Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Back on the wagon...

Now that all the excitement that May, June and July bring to my life, it's time to get back on the weight loss wagon. I still have my goal of reaching 120lbs., but with all the eating I've done in the past two and a half months, I've gained back about 8lbs. and it's time to lose those eight and then some.

So starting this past Monday, I got back on the treadmill and started counting those calories again. It's been a rough few days because my body's gotten used to less exercise and more calories, so it's griping quite a lot. My goal was to get four days of walking in, but I do listen to my body, and while I pushed through today, I think I'll have to skip tomorrow. My right leg needs a break.

I've also gotten back to my snatches of calisthenics. Whenever I use the rest room, I do a few little things to help stretch out the muscles that I don't use much since I sit on my behind most of the day. I can already feel the difference as I'm much less achy overall than I was just a few short days ago.

Also, more water. I've cut back on the (decaf) tea again and am trying to get back to more water. My body definitely lets me know when I haven't drunk enough.

Here's to weight loss (again)!


Kay Kauffman said...

What sort of things do you do in the restroom for calisthenics? It sounds like an interesting concept. It sure wouldn't hurt me to try something like that - I'm in the same boat and any help I can get is help I'll gladly take!

Hope you're having a great week! :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

Hey, Kay! I'm not sure what these are actually called, but basically...

1) Waist twisties: stand with feet at shoulder distance apart (or whatever's comfy) and arms straight out; twist to the left, right arm thrusting that direction and left arm swing backwards; then just twist back around to the right in a controlled continuous motion, five times to each direction

2) stretches: still standing with legs should-width apart, left hand goes down as right hand reaches over the head to the left, bending at the waist and stretching those obliques; continuous smooth stretches, five time each direction

3) cross-body toe touches: again with feet shoulder-width apart, right hand to left toe and up, left hand to right tow and up, five to each side

And repeat at least once; you can work your way up to three or four reps.

We have a large-ish bathroom at the office, so I can do these in there if needs be, but we only have a few employees, all working in other spaces from mine, so I can also do it near my desk.

Good luck to you!