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Pullups/ Chinups Tutorial

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The next exercise on my list is the chin-up. I didn’t realize there was a difference between the pull up and the chin up but, thanks to this video, I now know the difference. You can get a chin up bar that goes in your door frame from Walmart. I can’t wait for a straighter, firmer posture.

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How to do Push Ups

June 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I don’t always have the time or gas to go all the way to the gym which is 40 mins away so I am thinking of finding instructions for at home workouts. My posture sucks so this is going to be one thing I start out with. Another blog I had read (can’t remember which), mentioned that she had corrected her crappy posture by doing pushups and chin ups. So that is where I will start.

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June 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I just can’t believe these stupid, ridiculous, weekend junk binges I am having! What the heck is wrong with me that I just can’t keep on going with my healthy eating? During the week I will do great, maybe lose a pound and then WHAM! Self sabotage and away I go with pig out fests! Today I feel so crappy and bloated and pissed at myself, and too lazy now to go do a workout. And my 1 lb lose is now a 2 lb gain. I just don’t get it. I do know that I quit baking at home for a reason. So I should never have baked that cake yesterday.

Maybe once I can start getting away from home with my kids this week on my days off, I can stay away from the junk. I mean, when we go to the beach, packing fruit and water is the easiest as fruit pack up good and I always have it around thanks to fruit guy, and I rarely has pop and never juice in the house so that leaves water. Eating the beach fare is definately out of the question since it is so expensive and my kids have the options of beach eats and no money for gas for the next trip, or home packed fruits and vegs to garantee that there is money for gas for the next beach trip. They always pick the gas! LOL. There is also the added benefit of the heat. Whenever I am out in the sun and nice and toasty, I am filling up on water and don’t really feel hungry at all so therefore won’t be overstuffing my face. LOL. I am really looking forward to spending some time with my kids. Working really sucks!

Thanks to Lori for reminding me of garage sales for bikes. I (duhhh..) didn’t even think of checking out garage sales for a good bike. I didn’t get a chance to go look this weekend as we had unexpected company from Ontario. So I am almost giddy with excitement for next fri/sat when I can get out there and look. Wish me luck!

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Too much…

June 26, 2009 1 comment

Brought home to much take-out foods this week for dinner. Mainly because I was so exhausted from work that I was too tired and lazy to make a healthy dinner. The scale showed that today. Needless, I still had a pigout again tonight.

No exercise the last two nights as one night I just didn’t have the time and last night was just too tired. I hope I can get back on the healthy wagon tomorrow and not let this turn into a crap eating binge weekend like last weekend.

Still trying to find a good way to make money online. My job is just too exhausting and we still have the shutdown threat over our heads so, working from home would be so great. Plus, I miss being home with my kids and I feel that my youngest is getting short changed on the mommy time since I was home for longer with my two older kids.

I am thinking of buying a bike. It will give me more variety in my workouts plus the added benefit of saving gas and money by riding my bike to work. Any opinions on good bikes that won’t break the bank? I don’t even know where to begin!

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No damage done

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Thank goodness no damage was done weight wise from my mega binge for dinner last night. Maybe drinking lots of water last night helped and my running. Even though there was no damage done, I may have had a loss if I didn’t have the binge and such a crappy eating weekend.

I am love, love, lovin the green smoothie breakfasts. Is it possible to get addicted to them? I so look forward to breakfast each morning. They keep me energized for the 3 hours until break at work. Plus, they taste great.

Here is a challenge site that might be worth checking into. W8 Challenge. I found this site through ‘I guess I run now’, one of the blogs I like to keep up to date on. I think I will join the July challenge once it is posted.

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such stressed day

June 22, 2009 Leave a comment

I had a pig out at dinner tonight. I am very unhappy with myself for letting it happen but, this is one incident where I was actually aware of my feelings when I had the pig out. I am super stressed today.

I have a cat I inherited from my mother who is not spayed. She is 7 years old and the meanest, angriest, spiteful cat I have ever encountered. We have had her for 6 months now. I wanted to take car of the cat to do right for my mom as I know she would like her baby taken care of but, we HATE this cat. She won’t accept any love from us, she is constantly in heat and has started spraying in my house. She torments and terrorizes my other cat and even my dog. Most vets won’t fix her because of her age and the ones that will fix her, cost $200.00. I can’t afford that. I have been trying to find her a home but no one wants a cat that is not spayed and has only been a house cat. I finally had no choice but to make her an appointment to get spayed in the hopes that it will help her to stop spraying my house, and maybe if she can go outside like my other cat, she will be happier. At the very least, the rest of us will be happier if she goes outside as she won’t be scratching our ankles and hissing as we walk by her or look at her wrong. Now I need to figure out where I will get the finances to pay for it.

To top it all off, I was an hour late for work as I thought I was working a different shift and of course when my boss tried to phone to find out where I was, the ringers on my phones had be turned off so she couldn’t get through. She finally had to phone in a coworker who wasn’t due to start till later, to cover for me. They sure weren’t happy when I did arrive. Of course, no one in my house will fess up to who turned off the ringers. So all day I was very upset about this mistake and with the cat stress to boot, I had a pig out. I felt extremely upset, stressed, overwhelmed and like my emotions were going to burst myself  all over the universe, so I shoveled in food to keep the explosion from happening. I think this is the first time I have been fully aware of  my feelings at the time and why I was stuffing my face. It’s a start right?  

Now off  to run off some of the binge!

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feeling crappy

June 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Wow, after having eaten really well all week and such a junk fest Friday night and yesterday, do I EVER feel like crap. It just isn’t worth it anymore to eat like that. Today my body is CRAVING any junk and mega carbs that I can feed it and it is trying to trick me into believing that I am starving to death without. I am not falling for it though. I would have loved a green monster smoothie for breakfast but I am out of spinach and am not quite brave enough yet to replace it with something else. So a shopping trip today is in the works for more smoothie greens.

The day is pretty miserable today for fathers day. We are heading to an antique car show in a neighbouring town today and will unfortunately need to wear some warmer clothing. Darn, I love wearing shorts and flip flops.

I hope that I can get in some exercise today as I definately need it. Not sure when my hubby will get home and be ready to go so there is no point in working out now. Will have to wait until we get home and hopefully I won’t be too tired from all the carbs yesterday.

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