Sunday, August 12, 2012

Backyard kick boxing

So, here it is. Me in my backyard kickboxing with the dragonflies. It's not perfection, but it's a start. I've even taught/co-taught kickboxing sessions at the Universal Martial Arts of the Florida Keys dojo. I'll be there doing my thing most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. And in a couple of weeks I'll start doing Saturday morning sessions. So, take a look. Tell me what you think. I can't wait to read your comments.

Bike Riding- Easy on the feet.

I have flat feet, so running can be painful (good running shoes help some). Therefore, I don't take to the pavement often. So, yesterday I did an 8 mile bike ride instead. It took in alost an hour. I wasn't riding my absolute hardest (I wanted to make sure there was something left in the tank to get back). I was a nice ride. I rode from mile marker 101 to mile marker 105 and back. I'd like to do it at least once a week. My new school is about 9 miles away. I could bike there on a good day. I said I was going to try it before school. Guess that means this week. I'll actually be doing preplanning. During that time, it work out well because it's during an adjustment period. I'll shoot for Wednesday. (Humpin' on Hump Day) Let's see how it goes.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thoughts... Partners and Money

So I've been trying to figure out what will help motivate me. It's funny too because as I'm checking my email I see and invite from my sister saying... "Get in shape with me on MyFitnessPal." Coincidence? I think not. One of the number one weight loss tips is to do it with a partner. Find some one to be accountable to. Want to make it more interesting? Wager. There are websites that let you "gamble" with your weight. I can't recommend any of the sites, because I've never tried them. Still, I know they exsist. I've even been tossing about the idea of letting you guys in on the action. See, I was thinking, I could ensure 6 days a week of working out by putting my money where my running shoes are. You see, I could say, the first person to text me at 8pm and ask if I've worked out could win $5... but only if I haven't worked out. I'd have to be completely honest... and we'd have to have some guidelines as to what a real workout is... cause I count swimming, canoeing, and leisure bike riding (among other things). But, it's not set in stone. So, if you like the sound of it, send me a comment. I need all the motivation I can get.

Weight... 180.6

August 7, 2012- 180.6 lbs

I could make excuses (Trust me, I've got alot), but instead I'm owning that number. That's it...

Me, Kickboxing, and Dragonflies.

Okay guys... don't be too critical. This is me in my first attempt at teaching kickboxing. Trust me, I know I have some improvements to make. But it took alot for me just to put it on video and let you guys see me sweat, bobble, and push. I promise it will get better.

Update: Youtube removed my video because it was too long. :(  But... don't you worry your pretty little head. I'm going to go out there today and brave the elements (AGAIN) just to bring you a little more footage. So, stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Go Green or Go Home

Okay, so diet wise... today was a 4 on a scale of one to 10. I had and egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast. I had plain vanilla soft serve ice cream to recover from Xavier receiving 6 shots to get ready for PreK. I had one slice of veggie pizza with a large arugala salad for lunch. I had and apple and trail mix for a snack. Then for dinner I had Sweet Thai Chilli Wings. Plus I enjoyed Diet Coke and Rum at Happy Hour with co-workers. Sooo... That's that.

But what I can be excited about it my ride to work. Yesterday and today I rode my bike to work. 1 1/2 miles there and 1 1/2 miles back. 3 miles in all. No gas, more exercise, and time to think. It feels good to bike to work. It's good for me and good for the environment. My new job is much farther down the road (about 9 miles). I hope to bike ride there at least a couple of times this year. I'll get in one practice day this summer (2 weeks left). I'll let you know how that goes.

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012- 178.6 lbs
So, I'm back on the scale and taking pictures... BABY STEPS... people. The plan is to post a picture a week. Monday's sound good for you? They work for me at the moment. So... Let's keep it going. At least until school starts back. Then we'll see what happens. :)