I’ve been talking about wanting to get back into shape and that I have several (if not many) pounds to lose. And, unless you’re super lucky, that’s not going to happen on its own. I’ll definitely need to put in some work.
So, when it comes to getting something done, I’m all about having a game plan. Something that says exactly what I’ll do to achieve my goal. I’m just wired this way. Plus, it’s worked for me in the past and if ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Here’s what I’ll be doing this month to get my body moving more..and to work up to my previous fitness level:
If all goes well, I should be running 5K+ distances in no time and then can work on pace work in August.
Now that I’ve discovered the beauty of dailymile, my workout log will be shifting from the site page to my dailymile profile.
For a number’s gal like me, it’s extremely motivating to visually see/track my own results but it’s even more inspiring to see what others can do in a week and to use that to push myself even further than I may know I’m capable of.
Plus, I get a burst of energy seeing the miles tally up in a week, a month, and the year. I just wish I would have started tracking this info via the site much sooner.
Anyway…hope to see you share your workouts through this very cool tool. You know I will.
This post title had me giggling. Probably because it conjured up an image of me literally sitting on a roll of some sort – hot dog, hamburg, French, whatever.
Odd I know but I can’t help myself at times. I can be weird. Or perhaps we can call it ‘quirky’.
ANYWAAAAAAY…shifting topics since this post has nothing to do with bakery products.
Let’s talk exercise. I’m back to doing it again on a consistent basis and it feels wonderful. As some of you know, I was under doctor’s advice to ease back into it. The upside, I was able to start 3 weeks ahead of my surgery recovery schedule.
And after six weeks, I’m proud to say that I’m on a 9-day streak of fitting a workout into my day – mostly walk/run intervals with a couple of resistance programs thrown in for good measure. For full detail, check out my workout log.
Being that I’m pumped and feeling highly motivated after this small success, I decided to jump in head first with a full-blown July workout schedule. Here’s what it looks like:
I’m pretty confident that if I stick to this program in July, I’ll find myself feeling stronger at the end of it (and possibly be down a few pounds too if I’m good about following my nutritional plan). You can help to keep me honest by checking back in on my progress at the end of the 30 days.
So for those of you in the U.S., what did you end up doing for fun this 4th of July weekend?
As some of you know, I started on a journey of change several years back by committing to losing weight, improving my health, and bettering my way of life. Over time and by sticking to the plan, I reached the 100 pounds lost + mark back in February 2010 and can say that was the beginning of new chapter in life for me.
Now for reasons I’ve recently shared (background here), I find myself 25-30 pounds higher than where I should be and want/need to get back to the weight where I was feeling best.
The good news is that I know I can do this. In fact, I’ve done it before..and have done it well. It’s merely just a function of time and sticking to the right behaviors.
So, I’m making a commitment to get Back to the Basics – and to all of the tools and things that helped me to be successful in the first place.
At minimum, they include:
Eating right. And taking advantage of the Weight Watchers program to guide me again. The structure of the plan helps me while giving me the flexibility to still cook / eat the foods that I like – but in moderation.
Strapping on my Bodybugg to better understand my level of activity, distance travelled, and calories burned in any given day. Plus, this tool allows me to figure out just how active I need to be in order to lose 1-2 pounds per week based on my size, weight, etc. The bodybugg proved very effective for me in the past and I’m sure it’ll be just as good in the future.
Exercising 4-6 days a week..including getting back to my love of running and fitting in other activities that have worked for me before – like Resistance Training, Zumba, and Yoga. I’ll be sharing what I’m up to in this area through a workout log on the site.
Now that I’ve put my goal out there and have shared how I plan to tackle it, I guess it’s time to Just Do It. J More to come on my progress and activities along the way. Feel free to send along any advice, thoughts, or comments you may have for me. They’re much appreciated.
Someone I know recently suggested that I try the Wildtree product line – knowing that I would probably be a fan of the fact that their items are all natural and have no additives or food dyes. And, you know what? She was right. Their products – sauces, spices, etc – are absolutely great.
The most recent goodie of theirs that I’ve used to whip up a recipe is the Banana BBQ Sauce.
- I love Bananas.
- BBQing is da Bomb.
- And the stuff only has 35 calories per serving. How could I not be excited to check it out?
Carrying on with the whole banana & BBQ theme, I decided to debut this sauce on pork and chicken skewers that were accompanied by sweet vidalia onion and banana chunks. Here’s what they looked like:
….my husband and I were both BIG fans of how they turned out. They were sweet, tangy and definitely not your ordinary skewers.
If you like to cook outdoors or do a lot with proteins, I would highly recommend checking out Wildtree’s product options.
Some of my other favorite spice mixes from them include:
- Lemon Rosemary Blend
- Steak Rub
- And the Scampi Blend
Priced between 7.00-12.00 per jar, these items are affordable, add very little calories to your dishes, will last you some time and certainly help to jazz up any meal.
Now, here’s a quick disclaimer:
- Highlighted products have been purchased by me based on interest in trying them
- No one has paid for / requested that I write a review of these items
- What you’re getting is strictly my opinion – & a direct result of personal eating enjoyment
- If it’s bad or not something that will support my nutritional goals – why mention it?