Thursday, May 16, 2013

100 by Summer

Check it out, kids... this makes two blog posts on two consecutive days.  I'm on fire here.


I would love to say that today was a wonderful day in the world of weight loss and fitness because after all, I was just here yesterday posting about how I'm trying to do check-ins with the Tone it Up team and how I'm trying to blog more and isn't that wonderful motivation to stay on track?  You would think.  And to my credit, today started off well - I had a healthy smoothie for breakfast and had plenty of water before I even got to work.  But I didn't have time to pack my lunch before I ran out the door, so I had to buy lunch at work.  I told myself that I would get a grilled chicken sandwich, and hey... I did!  It's not my fault that onion rings jumped into my hand too.


That being said, one of the things that I am working on along with my weight loss and fitness goals is not beating myself up over every little thing.  This is something that I have always struggled with, and I probably will always struggle with it, but I want to work on it.  I'm very hard on myself, and this applies to everything - not only am I hard on myself with weight loss, fitness, eating, healthy lifestyle and all that fun stuff, but I'm also hard on myself with friendships and relationships.  I was hard on myself in school and now I'm hard on myself at work.  I am easily my toughest critic, and while sometimes that works out well because it forces me to push myself, sometimes it backfires badly and I end up just feeling terrible about myself.  So I'm working on it.  And I'll start with lunch - yes, I grabbed onion rings.  But then I grabbed water instead of soda, and when I had a couple onion rings and realized I didn't like them, I stopped eating them.  Tiny successes, right?

Then I came home from work and napped.  Let's be honest, I don't even feel bad about it.  That nap was glorious.


But I did manage to get a little exercise in today!  I did a 2 mile Leslie Sansone workout.  I don't know if I've mentioned Leslie Sansone on the blog before, but I love her.  My mom started using her DVDs a few years ago, and I will admit that when she first told me that she had purchased indoor walking DVDs, I scoffed.  You can walk outside, I said.  Indoor walking sounds dumb, I said.  

I was wrong.  First of all, Leslie Sansone is a delight.  I think she and I would get along very well because we are both super bubbly and we both talk a lot.  Plus, she seems to like bright colors and sparkly things.  We'd probably be best friends.  Which means that honestly, her workouts are fun.  They are not crazy choreographed or super strenuous because yes... they are indoor walking DVDs.  But do I sweat?  Does it get my heart rate up?  Absolutely.  Love her for days when I cannot face jumping around like a crazy person with Chalene Johnson and TurboFire, or when I cannot face HIIT workouts.  Which is most days.

Those two miles that I did with Ms. Sansone got me two miles closer to completing the 100 miles by summer challenge that the Tone it Up girls started.  On Monday, they announced that they were challenging everyone to complete 100 miles by summer, whether it be walking, running, biking, swimming, hiking, on the elliptical... they even count dance!  So I've been tracking my miles!  I'm doing pretty well so far - on Monday, I went to Body Jam, which is an hour dance class.  That counts for 3 miles.  Then on Tuesday, I went for a 3.75 mile run, and yesterday I did a one mile Leslie Sansone workout after a brutal HIIT workout.  Which means that including today, I'm up to 9.75 miles - not bad for four days!  Tomorrow is another run for me, so that will get me a few more miles as well.  At least if I actually get up at 6 am to run.


Aaaaaaand... that's it.  Really.  I went to work, came home, took a nap, did a quick workout, and then went to P.F. Chang's with Jamie and ate too much.  But I drank plenty of water and had brown rice and brought home half of my entree, so... I'm saying we're good.  See?  I told you I was working on that whole beating myself up thing.  One day at a time, kids... one day at a time.


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