Friday, June 18, 2004

The Hardest Part is Not, I Repeat NOT Getting Started

Doing something the first time is never the hard part.  It's doing something the SECOND time that determines your commitment level.

I say this as a veteran of two Tae Bo workouts.  I don't do the whole workout mind you, some of the steps are still a wee bit too complicated.  I do 30 mins, which coincides nicely with the more complicated maneuvers.

Keep in mind I actually had fun when I did this the other day.  It felt really good during - some of the positions were a little difficult but I managed to keep going throughout the whole workout.  Yesterday, when my butt began its formal revolt over this new development, I thought just you wait.  We'll do it again and it'll be great.

My body had other ideas.  It was a painful exercise in endurance to get through this workout today.  BUT I'm happy to report that I did get through it just fine.  I'm pouring sweat but I made it. 

Speaking of fluids, I got my 100oz again today but boy it was a chore.  I spent between 10pm and 11pm sucking down a 24oz bottle and then some just to make it by the 11pm cutoff.  I've worn a track between here and the bathroom, and I think all this sweat is just overflow. 

But I made all my goals.  I feel so good making my goals, I have to say.  The days I wasn't making goals I felt like a naughty little girl just waiting to be admonished.  But those days are gone.  As always the only day I have control over is today, the present, the right now.  Oh, and I didn't get that walk in.  With Steven's and my schedules being so haywire right now I'm going to wait until things smooth down to implement it.  My minimum workout is 30 mins a day, 6 days a week. 

Oh, and a sidenote, I heard from the management company and they gave me a nice thanks but no thanks.  Onward and upward.   I've got other plans for this script I plan to put into affect in the next month or so.

This is the project I plan to enter into Disney, for the one year fellowship.  It's called Comic Squad, about a young comic book fan who inadvertantly releases the bad guy from her favorite comic book into her town.  When she can't release the hero to capture him, it's up to her and a band of misfits to save the day.

Comic Squad

DAILY AFFIRMATION: Nothing will come to me that I can't handle.

Calories: 1927 / 20% fat
Sodium: 2803mg
Calcium: 2349mg
Water: 100oz
Exercise: 30 mins Tae Bo

RED means I did not meet goal
*Projected

5 comments:

cprettiman said...

Ginger, please forgive a total stranger for making a comment on your eating habits.  First let me say I know EXACTLY what you are going through; I struggle with my weight and my food decisions, and making myself exercise 30 minutes, every day of my life, just as you do.  But recently I lost 55 pounds in six months, and I did it healthily.  (And my fiance lost 50 pounds in the last year from eating what I cook.)  One of the things you will have to do is change WHAT you eat.  I see you so focused on calories and fat percentage.  The big problem with what you eat is that, other than pieces of fruit, everything you eat is low-nutrient, overprocessed pseudo-food out of a box or a can.  You cannot make yourself truly well, thin and healed on this diet.  It will keep you tired and sap your radiance.  And your body knows that stuff from a box is non-food and low in nutrients, and it will keep saying, "What was THAT?  That didn't nourish me!  Give me something MORE!"  (See part 2 . . .I'm on a roll here . . . .)

cprettiman said...

Part 2 of my sermon : )    Only real food is truly satisfying fuel for your body.  So: fresh vegetables.  Not canned, except beans.  Cook REAL food, like fresh chicken and seafood with whole grains, and lots of spices rather than salt.  If you cook real food from nature, the sodium will take care of itself.  Whole-grain bread, not something that pretends to taste like French toast and has the nutrition of toilet paper.  Low-sodium vegetable juice.  Lots of protein and healthy fats, like olive oil and flaxseed and salmon oil.  Grab a sugar-free protein bar when you are on the go, so you don't have to stop at fast food joints.  It is so worth it, I promise.  It will take a month for your tastebuds to readjust to natural flavors rather than loads of chemicals.  But in a month, you will never feel tired and draggy (except right before you go to bed!), you will have tons of energy, and any little health problems you have will be gone.  I would not have believed that at all a year ago but it's true.  (Oh god . . . there'll be a part 3 and then I'll shut up.)

cprettiman said...

Since I gave up sugar, which depresses the immune system, I never get colds or flu, even if everybody around me is sick.  Cooking doesn't have to be hard.  There are 15-minute healthy-gourmet cookbooks out there.  (You can also keep sweet stuff: my fiance makes to-die-for truffles in the food processor out of pitted dates and ground macadamia nuts.  No sugar, and who misses it?)  And when you make a big batch of something, not only do you save money (processed food is expensive), but you have several meals ready to go for the next few days that you just reheat in the microwave.  Please think about it.  I want to see you healthy.  You may want to read any of the paperbacks by the nutritionist Carol Simontacchi . . . and visit your local health-food store for more tips.  Okay, I'm done.  All the best to you!  Carrie

sjburgess51 said...

Dear Sweet Ginger,
 I am giving the poster on this subject a huge AMEN!  This is what I've been trying to say to you without sounding totally like a mom!  hehehe
 Good fresh healthy nourishment is what you need most.  It's so hard to find that in our world today.  (I think it's a plot to overcome America cause we will be too tired and malnourished to fight back ...  wink, wink ;)
 Seriously, you will lose much more weight and much more healthfully with home cooking.  Then eating out becomes a treat again rather than a boring thing.
I love you much!
Jeannie

sjburgess51 said...

Dear Sweet Ginger,
 I am giving the poster on this subject a huge AMEN!  This is what I've been trying to say to you without sounding totally like a mom!  hehehe
 Good fresh healthy nourishment is what you need most.  It's so hard to find that in our world today.  (I think it's a plot to overcome America cause we will be too tired and malnourished to fight back ...  wink, wink ;)
 Seriously, you will lose much more weight and much more healthfully with home cooking.  Then eating out becomes a treat again rather than a boring thing.
I love you much!
Jeannie