Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eating is already back on track and back to the gym today!

Wasn't hard to get back into the groove. Though I'm TIRED. Maybe tired from lack of exercise? Or days of more carbs? I don't know, but I feel like I'm slodging through mud. Plus, I'm hormonal as I wait for TTOM which should start today.

I had brought with me a set of 5 pounds hand weights and even bought a new DVD to use while on vacation, but I didn't use it. I kind of knew that would happen, but I wanted to have the option to workout if we found we didn't have an active day for whatever reason. On the one inactive day we did have, we were staying at someone's house and I was too self conscious to go off on my own to workout.

Anyway, here we are and I'm going to BodyPump today. In a bit less than an hour. Before we left for vacation, I was about ready to up the weights a tad, but with a week and a half away from working out, I'll keep it the same and hope I don't need to drop it any. Tomorrow I'll do BodyStep. I'm not loving the new BodyStep routine. I think I'll be taking the riser out of the step for now. We go down and do burpees in one song and in another drop down to do pushups on our finger tips on the step. I can do it, but it's tough and tougher than the last routine which the instructor acknowledges at least.

For August I have a goal of doing 26 hours of workouts. Hope I can do it!!! And I reallllllllllllly want to lose more than 5 pounds this month. Closer to 10 would put me over the moon! Though, I'm not counting on it at this point of my weight loss journey. If I stick to my plan like glue, I should be able to do it. Now, please no one get sick!

Other news is that my son with autism started seeing a psychologist yesterday. So we have new strategies to help him with trying new things. It bummed me out yesterday because it means several battles in the near future and I hate the entrenched battles because I feel no one real wins when there is no middle ground/compromise. But, I also know with the little guy that he needs that as he's sort of 'stuck' in his routines and needs to break out of them to be able to move forward. So far so good, but the tough stuff hasn't been delved into yet.

Also, I find it a bit hard to take parenting/strategic planning from a young, male psychologist who has never had kids, let alone kids on the spectrum. His experience is still mostly from the book and it's sooooooo very easy to tell a parent, 'don't ever give into the whining' when you haven't been the parent listening to the whining for 3 hours straight. I know he's right because I've read the same books, but I think he should have to suffer through it a few times himself to really be able to 'get it' for what the kid and the parent have to go through while doing it.

Anyway... that's it for today!

Stats for 8/2/11:

Beginning weight: 255.6  Now: 193.2

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