Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dealing with this cold

I was feeling really irked about the cold until I read an article saying that this terrible, frigid, breath stealing cold could actually be good.  Mostly because with it being so cold, many of the bugs that have become such a nuisance over the last few years are dying out because they just can't tolerate it.  THANK YOU, LORD!  God is GOOD!  I hate bugs.  And by hating bugs, I mean bugs like mosquitos, ticks, etc.  Bugs are actually interesting and serve a purpose, but in large doses they drive me bonkers.  And the last few years, the annoying kind have been super high.  So, I'm eating my words from FB and saying thank you to the cold.  I just wish we had a bit of snow here.  I think where I am living with 10 degree days would be easier if we ever got some snow.  :/  I'm sure friends up North would disagree!

Let's see... where do I want to jump off today?  I guess I'll start by saying that I've been trying to get my mind in the right place to get back more in line with this weight loss thing.  I mostly need to get back to tracking my food because, well, it's the main part of weight loss.  However, it's not the way to get fit.  And as I've mentioned before, I have no intention of being a fitness buff.  I just want to feel better and look better and do the things that can improve my quality of life.  So... I'm looking into Strong Lifts 5x5 for women.  And the more I look at it, the more I feel like now is the time to get into it.  Food wise, I've sorta fell off of the wagon and well... I'm not doing terribly but I'm for sure not in a deficit.  So, right now I'm thinking is a good time to go into a 'bulk' with weights.  Now, I'm not a guy so what I'm really saying when I say 'bulk' is that I am thinking of not doing the true lowered cal thing right now.  I'm thinking that because I haven't gotten back into tracking, that I'll just keep eating where I am which I'm thinking is either at maintenance cals or slightly above.  Truthfully, it's a PERFECT time to do weights to gain some muscle.  Then I could start a cut after the SL run.  I think one course is 12 weeks.  Hubby and I are going to do it together. We may have to do a bit of modification, but overall we'll follow the traditional 'program'.  And I say that loosely because it isn't a rigid or hard program.  It's literally only 3 days a week of two different workout routines.  Each routine is 3 lifts and you do 5 sets of 5 at the same weight (plus warm-up).  You add 5lbs. every day you do that routine, so basically once a week.  I plan on doing this at least 2x's per week since we aren't sure that with the hubby's schedule we can do 3.  But when we can, we'll do 3.  I also plan on doing some cardio just because.  I know some people on MFP love it and some hate it and there are mixed reviews on how good it is for you, but I like it to burn a few extra cals, keep endurance up, and I really do believe it is good for your heart.  Especially since mine is walking at a good pace or riding at a good pace.  :)

Anyways, that is the plan for now.  I actually hope to get started today.  Especially since the food is the same and the lifting is only about 30mins.  I think the most difficult part will be learning form and getting that down.  I got squats, I got bench press.  I got overhead press.  But dead lifts and barbell/pendlay rows confuse me even though the last seems simple.  But dead lifts scare me.  Which is why I must conquer them.  LOL  Plus... the booty and thigh area is where my body needs the most improvements so I'm thinking that they and the squat will be the big game changers for me.  :)

Ok, going to get off of here.  I need to finish my coffee, get changed and get hubby to get this first workout in.  I want to look up the lift ONE MORE TIME... for form.  LOL

1 comment:

  1. I HATE MOSQUITOES AND I DON'T SEE WHY THEY NEED TO BE ON EARTH. I do love my spiders though as long as they don't bite me because I figure they eat pests :D

    I hope you had a wonderful day. I haven't shared my ring on social media yet since I hate the scrutiny and I'll probably type up the engagement story one time as a separate blog entry. If you friend me on fb, I can send you a private photo :)


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