Almost ready to get back to the Gym

I am almost over my cold, I am about 99% better, my other issues are not better, but at the moment I am feeling more upbeat so that is good. I was planning to go to the gym but I ended up staying up too late last night and I was tired this morning. I haven’t been sleeping well at all so I needed the rest this morning more than the workout. I am going to go tomorrow. I am working in Surrey tomorrow so I can even get to the gym at 7 and still get a workout in.

I am maintaining a 5.6lb loss, I am starting to be able to eat a bit more so I have to be careful not to over do it. I am working in Vancouver today so I am thinking of heading up to Whole Foods for lunch and getting something at their salad bar, who am I kidding, of course I should do that! Awesome! LOVE IT!!! Things are looking up! 

Update

So I haven’t been to the gym since the 10th. I have fallen ill with a terrible cold and on top of that I am going through a painful breakup. Because of those two things I haven’t been able to eat much of anything for almost a week. I have lost around 6lbs which I need to lose, but not in this way. I plan to get back to the gym as soon as my cold is gone, I need the exercise to improve my mood and to keep working towards my goals.

On top of my fitness goals, I am getting ready to move. I am planning to get a new place by December 1 so all that moving should burn a bunch of calories as well. Anyhow, I will check back in again soon and I will be back on top of my goals soon.

Fitness Log Day 20: 10/10/12

Today I really really didn’t feel like going to the gym. I am going through a breakup, now I am also feeling like I am getting a cold. But I really have to push myself right now so that I don’t get swallowed into despair. I need to focus on the positive and keep working towards my goals. I did feel like I was just going through the motions today but sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.

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Fitness Log Day 19: 10/9/12

I am going through a difficult time in my personal life so I am very proud that I made it to the gym as it would have been understandable if I didn’t even go at all. I didn’t do an amazing workout, but I completed it and that is great. Today was the hardest one since I started these training logs, I wanted to give up multiple times as my mood is about as low as it could be.

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Fitness Log Day 16: 10/4/12

Four weeks of consistent workouts. Feels pretty good, but would feel better if I hadn’t blown it last night and ate a bunch of chocolate. Oh well, nothing I can do about that now. I felt so yucky this morning because of it that I almost didn’t get my butt out of bed to go to the gym. I am very glad that I pushed myself to get there as I do feel very proud that I completed 4 weeks of workouts. I need to focus on the positive and use the negative as inspiration to work on the things that need fixing. If I can get out of bed every morning for a minimum 30 minute workout 4 days a week for 4 weeks, then I can surely use that perseverance to change my diet so that I am fueled properly to make myself a healthier person.

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Fitness Log Day 15: 10/3/12

Last night I got on the scale. I just joined a “Biggest Loser” group on Facebook and I was going back and forth on whether or not I should weigh in. I know I have gained weight in the past year and I am not happy with that. I also know that if I continue to engage in healthy habits I will get the results that I want. The results that I want are not based on a number on the scale, but in being healthier and fitter. Likely the scale will also show a number lower than what I see now but it is not the be all end all. I have gained 5lbs since I started working out. When I saw that number I became very discouraged and went out and ate some junk food. I know that is not a rational way to react to the scale, but that is what happened.

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Fitness Log Day 14: 10/2/12

Halfway through week 4 already. I am not feeling that I am getting enough results and I really need to kick up the workouts a notch. Tomorrow and Thursday I am working in the Surrey office so I will have another 10 mins or so as the drive is not as long as my normal commute to Langley. I need to focus more on my healthy eating habits or I will never see the results I want to see. I don’t want to get too restrictive with “dieting” but I need to eat more throughout the day so that I won’t go to junk food when I am really hungry. I also need to get out of the habit of having sugary coffee or hot chocolate in the morning. It is very comforting and nice, but I am practically negating my workout with one sugary drink (not to mention that the cost does add up, even if it is just $2 a day at 711 that is still $40 a month if I go every workday).

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Fitness Log Day 13: 10/1/12

Week 4 begins! It feels pretty good that I have held up the “consistency” part of my plan. I am still working on improving my workouts but I am finding it challenging to get to the gym any earlier than 6:30. In fact on this day I was a bit closer to 6:40, but 30 mins elliptical is nothing to sneeze at and I will keep trying to get to the gym earlier.

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