So I've decided that every weekday at 11am I'm making time for exercise. My fiance has agreed to watch the baby during this time and Jett will of course be in school so I will have that time just for me. I hate getting interrupted during exercising. It totally throws me off and actually kinda angers me so I think having a scheduled time now will be quite helpful. I decided on 11am so whenever I am finished I can just have a protein shake for my lunch and go ahead and start rebuilding all those muscles I just broke down. I need to cut back on my eating significantly though if I'm truly focused on losing all this extra weight. I've been yoyo-ing like crazy with everything that's been going on here lately. It's extra rough still living with my parents right now in the midst of all this and I know it would be so much easier to do things on my own terms once we move in to our own place but as of right now we are both unemployed again and so there is no telling when we are going to be able to move out. I need to just do it now. Why put off for tomorrow what can be done today? If I keep thinking like that then I'll never be healthy.
Last Friday I had a great workout session. I did a Crunch series Ab workout immediately followed by a Jillian Michaels routine and man did I ever sweat! It felt great but at the same time it kicked my ass. I'm at least 50 lbs heavier than the last time I tried some of those moves. I've got a lot more flab in the stomach region than I did back then and so not only were some things just plain exhausting, they were also actually impossible to do correctly. I did my best though and pushed it as hard as I could. I know in time I'll get back to being able to do things correctly if I just keep trying. Now that I've got a schedule set I don't think exercising will be a problem. My biggest concern is wondering how I'm going to control my cravings, especially at this time of year. I'm going over all the things I've done in the past and still continuing to research new ideas online so that I can get this under control. My fiance actually got a free trial of something called Raspberry Keytones a little while back and I finally got around to looking in to them last week. They are a supplement that is supposively helpful in controlling your appetite and losing weight but of course will only be helpful if you are already actively trying to lose weight by eating well and exercising. So no telling if they actually work or not really. lol. They didnt seem to have any negative side affects though and I had them anyways so I decided to take them. I've been having 2 a day for the last week and not really noticed any changes. If I happen to burp after gulping them down with some drink though it does taste like raspberries. :) I saw Dr. Oz approved of them though and thought they were worth a shot at minor help along the way, definitely not a substitute for anything. I know there is no magic pill! I'm just using up the 30 day supply we have and not planning on getting any more.
In other news, My friend Katie from Runs for Cookies made it on to Heather's Half Size Me Show this week!
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