12/17/2008

Daily Objective: getting started, now

I started this writing a bunch of over explained nonsense :) As per usual haha. I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I love, love bloggers who record their daily food intake because I am completely nosy and curious as to what people are eating.

This is why I love blogs so much, I know a lot of people like blogs that are about someone's opinions, but I truly love the mundain little bits of every day life. The little stuff that usually goes unseen.







I finally tried out my netflixed DVD, Amy Bento: Hi-Lo Extreme Workout. I only made it to 40 minutes before I collapsed on the couch. This workout is not for the faint of heart. One of the things that appealed to me about this DVD was its advertised lack in "overly complicated moves" which was mentioned on the website and on the actual DVD.

Uh, I don't know what her definition of overly complicated moves, but I felt like I was trying to follow the energizer bunny on speed. I think my kick boxing experience helped me to keep up, but I'm really curious to see if a really fit person could have kept up better. Its not that I didn't have the stamina to do the workout, I just couldn't keep up with the crazy moves.

If there was a move that was hard, I just filled it in with kick boxing/cardio moves from my former class to keep moving.

I loved the DVD for the challenge and the great sweat that I got. As much as I love the elliptical, nothing compares to a high intensity cardio class where I'm dripping in sweat and pushing myself. To me, that is the best workout. I know I will be sore tomorrow. I'm sore now.

I also loved that you don't need a ton of room to exercise or any extra equipment.

I'll probably do another workout with Amy Bento before I find another one on netflix to rent. I'm look for a challenging kickboxing dvd that has relatively uncomplicated moves.

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Sorry for the crappy last picture, it was dark out making it really hard to get a decent shot. This was a last minute concoction of onions, green peppers and lean ground turkey (cooked on the skillet with olive oil) mixed with tomato sauce and spices (garlic, basil, cinnamon,salt, pepper etc) and sauces (worchestshire, hot sauce) and then tossed with whole wheat ziti, topped with mozzarella and baked at 400 for 25 minutes.
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I need to go to the store! We are having guests next week and I have some baking to do this weekend so I'm just getting by until then. I definantly need some fresh vegetables.

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I'm setting goals and getting more organized lately. 2009 is going to be a busy year, I have a lot that I want to accomplish and I know that the more direction I have the better off I'll be. The more organization I have the more I can get done.

I want to lose 100 lbs, (more like 150, but I'll get to the last 50 when I get there) which is a little over 8 lbs a month for a year. I don't want to set time frame goals, but I like the direction and the motivation I get from weighing in and recording my food. Non-weight related goals are coming, but basically involve exercise and eating better.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Hanlie said...

I wish there was a slow-motion feature on dvd, so that I an also follow the moves! When they go that fast, I end up totally confused!

2:34 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I am new to weight loss blogging and was wondering do you know where I can find a cool online food journal for everyday? You seem to be up on the technical side of things! Thanks in advance!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I found your blog today as I was playing on the internet and trying to hide from my kids. I enjoyed reading it. There have been times when I have just sat down and watched the rest of an exercise video with a bag of Doritos. I sometimes wish I had that option at the gym. Thanks for your perspective.

2:06 PM  
Blogger AGirlWorthLosing said...

Its really smart not to have an exact time frame or time line. When I look too far ahead I get discouraged, and if I have a specific time line and get behind I get disappointed and trip up. I am only setting short term mini goals now, and it seems to be working out better.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Boo Bear's Place said...

i would love to know too of any cool online journals thanks in advance. i read your blog everyday on my ipod touch through newsgator. i love your site therefore i nominated you for a fabulous blog award!

8:43 PM  
Anonymous MizFit said...

I know this is so true:
The more organization I have the more I can get done.

as is the adage (WHICH I HATE WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME :)) that busy people get things done.

but it is all true huh?

here's to a great 2009 for us all.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

I have trouble with work-out videos because I can't get the moves down fast enough! I'm also to clutsy. I thought it would be fun to do the "Dancing With The Stars" workout video and I burned more brain cells than calories. Couldn't get the steps...ugh!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

I have trouble with work-out videos because I can't get the moves down fast enough! I'm also to clutsy. I thought it would be fun to do the "Dancing With The Stars" workout video and I burned more brain cells than calories. Couldn't get the steps...ugh!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous T said...

Hello! I came across your blog as I am looking for some ideas, help and motivation from others who are losing weight. I was wondering how you made your Daily Stats box. I thought thats a really neat way to keep track of everything. Good Luck and Best Wishes! :)

~T

9:12 PM  

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