Sunday, July 31, 2011

Motivation Monday, August 1

Motivation Monday

Welcome to Motivation Monday! I will be chronicling my journey back to a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Each week I will discuss how the previous week was and set some goals for the next week. I will also be listing my progress. If you would like to see past progress you can click on the Motivation Monday photo above for other Motivation Monday posts. If you would like to get motivated with me please link up your post using the link form below. Your post can be in any format you want.Whether you are trying to get healthier physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually or if you just have a task you need some motivation to complete...please link up so we can help support each other. I would love to hear about your progress and help keep you motivated!

Healthy Steps:
I competed in a 5K race on Saturday!  It was challenging, but I came in at 00:59:38 which is just about right for a 20 minute mile.  I jogged a couple of times and power walked most of it.  I had to walk normally for a bit while my breathing regulated and calves burned something fierce, but I didn't stop and that was a great accomplishment for me.  I really wanted to take a break a little after half way through but DH helped me push through it.  I snapped at him a couple times, but he understood.  We have differing styles of encouragement when it comes to working out.  I need calm, supportive, and uplifting encouragement whereas he needs someone to motivate him to push through it and go harder and faster.  Overall it was a fun event.  AND I lost 2lbs afterward, probably from sweating!  It's pretty hot even up here in Alaska, comparability speaking.  I think it feels hot here at lower temperatures because our blood is thicker and we are physically closer to the sun, plus it never sets in the summer so the Earth here doesn't have time to cool down over night.

It's getting into fall now though, so I need to start working on getting exercise indoors again.  That's a hard thing for me to do since I associate our living room with eating (our dining room and living room are one big room), working, and playing with our son.  I get very distracted and can't make myself put in a workout video or do Wii Fit.

I'm also linking up to Slimmer this Summer hosted by Debbi and Mir.  Join us!

Slimmer This Summer Goals:
  • Track my calories and use proper portion control {Check}
  • Exercise at least 10 minutes per day, preferably more {Need to do this daily, not huge chunks only on the weekend}
  • Drink at least 6 cups of water per day working my way up to 9 (48 ounces minimum) {Check}
My Weekly Weight Watchers Progress Report:

{The orange thing is a multi-vitamin. I have trouble taking mine.  They make me sick. I need to find another brand.  The drop is healthy oils.  I also have problems with this one since I don't cook with oils, but I need healthy fat to lose fat so I need to work on that too.}
    My Numbers
    Green is ImprovementRed is Bad, Mmkay?Blue is Stayed the Same

    Weight -214
    Body Fat % -50.5
    Water % -37.1
    Muscle Mass % -34

    How did you do this week?

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