Monday, July 6, 2009

Manic Monday - Needing a break from my weekends

Another action packed weekend, filled with family and friends. We haven't been out to my in-laws since Easter I believe (we've seen them since then, just haven't been out to visit). It was a very nice weekend. We got out to their house Thursday night after we went to a baseball game. Friday morning I met an ex-co-worker at the gym out there and did Bosu and Power Pump (weight lifting). It was one heck of a work out! Friday night we grilled and had a small birthday celebration for my father-in-law (whose birthday is this coming Thursday). Saturday, I met my friend at the gym AGAIN and lifted and did some cardio. How good am I having done 2 workout while out of town. I am SO proud.

Saturday afternoon and evening was a picnic and visiting with everyone. I kept myself busy playing ladder golf, bocce and washers and tried to stay away from the food to avoid grazing. It was a success. I ate just what I was planning on eating and felt good about that.

Sunday we came home again. My plan was go get to the gym that afternoon, but I did fail at that. I was still SO sore from Bosu I thought my shoulders were trying to separate from the rest of my body. I was tired and had been fighting a cold, so I decided a break was in order.

All in all it was a great weekend and I made good positive choices that I am proud of. Looking forward to the week ahead and a low-key weekend coming up.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Photo Friday - Happy Fourth

I did a Bosu class today with a past co-worker and friend. It's been years since I did Bosu. I thought since I have been working out regularly I would be find. It kicked my ass! I think to be successful at Bosu you need to be the age of the girls in the above photo. OUCHIE!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday Thoughts - Mostly non-weight/diet related

I am becoming darn near obsessed with the scale and making sure it's moving. This tends to be NOT good. I think about it a lot anyway...I just don't need to think of it non-stop. So here are my thoughts today and I am keeping it non-weight/diet related...

1. I am so ready for a nice 3-day weekend and some time away. Hoping it gives me so time to not worry about everything.
2. I often wished we owned instead of renting - that was until today when I found out they need to replace our A/C unit and I found out how much one of those things cost. OUCH! Glad it's not my expense for once :-)
3. We are currently working reduced hours at work (not working Fridays and NOT getting paid). It sucks for sure, but with some careful budgeting and planning I have made it work just fine and I have to say, there could be worse things that Fridays off during the summer. Look, if nothing else I am trying to stay somewhat positive about all of this. With Josh laid off and me on reduced hours/pay we have gotten to spend more time together and I am having a lot of fun with him. We are finding free or very low cost ways to entertain ourselves.
4. My goal for the week is to be more positive in general. I am surrounded by some very negative people in my professional life and I am sick of it quite frankly. I figure if I try to be more positive *see #3* maybe I can give off positive vibes and not have so much negativity in my life.

That's all! :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weekly Weigh In - More of the same

This week's weigh in reminded me of "The Facts of Life"...You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Facts of Life, The Facts of Life.

Now, I am not one to poo poo any sort of weight loss and I was down a half pound...I am still calling that the bad for this time. I worked HARD last week. The good being that in two weeks I was down 1.2% body fat, which means I really, truly am gaining muscle...which of course weighs more than fat. So I am hoping that starts to translate into WEIGHT LOSS!!! I am trying so hard not to become frustrated and while I have my moments I am holding my own I think. I have just determined no matter how damn stubborn that fat is, I am going to OUT stubborn in.