Post by Cookies Galore on Mar 27, 2020 9:02:06 GMT -5
When I workout after I log off work today then I will have completed two weeks of doing some sort of physical activity six days a week! I'm making Saturdays my off days so hubsie and I can just relax and enjoy doing nothing.
We've been lucky to have nice weather every other dayish, so nice days husband and I go for walks and other days I stream barre3 workouts. Our walks always have some sort of a booty buster because our town is a series of hills. :-)
This WFH is killing my step count. I'm still running/walking regularly and at least 2x a week I'm doing a pilates video, but it's so much harder to get steps working at home. At work, I can get almost 2 miles worth just walking to/from the bathroom a hundred times a day, going to see people in their offices vs sending email, etc. At home, my bathroom is like 12 steps from my office set up.
At least we are still allowed outside to exercise here. I'm making DH take daily walks with me up and down our hilly road. He kinda hates it, but it's saving my sanity right now.
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!
Post by Lizard Queen on Mar 28, 2020 13:21:12 GMT -5
We are allowed outside, but the weather has been crappy most days. I've been stressed out from work, and not doing much activity at all. Still, I'm down about 2.5 lbs again this week. Down 10 lbs over the last month. I'm sure some of it is due to losing muscle. I was lifting weights before the shtf. I find myself hungry at night, so a lot is also due to calorie deficit. My kitchen is still only halfway there, and I've been staying away from the contractor when he's here, so it's been a pain getting things to eat. I'm not complaining about the weight-loss, though! Just explaining how it's happening. I still have a ways to go!
Be at (or under!!) goal weight at least three days
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, both physically and mentally.
This week was a mixed bag. I'm really struggling with boredom eating working from home.
2032 calories burned
At or below goal weight 3 days
Hitting the 3 days of weight goal happened at the beginning of the week. The scale has been slowly creeping up as the days have gone on. I need to get this under control! I ran out of fresh fruit to snack on by Wedn. last week, so I stocked up better this week. I also stocked up on chips so I'm not sure how much I actually care about hitting that weight goal lol.
This week's goals will stay the same, but if I can hit goal weight at least 1 day, I'll feel like I'm doing good enough for now.
The weather is getting slightly better every day here, which makes getting outside easier. Plus, with social distancing and WFH, getting outside is saving my sanity. I'm trying to get at least 30 minutes of walking in every day, and most days I have managed more. Today I'll be lucky to get a mile in. I have multiple HOURS of Zoom meetings starting at 9:30 and ending at 4:30. OMG, it's awful.
Keep up the good work, ners and flutterby! Thanks for keeping me motivated!
I'm finding it much harder to get my steps in, too. I can get a nice walk in at lunch when it's nice, but otherwise I'm wearing a path in my floors making a loop around my downstairs, up the steps, loop around the upstairs, back down the steps, and on and on over and over.
I'm doing ok with my step goal, though our decidedly un-spring-like weather is making that super challenging. Surprising, I'm doing pretty good with my eating. i may have had a few too many desserts this weekend, but otherwise, I'm eating less over all. Which, since my step count is down overall, isn't too surprising.
AND, I'm keeping up with my pilates and core workouts. Usually I slack on those, but because the weather has been kinda sucky, I'm actually doing the at home workouts that I know I need to do. My abs kinda hate me right now, but overall, I think it's helping.
Yesterday it rained ALL DAY. It was so miserable. I think I got like 1.5 miles in. It's very rare that I'm that low on my step count. Which, whatever, but I didn't sleep very last night and now I'm not so inclined to get out for a walk or run today.
On Friday, I did an at home barre workout for the first time ever. OMG it kicked my butt. My legs are still a little sore/stiff. I thought I was in shape, but that workout proved otherwise, haha.
I walked at least a mile outside every day in April, and started May off the same way. That said, not eating the best as there are sweets around my house with the kids and my mom baking something each week.
I've completely let my goals slide the last few weeks. I started a chemotherapy cream treatment for skin cancer spots on my face and chest that was way more painful than I expected. Massive daily headaches, and it felt like someone threw acid on my skin. Okay, maybe not that bad, but just the slightest breath of air hitting my skin stung like crazy. Not conducive to feeling like exercising! Hats off to people who suffer from migraines and still manage to function. These were just regular headaches, and they knocked me on my ass.
Anyway, I'm finally almost healed. The headaches are gone, and my skin only has a couple little painful areas which should heal up in the next few days hopefully. So back on it!
I'm starting a new job today, so I'm lowering expectations a bit:
Average 15,000 daily steps
Quit snacking so dang much so I can lose the 4 pounds I've gained!!!!
That's a good enough start. Have a great week everyone!
I have to get better at activity. I've been doing zumba twice a week on zoom, but it's not near the level of activity that I'm used to. I'm worried that I won't be able to hang when I finally do get back to the gym. I'm starting this today to get some movement in. I'm also going to warm up with 30 minutes on my spin bike one the non zumba days. Let's see if I can stick to it.
I've been in an awful mental funk. Gained 15-20 pounds the last 2 months in lockdown. I'm working to reframe things and hoping if I don't have a constant stream of negativity playing in the background of my mind I will have the mental energy left to start swinging the pendulum in the other direction. Is anyone else struggling as much as me? It seems like things should be better. I should have more time from not being in a car 1.5-2 hours a day. I should have time to work out, time to cook, time for hobbies. Instead I'm spending my time exhausted, and sitting in my own bad attitude thinking of how awful everything is or might become.
Today I am going to get the bare minimum done, and will spend my available time meditating. Hopefully I'll find the energy to start addressing some of the things that have been nagging at me.