OK, so long time no post.
I haven’t been working out, but I’ve been more active than in the past…I did a few photoshoots in the park a couple weeks ago. I also have a job!!! At a Sears portrait studio. I showed them my photos and they hired me within 24 hours of me applying. I’m a better photographer than the manager who is training me. WIN. xD Anyway, that means I’m also up and on my feet more, so yay there.
I’ve also been drinking healthy(ish) smoothies every day…1 cup spinach (loosely packed), about 1 or 1.5 cups strawberries (plus a small handful of any other fruit that’s in the fridge), 1 cup milk, and honey to taste (about 2 tblsp). I’ve had one every day for the last two weeks except yesterday. lol
Anyway…not much else weight-related going on. I haven’t gained still, so that’s good. Losing would be better though. In general though I’m feeling more positive about myself and life and being comfortable with myself so that’s good too.
I’ve started working out every morning with one of our roommates and a good friend from out of town. My legs are killing me!! Yesterday we all rotated treadmill, elliptical (my nemesis), and bicycle once, one song each. Today we did them all twice, one song each. I guess I don’t push myself hard enough usually! lol I do well on the bike, roomie does well on the elliptical, and friend does well on the treadmill. Friend says he sees a little difference in my face already!
Tracked a workout for 239 pts
I did a bit of yoga today. It’s a 20 minute set from an app on my ipod, but I couldn’t get all the way through it. What I did yesterday combined with that made my leg muscles hurt so bad! Lol I guess that’s a good thing?
I worked out for an hour last night. I didn’t go as far on the bike as last time, but I matched or exceeded everything else since my last big workout.
90lb in 13 mos…that’s 6lb a month, or 1.5lb a week. Can I actually do this?? I need to get back to exercising. It’s not that I don’t WANT to exercise, I do…but I have to make sure the baby’s fed and when I come back I just want a shower and sometimes I have to feed her before I get a shower when I’m all sweaty and stinky and that’s just gross. It feels like too much trouble sometimes. But breaking it down like that (1.5lb/week) sounds really doable. Though that’s 5250 calories…that sounds scary. I would have to burn 750 a day. I don’t know if I can do that. When I do end up working out I burn like less than 300. I know, I suck. lol Siiiiigh.
Tracked a workout for 134 pts
Finally took some “before” pics. Went up 5lb…been eating crappy…lots of cheese and fat. :-/ Then again I don’t know how we’re gonna buy food for the rest of the month so maybe I’ll just lose it again. :P
Finally got to work out again too…did 2 miles on the bike machine, one set from the Couch To 5k, and about 3min of yoga…that stuff kicks my butt.
I didn’t weigh myself last week because I was too depressed, but I did today and I lost 2 more pounds so now I’m at 240. Yay! Piddling weight loss since I’ve been watching The Biggest Loser, but whatever. It’s two more pounds gone.
I wonder if my body is already in starvation mode because as it is, I really don’t eat many calories. Even on the days I think I eat a lot, I doubt I eat more than 2000. Day before yesterday I ate 1213, and that included one or two slices of pizza and a McDonald’s strawberry creme pie (my new weakness lol). I heard that on average, a breastfeeding woman burns 500 calories a day just by breastfeeding, bringing the total calories for that day to 713. And it was a pretty average day.