I Hate It, But I’m Doing It

Mornings. I really, really, really hate them. I am so far from a morning person it’s not even funny. Seriously, don’t ask me to function before 10am other than breathe and maybe answer a simple yes or no question. I’m just not with it until 10. 

It really is amazing once we get the double digits on the clock I’m golden, I can do differential calculus in my head if need be, okay not really but I can do complicated math and solve complex problems without much effort, but ask me at 9:58 and I’m like, “Are you speaking English?” So yeah, morning person I am not. 

However, today I needed to be in the office earlier than usual, which meant I needed to get up earlier than usual and oh yeah I’m committed to this whole working out and reaching/completing my goals this week, which means I had to get up even earlier. Ughhhhhh!!! Let’s just say I’m not quite a happy camper. As its quarter to 9 and I’m up and somewhat functioning. 

Okay, I’ll be honest as exhausted as I was when I got up earlier than normal I put on my big girl pants and worked out. And, well the workout throughly exhausted me, but in a completely different way. And, well now it’s quarter to 9 and I’m functioning enough to actually write this post, of course later I may read over and say oh yeah not nearly awake enough to be posting on the blog, but anyway I do feel a bit more awake than if I had just gotten up and not worked out. 

Must be those endorphins I hear talked about so much. Waking me up. Of course I may be ready for a nap by noon but it will just be an early to bed type of night. 

The husband will be at a concert tonight and I’ll have the house to myself so, curling up and reading some of my book and then falling asleep watching a movie at 8pm will be perfectly acceptable. 

So yeah, I hate mornings, but I’ve definitely have found over time that working out first thing is the best for me. That way I have no excuses to get in the way and prevent me from doing the workout. Of course when you have to go to work it means getting up that much earlier which I’m not a fan of. Luckily, I have a job where I can set my own schedule for the most part, and make the morning wake up call a bit more reasonable. 

How about you do you find that there is a time that works best for you to get your daily exercise in? What motivates you to keep with it?

Go With The Flow

I was planning on going for a short 30 minute bike ride today. However, Mother Nature had other plans. 

This is the current state of affairs outside and appears it will be that for the remainder of the day. So, I had to swipe out the bike ride for something else. 

So, I thought about what I could do.  I could do a walk at home video, however I knew I was also doing a 6 minute stint on the treadmill so a walking video didn’t seem like a great idea. I could do some Pound, Cize, or Pi-Yo, and then I saw it. 

The Wave. I haven’t used it in a long time, and after today I remember why. Holy leg burn!!!!


This is The Wave if you’ve never heard of or seen it before. You can use it for cardio, weight training, and stretching. It’s pretty cool. Today I used it in the rocker position. If you flip it over you can use it as a step or an assist for stretching, which I did use to help stretch my calf, I’m dealing with a tight right calf that’s been nagging me for a few days now. But, anyway I was using The Wave in the rocking position, and rocked from side to side and then turned so that I could also rock front to back for 20 minutes while watching a little TiVo. 

Let’s just say that it may not look like much and when you first start you think oh this is so much fun I could do this forever, and after about 2 minutes your tune changes drastically. I like it because I definitely get a good sweat going on and there is no impact on the joints which is nice. Oh and let’s add in the amount of balance it takes. Stepping on and off require some serious balance and once you get it a Rockin’ be prepared.  No, I didn’t go flying off but I could see it happening. 

After 20 minutes of Rockin’ The Wave I hit the treadmill and was able to add the minute to my time. 

So, I had to do some changes to make up for the weather, but I still did something. I will have to fit 10 more minutes of something in today as I was planning on doing 30 minutes on the bike. However, I’m doing laundry and flipping the mattress today, so hmmm lugging the laundry to the washer and dryer, folding, putting it away, flipping the mattress, and remaking the bed should count as some form of exercise right? Yes? No? Maybe?

How is your week going are you meeting your goals?

Setting Goals & Accountability

Today, I’m holding myself accountable and I’m doing that by posting here what my goals are for this week. 

  1. Eat clean & healthy foods – making the best food choices I can, putting the proper food in my body to help fuel my body to be the best it can be. 
  2. Complete Week 1 of Phase 1 of Netabolic Endurance
  3. Walk 5 days and add a minute to my walk time every day
  4. Won’t be discouraged if the number on the scale doesn’t change – as long as I eat properly and exercise changes are happening even if I don’t see them right away. 

So these are the goals for the week and with this I’m also going to list what I’m doing each day.

Monday

  • Day 1 of Metabolic Endurance✔️
  • Do 5 minute cool down on treadmill✔️
  • Kickball

Tuesday

  • 6 minutes on the treadmill
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Wednesday

  • Day 2 of Metabolic Endurance 
  • 7 minute cool down on treadmill 

Thursday

  • 8 minutes on the treadmill
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Friday

  • Day 3 of Metabolic Endurance 
  • 9 minute cool down on treadmill 

Saturday

  • 10 minutes on treadmill 

Sunday

  • Have fun

And, I’m happy to report that I’ve already checked off 2 of the items under Monday. I’ll have to wait till tonight to check off that last item on the list, but I will. I’ll keep updating the list throughout the week, and I want to have the entire list with ✔️ after each item. 

So there you have it friends my goals for the week and my accountability list. Here’s hoping someone will check in with me and make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. 

A friend posted this today and I thought it was perfect. I won’t ever be the best at running or working out, but today I’m already better than I was yesterday. The only person you are truly competing with is yourself. Be better today than you were yesterday. 

Happy Monday!!!

Getting Back Into It

I’ve been crazy busy and massively slacking in the blogging. But, I’ve decided that it’s something I need to make time for since I really enjoy it. 

I’ve been super diligent about tracking my food using MyFitnessPal, if you use it feel free to add me ARosa1980. I love having friends for encouragement and accountability. 

I’ve tracked everything I’ve eaten for 2 weeks now and have lost 7 pounds. Okay, I really haven’t lost 7 pounds because I’m not looking to find them ever again so let’s say I’ve destroyed 7 pounds over the last 2 weeks. I haven’t added any exercise into the mix this has just been through watching what I eat and recording what I’m eating. I’ve even had a couple of days where I ate more than I should have and not made the best choices. However, over 2 weeks I’ve made for the most part healthy food choices and it’s shown. 

I really wanted to get back into the tracking and clean healthy eating before I added an exercise regimen in. One thing at a time. Well tomorrow I’m starting to add the exercise back in. I’m doing a 9 week program that is based on my metabolism. It’s only 15 minutes a day 3 times a week. There are no designated rest periods as the way it works is to push yourself as hard as you can until you can’t go anymore than rest until you can go. I’m going to give it a whirl. I mean I can find 15 minutes in my day to do a little physical activity. So, I’m going to give it a whirl and see how it goes. 

Along with tracking all my food with MyFitnessPal I’ve been going to town again on YouFood. It’s kind of like Instagram but for food. It works great for the times when I can’t immediately log my food as I’ve got a picture of what I’ve eaten. Plus, I get to see all sorts of deliciousness that other people are eating and pick up some new recipes. If you’re on YouFood or join follow me at AbbyR. I’d love to see what you are eating and cooking. You also can post your exercise which is always fun to see what others are doing and perhaps learn about a new workout/exercise. 

So yeah, 2 weeks of tracking and sticking with it and I’ve had results on the scale. I just need to remember that even if I don’t always see results on the scale it doesn’t mean results aren’t happening. Unfortunately, I too often forget that and get discouraged. There is more to being healthy than the number on the scale. 

Sorry I’ve been MIA but I’m back!!!!

May, is starting a new outlook on things. 

Tracking

I started tracking my food intake again this week. Which, I know is the best way for me to eat healthy and stay on track. 

I think it’s the whole I wrote it down and others on My Fitness Pal can see exactly what I’ve eaten. So I guess it’s a little bit of guilt and definitely a whole lot of accountability. 

Now, I just need to stick with this tracking. I must stay accountable. 

So far so good 2 days and keeping track of all I eat. I definitely know that by tracking I’m doing a whole lot less snacking. Which may be in part to me being lazy and not wanting to log food so I just don’t eat it. Which, is a good thing since 9 times out of 10 I don’t need the snack anyway.

Keep on tracking.