Addie's Overhaul

This blog is to document my lifestyle overhaul, primarily focusing on getting fit and healthy.
APRIL 24, 2012
Workout:I was packing and scrubbing most of the day, but I would take workout breaks and do a few moves. So the following were spaced out over a few hours, and are listed in the order I did them:
30 second plank
10 pushups (modified, on my knees)
12 leg lifts for abs
10 squats
15 plies
25 bridges (like the pic - the article said that’s what they are called is that right?)
15 bicep curls w/ 10lbs
20 calf raises
10 tricep extensions w/ 10lbs
15 (each side) standing leg side raises
30 second plank
10 pushups (modified, on my knees)
I also had some stretches thrown in for good measure throughout.
Overall Activity Level: Moderate+ On top of the above I was scrubbing and packing for hours, which is quite physical work. I also walked 8 blocks uphill to the grocery store and the 8 blocks back downhill carrying groceries.
Eats: I didn’t do a proper breakfast and lunch today, I just grazed. Over the morning and afternoon I had a whole wheat english muffin with cheese, 2 brown rice crackers with a handful of sugar snap peas (I was craving salty AND sweet), and an apple. For dinner I had chicken breast baked in mushroom soup, brown rice and broccoli. Later I might have some chocolate covered raisins if I want something sweet.
Drinks: One Red Bull (I needed the energy for all my work!) and lots of water.
Comments: Confession: Last night after I posted I had a small package of Mini Eggs. Had to document it here to be honest as this is like my personal food diary. Also, I know the Red Bull habit is bad, and I will work on kicking it after I move. I’m just proud that I started my whole “quest” for fitness before as originally I was planning to start after. I will kick it into high gear once I move.

APRIL 24, 2012

Workout:
I was packing and scrubbing most of the day, but I would take workout breaks and do a few moves. So the following were spaced out over a few hours, and are listed in the order I did them:

  • 30 second plank
  • 10 pushups (modified, on my knees)
  • 12 leg lifts for abs
  • 10 squats
  • 15 plies
  • 25 bridges (like the pic - the article said that’s what they are called is that right?)
  • 15 bicep curls w/ 10lbs
  • 20 calf raises
  • 10 tricep extensions w/ 10lbs
  • 15 (each side) standing leg side raises
  • 30 second plank
  • 10 pushups (modified, on my knees)

I also had some stretches thrown in for good measure throughout.

Overall Activity Level: Moderate+ On top of the above I was scrubbing and packing for hours, which is quite physical work. I also walked 8 blocks uphill to the grocery store and the 8 blocks back downhill carrying groceries.

Eats: I didn’t do a proper breakfast and lunch today, I just grazed. Over the morning and afternoon I had a whole wheat english muffin with cheese, 2 brown rice crackers with a handful of sugar snap peas (I was craving salty AND sweet), and an apple. For dinner I had chicken breast baked in mushroom soup, brown rice and broccoli. Later I might have some chocolate covered raisins if I want something sweet.

Drinks: One Red Bull (I needed the energy for all my work!) and lots of water.

Comments: Confession: Last night after I posted I had a small package of Mini Eggs. Had to document it here to be honest as this is like my personal food diary. Also, I know the Red Bull habit is bad, and I will work on kicking it after I move. I’m just proud that I started my whole “quest” for fitness before as originally I was planning to start after. I will kick it into high gear once I move.

April 23, 2012

Workout: None.

Overall Activity Level: Low to moderate. I got about 15 flights of stairs in over the course of the day (20 stairs each flight, and I only count the ups obviously), and a bit of walking.

Eats: Breakfast was a slice of banana loaf and fruit salad. Lunch was a chicken burger and onions rings - bad, but I gave half the onion rings away at least. In the afternoon I had 2 squares of chocolate (which was free and I could have had up to 10 so I practiced some self restraint there). I tried to make up for it by having a big salad for dinner, but then I was still hungry and ended up having chips.

Drinks: Just water! 

Comments: It was a busy day - work, a 45 minute appointment downtown, bra shopping. I didn’t get home until 8, and then by the time I ate I just wanted to watch a show and relax for a bit. But I am going to do something else healthy soon - go to bed earlier than usual!

April 22, 2012

Workout: Morning: 2 planks, 10 leg lifts for abs, free weight moves for biceps (12 reps with 10lbs), tricep extensions (10 reps 10lbs), shoulder raises (10 reps, 10llbs). Later: 10 squats.

Overall Activity Level: Semi-active+ due to packing and lifting boxes all day, housecleaning with dancing, hauling loads of laundry down to the basement. There has been very little couch sitting today.

Eats: A smoothie,cajun chicken sandwich and house salad at the pub with my cousin, cheese tortellini. May have some chocolate covered raisins later.

Drinks: 1 Red Bull (bad I know) and lots and lots of water.

Comments: The cheese tortellini and sauce is not a good choice really, especially since my body doesn’t really like cheese. I had the first half last night and my tummy was upset today, but for some reason I ate the second half today anyway.

Overall, not a bad day. I am becoming much more aware of what I put in my body and actually think before shoving something in my mouth. That alone I think will add up pretty quickly.

My increased activity level lately has definitely had an effect. I’m already feeling stronger, can hold the plank way longer, and I just feel less lethargic overall.

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Note that the biggest difference, 15 pounds in a year, is by just replacing one pop  per day with water.
Pop has always been a weakness for me and I’ve been so good at staying away from it lately! I won’t give it up completely but it should be a treat, not a regular thing.

Note that the biggest difference, 15 pounds in a year, is by just replacing one pop  per day with water.

Pop has always been a weakness for me and I’ve been so good at staying away from it lately! I won’t give it up completely but it should be a treat, not a regular thing.

(Source: healthandpositivity, via intrinsic-motivation)