Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I need some advice please :)

Weekly Workouts
Monday- Walk outside (35 mins)
Tuesday- Elliptical (33 mins)
Wednesday- Yoga (60 mins)
Monthly Challenge Progress
After tonight I have 215 push-ups left, to complete my 1000 push ups for the month.   I got this!
Monthly Weigh in
It's not pretty I currently weight 244 which is +6.8 for the month.   I know this weight gain is caused from the scare I had with my panic attacks.   It's an awful place to be when you feel scared all the time.  I am not going to let this derail me from what my goals are.  I am slowly feeling better and I am back at work.  Since I had the scare at work going back was  like climbing mount Everest.    It took everything in me not to run the other way.   It is hard to explain panic disorder but when you have an panic attack as irrational as it sounds you don't want to go back to the spot you had it because you think you will have it again.   Oh the joy!   But I did it and I am proud of myself for not giving into the fear.  
Do you ever feel like you try and try to live a healthy lifestyle but the scale will not move?  If it does move , does it feel like you are losing the same ten,  twenty pounds?  Do you ever feel like you have tried all the different programs: Weight Watchers, South Beach, Atkins, My Fitness Pal,  etc and you are not seeing any big results??    
Well I have been feeling like for the last year and I just don't know what to do???  I have successful kept off 30 pounds for over three years but I still have 70 pounds to lose.     I love being active and going to the gym and that is something I have been successful at but I do not know what to do anymore about my diet????  
Does anyone have any suggestion on what I should do???    I was thinking of maybe going to counselling to deal with some personal issues.   Or talking to my friend who is a dietitian but other then that I really do not know what to do anymore. 
If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Check-up stat!

First I will start off with my workouts for the past week.

Weekly Workouts

Tuesday- Kickboxing DVD  ( 30 mins )
Wednesday- Jane Fonda DVD with my mom (20 mins)
Saturday - Yoga (20 mins)
Sunday - a walk outdoors (40mins) kundalini yoga (55 mins)

It had been a strange week of workouts I didn't go to the gym once!  But I am happy that I got some workouts in :)

This weekend I had a dizzy spell right when I was about to start work I had to leave because I started to have a panic attack on top of the strange feelings I was having.     I have never felt that way and to be honest it scared me silly.   I almost fainted. Thank god Rob was working and was able to be there for me. I have changed my eating drastically in the last week. No starchy carbs and no fruit. I think my blood sugar was very low  I also didn't eat before work because I was rushing to get there.   Lesson learned. I am calling my doctor tomorrow so I can can get every thing checked out. It is Family day here in Canada so I am not sure if the doctor's office will be open but I will see her this week sometime because I really need some reassurance that everything is going to be okay. I have been taking it easy the last two days it sucks calling in sick for work :(.

I have been looking up mantras online to help me stay calm.

Here is a few of them

Life is change
Everything is changing
Nothing is permanent

What ever happens, happens for a reason. And the universe knows best.

Inhale I am breathing in. Exhale I am letting go.

Let go. Let love

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tension at Work

Weekly workouts

Monday- Elliptical ( 30 minutes )
Wednesday - Stationary bike ( 20 minutes)
Elliptical (20 minutes)

Monthly challenge update: 200 push ups since Februarary 1st! 800 more to go! How are you doing? 

Today was a bad day but I did not eat my feelings! I have been having a lot of trouble with a co-worker basically she has no respect for me and is ignoring me. We were friends at one point but over the years I got sick of putting up with her passive aggressiveness that I started calling her on it which she hasn't liked. It has been a miserable two weeks at work.     I was so angry with her tonight, I came home and tried out my new Jillian Michael's DVD. It's a kickboxing workout so after 30 minutes I felt better. I am still upset but at least the steam from my ears have stopped. 

Have you ever had tension with a co-worker? And how did you deal with it?

Monday, February 4, 2013

I can cross that off my list!

On Saturday I went curling for the first time with my boyfriend Rob and my two friends.   It has been something I have been wanting to try for a while now and I even added it to my long term goals.    It was a great workout and a great activity to do with friends!   You really do need a lot of balance and a strong core to do this sport.  I fell a few times when I was throwing the rock because I didn't quite understand the proper form.    We played for over two hours.  I was hot and cold at the same time.  I would for sure try it again.     Out of eight teams we came in third place !! Besides Rob it was the first time anyone had ever played.  FYI: Curling is kind of like a giant shuffle board but on ice.    
Third place winners! 

I love this picture even if I am making a funny face!
Weekly Workouts
Monday-  Elliptical (30 mins)
Wednesday-  Elliptical (30mins)  + * Cassandra's Crazy Circuit (25 mins)
Saturday- Curling (125 mins)
I wanted to explain a bit more in detail about the Circuit I did with my friend Cassandra.   We had to do 45 reps of each exercise and go from one exercise to the next without a break.   Here is the exercises we did.
Bicep curls
Shoulder presses
Walking Lunges
Push ups
A butt exercise on the exercise ball
Military press
Step ups or Box Jumps
It was super hard and challenging I did have to take a few breaks because I was getting light headed due to my rapid heart rate.  I was cursing Cassandra's name while doing some of the exercises but in the end I am happy I completed it!   I was sore for over three days but a good kind of sore ;) 
I forget to tell you that I signed up for another 5 km in May.   It's the biggest race we have here in Ottawa.   I believe with all the races combined there are over 20,000 people running.   It is an amazing race to run!  The energy you get from the runner's and all the people who cheer is pretty spectacular.  The marathon is also the qualifier for the Boston Marathon.   
Monthly Challenge
I meant to keep track of how much water I consumed last month but some how that didn't happen.  I did drink way more water then I would normally and I am proud of that.  I would give myself a B- for this challenge.  
I can't believe it is already February, so that means it is time for a new challenge.  I am a few days late but I have decided to challenge myself to do 1000 push-up for the month.  Who's with me???? 
I haven't forgotten about my progress photo's. I will post them tomorrow.