Friday, February 19, 2010

Soooo sore

Ow, I made it to spin yesterday and wow am I in pain. Then again: Hooray! I went to spin yesterday! The funny thing is my legs aren't really sore... my butt is sore from the stupid seat and my neck and arm are sore from leaning over and supporting half my weight with my hands. Ok so I'm plenty used to the part where if you're out of shape you get sore from working out for the first couple weeks, no big deal I can handle that. But I don't like being sore because I was sitting on something uncomfortable while working out, that doesn't seem productive. The jury is still out on if I'm going to keep doing spin or not. I hear that padded bike shorts help, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money.

Does anyone know how to make the seat more comfortable for spin class?

On another note I have been eating 2 servings of fruit/veggies per day. Still eating too much junk, but I'm working on it. I'm watching a ton of the olympics, sort of helping inspire me to get in shape.

Here's to hoping you all are less in pain than me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter Blues

Ahh yes, I'm back again. I can't seem to get consistency in any part of my life so it's not just the blogging. This is about the time of year where the only way I think I'm going to get out of my "dark and twisty" mind set (see Grey's Anatomy for the quote season 3 mostly) is by leaving for a vacation somewhere sunny for about a week. Of course that's not a possibility due to grad school, money, and well life, but it sounds nice. Hence my winter blues... very little sun, lots of work, not time off. So I guess instead I'll just try again, like I've been trying to restart so many times it feels stupid to say again, but here goes.

So I think I would really just like to start exercising again. That will most likely lead to weight loss on its own as well, but I just feel better if I'm exercising. That might help give me the energy winter seems to have stolen. I also would just like to stop eating a crazy amount of well crap, it's not really even food to be honest, just junk. I think I will change those into goals for the rest of the week and see how that goes before I force myself into counting calories and certain amounts of exercise and stressing myself out about it.


1) Blog, even just once more this week
2) Go to Spin with coworkers on Thursday and work out one other time
3) Eat more than 2 servings of fruits/vegetables every day
4) Think before putting candy/chips/non-food items into my mouth

Also, thanks for the support you guys. It helps to know that other people out there are struggling too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Time Management

I'm not sure what I want to write in this post. I just know that I have to write, so bear with me for a minute.

I failed miserably at all my goals from last week. I probably have gained some weight, but refused to weigh myself yesterday. I was stressed over a presentation last week and didn't make time to go to the grocery store so I ate out... all week. I made some good choices and some bad ones. I still haven't been to the grocery store. I went on two dates, something I haven't done in a while and my confidence is still on the low side since I haven't lost much weight. Plus it took up time.

Ah ha, I figured out what this post should be about. My awful lack of time management last week. Time management is incredibly key to weight loss. I've read about it in about a million different articles and they all say. Weight loss takes planning and it takes time. Mostly because you need to work out and buy and prepare food. I decided to let my stress and busy schedule take over last week which is why I had no success with my goals. So I need to start with at least a basic plan to help me manage what is looking like another hectic week.

Goals for this week:
1) Make a plan
2) Follow the plan (ok a little too general)
Things to incorporate into the plan:
1) Grocery run
2) At least one work out
3) Two more blogs this week
4) Calorie Counting

Let's see how it goes...