Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back on track

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned my goal for losing weight this year before I turn 30 years old. It's not an unattainable, outrageous goal. I would just need to lose about 6 lbs a month to reach it now, because my birthday is exactly 5 months from today! I got out of the exercise routine because of going to India, coming home exhausted, and then being busy for a couple weeks after that. I had actually lost a little more weight while in India because the meals are just healthier in general. But once back here, it balanced back out(or up perhaps? hehe).

I finally added more exercise to my life again last week and have done it this week so far as well. I plan to do it at least 5 days a week. That is what really helped me in the past.
Two days down this week. Three to go! I go on my exercise bike and sometimes do a couple other things after that like random jumping jacks and squats. I also wrote down what I ate the past two days and the calories if they were available.

Last night I wasn't sure if I was going to exercise. I didn't feel like it and felt like my night was too busy already. We watched the movie Avatar finally!! We kept having to pause it though, then put our son to bed, then he woke up later on, and it was just a big thing with trying to get him to sleep again. Then I also wanted to watch American Idol and see the last hour of The Biggest Loser. I tell ya it's too many things to watch at once, and I don't have DVR!! I decided while watching The Biggest Loser that I needed to exercise afterall, so I did while watching some of it. I just couldn't hear it well because my exdercise bike is loud and old and could die at any time. I had gotten it off of Craigslist a few years ago for like $10. Anyway, we finally finished watching Avatar around 10:30pm(we had started it at around 5:20pm!!!). And I felt happy that I exercised too. I liked the movie a lot by the way! I wish I could have seen it in a theater and in 3D.

Oh check out this vintage ad!! I love it! hahaha

Yeah, that's right!


Nancy (Jesse and Sophia's grandma) said...

I always say I am going to exercise and I hardly ever follow through. At least you have given yourself a reasonable goal, and I am sure you will be able to do it. Maybe you will inspire me.

Chana said...

Setting the goal is the first step! Great job! I'm right along with you...trying to lose some extra baggage myself!

SewSweetStitches said...

If the gal in that illustration is chubby, I'm a heifer!
My exercise of choice is DDR. You know, that Dance Dance Revolution game for playstation and stuff? So fun.

considerthelillies said...

I know you can do it Stina! I need to lose weight and keep exercising too! I always did my exercise bike in the evenings and very often skipped it because I was too tired, now I force myself to walk or exercise video first thing in the morning! Well, it's only been a week, but still a miracle for me!

Christopher And Tia said...

Yay for being a fit mama! I push myself every morning, by taking both of my kids for a walk in the double stroller. We just recently got a double jogger, so it turns MUCH easier, and has made our walks a gazillion times easier. Some mornings I feel like I couldn't possibly go, but because its so hot here in Texas, I only have a very small window of opportunity in the mornings. 8am... get out and go, I have to make myself.

Its worth it.

Its always worth it.

Marlene said...

My exercise today consisted of tearing down boxes for recycling. Wait, what do you mean that's not real exercise?!