Showing posts with label fitness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fitness. Show all posts
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UP Jawbone

UP Jawbone
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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So out of the blue I got an email from Jawbone regarding my weekly UP stats. I've never gotten one of these before, but I really like it and hope they continue.

If you are not familiar with UP from Jawbone, you should be. It's just the greatest thing EVER and the technology is outta this world! Go HERE and check it out! I got mine in April for my 30th birthday. I wear it daily and it blends in with my other bracelets and accessories.

Anyways, with starting to work-out more regularly in October, I was glad to see I was making my daily goals.

I usually don't sync for several days, so that's why it looks like I didn't do anything from the 3rd on in the picture below.

I'm going to try and remember to sync daily. It's so easy, I don't know why I always forget. I have been slacking on keeping track of sleep, too, which I also am working on as well. Sleep is very important.

Last Tuesday was the first day I got up at 5:30am to get to the gym. No surprise I had an exceptional day with steps.

While looking at that number makes me feel good on the days I work out, I sometimes get depressed at looking at that number on the days I don't work out, even if I do reach my goal, which is a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. I know it's all relative and in the end it all balances out.

Here is what the rest of the week looked like.

You can see that I actually recorded my sleep this day. I didn't work out and I was just shy of making my goal.

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Today was the 2nd day I got up early. I did a HIIT class.

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You can definitely tell the difference between days where I work out compared to the days when I don't.

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I did my 75 min Zumba class today.

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And even though it looks like I didn't do anything today, I actually made it to the gym and did a 30 minute CORE class. Which killed me and made me sore for two days, but it was a good sore.

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Like I said, I like getting these weekly emails. Just another thing to help me stay accountable in my fitness journey. I went online to my account to make sure I do still get them and was pleasantly surprised to see that they now offer it for the Android. I know people were saying it was an Apple thing, but it's not, so if you have an Android and are wanting one, go for it!

I'm looking at getting a Polar watch too (probably next week after payday), so I can keep track of my calories better within workouts and really start using MyFitness Pal again. Email me if you use MyFitnessPal and we can be friends. Do you have a Polar watch for working out? Do you like it?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Let's Workout

Let's Workout
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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So I did it. I got up this morning and made it to the gym. And you know what? I survived to blog about it. Ha!

The 1st picture is how I felt about getting up early.
The 2nd picture is how I felt about doing an hour long insanity class.
And the 3rd picture is me putting my game face on.
It's all about mindset, right?

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Here is a rundown of what my morning looked like:

5:30 am - Woke up and changed. I had laid everything out and got my bag ready the night before.
5:40 am - Left the house.
5:50 am - Got to the gym.
6:00 am - Class started.
6:50 am - Class ended.
7:00 am - Shower time.
7:30 am - Left gym.
7:45 am - Stopped at Brueggers to get a celebratory bagel and orange juice. Don't judge.
8:00 am - Arrived home.

Hopefully this will become habit and this is what my morning will look like more often than not. Give or take the stop for a bagel.

Wayne was awake when I got home and because our dogs are crazy when anyone comes home, Hailey was stirring in her bed shortly thereafter. They got up, we ate breakfast and got ready for work/school and then headed out the door.

Right now as I'm writing this I can admit I am NOT tired AND I am feeling great. Honestly. It wasn't that hard to get up this morning, but I know it will get worse, before it gets better. I think it partly has to do with adrenaline. I've been psyching myself up for a few days now and preparing myself. I was just going to start out with Tuesday and Thursdays for the month of October, but I almost want to keep it going tomorrow. We will see.

As I was walking through the gym to get to the locker room at 5:52 am and saw all these people already into their morning workouts, full-on sweating, I realized it's kind of like a cult. Only REALLY crazy people get up that early, just to make it to the gym to get their work-out in for the day. Or I realized they're just really dedicated.

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It was like this club I was joining that I realized I really want to be apart of. I felt like this morning was my initiation, but who am I kidding, it takes more than just one morning to really do it. On my way home, Wayne texted me.

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That man melts my heart he does. He told me he was proud of me, too, after I got home. I said it's just one day and he replied with "That's all it takes."

Which is true.
Today is day 1, but I have a motivation right now like I've never had before.
I can do this.

I can be dedicated, too.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The time my Husband laughed in my face.

The time my Husband laughed in my face.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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So, it's been busy round these parts the last couple weeks. I will go more into that tomorrow.

But for today I want to write about the time my Husband laughed in my face. Twice actually. Last night AND this morning.

I started the conversation out last night with this statement:

"So I've been thinking of working out in the morning. What if I get up at about 6 or 6:30, go work out at the gym for an hour and then come home and take a shower and get ready for work here. That way I would only be gone for about an hour or so, still get in a decent workout and then be home to help with Hailey."

His response...laughing.

You're probably reading this and thinking to yourself, what a jerk, laughing at his Wife about such a serious topic. But to be fair, he wasn't laughing AT me, he was laughing at the facts really. And to be honest I knew he would laugh at me as soon as the words left my mouth.

If you know my Husband, you KNOW he is THE MOST SUPPORTIVE AND LOVING HUSBAND EVER. If you don't know my Husband then you should just believe me when I say that.

The reason he was laughing? I'm SO NOT a morning person. Everyone knows this, especially him. He sees it everyday. He sees me in my worst grumpiness every morning. Granted some days are worse than others. It takes me awhile to actually wake up in the morning, let alone be in a somewhat cheerful mood. I can't help it. It's one of the reasons we waited 5 years after getting married to have kids. I love my sleep. What can I say?

But I need a change. I'm actually craving a change. Not big by any means, just something. I normally don't do well with change at all. I like my life as it is and my daily routine. I THRIVE on routine. But how do you know when it's a good thing or time to change the routine?

The issue now is do I love my sleep or do I love my health more? Hhmm. Tough one. If you ask me right now, of course I would say my health. Who wouldn't? If you ask me at 6:00 am as my alarm is going off, I would say EFF OFF. I want my sleep.

But then I'm going to continue to be stuck between my want to get up, get to the gym, get a good workout in and start seeing some results, or I can continue to just sleep, be lazy and get no where. SOMETHING somewhere needs to give.

See where the change is needed?

I haven't been happy with my body for awhile. My Husband knows this. I've been trying to figure out a way to fit "working out" into my schedule. My Husband knows this, too. And now that Hailey is at school full-time and not at my parents house (as of Sept 3rd), I feel like I am much more restricted. I don't want to pick her up from being at school all day just to take her to the gym for an hour or two and throw her in daycare again while I go work out. That's Mommy guilt 101. Again, my Husband knows this. I have a few workout DVD's at home that I could do, but I have NO will-power to do it at home. At least not right now. At least if I go to the gym, I know I am going to work out. It's an accountability thing.

So then this morning. I get up and he asks me..."Why didn't you get up and go to the gym this morning?" I simply reply with:

I would start in October, cause then it's a new month.
Why would I start at the end of the month? That's just plain silly.
I didn't really PLAN on starting this week.
I need a couple days to get into a game plan and get my head straight.
It's a mental thing for me.

More excuses. More laughing.

So I told him, that I am going to start next week just to prove to him that I CAN get up and get moving. I do want to make a change. I do want to be more healthy. I do want to see results. Also, I want him to not laugh at me.

I want him to be proud of me, but more importantly I want to be proud of myself.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Randoms {03.15.2013}

Friday Randoms {03.15.2013}
Friday, March 15, 2013
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So here we are again.Yes, I got fakes put back on. I am in a wedding in April and decided I wanted them again for the shower and parties and then eventually for the wedding. I know I'm so vain, but I love having them.

Here are my nails this week:

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I've almost completed two full weeks of using MyFitnessPal. 
Is anyone else on there? Find me at ladanielson.

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Using this app, has made me realize how much I'm eating and what I'm eating and also that working out on a daily basis affects my calories. I'm proud that since joining the gym and really committing myself back on February 16th I am down about 5 lbs. That's about a pound a week, which is HUGE for me! I can already feel it in my clothes and can tell my body is changing for the better. 

I've been exercising about 3 times per week. Usually Zumba.I've also been eating better, eating smaller portions, I cut out coffee completely (for lent), am limiting soda and drinking more water. Oofta. It's all hard work, but it's really paid off so far. It's only been one month and I'm just beginning, but I feel like I've gotten a good start and want to keep on going. I've found a lot of motivation all around me from fellow bloggers to my friends to just seeing the results of it all and wanting to keep going.

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This week I have been groovin to Nelly's "Hey Porsche." He is one fine lookin specimen.

I love it and crank it up anytime I hear it!

I'm so happy that Fashion Star is back! Anyone else watch it? I love Jessica Simpson. Always have and always will. I have no shame and I know she's a ditz, but girl knows her shit and no one can argue with that.

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I'm excited about my two new Zumba workout tanks I got off Zulilly. I'm slowly building up my stash of new AND cute workout clothes. I've realized I don't like working out in anything else other than tanks. I just get too hot in t-shirts and I like working out if I feel like I look cute.

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Also? Can we talk about cuteness, please? My friend owns a laser business and made me this cutsom iPhone 4s case. I just got it today and am in love!!!

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I'm looking forward to this weekend. No really big plans. I am going to a jeans party tomorrow evening, running some errands and hopefully a little shopping at the MOA.

What about you?

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