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Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 144

Today just confirmed my theory that if I don't get on the elliptical early,  it probable won't happen. I didn't get in this morning and then things stayed busy until about 8 when we start our wind down time to put the kiss to sleep.

I just did 3 sets of 10 overhead deltoid presses.

Off to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Day 143

Awe it's, "I love you day" today (143, like as in pager codes... oh brother! Lol).

So today I did some more reverse lunges. I did 6sets of 10 this time,  and I think i felt it a lot more at the end of the sets than I did doing 15 reps. *shrugs* Idk what that means,  just a strange observation.

I did not wake up early like planned, but I plan on it tomorrow. Busy, busy day!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Day 142

So I know it looks like I'm skipping a day, but earlier this morning I went through the calendar and physically counted out the days, and we are actually on day 142 today. I skipped my blog post on May 17th and that's where I threw all my numbers off. I'll fix the numbers on my blog posts probably sometime on Monday or tomorrow after work if I have time. And that was driving me crazy! I'm glad it was somewhat easy to find. I can only imagine how finding a mistake later on in the year is going to be. Oye.

Anyway today I did 3 sets of 12 of reverse lunges. I forgot how much I enjoyed them. Well... compared to regular lunges LOL.

Off to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, May 20, 2016

???

I'm totally screwed up with my days. I'm gonna have to go through and count again.  I just noticed that I didn't post for 5/17 which was this passed Tuesday. My fitness tracker (MyFitnessPal) says I did 20 mins on the elliptical but I don't see a post.

I googled hour many days into the year we are and it says 139 and I'm assuming that's not counting the first, so now I'm really confused  (missing a day but my numbered days are right???).

Oye.

I'm continuing to exercise daily but my numbers are just off somewhere. I'll figure this out in the next week I hope.

Day 140

I got onto the elliptical for 20 mins this morning before school. I'm glad that I did bc I didn't have time throughout the day to get on again.  I'm hoping I'll wake up early to get in sins time before work (Starting to sound like a broken record).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day 139

This morning I woke up late but I got on the elliptical for 35 minutes anyway. I'm really glad that I did because I didn't have much time to do it throughout the day. This is where my problems arise when I procrastinate in the morning. I guess as long as I can keep this in mind in the morning, I should be ok...but because I just mentioned it, I'm doomed for failure lol.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Day 138

This morning and got onto the elliptical trainer for 43 minutes and watched the season finale of Blindspot.

While I was logging my exercise on MyFitnessPal, I saw exercise video for some
kind of aerobic dance thing,  thought it looked fun so I decide to try that out. I only did 15 minutes though cause it was pretty lame lol.

Off to bed to do it all over again in the morning.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Day 137

Tonight I got onto the elliptical for 20 minutes. I'm going to try to get up early tomorrow morning to get on after I wake up.

One day at a time. One choice this time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Day 136

Today I got on the elliptical for 20 before going to work. I hope to get back on tonight to watch Once Upon a Time,  but we'll see how that goes. At least I'm ahead of the game. Setting the bar high for good choices today...

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Day 135

Today I came home from work with a huge headache. I did a few wall sits for 30-40 seconds each. Off to bed to do it all over again.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Day 134

I did not sleep well last night. Little brother crawled into our bed at some point and it was a constant game of pinball after that.

I woke up late,  didn't get on the elliptical,  procrastinated and then got busy ultimately forgetting until really late.

I did bicep curls 3/10 with alternating pronated and supinated hand grips.  I'm so bored with my dumbbells. Gotta figure out a way to make it more appealing.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day 133

This morning I got on to my elliptical trainer for 30 minutes before taking the boy to school.

I think I realized today that when I have a bad bad day with my diet it takes me about 2 weeks to recover from that day. I hope I think about and/or remember this the next time I decide it might be cookie time lol.

Totally NOT worth it.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Day 132

This morning after I dropped the boy off at school, I came back home, got onto the elliptical for 60 minutes and watched some Fringe.

It feels better being back on a regular schedule again,  although I feel like by mentioning it, I'm somehow sabotaging it. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Day 131

I woke up this morning feeling much better.  I got onto the elliptical for 30 mins and then for an additional 30 mins after dropping the big kid off to school.

I wish al days could be this easy.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do so things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Day 130

Oye I dint feel well at all.  I'm starting to spike a fever. Before I started to feel this way I did some floor exercises. I did (tried to do) planks and push ups. Definitely something to improve upon. I also did my measurement this morning. There isn't much change from last month and I gained some weight. Could have been much worse considering the dreaded and regrettable cookie day and the stress I've been under with work.

I still haven't figured out a good format for my measurements so I'm just going to post the way that I did last month until I figure something better out.

246.6

2/5/16
241.1
Hips 53
Waist 44 r index finger length above bb
R/L thigh 27 (9 above crease in leg)
Under breast 38
R arm 13.5 (1/2 way)
15.5 under armpit
L arm 14
16 under armpit

3/1
238.8

Hips 52
Waist 44
Over bb 52
R/L th 26
Under br 36.75
R arm 13
Und armpit 14.5
L arm 14
Und ap 15.5

4/1

237.8 56.6%

Hips 50.5
Waist 43
Over bb 48
Under br 36.5
R/L th 26.5 / 27
R arm 13
15 Und ap
L arm 14
15.25 Und ap

5/9/16

239.8 57.7%

Hips 50
Waist 43
Over bb 50
Under br36.5
R/L th 26.5 / 26
R arm 12.5
Und ap 14.5
L arm 14
Und ap 15

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Day 129

Man I am so tired, I fell asleep downstairs on the couch like an hour ago. I woke up came upstairs and got dressed for bed and I did 3 sets of 15 squat touches. I call them squat touches because I get into a sumo squat position and then I squat down and touch the floor with my hand and then I get back up completely and then I squat back down and touch the floor again. Squat touches.

Wel, I am gonna do my measurements tomorrow like I said last week. I will be very surprised if there's any positive change this month. I didn't do very well with my diet and I definitely need to get back on track with that. I definitely need to get back on track with exercising in the morning as well. That seems to set me up for a better day and tends to keep me motivated throughout the day as I continue to exercise. I don't know why I can't stick to that. It seems like a foolproof plan!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Day 128

This morning before work I got onto the elliptical for 14 mins. I woke up late and had to do my hair still, but in hindsight Idk why I couldn't hold out for 1 more minute to make it 15 mins. Lol!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 127

Friday I got onto the elliptical for 20 minutes while processing my hair.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Day 126

Today I didn't get on the elliptical this morning,  like a dunder-head, anticipating Big Brother staying home from school not feeling well again.  Well, he went despite not feeling 100%, I didn't get on the elliptical and it threw me off my game. Everything is affected when I don't exercise early. My mood, my energy and my food choices are always terrible. It's like exercise keeps me in check (I don't want to undo the 40+minutes of exercise that I did that morning).

Anyway I put it off way too long so I punished myself with walking lunges. I really hate lunges. I lost count but I did them for about 5 minutes. They are getting much easier to do which is great, but also stinks bc now I have to make them harder. Boo.

Gotta get up early to exercise. Gotta gotta gotta.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 125

(Wed)

Well I guesses I'm not surprised,  but Big Brother caught whatever Hubby and Little Brother had earlier this week. He vomited all day and into the evening. Luckily,  for me, I got onto the elliptical early in the morning,  so it didn't become an excuse. I got on for 45 minutes and watched the most recent episode of Once Upon a Time. Not a fan of the actor playing Hades (Greg Germann). I'm still waiting for Ally McBeal to pop out, which ironically I see weekly also, on Supergirl. Now SHE (Kalista Flockhart) is a much better actress!
**On a side note, I have no idea how I underlined the word "better." Totally unintentional and I don't know how to fix it!  Ha! (Gotta love posting from a phone).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Day 124

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 43 mins.  I thought about posting right after but thought I might do more, but didn't.

This weekend Little Brother was sick.  Now, Hubby is sick, going on 2 days.  Oye, I hope Big Brother doesn't catch it.  I've been washing my hands like crazy, so I'm pretty certain I won't. I hope!

One day at a time.  One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Day 123

This morning I got up early and did 54 minutes on the elliptical. I watched the last episode of Fear the Walking Dead, which I have to say was not as exciting as Blindspot. I can tell bc I only did 1.85 miles in 54 mins today compared to 3.07 miles in 43 mins on Friday. *shrugs*

Have a good night.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Day 122

Today was a work day.  I did 5 sets of 15 overhead tricep extensions with 5lb dumbbells. I also did 3 sets of 12 tricep kickbacks with the 5lb dumbbells.

This past week was extremely stressful. I'm in the process of looking for a new job and I'm just super anxious thinking about it. That being said everything I had accomplished with my food choices weber out the door on Wednesday. I feel like I've gained 10 lbs but it's only been 5-7 (cookies are my kriptonite?). Because I blew it for a week, I'm not going to do my measurements for a week just so I don't discourage myself too much. I just want to get back on track and forget that it ever happened. I'll post measurements next Monday. I still never figured out why my phone won't let me upload pics. Someday I'll figure it out. I've got 200+days to figure it out!

Off to bed to get on the elliptical in the morning. It's gonna be a good day because I'm gonna make it one.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Say 121

Man it's been a rough night. I went to work today and when I got home my youngest son has been sick. He's been throwing up all day long and all night since I've been home.  He has been able to go to the bathroom so at least he's not dehydrated. It seems like it might be food poisoning because there is no fever accompanied but I don't know what he could have eaten. He didn't eat anything at all today before he started feeling sick. I am exhausted so I'm going to bed. Before this so I did 3 sets of 10 squats. I have to get up in the morning for work again. Ugh.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 120

I got some really good sleep last night. I was able to get up early this morning and get on the elliptical for 43 minutes. It's so much easier to continue with great habits when you start with great habits first thing in the morning. And it's also a huge sigh of relief when the day starts to wind down and I've already completed a chunk of exercise. It just makes it that much easier.

Off to work in the morning. I pray this weekend silk be ok. Looking forward to Monday when it'll be over!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 119

I'm posting this a day late because I did not feel well at all yesterday. I've been really stressed and I've had a lot of anxiety due to some changes that I've had at work. I'm really surprised at how it affecting me physically. I'm also really surprised  to see that I AM a stress eater. I don't think I ever realized that about myself or maybe my stress levels have just never been this high. I'm trying to find another job and just put this passed me.

I forced myself to do 3 sets of 10 lunges and then I fell asleep. I was out cold for the rest of the night. It's probably the best sleep that I had gotten in a long time. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Day 118

Today I take it easy with the exercise because I woke up pretty sore from all the gardening I did yesterday.

I just did 3 sets of 15 preacher curls with my 8-pound weights and forearm rolls 3 sets of 15 as well.

I've been playing with my diet recently I read somewhere that to spacing your food out all throughout the day is not a good idea if your trying to lose weight and burn your own body fat. He explained it in a way that made total sense. He said eating small meals all day long is like somebody delivering good food too you all throughout the day. Would you ever make an effort to get your own food if it was being delivered constantly? That's how this guy explained eating all throughout the day was. So, instead of having lots of multiple meals or snacks I have just been eating just 3 meals a day and we will see how that works at the end of this month.

I don't think this would be good for someone that has blood sugar issues, as you are trying to control your levels,  and this would cause 3 spikes a day.

Anyway, so far so good! It's only been a week so we will see :).

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Day 117

I almost forgot to post.

This morning I did 30 mins on the elliptical and another 2 hours of general gardening (moving/removing rock, digging holes, planting flowers and herbs). I'm exhausted.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Day 116

Today I got onto the elliptical 3 different times throughout the day. This morning I got on for 30 minutes before school. Then I got on this afternoon for 20 minutes before picking the kid up from school and I just did an additional 30 minutes, just to boost my steps up to over 10,000 steps.

Off to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day 115

Today I worked and it was a much better day than yesterday even though I didn't get enough sleep. I had so much anxiety that I was up between 3am and 5am, and when I finally fell asleep my alarm went off to go to work.

So tired. ..

Anyway, I did a ton of shoulder shrugs,  like 10 sets of 10 (need to increase resistance) and 4 sets of 10 front deltoid extensions.

Offto bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Day 114

It was a long, long day and I'm just ready for it to be over with. I did 4 sets of 10 lunges (each leg). Off to do it all over again tomorrow. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Day 113

So you'd think (well probably more me than you) that after 100+ days of exercise in a row, I'd be less likely to procrastinate. Nope, I still struggle. I know that if I don't do it first thin in the morning, then I won't do it. It's a reoccurring issue with me. Bad choices. I know better.

Anyway, today I procrastinated and ended up just doing strength training.  Four sets of 10 squats and 3 sets of combo bicep/tricep extensions. Gonna try to get up early before work like last weekend, I just hope little brother doesn't wander in here in the middle of the night again. It's always the worst kind of sleep when you're half awake/ half asleep anticipating a kick in the gut or head. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day 112

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 mins (surprise, surprise lol). I have been increasing my resistance and elevation lately when on,  just to switch it up a bit.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Day 111

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 mins before starting the day. I need to go to bed earlier to wake up earlier. Gonna try this tonight.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 110

I really don't know what my problem is with posting these. I feel like I've posted, then I go to post the next day and see that I haven't. My days are mending together.

I got onto the elliptical for 45 mins.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.