Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I need to get my booty moving! I've taken 3 days off from walking! I want to do it, and I get home so exhausted! No excuses!!!
Tomorrow, I'm going to do extra rounds with the students during recess...lol.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Today was my free day. I'm feeling the soreness in my legs after working out most of the week. Although, I do have to admit that walking in high heels counts as a workout, especially when you are walking up and down 4 flights of stairs, then through a parking garage, and into Lakewood Church (formerly Toyota Center). So, today's sermon was really good. The speaker was John Gray. He is funny, makes the message pretty exciting. The best part was, I really was connected today spiritually. And that makes a huge difference. Without God, I don't think anything is possible. :)
Today, I also purchased a new couch for my living room. Of course, it won't be in until possibly 3 months because I special ordered it. We'll see how it looks when they get here, the only problem- no returns!
Anyway, when I got back I got something wonderful I had been wanting to do now for a while. I took a nap!
It was glorious! It was restful. It was exactly what I needed!
Then when I woke up it was exactly 4 minutes before the Texans and Broncos game ended. I got to see the tail end of Texans winning! Yay!
Happy Sunday All!!-Rachel
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Today was one of those great days where I de-stressed and got to do things that I like. I am beginning a new hobby- stamping & card making. I'm really enjoying it. :) Also, I did a little bit of shopping. I'm glad that I was able to pick up size "L" and a size 12 at Steinmart...a blouse and a dress. Then I stopped at The Avenue (a store for plus size women) because I find the best shoes there....and guess what I tried on a pair of work out pants size 14/16 and the fit like a glove. So, I kinda feel bad because I want to be a true 12. Yet, at the same time, I know things are made differently. Whatever, I got 2 pairs of shoes, workout gear, a blouse, and a dress. I did a fair amount of shopping. :) Then for dinner my husband took me to Carraba's and enjoyed about 1/4 of a porkchop and calamari. I felt guilty for eating it, but then we did a 2 mile walk after dinner and it felt pretty great.
I guess I do beat up myself. I still have food issues. I suppose I always will. I love life though! And it won't prevent me from continuing to plug away! :) - Happy Saturday! -Rachel
Monday, September 17, 2012
So, it's been a while. So far so good. My gastric bypass has done wonders in my life. But now, two plus years into it, I'm having to begin all over in one aspect. That is getting back into with exercise. I did gain back about 10 lbs. I'm also feeling horrible, sluggish, chubby, and bloated with those 10 lbs. Boy do I love food, though. I love it. In fact today I cooked some delicious mexican rice with pinto beans and chicken. It was so good and reminded me of the food my mom used to make. I ate less of it than when I was eating mom's meals. But I digress. The point is yes, it's a combo deal. I have to eat right and exercise. I haven't exercised in over a year! I mean, really. I did a couple of zumba classes, much to my sis in' laws encouragement. I confess: I'm latina and I HATE ZUMBA!!!! I don't know, but I despise it. My body doesn't like the moves and worse, I hate the music! I don't know why. I just do. What I find myself at peace when exercising is putting one foot forward and then the next. I guess I'm simple. I LOVE to WALK. So, yesterday, I embarked on my new exercise journey. I joined the Rookie Walking/Jogging Plan on SparkPark and I went to my gym. I managed to walk/jog 2 miles in 30 minutes. I'm so out of shape, but still I see some major progress. I mean, I used to do the 2 miles in 55 minutes and was worn out on a 2.8 tread. Now, without any exercise, I'm doing 3.6 walking and 4.0 jogging steadily. I see that as an improvement. Of course, this is just the beginning and I anticipate on getting better and stronger. I feel weak, but I want to feel strong. Wish me luck as I embark on starting all over again. All over to win a self- challenge! :) - Happy Trails all...... Rachel
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