I decided to take the day off of working out today. My legs are so seriously sore that I don’t think they could even handle yoga. But I love this feeling. I love feeling like I am getting back in shape. I love knowing that even after only working out about a week it has made a difference. It motivates me even more and I am excited to get back into it tomorrow.
When I first started working out at the Y I would watch The View because it helped make time go by faster. But I have found that music is so much easier to focus on. Instead of focusing on the forty-five minutes I have ahead of me I just focus on one song at a time. I go as fast as I can during that one song and before I know it it’s over. I like songs that have good beats so I can move to the rhythm and keep my pace up.
Here is my play list. I am only slightly embarrassed that Justin Bieber is on this playlist but whatever. And Kesha is on there too which now reminds me of Teen Mom 2 (I got all these feathers in my hair). If you watch you know what I am talking about.
Anyways. What do you do while working out? I have seen people reading and I don’t know how they do it with all the up and down motion. And I have seen people who don’t listen to music or watch anything and I would just get so bored. Do you listen to music? Have any music suggestions for me?
(Some of these songs may have cuss words. Just a warning.)
I have had a great week. I have been doing really good counting calories and staying on track (minus a couple of Oreos here and there) and have been working out everyday. This morning I went to the Y and when I got off my machine I was worried my legs would buckle. They literally felt like jello. I knew it was fine and just the result of a great work out but seriously. I had no idea I could be this sore.
This week I have just tried to focus on making sure I do good workouts, drinking my water, and staying on track with calories. I haven’t weighed myself yet but that is okay. I never have liked going by the numbers but instead have always gone by how my pants feel. If they are too tight I know I need to watch a little better but if they are loose I know what I am doing is working. I will be weighing myself starting Thursday. I am not sure why I have picked Thursday but it seemed like a good day.
Tomorrow I am going to go to my first yoga class in years. I did yoga before I had Ryan and miss it so much. I took yoga at 24 hour fitness and it was awesome. I haven’t taken it at the Y yet but I am sure it is just as good. I figure after so many days of hard work outs I deserve to just take a more relaxed class. I think I have to give my legs a break otherwise they may start protesting on me.
And because it’s my birthday I have decided that I am going to buy myself this yoga mat from Target : )
Just wanted to let you know that in a couple of weeks there will be a new design on Two Men and a Mommy. I am working with my designer to get something more simple. Taking the background off and going to make something a bit easier on they eyes : )
This was the post I was working on yesterday but because of a trip to the ER I couldn’t post it. Everything is fine : ) Ryan just had a really bad fall and I wanted to make sure everything was okay. So anyways. That is why I say Thursday in this post….
On Wednesday I renewed my membership to the YMCA and am over the moon excited about it! I love the atmosphere at the Y and could stay there all day and just hang out. I love the little TV’s they have on each machine. I get there about the time the View comes on and work out while watching it. Makes the time go by much faster. I love that they have a heated indoor swimming pool that I can take Ryan to on the weekends. And I love their Fit system. You log into a computer system and it keeps track of all the calories burned and weight reps you do. Each machine has a place you put your pin in and it syncs with their computer so it doesn’t matter which machine you work on or if you work on multiple ones in one work out. You can also add it manually like if you take a class or work out at your house. It’s awesome.
(You would think I am being paid for this post but I am totally not. I just REALLY REALLY love the Y.)
I gained most of my weight while I was pregnant with Ryan and just never focused on getting it back off. I have been so busy being a mom that I just put myself on the back burner. Lame excuse but it’s true.
I was only one hundred pounds in high school and I miss those days of being able to eat everything in front of me without gaining a pound. I could literally eat more than anyone around me and not think twice about it. Portion control is something I am having to learn on a daily basis.
Since October I have been trying to really focus on my diet. I have been drinking more water, watching my sweets, and cutting my portions in half. And I hate drinking water. I would much rather drink chick fil-a tea or soda but those are diet killers. And sweets. Oh, how I love my sweets. Chocolate, ice cream, M&M’s, cake, cupcakes, cupcakes and ice cream on one plate. Yeah, I have issues with sweets.
I have limited myself to one sweet a day and so far so good. Some days it isn’t easy but I know in the long run it will be so worth it.
And one more thing I hate? Is having pictures taken of me. In all reality I am not unhappy with the way that I look. Maybe it’s because my husband (an awesome man) tells me I am beautiful all the time and I believe him. But for some reason I cringe when I see myself in pictures. I mean seriously I will run from a camera. I know that it’s really over dramatic but if you knew me you wouldn’t be surprised at all.
But I have decided that I am going to take a picture every Thursday and post about it on here until I am at my goal weight. I want to be able to look back and see my progress and how the hard work paid off. I also think by posting about it I will feel more accountable to myself. To stay on track this time and not diet for a week and go back to old habits. I will also be posting other things throughout the week. The good, the bad, and the ugly. (I will also still be posting about crafts and stuff too so don’t worry.)
So here is to the first week. I know I shouldn’t have used the flash in the first picture and thought I had taken another without it but didn’t. I hope you don’t cringe at this picture but so what if you do.
(Oh, and don’t you love my pink shoes?? They are one of my favorite things in the world).
So what are some tips you can give me to keep me motivated and away from the sweets? I will take all the help I can get : )
This weekend I decided to take some time (a couple hours) and clean up my Pinterest boards. I love Pinterest and often spend some time on their site at night while waiting for Ryan to fall asleep.
I separated them in a couple different sections hoping that it would be easier for people who are following.
My first three boards are for my blog. What I’ve written. What I’ve made. And tutorials or crafts that I want to do and post about.
Next came holidays. I love decorating and planning for the next holiday so each one has its own board.
Then it’s each room in our house. We just moved in last February and are still trying to furnish and decorate. I love getting ideas and being able to look at my boards when I am out shopping. This came in really handy when I was going for a Texas theme for the guest room. I also love all the organization ideas. We have a lot of closets in this house and it’s nice to get ideas so they look nice.
After homey boards I have crafts. The crafts are separated – cardboard crafts, letters, jewelry, and random. The random crafts are just crafts that don’t fix onto any other board.
And then just random boards. I tried to organize them (colors for my blog, scrapbooks for blog design, fonts, blogging) as best I could but some just don’t fit with any other board.
Maybe I am being too OCD about this but whatever. I like it better when it’s organized : ) And it really does make things easier when I am searching for a certain craft or pin.
I even made a couple new boards. I am going to start doing the crafts I see on Pinterest and blogging about it. So I made a To Do! board. These are crafts you will be seeing on the blog in the upcoming weeks. I love crafting but often am working on so many at a time it gets overwhelming. So I figured I would take one a week and keep a little bit more of my sanity.
Please go check out my hard work and follow me on Pinterest if you haven’t already. Then leave me a comment letting me know so I can follow you back!
Do you organize your Pinterest boards? If so how do you organize them?