Maybe. I'm not sure. Thanks for the empathy
I feel fine now that I've started up my pills again... going to take special care to write down ANY little thing that bothers me, though.
You sound like me!! Haha, though I usually had more like 40 days between them with 9 days of bleeding. My mom only put up with it for about 6 months (and me constantly missing school) before she took me to the doctor and practically demanded the pills. Took about 4 months for the bleeding to subside, and now my period lasts 2-3 days, tops. It's so strange how they can be so widely different between people. I can't BELIEVE your doc told you cramps are psychological, sheesh! Times HAVE changes, that's for sure.
You sound like you're doing it well this week, it's inspirational! Go get' em!
Love your swearing substitutes, lol! I try to make myself say "Oh goodness!" and "Oh my!" as much as I can, though I can swear like a sailor too, especially if I stub my toe or something. I've been considering getting some of Bob Harper's Yoga DVDs, though I am a yoga beginner -- maybe they'd be too ouchie for me???
I was really happy to read that your son was progressing well, but it seems like he's a one step forward, two-step back kind of person right now. I'm keeping you in my thoughts that he keeps heading towards a healthy outlook! I can't imagine the ups and downs of stress you must be feeling, but you are doing FANTASTIC. And TOTM isn't helping, I'm sure!!
If I eventually end up someplace near the ocean I may very well take up diving again. It's wonderful exercise that you're barely aware of doing! Thanks for reminding me about that. I've been remembering a lot of things I used to do as a kid/younger adult that I just don't do anymore. Weird how our lives evolve in unexpected ways.
Don't let Mike bully you about busses -- just stand up and tell him that he WILL dance some Zumba!
1) Calories between 1200-1500 T: 1,492 W: 1,250 (Week Average: 1,371)
2) Exercise 3 times this week, high intensity T: No W: No -- changing this goal!
3) Calorie deficit of 4,000-5,000 T: -312 W: -558 (Week Total: -870)
4) In bed by 11:30 every night T: Nope W: close, but no cigar
5) Protein between 25-30% on average for the week T: 27% W: 26% (Week Average: 26.5%)
6) 80 oz. of water daily T: 64 W: 64
7) Take my multivitamin!! T: forgot W: forgot again
8) Weigh in daily and post here T: 158.6 W: 159.3 Th: 159.9
9) 30 Day Shred EVERY DAY
1) Turn in 5 job applications this week T: 3 W: 3 more, like a boss
2) Prepare for exam review by Thursday T: not yet W: no
3) Take some "me" time every day T: Yes W: not really
4) Don't sweat the small stuff T: I tried W: yeah
Alright, that's it. I am so sick of my de-motivated behind. I can't seem to work up the wherewithal to do a big workout for some reason, so I'm going to go back to something that kickstarted me before -- the 30 Day Shred. Now, I HATE the 30 Day Shread. Starting it always makes my legs feel like they're going to cramp up into tiny balls for the first few days and I've come fairly close to fainting numerous times, but there is something about the 30 Day Shred that makes me do it -- it's that the workouts are fairly short. I really have NO reason/excuse not to do one of those workouts every day. I can do it while dinner's cooking. I can do it right when I get home and there's just... no excuse at all
So I am changing my exercise goal and adding a new one (goal #9) to do the Shred every day for the rest of the week to kickstart me back into exercise as a habit, and hopefully. I think I also need to get back to walking to the gym on my complex to work out a bit on days where I have the energy on top of the Shred. Zumba is great and I enjoy it, but I was more faithful to my workouts in the long term when I left the apartment and went to the gym. Less distractions. There's also weight training equipment there. I need to come up with a faithful weight regiment as I totally just sort of half-assed it before.
So I'm asking -- any good training regiments to do at the gym 2 to 3 times per week that I can start implementing next week?
The gym doesn't have any free weights. There are a lot of the usual machines, and one machine with the weights on pulleys (obvsly I don't know the proper name...)
I used to basically go through all the machines when I was there doing 3-5 reps of 12-15 on a weight that gave me a "burn" about halfway through the reps. The weight varied with machines, of course, but that was all I did. I don't know if I should go and focus on top half of body vs. lower half of body on different days. I also need to be aware of my ankle, BUT, weight training is usually ok as long as I don't have to contort myself into weird positions, or so I've found, anyway. I'm really open to suggestions on this.
I think I've just become disgusted with my lack of exercising and orbiting around 160 forever. Enough is enough. I don't want to, but I need to do it. I think I need to go through some kind of masochism, lol. We'll see! I'm not feeling motivated, I'm feeling ANGRY! RAWR!!!!