Thursday, July 4, 2013

Holidays Off?

Yesterday was one of those day where you start trying to find something to wear and immediately want to get back in bed and pull the covers over your head because everything makes you look fatter than you are. Well, lets face it clothes that once fit and now feel tight don't lie...I can no longer go with they shrunk...not everything shrunk, fatty. (<me to myself)
I get frustrated that I feel like I am eating right and trying to exercise and it isn't just falling off.  I know it doesn't work like that, but why not?! 
So today...
Yes, it is a holiday and yes, I argued with myself half the day telling myself, "It's a holiday, take the day off."   Well, the more I thought about it the more I felt like crap for not doing it.  I knew I would feel better if I just put on my running shoes and did some cardio.  Why is it that we automatically think everything is an excuse to take the day off from exercise or cheat?  Well,   I have been doing interval training on the treadmill, which worked out perfectly today because it has poured all day.
Last week I started by walking 2 minutes at a speed of 3.6 and running 30 seconds at a speed of 7.  This week up upped it to walking 2 minutes at 3.9 and running 1 minute at 7.3.  Yay for little victories!  I do approximately 3 miles, but today did 3 1/2.  I am working up to the below interval, but I want to be able to do distance running at some point, so I am incorporating longer running periods to work up my endurance.  Next week I plan to run 1.5-2 minutes, the next week 2-2.5 minutes, you get the idea.
Kayne (pronounced Kane) is there 100% of the time laying there cheering me on.
I hope everyone has a great holiday! Happy 4th!


  1. Props for not taking the day off. I totally know what you mean with the clothes thing, I honestly want to burn everything in my entire wardrobe and start over. I hate everything I own!! Even though I've lost almost 10 pounds, I cannot tell in the way my clothes fit. I guess that's what I get for getting so heavy in the first place.

    I took the day off today as far as my eating but tomorrow I am DETERMINED to start again and honestly I can't wait. I feel like I should have just not done a day off today. I know you have to give yourself a break, but I just hate getting out of my groove.

    Happy 4th!

    1. I totally agree. I hate shopping and having to go a size up, but then I can blame it on the company going smaller. What I hate worse is putting on clothes that fit or used to be too big and now they are tight or fit...that just sucks! I feel like I should go into hiding for a couple months until things fit again and then come out, haha. The important thing for now is to keep on track so the things that are tight don't become too small...hopefully, before too long they will fit decently again.
      As I put on my shorts today (the only ones that fit decently) I told my husband they should be falling off by now from my two weeks of haphazard exercise. I know once I start to see the result I will be fine, I just wish that part would hurry up.

    2. I know how you feel about waiting for results and the whole clothes thing. Some days I feel so blah and uncomfortable in my skin that I just want to throw on some sweatpants and one of my husband's tshirts. And some days that happens. But I have noticed that when I can calm down and make the time to put together a cute outfit, I end up feeling much better about myself. As for the results thing, I was diagnosed 4 years ago with hypothyroidism. Even with healthy eating and working out it is very difficult to lose weight. Then there are the other health issues associated with the disease. I just want you to know I am proud of the exercise you did in the 4th! Good job not taking s day off! Very motivational!

    3. Thank you. I totally understand the uncomfortable in your own skin thing, you hit the nail on the head with how I feel. I feel like this isn't me...I am not this chubby person, at least I don't want to be.