It’s a fact that 97% of the time, I am miserable with the way my body looks. This is a judge free zone right now, okay?
I WANT to make changes to my body.
The problem is:
I like instant results. Waking up early and doing a 20 minute work out doesn’t give me instant results. It will over time, but I don’t want to wait.
I like a good sweat, but when I look in the mirror and I see the same love handles day in & day out, I get discouraged.
I just get discouraged.
before I notice a change.
oh man. that’s a long time
I’ll give it a go.
This morning I got up, packed Chris’ lunch (YAY he’s home!), threw some running clothes on and headed out the door for a warm up before I could convince myself this was a stupid idea.
I didn’t wear my Garmin, and I couldn’t find the running app on my phone so I just started the timer to time how long my run was.
1 min plank
20 bicycle crunches
30 bicep curls (5lb)
50 jumping jacks
1 min plank
10 tricep extensions
I forgot to time the first circuit – the 2nd circuit was 7:43
My Thoughts: I am disgustingly weak. No, really, I am. I couldn’t even do 10 push ups. I used to be able to do 25. So, that was a slap in the face. There were a total of 4 one minute planks. I couldn’t hold all of those either.
That’s my starting point. That’s where I’m at. Isn’t it crazy that I can run 16 miles when asked, but can’t do 10 push ups. It would be nice if running was a full body work out.
I am not a big fan of tracking food. I think that it could lead to some craziness on my part – however, I realize that my eating habits are not the best, and that by tracking what I’m eating I can/will become more accountable.
I’ve actually been tracking for about 2 weeks now. I don’t usually count calories, I just write everything down so that I can help myself be accountable for what I’m eating.
I plugged my breakfast into MyPlate on Livestrong so that I could get your opinions on it:
I’ve been eating oatmeal for at least a year, probably longer. Sometimes I eat it plain, sometimes I jazz it up. The problem is, I’m usually hungry by time I get to work. This morning should be okay since I ate breakfast later, but when I wake up at 5:45, eat breakfast right away, I’m hungry by time I get to work at 9. Which, I guess make sense since it’s 3 hours later?
If my daily calories are supposed to be 1600, is that breakfast to big? to small? What would you do differently?
I’m serious guys, I’m sick of feeling miserable.