Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Ok, I have had success in the past, but get so busy and caught up with things that the wheels come off and I gradually go downhill. So, here I am at the bottom getting ready to climb once again with a smile and a great attitude, but unfortunately, I've taken on additional tasks since the last time I climbed from this point.
I work full time in a small office, I have 2 daughters (a pre-teen and a teenager that drives... hence always needing the car), I'm still in my first year of marriage with a large family, I have a small start-up business and I go to school so I feel like I'm constantly doing homework.
I asked for and received a new ipod for Christmas so that I can walk more, but now, I'm trying to figure out when?!
I also pay my gym membership every month for the past 3 years and I haven't gone in the last 6 months at least.
I could've been walking during the time that I wrote this, but I really needed to get some advice from successors with similar time crunch obstacles!
This is a plate spinning game and I don't want them to all drop and break again!!!
Monday, June 07, 2010
Although I've seriously started this journey once before about a year ago, I went into "vacation mode" and never came back. Well, a few months ago, I came back and for a few months before that, I mentally prepared myself to get back on the horse.
As a few of you know, I got married in March to my best friend. He has NEVER asked me to lose weight or said anything about anything that I was eating or anything of that nature. On the other hand, I have NEVER said anything about his smoking. On our wedding night, we were driving and talking about goals and positives and blessings and he asked me if we could make a compromise. Being surprised and uncertain as to what was going to come out his mouth next, I waited for his proposal.
After talking and sharing feelings and opinions, we came to the agreement that I was done with being heavy and feeling depressed while at the same time, he was done with smoking. We agreed to accomlish this together:
10 lbs lost = no smoking in the house any longer
20 lbs lost = no smoking in the vehicles any longer
30 lbs lost = down to 1 pack / week (amazing for both of us)
By the time I meet MY goal (55 lbs lost), I have no doubt that he will meet his goal of quitting smoking altogether!
I've never had anyone go through such a journey with me and support quite like my husband. He's been an amazing support and he eats just about anything I cook even though he really isn't into the healthier side of things.
With the passing of my mother-in-law a couple of weeks ago, I thought he would go right back to where he was and he thought I would do the same thing. With each other's support, he didn't get too far out on his smoking and I stayed reasonably on track with my eating.
Support is a fabulous thing!!!
Monday, June 07, 2010
I started getting serious again last Tuesday (the day after Memorial Day) after being out of whack for about a week to ten days due to my mother-in-laws death. I jumped back into eating right and although I had a couple of "not-so-healthy" choices, I accepted my mistakes and moved on. This weekend, I jumped into my fitness a lot more and really tried to make an impact.
Today is Monday and I feel great! Although I wasn't really off track or completely done with things, it's not even been an entire week yet of being back! With my eating in tact, my fitness being initiated and this site's immeasurable tools, I'm feeling fantastic! I feel positive and aware as well as feeling like my pants are fitting looser today and it just gives me the energy to move onward and push towards those goals even harder!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's so hard when you think you're on track and making the right moves to incorporate the next step of fitness and workouts to your goals and then life hits you and you don't have the focus, the desire nor the motivation to be where you need to be.
My mother in law, a very, very strong, sweet and spiritual lady, was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. She did surgery, she went through chemo and she struggled, but did really well. She was in remission when she decided to have reconstructive surgery and that just led to so many other problems over the last couple of years. Her son and I had been together for a few years and were planning to get married on our 4 year anniversary, but then postponed it for a year. She was saddened that it was postponed, but through her illness, she kept hanging in there. She struggled and continued to push herself and although she was very weak, she made it to our wedding on the beach a year later. A couple days of rest after the wedding, then she showed up at Disneyland to enjoy my girls and our family experiencing such a fun event, but we knew how weak she was.
That was in March 2010. Last Thursday, she was taken back to the hospital and although we had more response and activity from her on Friday and Saturday, things have gone downhill drastically since Sunday. They didn't think she would make it through the night last night and now she lie there in preparation for her journey beyond our life.
My eating is out of whack, my fitness is non-existant and my desire is just not there. How does anyone stay on track through difficult times like this??? I just got a really good start and I feel like I can lose the drive in a moment right now, but I have other people and things to concentrate on.
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