Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I have goals for next year. And a plan.
My goals for 2009.
1. Go rock climbing outside and actually make it up the face of the rock.
2. Get to my goal weight of 140 lbs.
3. Figure out why I want to keep the weight where it is. This is probably going to be the hardest one for me. There has to be a reason I haven't been able to keep my weight under 160.
Plans to get there.
1. Keep climbing at the rock climbing gym I belong to 2xs a week.
Plus walking/wii fit cardio/hiking at least 30 min 2xs a week.
Strength Training at least once per week.
Hoping to build up to longer and more times, but I need to get the consistency of this down first.
2. Eat within calorie range 6 days a week.
Track everything I eat 6 - 7 days a week.
3. Blog at least once a month with what is going on in my life and inside my head.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Summer is here! Yay! I like summer. The sun stays up longer, I always feel better, more energized.
I can't believe how fast this year is going. It seems like just yesterday that it was Jan 1 and I was starting over, AGAIN. Trying to refocus on me and getting my eating habits back under control. Now 1/2 the year is gone and it's time to take stock again, see where I'm at and where I want to go from here.
Fitness - I am more active. Still not as consistent as I'd like, but getting there. I am rock climbing 2 days a week for a minimum of an hour each time. One day a week I normally participate in a yoga class as well. We bought a WiiFit in May. I spend a lot of time "playing" on it. It's fun. It's also something DH likes to do also. Although we can't play it at the same time, we watch and encourage each other. We also compete tongue in cheek with each other, trying to have the highest total amount of time on the Wii or beating each others records (or our own if we're in front).
Job - I'm in a basically dead end job that pays the bills and lets me take time to go to the Dr's as needed. I'm considering changing jobs, but, with the RA, I'm content where I'm at right now.
Weight - No change yet, but I think it's going to start coming off again soon, with the changes in exercise. I have lost 1 inch in the waist and 2 inches in my hips from Feb to today.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Well, today starts another month and April Fool's Day to boot. I've been a fool for a long, long time when it comes to my health. But today a friend posted in her blog about asking what if questions and thinking ahead. It got me thinking.
WWhat if I eat at an unhealthy reataurant?
(I will make the least damaging choices, and if I choose less healthy foods it won't end my new lifestyle. I'll just walk more and eat better around it.)
What if I can't walk any more?
(Don't even want to think about it. So I will do everything I can, including moving when it hurts to make sure I can walk forever.)
What if I never get to goal? (I will accept myself and love me for me, knowing I did my best, but that I am not willing to sacrifice more of my life to get to a number on a scale. If I am healthy and active at whatever weight that will be good enough.)
What if the medications stop working?
(My Dr and I will try new medications and combinations until we find something that works again.)
What if I can't work anymore?
(I will do what I can to help others. I will volunteer my time in areas that I find worthy and am capable of handling at that time. May move to Wisconsin as my husband keeps suggesting. Lower prices, so we can live on less and I wouldn't have to work. Hope that day never comes though.)
What if I can't...
The list goes on and on. But I do think about it and plan, to the best of my ability to work with, around, over or under the problem.
The last several weeks have been rough. I've been in more pain the last week and a half than I've been in in a year. What did I do? Stopped exercising and ate a lot of comfort and fast food. It's so hard to concentrate on my healthy goals when I'm not feeling healthy.
Today I did something better... ish. I walked for 2 miles before work this morning. Although I did eat out for lunch and fairly high calories, I did something I have not been able to do for some time. I threw food away. How can I do that. There are starving people all over the world who would love to have that food! So what. They aren't here, my eating those extra fries will not help them. I threw away 1/2 a small fries today, because after eating a single cheeseburger and mandarin oranges, I was still hungry, but as I was munching on the fries, I became full. I'd eaten enough. So I threw the rest away.
This is a new month. I can do anything I want with it. So what will it be?
1. This month I will walk before work 4 days a week, no matter how I feel in the morning.
2. This month I will track all my food and stay within range at least 6 days a week.
3. This month I will not drink any soda at least 3 days a week.
4. This month I will treat myself once a week. Something just for me that isn't food or exercise related.
5. This month I will be the best, most positive me that I can be. I will not let the distractions of my life get the best of me. I will put me first, because I am worth it.
What will you do with this month? Will you make it a good, positive month? Or will you play the April fool and leave the healthy stuff for later?
I'm not going to be an April Fool this year. I'm going to be the best me ever.
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