Get it on!!!

Well, today has certainly been interesting.

Started off with a soccer game…fun… and ended with a hospital trip and missed work.

Ok, so that sounds way more dramatic than it actually is. I ended up get a scratch on my eye. As in my eyeball. Yeah, there is a pretty little red line across my eye. It’s all blurry and sore. And to top it off, the “eye drops” they have me on are gross. I use the term “eye drop” very loosely. It has the consistency of petroleum jelly. Yum, right?

I have to squeeze some of it under my bottom waterline… then I get this lovely film like feeling along with the scratchy soreness I’ve already got. So the blurry-ness kind of turns into a shiny blur. It’s an odd sensation. So, I’m supposed to be at work tonight, but can’t be there. Which I feel horrible about, I don’t like missing work… but apparently it’s better that I don’t go in. So I’m sitting here at home feeling horribly guilty about missing work. Yeah.

But other than that… Josh and I went out and picked up some more exercise equipment. Of course it was all on sale…impulse buy kind of thing. They’re resistance band things. One of them you hook around a door, and the other is like a strap you put over your back when you’re doing push-ups. It’s kind of perfect though, I’ve been complaining about wanting to do strength training and whatnot, and now we can! Of course the push-up one is more for Josh, as I can’t even do a single push up, let along with resistance along with it.

I’m pretty excited about it. But…FINALLY…. Josh and I have come up with an exercise schedule.

After quite a bit “research” (read: random googling) I found out that the typical “3 days a week/20-30 minutes a day” isn’t the only option. So Josh and I kind of came up with our own little regimen and we’re going to see how it goes.

So, yeah. That’s what we’ve got so far. Saturday and Sunday are going to be our “rest days” and Tuesday is going to be our “half assed day” where we are still “exercising” but it is far less strenuous than the rest of the week. We’re going to do cardio and strength every day…about 30-45 minutes each. At this point we’re planning on doing the cardio in the morning and strength training at night. We’re planning on starting to wake up at 6:00 every day (before Land-o gets up) so we can get these exercises out of the way and then strength is going to be more at night, after he gets to bed depending on the night.

And for the record. The “elliptical/variety” thing is pretty much for Josh’s sake. He’s not big on the elliptical, he’d rather do jumping jacks and burpees. Ew. Although, who knows…I might get into some burbies…we’ll see.

And we left the strength kind of vague on purpose. We know we want to work on upper body more than lower…mainly because our bottom halves are already stronger than our top halves. Yes, even me. I’ve got shockingly [read: freakishly] strong legs…it’s my upper body that is weak. But we didn’t want to say “Oh we’re going to do obliques on this day, arms on this…” we wanted to keep it open. Give us a chance to figure what exercises we like and which ones we don’t.

So yeah, that is our plan for right now.I think it looks pretty good right now. This is just for the month of October. We’re talking about how we can add/change the exercises and the schedule for the next month so our bodies don’t get used to it.

We’re going to see how this month goes. Much of the exercising that we are going to be doing is quite low as far as exercises go. We aren’t going to be using 50 pound resistant bands or anything, and I already know I can jump on the elliptical for 45 minutes no problem. We are starting low so we can work up to either longer “sessions” or heavier weights/more reps.

And Josh is going to do this with me!!!! He doesn’t need to lose weight (skinny bastard :D) but he would like to add on some muscle and be healthier in general… but if I can be completely selfish for a minute, I’m thrilled that I won’t have to do this alone!!!

So we’ll see how it goes… it should be interesting. Wish us luck!

Happy-ish Wednesday (Weigh-in Day)

Ok, maybe not happy-ish…but Wednesday nonetheless.

It’s been a fairly blegh week as far as the weight stuff goes. Never got around to writing up that schedule, but I’m planning on doing it tonight. Along with some kind of exercise. I’m not entirely sure what…but yeah. I know I said that I would have a schedule on Monday, but obviously I didn’t. So I’m going to make a point to do it tonight.

I’ve had some “eh” days and some pretty great days… this past week so I wasn’t even sure how my weigh in day was going to go…and then to top it all off, it’s TTotM (sorry guys…TMI), I know I’m bloating, I can tell in certain parts of my body…so I don’t know.

Last week: 183.6
This week: 183.8
Total GAINED: .2 pounds

So, basically the same thing as last week… that .2 of a pound bugger. Although I want to be happy…haha. Mainly because I’m bloating, but I’m not going to anticipate anything until next weeks weigh in. I’m hoping for good numbers.

I’ve kind of set a goal for myself…honestly a goal I never thought to set for myself. Perhaps the word “goal” isn’t the right word… more like “challenge.”

Yes. I am going to issue myself a challenge.

As you all know I haven’t had the best track record with losing weight for a long period of time. I’ll lose weight for a couple of weeks and then all of a sudden stop or even gain a little bit back.

So I want to see how many weeks I can collectively lose weight. I’m not sure about how to reward myself… stickers? Money? I honestly have no clue…

But I want to be able to actually lose some weight collectively. Get past this hump of losing a few pounds just to gain them back or get stuck for a while.

A rather tiny thing, but really I need to be consistent. I want to get to that point where I am losing weight regularly…rather than sporadically. We’ll see how it goes.

Other than that, not too much has changed… So on my to-do list… Exercise, get a exercise schedule, lose weight consistently…and re-start my motivational goals payout thingie.

You know, that thing that I had been doing where I have goals that when I reach then I was going to pay myself $10. Well, that was kind of a bust…looking back at it now… the goals were quite unattainable/unrealistic (such as do 10 pull ups, or do 20 push ups) or very abstract things (such as “feel good wearing a tank top” which is very touch and go.)

So yeah, that’s all I can think of right about now… But instead of last time…if I happen to flub a goal (like…weigh under 180 pounds….weigh in at 179 and the next week 180) then I’ll have to take the money back out. You know?

This time actually do it. Can you guys tell that I’m not a very consistent kind of person?

So, tomorrow I’ll have a schedule, goals list, and news that I exercised!!!! Until next time…