Sparkly & Slimming….a Weight Loss Blog

Samantha's journey to slim down, while remaining sparkly!

Monday Check-in

on June 20, 2011

Morning All!

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was decent. I got a fabulous workout in yesterday, I can feel the soreness in my legs today, which is nice. I decided it would be a good practice to check in on what I planned to do last week and see how I did.

Last week’s plan with comments:

Workout schedule –
Mon:  Zoe drilling DVD
Tues:  Morning circuit training  (because I have dinner plans) <– dinner plans moved, after work circuits instead.
Weds: Evening cardio
Thurs: Lunchtime circuit training (working from home has it benefits!) plus Zoe drilling DVD
Fri: Evening Cardio (hopefully outside if it’s not too hot) <— nope. Worked a 12 hour shift, no exercise whatsoever! 😦
Sat: Circuit training plus cardio session <— just cardio and a shimmy drill, no circuits
Sun: Father’s Day – cardio session with Dad (beach walk maybe?) plus Zoe DVD  <— Dad ended up working, I did a cardio/circuit mixed set at the gym

So, my plan didn’t exactly work out….but that’s life right? I didn’t plan to work until 9pm on Friday, but shit happens. It’s all about how you adjust to what life throws at you.

Here is this weeks goal workout plan:

Workout schedule –
Mon:  30 mins Cardio, Yoga/Pilates DVD
Tues:  circuit training, Zoe DVD
Weds: barre n9ne ballet workout in the AM – woo!
Thurs: Lunchtime circuit training (working from home has it benefits!) plus Zoe drilling DVD
Fri: 30 mins cardio, Zoe DVD
Sat: Circuit training plus cardio session
Sun: Yoga/Pilates DVD, Circuit training plus cardio session

Of course, it’s all subject to change. But, that’s what I’ve put in my BB calendar. Hopefully I can hit 85% of it. 🙂

As for the rest of weight-loss – emotional stuff, eating etc. I think things are going well. I’ve been channeling a lot of stuff through my paper journal. I realized that keeping stuff inside doesn’t make it go away, it makes you crazy. So I’ve gotten in the habit of writing before I go to bed. I read it the next morning and decide if the things on my mind can be tackled or need to be let go of. This morning was a lot of ‘let it go’. I have learned that if you put too much focus on something, you give it more power than it deserves.

I’m reading a new book on the history of dieting. I don’t know why I find it so fascinating, but I do. It’s called “The Hundred Year Diet: America’s Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight” by Susan Yaeger. I’m reading it on the nook I borrowed from my Mom (thanks Mom!). The best line so far (I’m only 20 pages in): “It is difficult for many Americans to recognize simple, good food anymore – let alone appreciate it. We are confused. We fly from one loopy, illogical diet to the next. We feel guilty; we binge and purge. And we’ve become just about the fattest people on earth.” SO TRUE! I really like the book so far, and will write a little review once I finish.

Do you guys read weight-loss centric books? Have a favorite?

Have any of you made a weekly plan? How’s it working out? I’m excited to try the ballet workout on Weds morning, I’ll definitely blog about it afterwards! 🙂

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2 responses to “Monday Check-in

  1. jobo says:

    I am SO excited for you to try barre n9ne!! And your workout week looks great…and as for last week, ya know, the best laid plans don’t always work out, you adjust and move on, right? As for weight loss books, I just got one, since I have had trouble with body image in the past and it’s called ‘when women stop hating their bodies’ – so far, I LOVE what I am reading, all about banning ‘fat talk’ and ‘body hate.’

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