Thursday, July 1, 2010

Try It...and July Goals

Well...I went on the walk yesterday after all.  I will go more in depth but it felt great :) I walked faster than I had before and felt awesome afterwards.  Later in the evening I wasn't feeling so well and in the end I did not get my calories in for the day.  I still am not feeling great, I can't tell if it's a stomach ache or a general feeling of "blah" - which is totally the clinical term for it.

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2696 calories
Consumed 1110 calories
Deficit of 1586 calories

I wish I felt like I was seeing the pounds on the scale dropping as fast as they should with all my deficits.  I also wish that telling myself over and over again that building muscle means losing less weight and is a GOOD THING would sink in already!  It's tough not to be disappointed, but I know at the end of the day I don't want saggy skin and I do want to be in shape.

Okay so back on to something happier.  I read something about running awhile back that came into my head yesterday and made me go on the walk.  Even if you don't feel like exercising, try it for 5 minutes.  Just 5 minutes and you can stop.  So I thought, I can get dressed, go down, and then maybe walk a half mile or less and if I feel too badly I can turn around and come back - and then I will know without a doubt that I tried and I wasn't just being lazy.

And now that I put it into practice I feel like that should become my motto!!  I really feel like there is no shame in not being able to walk up that hill every time, but I want to at least make an attempt so that I can turn around knowing I wasn't just too lazy to change, too lazy to try.  With my general blah feeling of today I am thinking I'll make it a short walk.  I didn't even make it all the way up the stairs this morning...ended up stopping at the 3rd floor and taking the elevator up to the 5th because I was in a bit of pain.

Even on my off days I think it's worth a 5 minute exercise :) and I hope that works for some of you too because despite my case of the blahs I feel really proud of myself for yesterday.  Well ok except for the eating but I am going to do better today.

Well I had some general goals at the beginning of last month and I figure it's time for a review and update!

1. I want to lose at least one pound every week.  I didn't exactly do this, but I'm calling it a win because it averaged out to at least a pound a week!

2. I want to try at least one healthy recipe a week to replace things like fried chicken wings and funfetti cake from my eating habits.  I did this every week except when Husbandcake was gone.  Verdict?  Delicious!!!  And it got me thinking more about eating fish and GOOD lean proteins, and delicious banana ice cream.
3. I want to wear eye makeup every time I leave the house on the weekends (yeah it's silly - but makeup really makes me feel better about the way I look and I'm sick of being lazy about it!).  Oh my...I'm not wearing any now, and I haven't for a couple of days.  But I stuck with it almost the entire month, which was really great.
4. I want to stop being FAKE.  I'm actually doing better with this.  Sometimes it is still hard and I don't want to start drama or do anything to upset people...but I know it's a balance.  People so often go through life not caring how they affect other people and I don't ever want to be that person.  But I have been a lot better at focusing my attention and effort towards people that I want in my life, people that are positive and people who have a positive impact on me.  I am calling this one as a win too!

My goals for July are:
1. I want an average deficit of OVER 1200 calories a day for the whole month.
2. I want to continue New Recipe Tuesday and try for Meatless Monday at least twice.
3. I want to clean out my closet, get rid of too-big clothes, sort any too-small clothes that I've kept for way too long and get organized with everything I want to keep.
4. I want to ride my bike all the way to the grocery store and back!
5. I want to make it from this moment until it's available and in my hands to STOP COMPLAINING about not having my iPhone 4 yet.
6. I want to take time to let all of my most treasured friends know that they are special.
7. I want to get fun and cheap jewelry instead of wearing the same few pendants over and over.
8. I want to spend a whole day (our 5 year anniversary) happily drinking wine and eating great food with NO GUILT - yikes, that's a tough one...but important!

Boom.  I just busted out 8 goals, so it is going to be a busy busy busy month!  What are some of your goals for this month?? I'd love to hear them :)


karen said...

I know it's not something most of us are used to hearing .... but are you sure you're eating ENOUGH? "They" say that a healthy rate of loss is 2 pounds or less a week which averages to a 1000 deficit daily. I've found that when I let my BodyBugg tell me what I should be consuming and actually listen to it with no tweaking I lose a lot better than if I pretend I know better. You've had some really super-high deficit days which is awesome that you're getting the high burns ... but you need to keep fueling all that hard work :)

KyokoCake said...

Karen I know yesterday I wasn't eating enough. Usually I go for at least 1400 calories, or even higher if I've exercised a lot. I definitely would rather get my deficit from more exercise than less food...but yesterday I was so stuffed with vegetables and other low calorie things, I didn't end up eating the good high calorie stuff that would help get my calories up there. Today it's been rough too, I just don't feel hungry but I'm trying to stay healthy!

karen said...

It's a big pain in the butt to have the healthy stuff we like be so low, isn't it? I actually found myself splurging and drinking calories last week (mmmm Java Monster) in order to hit my "given" amount!

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