Saturday, July 5, 2014

Let freedom ring!!  Land of the free and home of the brave.  No it isn't a perfect nation but one filled with imperfect people.  Each day we take the good with the bad.  Each day is its own gift presented to us to appreciate.
Today's workout was week 5 day 3 of Kettleworx--resistance dvd and Shaun T's 15 minute 4th workout.  Stuck to the 17 day diet food choices.   Day 12 of cycle 1.  It's ok so far.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anger

Wednesday's word: ANGER

Anger is a potentially dangerous emotion when allowed to fester, go unchecked, evaluated and not resolved. We all do it. It comes with being human and you are responsible for controlling yourself. Doesn't mean you won't ever feel angry or even cause anger in another person.
Anger can be the catalyst to a positive change. That change can be in yourself, in another person, in rules, laws,policies, etc.
Anger can also be the catalyst to negative results. Wars,break-ups,not speaking and even deaths.
We find they we may be angry at a spouse, our children,coworkers, neighbors,total strangers and even ourselves. That's where checking yourself begins. WHY are you angry? Is it over something you did? they did? Nothing you had a thing to do with? Something that affects you personally? Nothing that will make a difference in your life? If the anger that has been stirred either in you or by you can lead to a positive change in your life or another's then get busy changing. Turn the anger into action. If the only change the anger creates is a negative storm with dangerous possibilities--let it go. It's a powder keg of destruction.
Anger can be a call to action or a lit match to destruction.
Your choice. Choose wisely.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Almost one year since I last posted. Sighhhh.
Yes same old song being played.  Reset, restart, renew, revive,reevaluate, reexamine,rededicate,rejuvenate,etc!!!!  Still fighting the fight.  Far from goal.  Farther than a year ago.  Stuff happened.  No excuses. I'm on week 5 of the Kettleworx  program and today was day 9 of the 17 day diet.  Why did I choose a "diet"?  I chose it as a challenge to myself.  I've done this long enough to know what choices are good and not good.  I was just making more that weren't good.  I haven't gotten the book and I may just borrow it to get more background but the net has enough information to get me started.  There are 4 cycles with the first being the most restrictive.  I haven't adhered to it 100%.  Maybe 98%.  It's been hard but yet it's been easier than I thought.  Prepping, planning and being prepared  are the biggest battle for me.  Sticking to 2 servings of fruit a day is another challenge.  Only low sugar fruits are allowed for now and I want this melon so bad!!! I've stuck to chicken, turkey and fish so far.  No starchy veggies.  My salad I picked up from Wendy's had corn on it.  It was the half size so it wasn't much corn.  Honestly I still haven't written out a meal plan.  I do have one that was posted online since I don't have the book.  I haven't followed it to the T because I didn't want what was there.  Here is a food list for cycle one

You can head over to My 17dd blog  to see more on the program.  Like I said before----You gotta start somewhere and right now I'm here.  We'll look at Whole30 later.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another day of focused eating.  That's what I am calling it.  I think I've done ok for the day.  I still need to have something before calling it a night.  I did a farmer's market haul for fruits and vegetables.  I still need to get some other things and create some kind of 'plan'.   One day at a time.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yea, yea, yea.  Here we are again.  It's been how long?  8 months!  8 months!  I should have reached goal and been maintaining for awhile but history continues to repeat itself.  I sound like a broken record.  I know what I needed to do and I didn't.  Since November I finished Rush Fit.  Then I tackled Cathe Friedrich's Xtrain for 90 days.  I then did a 30 day version of Xtrain.  Around May I decided to do a different video each day.  Accomplished.  July came and I said I would continue that but add a day of yoga.  That yoga hasn't happened as of today.  So where's the problem if I have been so active?  The problems lies in my relationship with food.  I did a 30 day smoothie challenge in June and the goal was to drop 10 pounds.  Right.  NOT!  I have reached a  fed-up point.  I am not getting healthier or stronger because of the failure to fuel properly!!   Therefore I have decided that even though I don't like "plans" because you have to think and "PLAN"  I know I have to do something.  I await the Primal Blueprint 21 day total body transformation book and some others to see if I can get myself back on track. I just need to make some changes in order to SEE some changes.  It's TIME.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rush Fit Advanced Week 1 Day 1

Ok last post was October 15th.  I didn't post the last 2 weeks of Rush Fit Intermediate.  I did finish the program.  I did not have any results like I wanted.  I know that my eating remains the biggest issue and is keeping me from progressing.  The advanced program gives a couple of days of doubles so I need to really focus on making sure that I am actually fueling these workouts appropriately.  This is  where I have been weak.  The goal is to get get adequate protein, carbs and healthy fats in an amount that will allow for fat loss.   I ended at 0.8 pounds more than I started with measurements about the same.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Once again the weekend took over!  It was full, it was fun but I was tired.  Friday was RushFit week 6 day 5 full body strength and conditioning-  Tough as usual!!!!
Saturday was supposed to be day 6 stretching for flexibility but it became an unscheduled rest day.  I got up before church yesterday at 5 and got it done.
Today was Week 7 day 1 strength and endurance.  Don't know why but the bodyweight exercises were tough.  The weights weren't really.  Guess I need to buy 12 lb dumbbells :(  Some things 15's are too much.  Still dealing with food intake as usual.  I didn't even bother to weigh this past weekend--Blehhhhh