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Sunday, January 08, 2012

DH & I went to the gym together this afternoon and then did groceries. I told him that I was just going to do my 30 min for my Rookie Running program, then we needed to do groceries. I was going out to dinner with a friend at 6 so wasn't going to spend hours at the gym.

Got on the treadmill & set it for 30 min of rolling hills. Walk 3, jog 2 for 5 times. Surprised myself today. I didn't notice that I'd completed the 30 min and when the treadmill slowed down for the 'cool down' period, I thought I'd accidentally slowed the pace and started to speed it up. I thought that I couldn't be finished already? The time had passed too quickly.

I'd slipped into autopilot....walk 3... jog 2... walk 3... jog 2 and wanted to keep going but I stopped. All the better to do more Wednesday.

I think I'll sleep well tonight.

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Taking the time it takes

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I went riding today AND went to the gym and did day 3 of my 2nd week in the Rookie Run 5k program. Oh oh oh & I went to the grocery store & picked up some fresh produce. And then I came home & did some laundry. After I finish this blog, I'll go down to the basement to unload the dryer & fold clothes.

Ok WOW! I am tired but I can't believe I did all that today. Two years ago I remember I exercised every day when I was on my summer vacation but had to take a long nap each afternoon. My energy levels were critically low. When I went back to work, I had no energy at the end of the day to exercise. Burning out.

I could never have had the stamina or energy to do all I did today back then. It's taken time but building up my fitness level is . . . I don't know how to say it. Content. Satisfying. Rewarding.

Excuse me now... going to go lie on the couch & watch a little tv while I fold the laundry.

  


D.I.E.T - will you?

Friday, January 06, 2012

I'm going to D.I.E.T. today. And I'm going to continue to do so until the end of the day.

Yup you heard me! Aren't you?

D - Did

I - I

E - eat

T - today?

I have to. If I don't eat, my body doesn't have the fuel it needs even for basic maintenance. I don't want my body to start robbing Peter to pay Paul. Get headaches. Weak. And got forbid it goes into starvation mode. The fat never goes into the places I'd like to store it. My body doesn't watch organizing shows.

So I'm going to eat today but eat well. Learned a tasty, low-cal way to make creamed spinach (tks to my Spark friend MICHCLEARY)

And because I am going to eat well today. I'm also going to know that as far as food is concerned I'll answer YES to the other D.I.E.T. question.

D - Did
I - I
E - enjoy
T - today?

And here's another acronym for ya's.... Have a great T.G.I.F!!

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TOTALPACKAGE12 1/9/2012 11:56AM

    I Luv IT! Keep up the good work and great sense of humor. emoticon

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SSJIGGER 1/6/2012 10:50AM

    Nice! A very neat way to look at the word diet - Thanks.

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Cold, cold, cold

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Brrrrr I could not seem to warm up today. My ankles & feet were chilled. Sat with a shawl wrapped around my legs, bundling my feet and I was STILL cold.

Ended up putting on boots just to generate a sweat & feel some heat! Feeling cold again so I'm going to heat up some special booties in the microwave & take the Majic Sack to bed with me.

I'm such a prissy princess when it comes to feeling cold. emoticon

I'm going to look for some Under Armour Cold Gear & Back On Track clothes. The hunt is on!

  


Fighting with myself - My Brain vs. My Willpower

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

It was cold yesterday and it seemed to get colder as it got darker. Minus-freeze-your-jiggly-bits-off cold. Waiting for the bus, walking home from the stop . . . ooooh I was tempted to wuss out and not go to the barn.

But I made supper (SP recipe from Da Book emoticon) and got dressed for winter riding. As well as I could without totally compromising movement.

I could hear my brain still trying to talk me out of going BACK into that cold. It helpfully pointed out that the arena wasn't insulated. I b*tch-slapped it and told it we have to give Leo regular exercise and practice if we want to be ready for our audition (working on Freestyle Level 2 of Parelli Natural Horsemanship).

My brain whined about the chill & cold until the car warmed up but once we got to the barn, it sulked in the corner.

Back at home later I placated it with snuggling in a blanket & the Majic Sack heated toasty warm in the microwave. And I reheated the Sack to take to bed. My brain was happy and I drifted right off to sleep.

Of course, it didn't want me to leave that warm bed this morning. Oh dear sweet brain, you do try . . . emoticon

  
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BING67 1/4/2012 9:57AM

    Good for you for getting it done. Good luck!

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SSJIGGER 1/4/2012 9:39AM

    LOL! Leo appreciates it emoticon we only have 4 months left of winter to look forward too. Our bodies will get used to it soon....

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MORGANSMOM52 1/4/2012 9:38AM

    Funny. I can commiserate. Although I no longer have a horse (had to rehome my elderly horses when I moved back to New Hampshire in Sept) I do help out sometimes at a friends barn. I did not go yesterday no will I today. (damn free help is just not reliable these days) My current goal is to lose enough wt (about 50 lbs) so I won't feel like a horse is about to collapse under me when I ride. Then I will either lease a horse or get one outright.

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