Thursday, 27 June 2013

June in review

I'm chained like a monkey to my computer all day at work; it's a super sedentary job.  Thinking over this last month, I could have done much better on the exercise front. I know to feel good and lose this weight,  I have to move as much as possible. Looking back on my exercise logs, it's averaged out to 3 out of 7 days per week. In my book, that's a fail.

I have to be exercising 5 or 6 out of 7 days. By exercise, I mean strength training with cardio for a total of at least an hour of sweatiness per day. Yoga and Pilates is an additional feel-good activity I do sometimes at home in the evenings, but it's for stretching and relaxation.

I am losing weight, but it's coming off too slowly. I know what I have to do.

As for food, I'm doing well. Sticking with eating protein, tons of veggies, some fruit and trying to avoid most processed food. However, I'm still fighting cravings and temptations. Invites to barbecues are frequent and I can easily brush off the potato salads and such, but the tortilla chips or fries and alcohol is problematic. On two occasions I've had to physically remove myself... once from the food area outside and hang out inside my friend's living room and the other time I actually left the party early. I knew if I stayed, I'd make the wrong choices. What can I say, I'm still working on willpower, or lack thereof.

Jeanette has a great post today called Protein, fat and carbs and portion sizes  Check it out :)


  1. Tubbawear is the best thing since sliced bread! Use it!

  2. Like you, I have a desk job and the entire day, I'm sitting in front of a computer, so I can definitely understand the need to want to exercise more after hours. Also, it seems to me that your willpower is very much intact. You leaving a room full of good food and drinks and even leaving a get together early on occasion is great self control. I say great job. Keep up the good work.

  3. Oh 32 pounds down? Girl don't make me step up my game!! LOL Your starting was my current though LOL

    1. Ha ha! But it seems like you're taking it off faster than me! Oh well, we have the same goal get healthy, get lean :)