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Even worse off than I thought!

It was a sad, sad night in the Moore house last night. My husband who is a sergeant with the Army National Guard helped me do a physical assessment for an upcoming challenge for the month of February. I was to see how many sit-ups and push-ups I could complete…Hah! I was not able to do one..yet! So, the hubs then showed me some other exercises modified to do to build up to being able to do a full push-up and sit-up. I learned how to do butterfly kicks, the rocky crunch, girly push-up and plank. He also had to work extensively with me on my arm form while attempting push-ups because of my weird double jointed elbows that don’t want to bend right. I can’t for whatever reason get my elbows to bend back properly. So, I am practicing turning my hands in and pushing with my elbows out. I know it was probably a disappointment to my husband how pitiful I probably looked as I couldn’t even bring my self up for a full sit up. But, I vow to not give up and work on other exercises that will help with my range of motion.

My challenge for the month of February is to do sit-ups, push-ups, and squats every day except for Sunday and build up from 10 to 100 on the sit-ups and squats and from 3 to 35 on push-ups. Whooosh! I have a huge challenge ahead of me, but I accept it fully!

I am so grateful though for my husband’s help. And, I don’t want to disappoint him, so even this morning before work I got up and worked on doing some butterfly kicks, wall push-ups, and some crunches. I know I have a long road ahead of me but I feel like I’m finally on the right path. I do want to be healthier. I do want to get my confidence in myself back again.

So here’s my summary of yesterday:

January 30, 2013 Summary

  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every day for 90 days straight: Done-Walked on my lunch break for about 20 minutes. Worked with my husband in the evening on doing push-ups, sit-ups, butterfly kicks, rocky crunches, regular crunches, and wall push-ups.
  • Get up and exercise in the morning every day for 30 days straight: Did not do-slept in again…
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water a day: Done-Drank 9 cups of water=72 oz.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables a day for 90 days straight:Done-Lunch had 7 servings of vegetables (cucumber, carrots, spinach, broccoli, yellow bellpepper, green leaf lettuce, and avocado); Dinner had 2-3 servings of vegetables (avocado, cucumber, and lettuce). Total=9 servings for the day! :)
  • Take the stairs every day at work for a month: Done! Took the stairs 2 times yesterday inside the building.

So, on to today and making healthy choices for today! I hope everyone has a great day! ~Charity 🙂

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And…here we go: Day 1

January 29, 2013 Summary:

Weight: 278 😦

  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every day for 90 days straight: Done-Completed the video “Total Body Burn” for 41 minutes of aerobics.
  • Get up and exercise in the morning every day for 30 days straight: Did not do-slept in 😦
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water a day: Done-Drank 10 cups of water=80 oz.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables a day for 90 days straight:Done-Lunch had 8 servings of vegetables (cucumber, carrots, spinach, broccoli, yellow bellpepper, green leaf lettuce, and avocado); Dinner had 5 servings of vegetables (squash-2 servings, asparagus-2 servings, and cauliflower). Total=13 servings for the day! 🙂
  • Take the stairs every day at work for a month: Done! Took the stairs 3 times yesterday inside the building. I have a plan for this…when I need to use the restroom from drinking so much water, I take the stairs up a floor and use the restroom on the floor above. 🙂

Hopefully today will have just as healthy of choices if not better. I hope you all have a great day! ~Charity

Something’s not working…Let’s re-evaluate

Hello all! It’s been a little while since I’ve been on here. I am happy to say I have been loyally logging all my calories and food each day using the MyFitnessPal app. If you have a smart phone and want to join me, my user name is tyedyechick0930 on there.  I have logged everyday for 31 days…now ask me how much weight I have lost in 31 days???? One pound is the answer I’m looking for folks! One stinking pound! And it’s one pound away from my first goal! My first goal on that tab is to weigh 275, which would be 10 lbs down from my starting weight. I’ve lost 9lbs total since starting to eat healthier and paying attention to what I’m putting in my body. I weighed in at 276 Monday morning. I would really like to be able to scratch off that first goal by next Monday!

So after looking at my goals tab, I’m going to post the ones that have to be counted for 30-90 days:

  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every day for 90 days straight
  • Get up and exercise in the morning every day for 30 days straight
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water a day
  • Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables a day for 90 days straight
  • Take the stairs every day at work for a month

These are my measurable goals that I will be keeping track of for the next 90 days, I will be including these goals and how I am doing with each new post.

I bought a journal and thought maybe I’d get back in to journaling at the first of the year, but since I type way faster than I write, blogging now seems more convenient than journaling. Plus, by blogging, I’m sharing it with everyone to see, which is another way to keep me accountable.

Well, I’m also looking for other weight-loss blogs or health and fitness blogs. So, if you know of any or if you have one, please let me know so I can add you! 🙂

I hope everyone has a great day and makes healthy choices! ~Charity

 

Busy..Busy..Busy

Hello there folks! I promise I have not disappeared off the face of the earth! I will write out a nice long post either later today or tomorrow and update y’all on how my weekend went. And, I’ve been super busy with work. We have this big summit conference here so a bunch of corporate people are here….yikes. So, I probably shouldn’t be on here too long. But, I will let you know about the successes and failures of my weekend and I finally got my new cool pedometer toy in yesterday! I’m going to try to set it tonight and put it on tomorrow to count my steps starting in the morning. Ok, well, I’ll talk at y’all later. Hope y’all are having a great day and making healthy choices! 🙂

~Charity

Chocolate cake you say???

TGIF!!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday! Well, once a month we have a potluck for the month’s birthdays at work. I tried…I TRIED to do a healthy themed potluck. And, this has been the worst turn out for a potluck at work.

I did however try something made with soy for the first time…have to say I am not a fan. But, it was worth a shot. So, what did we have you ask? Well, I’m sure the title gives it away what my one weakness was today: Chocolate cake! Which, I shall harp on that in a little bit. Before I get all the fingers pointed at me, can I at least plead my case on what healthy foods I did eat??!!

Ok, here we go. We had a fruit tray, which I had some pineapple and grapes for breakfast. Someone also brought a raw veggie tray. We had homemade Mexican Chicken casserole, not all that healthy, but very tasty. Someone else brought a veggie goulash thing with zucchini, tomatoes, squash, and onions…it was ok. And, then I also tried Soy sausage wontons..not a fan of this either.

And then there was the chocolate cake! Well, want to know the worst part? No one else signed up to bring a dessert. So, I asked the January birthday folks what kind of cake they wanted. And, they all said chocolate. Therefore, last night I went to the bakery at the local grocery store and bought a chocolate cake and vanilla cupcakes. I drove home with that sweet chocolaty goodness in the car. Then drove to work this morning. It smelled wonderful. It has been taunting me and calling me since 9:00pm yesterday. I will admit it…I’m having a piece as I write this. It’s a lot smaller piece then what I would have gotten in the past. Sigh, I did cave and have a piece. Can I whine like a child and say “But, I want a piece really bad”? And it is so yummy, but I notice a lot sweeter than I am used to.

In conclusion, I admit I am not strong enough to resist chocolate cake altogether. Uh-oh. However, I will only have this one piece. I will also be walking on my break this afternoon.

I understand my eating habits won’t change over night and I’m working on it. Hopefully, by next month, I will be able to resist whatever cake they have. 🙂

Anyone else have problems resisting certain foods? It’s ok, you are not alone in this. 🙂

Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend. ~Charity

That Depressed Me for a Minute…

So, I’m at work and had to go drop off the mail. The mail room is on the second floor and our office is on the third floor. I never..I repeat NEVER take the stairs. I always just hop on the elevator. Um, shouldn’t this be my first clue why I’m so overweight…that’s pretty lazy. Yes, I’m being completely honest with myself now. No more lies to try to make me feel better… Well, I took the mail down and looked at the stairs and decided I’d start today taking the stairs up. I mean, it’s just one level right?

Um, yeah, I was kind of depressed when I finally got to the top. I couldn’t just run up them. I had to take them slowly and then was semi-out of breath when I got to the third floor. Really?! I’m that fat and out of shape, I can’t make one flight of stairs without being out of breath? So, I was depressed for about a minute. When I then realized, um, hey at least I took the stairs.

Now, I have a goal, a small goal but to take the stairs instead of the elevator every day. And, hopefully soon I won’t be out of breath when I reach the top. I’ve also been walking on my lunch break and decided to take the stairs to where I go to do that as well. I’m normally tired after walking and just take the elevator then to…but not anymore. I figure that should be a daily calorie deficit just by taking the stairs.

Well, this is my smack in the face, reality check, yet actually a small victory moment for today. 🙂 And my motivational poster for today:

I hope y’all enjoy. Have a great evening! ~Charity 🙂