Saturday, June 18, 2011

Upside down

This post has nothing to do with being upside down.  I was just sitting here thinking about how tired I am, no thanks to a 4 year old screaming at her sister over the TV.  I thought about getting up and doing some yoga this morning and quickly changed my mind because yoga relaxes me.  Not good for someone sleepy. Then I rememered seeing this picture. Yeah, I am pretty sure I would be wide awake if I even attempted to do this.  The tame yoga in my living room is NOTHING compared to this stuff. Who says yoga is just a relaxing activity?!?! Yoga has kicked my booty a few times. How about you?

Next week I am starting a boot camp. Nope, not joining the military. Already been there and done that. My former co-worker Eliza asked if anyone wanted to join her bootcamp team.  8 weeks, $40, 5 days a week, 1 hour a day. Um, sign me up. This is regularly like $125 for 4 weeks and I got 8 weeks for a fraction.  I am pretty sure I read this properly:
Who wants to join my bootcamp squad? It's $40 for 8wks of some hardcore, yet rewarding bootcamp. Let me know if you're interested or want more details!!

Well, I do, I do, I do!  And I did, I did, I did!  I will let you all know how it goes. I am so determined to drop the weight once and for all. Stay tuned.

What are you doing to stay in shape? What do you eat to maintaining your figure?

Have an awesome weekend. After a few sips of coffee, I am going to do some dishes, feed the kids, then who knows what else I can get into today. I know the pool will be involved.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Who defines you?

Happy Saturday everyone.  My day has been just peachy.  I hit the farmers market this morning.  I walked away with 2 tomatoes, squash, onions, radishes, and carrots.  I hit the grocery store for some natural beef and chicken (and other things). I put away groceries, cleaned a little, then hung out in the pool. Today is a good day.  I see tomorrow as a repeat of today except I am going to buy some tomato plants to plant, and have a friend and her son over for a little BBQ. Some laundry might be in my future too. The pool is definitely in the plans!

I am trying to get back to better eating habits.  Its not that I have been slacking lately, but I can do alot better.  I have been on a fruit kick lately too. I did really well today--twice now I had a cheeto in my hand but I DID NOT eat it.  High five to self. I have some weight to lose and yeah, that cheeto isnt going to help me.

Would you cave and have one cheeto or are you disciplined enough to just say no?  I think that "dieting" has a lot to do with will power.  Its really a mental thing for me.  I have to be in the right mindset to really lose weight. So here goes nothing trying to get the weight off once and for all.

Hope your weekend is well. If you're eating cheetos, have one for me.  If not, well, welcome to the club:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

When do you eat?

Hello people.  How's your Monday going?  Mine is a-okay. Its my first day back after being off for a week, so its always a little rough.

So the question of the day is when do you eat?  do you eat when you're hungry? Eat when it's the appropriate meal time?  Eat every 2-3 hours? I do not believe there is a right or a wrong answer. I am just curious to see how you eat.  I personally eat every few hours because I get hungry, not because a clock tells me when its time to eat.  I started eating frequently a few years ago when I was preggo. Then I kept it up when my dr told me I was pre-diabetic, then when I was preggo, then I kept it up to increase my metabolism.  I guess after eating around the clock for so many years, my body kind of likes being fed frequently.  When I had my first child, I ate like 6 full meals a day. I thought you had to eat for two...grown men...Needless to say, I grew up a little, had a few more kids, and I no longer eat full meals 6 times a day:) 

I have noticed that I dont have to watch a clock for my body to tell me to eat.  Yet when I am purposely trying to eat 5-6 times a day every XX hours, it's like force feeding myself.  Has anyone else experienced this? 

Well, I should get back to working.  Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Its STILL HOT in here

Last week I was whining about the heat in Texas. This week I am going to whine about the heat in DC.  Holy hell batman. I had NO idea it was hot up here.  It's also a different heat than what is in Texas.  Today was actually cooler than yesterday. 

I have walked SO much these past three days.  I didnt do too much walking on Tuesday, but I walked for miles and miles and miles yesterday and today. Today I visited Arlington Cemetery and did quite a bit of walking uphill. My legs were screaming. They're still screaming. If I never walk uphill again, it will be too soon.

I had planned on working out everyday before I hit the streets.  Well, A--I am not sure my hotel has a fitness room.  The website says it does, but I have no idea where it is. B--I have done so much walking, I dont see the need for an extra workout.  Seriously, walking all over this city has been by far the best workout I have had in a long time. 

When I return home, its time to do some major dieting.  I am going back to protein powder, chicken, get the picture.  I have gained a few pounds that I need to get off. So in reality, I would like to lose about 20 lbs.  Hey wait, that's what I have been saying forever.  Its odd that people will tell me I DO NOT need to lose weight.  But I say, its all about being comfortable in your own skin.

Alright, I need to get to bed.  I have an early morning tomorrow, a day filled with flying, then a super early trip to Louisiana on Saturday.  Its a turn and burn.  I am going to be soooooooo tired.  Have a good week!