Sunday, June 6, 2010

Arthritis Walk and Lazy Sunday

I'm not doing too well with this whole blogging thing.
So let's review my week, shall we?
Last Sunday, hubby and I participated in the Walk to Fight Arthritis. As someone who has arthritis, I was pretty gung-ho to do this and so this is how we spent the morning of our 1 year anniversary!
It was kind of odd. Odd in that I really encounter other people with arthritis in my day-to-day life. But at the arthritis walk, I saw people who are clearly not doing as well as I am. Younger kids walking with canes, women in their 30's and 40's with crutches. I'm damn lucky to be doing as well as I am.
They had a table set up where you could fill in a "I'm walking for..." sticker. I crossed out the 'for' and wrote in "So I can keep walking". It was a pretty emotional day for me - surrounded by people who are struggling with similar conditions, and here I am, plowing through a 5K walk in 45 minutes. We got in before some of the people doing the 1K.
This Sunday, started my day lazing on the couch with some coffee. Work out didn't happen until 10ish - 20 minute Zumba DVD (love Zumba), 20 minute ab workout, 15 minute booty booster and 20 minutes of yoga (all on Booty Camp Ultimate Home Edition DVD ). Food has been on track today. Bought some plants (basil, cilantro and Gerber daisies - my favourite!) and re-potted them. Going to make some healthy hamburgers for dinner tonight and chill out.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I lost 2 pounds this past week! Yay!
What I'm doing:
- eating between 1500 - 2100 calories daily
- lots of clean, whole foods. Little bit of treats thrown in now and then (Starbucks, banana Popsicles)
excercise, excercise, excercise. I got in 5 workouts last week with 2 rest days. I've usually done 6 or 7 work outs. Maybe rest days are good.
- Weighing myself every day. This might be obsessive, but I'm finding that it desensitizes the scale . I hated when I was weight once a week, and I'd think I worked really hard and then the scale haven't budged and then I'd wait another week to weigh again. This way, I'm watching all week and tweaking things as needed.
On an unrelated note - DH painted our entry way the other day.
front hall
It's rather bright, but we both really like it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back on Track

Or trying to be at least.
I  was so on track in April. I was eating clean, working out 5 days a week.
Than I went on vacation.
One week at an all-inclusive in Jamaica and I up 5 pounds. Buffets, drink, lounging on the beach. We did try to be active - we climbed Dunn's River Falls and I participated in some crazy resort activities. Got in one proper workout but the gym was so hot, it was difficult.

It was fabulous though. Love Jamaica.
So one week of vacation turned into 3 weeks of half assed calorie counting. I haven't gained anything, but I haven't lost anything either.
June is a very quiet month at work (not working any strange hours) so I'm going to track everything I eat and work out at least 5 times a week (maybe more if I can work it in). Hubby and I are headed to Las Vegas in August which is about ten weeks away so I'm setting a goal to lose 10 pounds by than.
Bring it on.