Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by JustMe, May 31, 2010.
Jun 1, 2010
kc~soda was my biggest weakness too and I never could get off them completely, but I've started having bladder problems any time I drink a soda so that's enough to make me quit cold turkey.
So I checked online and found out heads only weigh around 8-12 lbs. I don't know why I thought it would weigh a lot more
I'm in! I'm training for a half marathon and trying to lose another 15ish pounds. Woo!
Jun 2, 2010
I 'gave up" soda in January, and by gave up, I mean I might let myself have one 1-2 times a month. But it has been very hard lately, I think because it is warm and I don't want coffee anymore. Instead I want a nice cold coke. I actually had 2 in one day the other day because it was SOOO hot in my classroom and the cokes were nice and cold. lol. But I am going to try to hold out without having one at least the rest of the year.
This time with weight loss I am trying not to fall into the trap of eating processed junk. It is so easy to reach for a Crystal Light over a glass of 100% fruit juice with soda water mixed in, or a fiber one bar over a bowl of oatmeal, because the processed stuff has fewer calories. But it has more crap in it that I just don't want to eat anymore. Sometimes eating quality food means having to eat a little less.
Here's my issue.
I bike about 100-140 miles a week. Fast.
But only because I do it on my way to and from work.
In the summer, I don't really have anywhere to ride to, so I don't ride that much.
Need to fix that. Somehow.
So are we doing pictures or no pictures?
Jun 6, 2010
My final day of work is Tuesday, so at that point I really intend to get to business...these last few days haven't been horrible considering all of the cakes and treats and reasons to celebrate! My goals are:
1) To sleep eight hours each night (I normally get five).
2) To use our at-home "gym" five days per week for interval workouts.
3) To drink more water (I only drink water, but I can go until late afternoon before drinking a drop!)
4) To improve my diet. I won't even get into my issues there.
5) To wear a particular pair of jeans by August 1st.
And then I shall consider my next round of goals...
Jun 7, 2010
So far so good. I went to the gym today and completed my second day of my "running training" (I'm so out of shape this is actually a pre-running training before I can even get to the actual running training schedule).
Then, I lifted weights afterward. Feel SO good to have gotten that done.
1) strengthen my legs and butt muscles.
2) I love how toned my arms look, but I want to get them just a bit more toned, then I'll be 100% happy.
3) lose my pooch.
So, how are you guys doing so far?
I'm still doing Crossfit twice a week, although I'm hoping to do more workouts on my own during the week once school is out. I'm also hoping to improve my eating-I'm still failing miserably at eating healthier. Grrrr.
But I'm getting much, much stronger. I've spent all weekend working on Sprout inventory. I went to move this really heavy wood dining table in the Sprout garage so I could put up some shelving. But I was lazy and didn't want to take the 900 pounds of books, fish tanks, breakable scales and other fragile, yet heavy items off the top. As I was scooting it over to it's new location, one of the legs fell off and everything began to slide.... But I was able to lift the table up while squatting down and using my leg to grab the rogue appendage. Five seconds later it was reattached. I then used my Hulk strength to empty the table before moving it again. I was also able to impress the heck out of a janitor yesterday with my book box lifting abilities, and I emptied the cargo van in about 10 minutes-woot!!
I have been walking most evenings and now hubby and I are biking 6-10 miles a few evenings a week. I am requiring that he make me stick to that so we'll see how it goes. I may try a little running this summer and I am looking for a yoga class.
Jun 8, 2010
Sounds great, girls!
My summer begins officially tomorrow! I'm ready for this!
Jun 9, 2010
Uh oh, I skipped the last two days of working out at the gym. I'm definitely going tomorrow!
I skipped yesterday, but I am planning on biking again tomorrow...I mean today. I think that was my subconscience.
I had a great workout yesterday.
-I ran for 20 minutes
-lifted weights for 20 minutes
-swam for 20 minutes
We've had ballgames in the evenings and I've been taxi-ing kids around during the day so I've missed the last two days. I will exercise today after family pictures this afternoon (if it doesn't rain).
Jun 12, 2010
Well, my Summer hasn't started yet but I'd like to join your little "club". I seem to be stalled with my shape-up efforts but by the end of the month I should have more time to really focus on doing better. I just found out that my cousin is getting married this coming Fall so I'm hoping to be able to fit into a stunning dress! In the next month or so I think I will start trying on dresses to get myself more motivated, especially in the exercise department.
I went to the gym once this past week. I need to get back into the routine of going every day. All of a sudden, I can't drink sodas without getting a horrible bladder infection so I've given up sodas cold turkey b/c the pain just isn't worth it! So hopefully with that out of the way I can lose a few pounds.
I didn't lose as much as I wanted to these last couple wks. I've got to when I weigh in next wk!
It is do hot here already that I am hitting up the wii on a regular basis. Minus 25 pounds, here I come!
Ohhhh - I have been avoiding this thread too. But I have already started a Tapnburn class and I love it! It is the most fun way to work out. I hope it really does burn some weight off of me. I like the idea of limiting soda to weekends. Too bad I am leaving for a camping trip tomorrow - the smores call to me! I will hike everyday to try to make up for them.
Jun 13, 2010
I have been drinking sugar free iced tea, ice water with lime and skim milk. On occasion I will have some diet soda but I realized that if don't buy it I can't drink it! I just stay out of the soda aisle.
Oh dear, not my best regarding working out this wk at all. I've gotta lose this next wk here!
Jul 10, 2010
So, that before and after picture won't be for another few months (I'm thinking Thanksgiving, actually), but I am truly changing my diet...I'm not on a diet. So I'm happy about that.
I agree about the term "diet". I prefer to call it a WAY OF EATING. I have changed my way of eating and cut out sugar, white flour and any processed, packaged junk. Now if it would just stop getting so HOT outside so I can take some nice long walks LOL
I, um, might have put on about 6 lbs so far. I've been out of school for a month... but I've only had about 13 days off b/c of trainings. And I have a about 10 days before I leave on vacation. I was doing my Pilates and then I just sort of... didn't.
Tomorrow: Better eating. Pilates.
I have been doing these Cardio/Dance workouts on Netflix. They are really fun and get you moving. Some of the dance steps are tricky but I got the hang of them after a while. I'm just glad nobody was watching me do it LOL
I'm trying to keep up the exercise & eating well. I didn't eat as lightly as I could have this last wk though. Once, this wk, I actually went to the gym & walked my dog in one morning...I've never done that!
I've been trying to shed my pregnancy weight off for a year and have been very successful. I gained 50lbs and got it off! Now, I want to do another 10lbs so that I can get to my personal goal.
I have never been an exerciser though I've tried. Just can't get consistent with it. I still lost weight though it was probably slower and my flab is not toned...
I agree that I am NOT on a diet. I can eat ANYTHING I want to. I just have to be smart about it! Whole wheat pastas, breads and rice are my staples. I check the nutrition label for serving size, calories, fat, and fiber. It is not worth it to me if something at 1/4 of a cup is 200 calories, 10g of fat and 1g of fiber. NO WAY! I also eat a lot of vegis and drink a lot of water. I am on...WEIGHT WATCHERS ; ) I have lost 50lbs in 10 mos prior to getting pregnant and kept it off for 5 years then I got pregnant.
I have started to go to Zumba once a week. However 2 weeks ago I gained 5 lbs! This week I lost 3lbs so I now know that my muscles were developing 2 weeks ago and weren't ready to burn off that fat yet. This past week they burned off 3 lbs of fat = ) yea!
Saturdays are my "free days" in which I still watch what I eat BUT I give myself a few treats. This has always been successful for me. HOWEVER, I just learned to AVOID DOMINO'S PASTA BOWLS!!! I thought they weren't too bad until I saw the calories! Holy cow! That's 3 days worth of calories for me!!!
I'm on my exercise bike for 1/2 hour every morning and another 1/2 hour most nights. I don't want to lose any more weight, just maintain the 20+ pound weight loss I accomplished over the year, stay fit and in shape. I eat 'lighter' in the summer anyway but I won't deny myself a glass of sangria or an occasional ice cream...it's summer!!
I am back on this thread now and I am planning to get back at working out more regulary. Last night I walked about 4 miles and today we walked about 2 and played a little volleball outside. I need to incorporate more weights and yoga though. That will be my goal this week, one day of yoga and one day of weights.
Last summer I lost 15 lbs and felt really good. Unfortunately, I gained back 7 during the school year and now I'm down 5 again since school got out on June 15. My preferred exercise in the summer is walking 4 or 5 miles out in the hot sun and sweating to death while drinking cold water so I don't pass out. LOL Something about this brutal routine keeps me motivated! MAybe because the results are so visible. I lose it off of my waist and back when I walk.I love the leisure of summer when I can sweat and exercise and not have to worry about running home to shower and get to work. My summer goal is 15 pounds again.
Jul 16, 2010
I weigh myself, but only rarely. I mainly go by, "hey these pants are tight, I must've gained weight," or "heeeyyyy, I didn't even have to do the pants dance to get these jeans on, and they're straight out of the dryer! I must be doing something right!"
Lately, my pants have been a little snug, so I've decided to do something about it. I'm trying to eat healthier and have cut out soda. This is ROUGH because I love my Dr Pepper!
I just finished day 6 of Insanity. I hadn't really heard of it till I read about it in the Lifestyle Changes thread, but I LOVE it. It's a little pricey up front ($160ish), but it's even better than when I was paying $232/month for a real live personal trainer, so it's worth the money to me.
Plus, usually about halfway through the workouts, Shaun T gets hot and takes his shirt off. :wub:
I've been okay with my workouts. I'm running a bit longer, and lifting heavier weights. Swimming is about the same. I work out for about an hour and a half three days a week. Today is my day. I hope I feel the energy to go.
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