HCB's Journal, 08 August 2012

Although I was tired this morning, I knew I wanted to exercise. The spirit was willing and the body was faltering; BUT, again my spirit won! I completed my Jillian M. Circuit Training DVD and am getting SO much better at all the moves...except the dreaded plank!

And the daily gratitude list for my current challenge:

-My Buddies on FS who encourage me daily
-My resolve to "butt-kick" myself to a smaller size
-The love and support of my Dear Husband (aka DH)
-My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
-My wonderful companion animals, Bengal Cats, who are my children
-My connection to the Mother Earth and all its splendor
-My physical health

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 August 2012:
1177 kcal Fat: 36.90g | Prot: 104.87g | Carb: 122.77g.   Breakfast: milk, water, skim milk, coffee, Body fortress superadvanced whey protein powder, honeydew melon. Lunch: Baby Bel Light, mushrooms, Olive Oil, raw red bell peppers, Eggland's Best large egg, Egg White, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray, yellow onion, water. Dinner: white ground turkey, olive oil, babybel light, Thomas Engish Muffin Triple Health, yellow onion, yellow mustard, Old Dutch tortilla chips, water. Snacks/Other: blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, Splenda, All Bran Buds, water. more...
3161 kcal Activities & Exercise: Circuit Training - 50 minutes, Driving - 25 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 7 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 45 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


I wish there was some way to get the mind and mood to support exercise. I go thru the same thing every morning, I try to talk myself out of my morning walk but the dogs make me feel so guilty. Everytime I move they jump up with that expectant look on their faces and I have to go. Always feel better after but it is a daily struggle. 
08 Aug 12 by member: fatoldlady
FOL - yes, it is a struggle. I also have to talk myself into it. I tell myself if I don't move it, I may lose the ability to move it someday and I really really do not want that to happen in the near future. And, conversely, I tell myself if I don't move it, I won't lose it - the weight. 
08 Aug 12 by member: HCB
Good job on getting the exercise done again. You will get better at the planks too. I know you can do it :) 
08 Aug 12 by member: kimjinxie
08 Aug 12 by member: CJT1217
Thanks, Clifford! And kimjinxie - I have not yet gotten better at planks! I say 10 seconds but I count very fast! (Probably more like 5 seconds, then I grunt and hit the floor! Fortunately, it is the last skill on the last circuit - LOL ! 
08 Aug 12 by member: HCB
I really haven't been in exercise mode lately - always something else that needs doing, like cleaning the house, work, etc. I need to get back to the place where it's just something you DO, like brushing your teeth or showering daily. Once I'm doing it (actually on the treadmill or my bike), I'm so much better. So here's to taking those baby steps, like putting on my workout clothes in the morning instead of jeans, so that I have a constant reminder that I haven't worked out yet (and I can finally take them off before I shower).  
08 Aug 12 by member: Heidijoy
WHOOT-WHOOT!!! I've been lazy lately so GREAT JOB! 
08 Aug 12 by member: thynes
FOL says it for me, too...my little dog LOVES her walk...I HAVE to go, lol...gotta say it, though...the minute I get out the door, I'm LOVIN' it...and then, some of it is what HCB says, the fear of one day not being able to... 
08 Aug 12 by member: Baxie
Am so proud of you - keep up the good work! 
08 Aug 12 by member: BuffyBear
Heidijoy...the workout clothes in the AM is a great way to keep you aware. Sometimes quite a bit of time goes by before I actually get it done, but it does increase the odds dramatically. Great work HCB. You are the picture of determination and resolve! 
08 Aug 12 by member: yduj57
Congrats on the spirit winning out over the body! I started out with exercise videos as my first foray into moving and then advanced to a daily group class for about 3 years and now I've joined the gym. It's a process but, if you stick with it, it gets easier and easier. Then, somewhere along the line, it stops sucking quite so much. And, wonder of all wonders, there comes a point you start to ENJOY it and actually LOOK FORWARD to it! I know, I never believed it could happen. I thought all of those "exercise junkies" were psychotic freaks of nature! But now that I am one of those junkies, I can see that they were all just enjoying their natural endorphin highs and loving how strong their bodies felt. And take heart with the plank. I couldn't hold a plank to save my life at first. I started on my elbows and knees, then progressed to elbows and toes and then to hands and toes. I remember when 20 seconds seemed impossible. Now I can do over 3 minutes of full plank, no problem! So believe in yourself and keep doing it. It will get easier. And you WILL like it! I promise :) 
08 Aug 12 by member: evelyn64
Nice thankful list!! And go you getting off your butt and exercising - it's always hard to start and then when you are doing it, you think why the hell have I been avoiding this it feels great....I burn more calories avoiding exercise than I do actually doing it!!! 
08 Aug 12 by member: triaby
I love your pretty green list by the way. Thank you for the sound advice in your response to my journal content regarding my son's circumstance. You're the best!  
08 Aug 12 by member: wiener4
I do love exercise - in the past I was a devotee until about age 45 or so...then I had a job change, menopause, thyroid and other various reasons (excuses) for not working out. This is when most of the weight packed on! So, I am always glad to exercise...it is often just getting started that is hard. And, like HeidiJoy, I put on my exercise clothes when I first wake up in the morning and assume I will workout!  
08 Aug 12 by member: HCB
Nice I need to get some videos. Glad your spirit won today.. Mind over body seems to be the case..lol 
08 Aug 12 by member: bonthronm
This sounds fantastic! You are really working hard and doing difficult stuff. Very inspiring. Thank you! 
09 Aug 12 by member: kmartdollie
Great list! We have soo much to be thankful for!  
09 Aug 12 by member: skwhite
Sounds like the your body is becoming as strong as your inner spirit. You are doing an amazing job all around. Also really like your grateful for list too. Hope you have a wonderful day.  
09 Aug 12 by member: pam-u-la
You are doing fantastic! Glad that the spirit is so strong. Have an awesome day! 
09 Aug 12 by member: ctlss


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