Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I give great advice

I am so clever - when telling other people what to do. Check out all the advice I've been doling out lately:

"I think we all know what we need to do to lose weight, and when we don't lose weight, I think we can always find the reason when we're honest with ourselves. (definitely thinking of myself here!) The answer is consistency and honesty. Stick to your plan, eat the fruits and veggies, not the cake and breadsticks, exercise most days of the week, don't reward yourself for exercising with food. Ok I realized this is about me now, not you..."

"How much working out are you currently doing? 2 45 minute core sessions seems totally too much to me (or was this your full body strength stuff?). I also read somewhere that people totally over train their abs (doing things like crunches as opposed to planks). So lots of people have 6-packs underneath 3 inches of fat, yet still have back problems. (that might have been a study written about me…)"

First was a comment on a blog, second was an email reply to a friend who wanted my thoughts on ab workouts (I feel like such a pro!). However in both cases I realized I was actually talking to myself with my great advice. (the subconscious is amazing huh?)

So here's what I know:
  • I've been talking the talk, not walking the walk.
  • I ate cupcakes last night.
  • I half assed my workout.
  • I have 10 lbs to lose and a bridesmaid dress to fit in.

So here's what I've done:
  • This morning I ate 1 egg and 1/2 cup egg whites scrambled with chopped red bell pepper.
  • Brought a banana to round out my breakfast, waited until 10:00 to eat it.

Well that's all because it's only 10:30 now. But I plan on doing more! I left out the cranberry muffin I usually through in my lunch just in case I feel like eating carbs (and of course I do if they're there!). Packed only fruits, veggies, hard boiled egg and 1 yogurt. Have a step class tonight. (I never half ass it in a class.) Did not plan supper. However, right now I'll plan it....tomato soup and ham sandwiches. NOT a free-for-all of random food. I can have berries for dessert. Let's just do 1 great day and see how I feel (I'm guessing I'll feel good!!!)

Other ideas I have:
  • when I'm mindlessly watching tv in the evening, dig out the weights and do lunges. I can still watch tv but accomplish something!
  • walk the dog as soon as I get home from work. It's still light out, and we'll both feel better.
  • Do a freezer inventory so I can start planning real meals again (do this weekend)
  • Weekly measurements, not just WIs.

My plans for workouts for the week are to Step every day. We launch Saturday. Then my first solo class is next thursday. Last night I did the full class right through, I did pretty good, a couple mistakes and mis-cues. But I was pretty suprised at how well I knew it all. That's good news!

For my birthday I got gift cards to the mall and moolah to spend so I'm excited. However I don't want to have to go up a size or anything, plus I want to have fun shopping. So the sooner I get back to my old self the better.

I'm also going to pay attention to the comments I'm leaving and the advice I give other people since I do know what I'm talking about, just have to do it!


tash said...

It is pretty funny that we all know what to do . . . but we just don't do it/find excuses. I am a BIG excuse finder.

Good post.

Vanessa said...

Oooh, good post.

You give great advice.

Angie All The Way said...

Yup I think we pretty much just need to "sh*t or get off the pot", pardon the expression! I hear ya girlfriend. We all know HOW, we just have to be honest AND consistent for a signifciant period of friggin time!

Thanks buddy! Great post!

eurydice said...

so true, so so true - all in the do, not in the say!