Fit Geek Gal

a geek on her way to being fit and fabulous

Making time… March 26, 2013

Filed under: cravings from hell,thoughts — Divina @ 12:28 am
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VinesIt’s not easy to always make time for myself. I have a full time job and on top of that, my commute ranges from 35 minutes to 1 hour one way so on top of spending 8 1/2 hours at work I’m also on the road for another 1 1/2 hours.  Combine this with trying to get a full 8 hours of beauty sleep (some nights I stay up too late and suffer) and I’m left with 6 hours.  I could do a lot in 6 hours if I really thought about it.  So what am I doing with my 6 whole hours of free time?  Ummmm..  at the moment, nothing I’m particularly proud of.  Lets see, I stay in bed for an extra 30ish minutes checking YouTube and Instagram and I get an hour or two of geek time in at night.  Where’s my exercise time?  Oh that’s right, I don’t have time for that!?!?!  Oh brain… what happened to you?  Why must you fill my head with lies sometimes?

So… it dawned on me the other day that I have time in between my time.  Huh? Wha?  I had a brilliant idea that I could get a few extra steps on my 15 minute breaks.  Why didn’t I think about that before?  In the last few days, I’ve discovered that I can a) walk about 3/4 mile in my 15 minutes b) get my vitamin D dosage for the day c) find beautiful things to photograph d) and burn more calories!  Yay!  I’m a genius!

My next plan of attack, making time to get my ass to the gym.  The scale and I haven’t been getting along very well.  I’m thinking it’s a love/hate relationship.  I’m pretty sure we would be best friends if I didn’t sabotage the relationship with all this extra sugar that I can’t stop craving.  Go away cravings! I could also move my ass a little more often to burn off all the added sugar I seem to be inhaling lately. Can we say Cardio??


Meal Prep FTW March 19, 2013

Filed under: food,meal prep,thoughts — Divina @ 9:05 pm
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turkey squashNothing sucks more than coming home hungry or worse, starving and knowing that it’s going to take roughly 20+ minutes to make a healthy meal.  Then you decide that you’re going to cook yourself one instead of popping in that “oh so nutritious” frozen bean burrito that you keep handy for emergencies like this.  But while cooking, you munch on goodies and when you tally up the calories you find out you’ve gone over your calories for the day with your extra munching. UGH!!!

This past week, I experimented with meal prepping.  On my days off, I often cook an extra dish so the mister can have a healthier meal when he gets home since I won’t be cooking. (I work later shifts and cooking at 11pm does NOT work for me)  But I cooked 2 meals this past week and while it did get boring having the same meal for lunch every day, it was nice to not have to plan ahead and try to come up with something before I left the house.

Tomorrow I have more plans to prep for the week.  While I’m not 100% sure what I’m cooking this week (plan ahead fail), I’m working on ideas in my head.  I’m thinking my goal should be to prep 5 days x 2 (10 meals) with an extra one, just in case.  And since I only shop twice a month, I’m thinking I need to make a veggie prep day too.


Welcome to ONE-derland! March 3, 2013

Filed under: achievement,loser,thoughts — Divina @ 11:41 am

I’m so happy! I brought in the new month with another loss bringing me to ONE-derland! I can’t tell you the last time I was in the 100s. I would guesstimate that it was in my early teens.

These past few months have been a struggle. Little motivation had a lot to do with it. I guess I just needed a month of many cheat days (no gains though) and not focusing on the scale to get me back in the right frame of mind. I also found more motivation from watching vlogs on YouTube and posts on Instagram. I knew I wasn’t the only one in the world losing weight but since I’m doing this alone without help from anyone in my immediate circle but it’s nice to know that I’m not alone in my daily struggles with cravings and lack of motivation.

I think I need to create a schedule and try plan my activities (work, workouts & gaming. Yes, I said gaming because I am a total geek) into them. I’m not sure if that would work but my non-existent schedule is clearly not working at this point and time.

So now that I’ve accomplished my first achievement (hit ONE-derland), I’m debating on the next one? Maybe be active at least 3 days a week?