Thursday, February 3, 2011

Updated goals + Fitness Update days 14-16

Monday I posted some goals and so far I haven't stuck to that at all. I have pretty much done the opposite. Oops! What can I say? I didn't think I deserved to take some time off exercising (well taking it easy this week) because my last week sucked. So instead I stuck to my idea to go Hard this week and that is what I am doing. I have been able to avoid junk foods. I have not been able to incorporate more veggies and fruits yet though. But that is a working progress. I have even been able to avoid ice cream for the last three days. And my mother has been reminding me everyday that there is ice cream in the freezer. (that is a whole different post). 

 New Goals for the rest of the week;

Goal numero uno: I want to do four hours of exercise at least one day this week. Today is Thursday and so far I haven't accomplished that but I hope to do it by Saturday. Why am I doing this? Well there are two reasons. First reason is, watching "I used to be fat" makes me want to do it. Those kids work out for 4hrs a day! I know they are just out of puberty and have more energy than I do at my ripe age of 27 (plus I have hypothyroidism which mostly means my energy levels are really low at times) but I like a challenge sometimes.  My second reason for trying to do it is because I have the time. I am home for the most part all day. Therefore, if I can find 18hrs a day to watch television I can do 4 hours of exercise.  ( Yes I do watch on average 18hours of television a day) 

Goal numero dos: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST: Why is something so simple so difficult to comprehend? NOTE TO SELF! EAT YOUR BLINKING BREAKFAST! I know from personal experience that whenever I skip breakfast I end up making the wrong eating choices. But for some reason I keep missing breakfast. So when I am done with this post I am going to get in a light exercise then I will make breakfast. (one more time for dramatics.) EAT YOUR BLINKING BREAKFAST!

Goal numero tres: Drink Water: This one I have already been able to accomplish. There is no way you can do an excessive amount of exercise without drinking water. So this one is pretty easy.

I think that is it as far of my goals for the week is concerned. 

Update on Fitness Challenge. 

Day 14: I did not do a workout dvd. However I did 30mins of exercise. I jumped rope for a count of 50 then I did 50 jumping jacks and a min of running in spot. I repeats those three activities for 30mins that was all the exercise I did. Total Time: 30mins

Day 15: On day 15 I was inspired by Heavy to work out harder. Last week was a joke for me, I did not workout to my fullest. So I decided to dig deeper (Haha thanks insanity) I did Turbo Fire Ez 55 workout. Let me tell you there isn't anything easy about that workout. I also did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster workout. I was only able to go 30mins of the Fire EZ 55. And I completed the full 30mins of Turbo Jam Fat Blaster. Total work out time: Total Time 60mins

Day 16: Still trying to get in that 4hrs of exercise. I did the biggest loser last chance workout. That was about 35mins for the first part of it. I stopped after the trainers changed clothes. Then I did Turbo Fire Fire 30 workout. (20mins)  Then finally I completed Turbo Jam 3T workout (30mins) Total workout Time 85mins

I am still a long way from completing my 4hrs but I am working up to it. I am going to try to get it done today.

Workouts Planned for today: Day 17

1. Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 45mins
2. Walk Away the Pounds 5mile Advance walk 60mins
3. Turbo Jam HIIT 15 Class 16mins
4. Yoga Booty Ballet 40mins

Total: 2hrs 41mins

I am going to see how much of it I can get done today. I will make an update post tomorrow to let you know how it went. (Pray for me Please). So far my body still feels good. The only place I have a bit of pain is in my right wrist from doing push ups. I am baby my wrist so I am not doing any push ups or putting any weight on it until it feels better. I just want to say one more thing. I am still listening to my body. I am not going to push myself beyond what I am capable of doing safely. Whenever I feel nauseous or have a hard time breathing I take a break.

Until the next post!


  1. Good for you for listening to your body. When I don't do that I always end up with a limp and then 4 days off from exercising which just gets me more frustrated!
    I have hypothyroidism, too. It's difficult when tired a lot of the time, isn't it? If I'm ever feeling TOO tired, I go back to have my blood levels drawn to make sure my meds don't need increased. It's a battle but I sure feel better than I used to!
    Great post, Shannie. Keep up the good work :)

  2. I am due for a checkup but I am waiting until I lose a bit more weight. Right now I take 100mcg sometimes I think its too much because I get really moody and my hair gets dry. The only time I get too tired is when I miss too many days of my meds. (i am bad at taking them). Thanks Ellen for all your encouragement it means a lot to me.

  3. Looking forward to the ice-cream pushing Mom post. ;-) Keep your head up-sounds like you have a good plan.

    Polar's Mom