Friday, February 25, 2011

Rest Days and Injury

Rest days are VERY important, don't forget to take your rest day, I worked out on my rest day, thinking it would be fine, I was very wrong.

I injured my knee while doing squats with weights even though I was doing them properly. I have had bad knees since I was 18, and knew my decision wasn't a wise one, but all I was thinking about was faster results, now I've delayed my results via injury. So just remember to relax, and enjoy your rest days, and just remember even if you do injure yourself that you can still do some workouts like arms and core that don't involve your legs so don't get discouraged!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 81

I'm at the end of week 3 of phase 2, I did 2 months of Phase 1 before I started Phase 2.
This week I mixed it up, I did not do the scheduled workouts every day, I did Fire 30 and then rested, then I did Fire 30 and Abs 10 and yesterday I did Upper 20/Lower 20 I am doing Stretch 40/Core 20 tonight, I was just terribly bored with the same schedule week after week for 4 weeks (phase 2 has the same set of workouts for 4 weeks) I'm not saying that I wasn't seeing results with the schedule they had laid out, I was, I was just getting sooo bored with it. Starting tomorrow I'll do the scheduled workouts again, I just needed something different, I wasn't feeling sore anymore because I was too used to the workouts, but now I am feeling sore, the advanced classes kick your butt!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 74

74 Days into Turbo Fire and still going strong :D I'm just starting week 3 of Phase 2, feeling good. I have completely cut out dairy again, (was eating snack foods with dairy in them) and have upped my fruit/veggie intake, Dropped another pound today. I'm am 235 pounds, Started at 255 so I'm down 20 pounds :D woo hoo, need to measure again soon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 67

I got a new computer, it is a pc and it doesn't have photoshop on it, my mac crashes so much so I can't use the photoshop that I have for it anymore, so I hadn't been able to crop my pictures til I got a trial of photoshop for this new computer.

Soooo, very very late pictures, but they were in fact taken on the appropriate day, proof will be in a few days when I post the new pics and have lost a lot more weight since these.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 60

Was feeling a bit under the weather this week and had to skip one day of working out + I didn't work out as hard as I usually do on the other days because I was feeling so blah, so I'm not as thrilled with my results for day 60 as I feel I should feel. Hopefully since I'm feeling better now I'll get back on track.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feeling Full

Emotional Eating

Something my beach body coach, Amy Shaw, helped me realize is that before you can successfully lose weight, you need to figure out the trigger of your emotional eating. For me my emotional eating came out of years and years of bitterness and hurt that had built up in my life, from things like being made fun of for being fat (back when I wasn't fat) and bitterness towards people that had let me down.

In order to stop emotionally eating I had to allow myself to forgive those people that had hurt me. I had to realize that holding onto bitterness and anger was like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die. The people from your past don't care if your feelings were hurt, they don't think about you, they don't care about you, otherwise they wouldn't have said the thing they said to you. You MUST let it go before you can move on.

Maybe it's not bitterness for you, maybe it's sadness from a loved one hurting you or betraying your trust, you need to forgive them (in your head) and move on. By move on I don't mean get a divorce or never talk to them again, I mean you need to emotionally let it go. This can be very hard if it is a spouse or a parent, but by letting it go it ~frees you~ to stop emotionally eating and allows you to become a stronger happier person, and healthier and successful at losing the weight you want to lose!

Don't let a person hold that power over your head. It is your choice to continue to hold that grudge, and it isn't a healthy one, it will alienate you from everyone in your life til you become a shell of the person you used to be. You can choose to free yourself from that mental hold they have on you and by doing so you will lose weight, you won't over eat so much because you will be aware that you are over eating and you'll know why.

And like G.I. Joe always said...