Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Goals (2013)

January Recap
I was able to keep up with exercising all through January. I'm up to day 13 on the BeFit in 90 program. I have only had 4 sodas this month so hopefully this next month I'll be able to drink more water. We've been good about shopping once a week, considering FIL has been sick so we've only been able to shop when Shadow Ninja is off work. Also we haven't had time to eat out either. I've been doing research about homeschooling Shadow Ninja and I are dead set on a home education, I've researched the NC laws so I don't think we will have legal issues, and I've found a group that I will probably join in a year or two.

Ten goals for February
1. Start weekly to-do list for school work
2. Start daily water tracker
3. Research different home school methods
4. Get up at 10 am or earlier everyday
5. Cook dinner 3 times this week
6. Continue BeFit in 90 program
7. Do 1 month 1 minute plank
8. Take measurements and body shots for weight loss progression
9. Eat half a plate of fruit for breakfast every morning
10. Spend an hour a day on Pre-K skills with Claire

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Internet sadness

I try to make a lot of things from scratch. Lately I haven't been buying bread because I've been regularly making it. I've finally gotten to the point where I don't even measure how much flower I use, I go by how my dough feels. I still need work on my bread making but I get by.
I'm sad because I've been using one recipe that I found online a few months back. Just yesterday the person who posted the recipe on took the recipe down, or the website did I don't know I just know it's gone. Now I'm kicking myself for not printing out the recipe when I had the chance because it was a really good recipe and I could change out all purpose flower with wheat flower without much change. Now I have to look for another good recipe but I'm smarter now I know to save recipes as soon as I can. I know that if we were in a grid down situation I wouldn't be able to look for my recipe so I have to print all the recipes that I'm going to use from now on.

On another note I got cabbage for really cheap yesterday so now I'm going to make freezer slaw. I hope it turns out well because I've never made cole slaw, much less freezer slaw. Hopefully it'll be good and it'll be enough to last until I grow some cabbage this summer.

These are the hands we're given

Friday, January 18, 2013

January resolution part 3

I'm excited I haven't had a soda in over 2 weeks and I've been exercising everyday. I know I said I was going to start scheduling my workouts but I've decided to try the BeFit in 90 challenge. They give you workouts for each day and I after looking over all the days I think there is a rest day every three days (those will be my Yoga days). I was following the pop Pilates JaNEWary calendar but I can't really do hour long workouts so I'm going with BeFit's 30 minute workouts. Also starting tomorrow I'm going to start working on my planks. I currently do a cheater plank (on my elbows and knees) for 30 seconds so I want to work up to full plank and I want to be able to hold it for at least 1 minute if not more. I also want to work on my splits, doing split stretches, after I accomplish splits I'm going to work on improving my yoga poses(like crow, dancer, wheel, and a full headstand)
I'm still not watching what I'm eating and I've been failing at keeping a food journal but hopefully it'll all workout.
Now I'm off to bed so I can get up at 9 tomorrow and start the 90 day workout.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Resolutions part 2

My first resolution this year was to lose weight, like everyone else. I've been doing really good so far. I'm taking baby steps. Since December 29th I've been working out every morning. It's not been a regular workout, I've been doing what I feel like that day. At first it was one of the many circuit or interval workouts that I found on Pinterest but within the past three days it's been a thirty minute to an hour Youtube workout, whatever I feel like I have time for. I'm still sore especially my legs, I really want to do something that makes my abs sore but I haven't really found a good ab workout.
I haven't been watching what I eat but I haven't had soda since new years day, I have treated myself to a sweet tea but no soda. I have been buying better food and eating more cleanly but no calorie counting.
My only plans are to start organizing my workouts, 3 days of cardio, 3 days of strength training, and 1 day of active recovery. I want to make Sunday my active recovery day, restorative yoga and the like. I'm not sure what days I want to make my cardio and strength but I'll see to organizing that after I get into the habit of a recovery day.
I have plan to start putting more vegetables in my diet, less protein and carbs. I also plan to start counting how much water I'm drinking. I know I'm supposed to drink 64 oz a day or more but no more than 128 oz. I'm going to make sure to drink between those two amounts. I'm also starting a journal to write down everything I eat and drink.

Finally, I made a motivational board on pinterest. It's a secret board because none of my motivation really lead to an actual website just pictures on google or tumblr and I really don't want people to tell me my motivations are unrealistic. I know most of them are but to me it's not about looking like my motivation, it's about feeling like I believe they feel in the picture. I want to feel powerful and sexy. I want to feel like I can take on the world.