tits hate those), and kick boxing/sparring with the husband. PLUS some logic puzzles. Then I went into the pool.

Today, I went and “swam” for 40 minutes. I can’t get my hair wet with chlorinated water right now since I just dyed it, but I ran up and down the length of the pool and did kicks. I. Am. Sore. We’re still going to the gym, too. I am hoping to lose a good amount of weight this week. :D

I raised my calories to 2000 for now. I will probably drop them back down in a little while.

Anyway! Everything has been going good. New place is kind of awesome. Only slightly. ;) We are seriously encouraging our new roommates to lose weight and exercise, and they love it. They needed the extra push, and that’s what we’re doing. It makes me feel good to be able to help people do all this shit. Also, one roommate has a gluten intolerance, so we’re learning new recipes! The bad part of that is that gluten-free items tend to be more processed. But! I don’t have to eat it! :D

New post probably at the end of the week. I didn’t measure last week, so I will end up switching the weeks that I do that on. I’ll start it back up this week.


Eating healthy and exercise complement each other.

It’s really odd how you don’t realize this until you are square in it.

Over the past 3 months, I have been eating healthy and exercising hardcore. Since having to move and then ultimately leave my life in Portland, exercise has been nil. I want to continue exercising. I actually feel that I need to exercise. I feel like a lump.

Thanks to Summer Tomato‘s February newsletter, I realized that a lot of me eating healthy was dependent on me exercising. Right now, that’s not the case. My mom is doing Weight Watchers, so everything in the house is mostly healthy (with a few bad snacks here and there). It’s pretty much like how I was eating at home with Chris. Eating healthy alone isn’t enough for me anymore, though.

The day I posted about walking down to the stop sign that’s a half a mile away (I think I posted about that, I’m too lazy to check), my mom, step-dad, and I walked down and back up. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be for me. The stairs are still worse, but I think it’s because I lift my legs higher doing that. And I would totally be doing stairs right now if I, you know, trusted these ones. Seriously. Two of them shake when you step on them. I do not trust these guys to hold me up so I can run up and down them for a while.

What I really want to do is find a kick boxing gym here (so I can die from embarrassment when they laugh me out of there because har har I’m a girl and what the hell do fat chicks know about kick boxing… and even then, YOU’RE FAT). I need SOMETHING high energy to do out here because I don’t have my husband to punch (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE JOKE). My muscles feel like they’re dying. A slow, painless, withering death. “You want weight loss? How about we lose muscle instead?” I am convinced this is what my body is doing to me. I do want to go climbing that mountain that I mentioned that’s right next to us, but it ACTUALLY SNOWS HERE (wtf? what place does that…), so it makes it hard to go outside and exercise when you have HOLES IN YOUR SHOES (I really need new shoes).

SO, if anyone in Klamath Falls (yeah right) knows of a kick boxing place here (again, fat chance), let me know. I have a couple friends on FB out here, so maybe they know? LOL. Maybe not. I’ll figure something out, I promise.


Geek Fit!

For just over a week now, I’ve been part of an amazing group on Google+ for us that need a bit more support. We aren’t getting the support we need in other places, and it helps us to be accountable to losing weight. We have a private calendar to track when we exercise and everything. I love the calendar, it’s great. Better than this blog for being accountable for my exercise. More people see the calendar.

For my current status, I picked up one of our bags with 2 gallons of milk in it (among a few other things), and it really didn’t seem all that heavy! I am building muscle thanks to getting groceries by foot! Super excited about it. I weighed myself yesterday, but I have only lost a pound in the past week. The thing I noticed, though, is that my fat percentage went down by 2%. I don’t know how accurate that thing is, but it’s the first time I remember ever seeing it go down instead of up! :D

I gave up on Couch to 5K. Only because I really am not ready. Instead, I’ve started belly dancing, which was an AMAZING workout. 40 minutes burned so many calories! Today, Chris and I started focus training for kick boxing. THAT was an awesome workout, too! 20 minutes burned so many more calories! So, I plan on, during weekdays, doing the 20 minutes with the husband, and then later doing the 40 minutes of belly dancing. If I keep that up, I should lose the weight quickly. And I read something today that when you visualize exercising a specific muscle group, it tends to work it out more. That’s great news for learning how to belly dance, because it is ALL about localizing movements!

On G+, there are a few people who go “off track”. They get frustrated and then start over the next day. I mentioned this a little bit on there. I quit smoking in 2007. The forum I joined for support taught me a way of thinking that I believe would be great in this situation. Most people think “I will eat healthier for the rest of my life, and exercise every other day for 30 minutes!” Well, that’s where most people end up failing. That goal is too big. The best thing to do is to scratch this thinking. Even today, I have to say “I will not smoke today”. Now I also think, “I will eat healthy today”. That’s all you have to think about. Just today. Just the one day. You will eat good things today. You will exercise today. Do not worry about any other day! That way, you will be starting over each and every day. It works really well.

I also mentioned “no excuses”. I have a few people in this group that are adopting that, and it is making me so proud! We are all doing so good.

I have been eating under my calorie goal for the day via My Fitness Pal, eating smaller portions, and a lot of things only eating a serving of! I am mquarry on there if anyone wants to friend me. It’s been a great journey these past couple weeks, and I cannot wait for everyone else to be as excited as I am about doing this.