Friday, December 28, 2012
I'm researching for my honeymoon in Las Vegas in August 2013, and found several things I would like to do that would either be impossible or double the cost at my current weight. I would like to zipline over Fremont Street, and am currently over the weight limit. The same weight limit applies to the airplane and helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon, and while I could pay for a second seat, I don't think my wallet or my ego could handle that.
Friday, August 05, 2011
My fiance has already done his first marathon, and since I'll be there anyway for his half-marathon in 2 months, I signed myself up to run the 5k. Yikes! But I've started the Couch to 5k program, and it's not too bad so far. I need to increase my frequency and hurry up and recover from a sprained ankle so I can get off the elliptical and onto the treadmill and then to the actual road, but the intensity of the workouts are awesome! I can run for a minute when you give me 90 seconds to rest in between! It gets more intense as you go, so that works for me!
Wish me luck! Or better yet, wish me stick-to-it-ivness!
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Whenever I travel, I don't like to use time or money eating, and I generally travel by foot, bike, or public transit. This adds up to eating less (I don't eat on the bus, but do in my car) and exercising more. I lost probably 40 pounds without trying at all when I was living in Argentina for a year, mostly because of these changes.
I really think I would benefit from living in a city and working within walking or biking distance...but I love the space and freedom of living in the country! At the moment I live in a suburb...with only a couple bars in walking distance. Both of my jobs are a half-hour drive away...
But even without the easy infrastructure of city life, I can make the mental adjustments that come naturally on vacation.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
While responding to message boards, I realized that all the animal products I still ate while I was a vegetarian were things I'd either harvested myself or seen friends harvest. Eggs and honey were the main products on the tiny farm I lived on as a child, and I grew up in a farming area, so seeing people milk cows and goats was not actually a rare thing. One of my friends actually worked on multiple dairy farms.
I wonder how much that affected my attitudes towards animal-related foods...or if it was really just that those foods did not kill animals, but just came from them.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
My new motivation comes from something my fiance said a little while ago. "Your health matters to me and our future family."
I don't want to bring a child into the world with disadvantages from her first day. I don't want to risk my life and my child's by being so overweight that gestational diabetes is almost a given...which might or might not cause me to slide into full-blown diabetes.
Even though my own body hasn't been enough motivation to overcome my "f*** it" habits when it comes to food and exercise, the thought of harming my child was enough to make me turn full circle. I went out with my fiance and joined a gym, and even spent the money for a 24-pack of personal training sessions. Prepaid.
My health, and that of my family, must be a bigger priority than the immediate gratification of saving money.
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