Good morning to all and Happy first day of March. I had an off day yesterday, it is that time of the month and I was in a rare crabby mood. Mike my trainer had to reschedule which was fine with me since I was not feeling great to begin with. I skipped my own workout as well. It was raining cats and dogs and did a little wallowing in my woes, something I never do. James my husband thinks it is strange when I am cranky, since my personality is on the opposite spectrum of crankiness. I blame hormones. My day at work was off too, and my friend and co-worker brought me in another kale drink. He even noticed how off I was and I realized once again I need to eat more. I totally blanked out at work, and it was good I got out early.
Today is a new day, new weekend and a new Month. I have been going at this since July 2013 and I am so happy and grateful for my results and the support I have in my corner. I am also humbled I can do a little and give back by helping others. With that said, I am human and once in a blue moon I will have off days. Days, not weekend, weeks, or months. I nip the bad mood in the bud and now I am back to my jovial self. Ready to take on the universe once again. The clouds always part revealing the radiance of the saffron wonder above.
So, I weighed in and even with my monthly water weight I lost 1 lb and I will take it. Weight is at 173 lbs and I am so close to the 160’s. I feel light and less bloated today. I am going to begin this month by journaling my food, and not skipping meals. I am going to do my 25 burpees a day and make sure I am getting my yoga and cardio in five to six days a week. I work out with my trainer Mike 2 days a week, and I am going to do the first thing on my fitness bucket list. My book drive is underway for kids, and I will write about that more later. This is my plan, and I got this.
Happy March, Spring Awakening is here
Love and Light
|Vegetable juice to help me reset my body|
The Thanksgiving Holiday was amazing, and having all of the time off was great but now it is time to get back to work. This week is a short work week,which I love. I think the weather may get a little cooler, which always makes it challenging to go and work out but I will get through the December temptations. I am about to weigh myself, I cheated on Thanksgiving but to be honest even though I only cheated one day, I did not watch my sodium as much as usual over the weekend. So I will see how the scale reacts, also I may have some female water weight to boot. Female water weight with Thanksgiving, a double weight whammy. So, in essence I need to make sure I am right on track up until my birthday in three weeks, I am going to be extra diligent with my diet until December 21st. We are going to Musso and Frank’s for my Birthday, a LA bucket list must. I want to get a new outfit and celebrate all that I have worked hard for, and take lots of photos.
Ok so the damage is two pounds. It is disheartening to see the scale up, but I know with female water weight and the holiday that may not be permanent. I am just going to push harder up until Christmas, do the December challenge to work out every day this month that Melissa Bender Fitness suggested. When the New Year hits I will even work harder. I have this, for me at my age it is taking some time but I am getting there. When I was younger I lost weight so quickly, but I understand the challenges of being a woman in my forties. I am just going to reset with healthy choices and work out and clear my mind and body.
Off for now, workout or yoga tonight, and if I go to yoga I am running all the way there. I will conquer this just in time to do my twenty pound charity. I am just waiting on an email and checking a few details before I reveal what I am doing this month.
Love and Light
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday. I am off to work soon, then my work out with Mike later this evening. My husband James is working from home today, and yesterday I took a day to be here for the building mortgage inspector. I wish that was today, then I could have my whole afternoon with him as he works. He is very happy today. His Baseball Team The Pittsburgh Pirates made it into the Playoffs for the first time in over twenty years. I am very happy for him, he can enjoy his day off and I will get on with my second cup of coffee and my busy day.
Ok, so let’s cut to the chase. Weigh in Tuesday. I gained .5 today. Just a half of a pound, and I knew it because the time of the month. That is not so bad, but it is funny how you know you did not lose, even though you did not do anything to gain. No splurges yet, just Mother Nature letting me know this is not always a walk in one of her glorious parks.
I did have a few non weight milestones this weekend. I bought a jean jacket about six months ago, and even though I have worn it, it has never closed or buttoned. This weekend we went to the beach and it was chilly, so I put it on and I was so surprised to see it close and button fully. Another milestone, I was looking at my shoulders. I have small shoulders, and they have always been rounded. Not anymore, they are now a little square and they even out my figure. I am so happy to see my body changing with the workouts and yoga. My husband went even as far to say I am getting petite. I am only 5’2 so I need to be smaller for my size. I have still a ways to go but these little things keep me pushing. Plus I am so much stronger and healthier. Yesterday the manager at Trader Joe’s told me I look glowing, that is the icing on the cake.
In less than two weeks we will go down to join The Monday Night Mission. I look forward to my first ten pound charity. I will write a long post on what we will be doing there exactly when I find a bit more time. I am humbled by the work The Monday Night Mission does weekly, and I am honored to join them.
Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday. It will be a hot one here in Southern California.Love and Light.
I love being a woman. With that said there are some things that I do not love about being a woman, and one is wicked monthly water weight. You can do everything right and the scale will go up from time to time. You have no control over it, it is what it is.
Today I woke up feeling great but I knew deep inside I probably did not lose this week. I did everything as according to plan. I ate clean and I worked out six days of the week. The scale did not budge, I stayed exactly the same as last week. I weigh 190 pounds. It was not my fault, it was the fault of my gender.
Time to take a deep breathe and move on. I did not gain, I did not lose. I know I am losing inches and I am progressing so no worries. I am changing my body, my mind, and my life. Next week is another chance to lose and get closer to my My Change For A Ten first charity. In the meantime, more workouts, yoga and eating healthy.
Tonight is my workout with Mike. I am assuming it will be a little more challenging since I am progressing and growing stronger. He is a very good trainer. He works you and pushes you without being aggressive or pushing you to the point of an injury. He respects your level of fitness and is understanding and motivational. That is probably a hard thing to find in a trainer so I am blessed.
Happy Tuesday to all.
Love and Light