Sunday, December 14, 2008
I'm eating next to nothing these past few days...!
The bad news is...this is due to a nasty gastrointestinal bug I'm fighting...ugh!
Lots and lots of water...flushing it out as best I can!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Been shopping till we're dropping, my DW & I both yesterday and today...not a lot re: $$$, but a lot of time as my DW is heading in for a surgical procedure (not a biggie, more of a diagnostic step) on Tues and figures she isn't going to feel much like getting out after THAT! So we've got gifts for the family pretty well nailed.
Problem is: we were out late last night, stayed up even later afterwards unloading, settling into the house and catching up on e-mail / SP stuff...
So...slept in today on Sun. My favorite thing to do on a Sunday...BUT that jams up the day's schedule as DW is chomping to get going as soon as we wake up.
Ugh! No morning workout...!
So by the time we're back home and settled it's 4 pm or later...I am on the wane as usual at that time of day. The pellet stove is running, as usual this time of day. In the morning I turn it off for it's daily cleaning and use my treadmill while it isn't running. This way I sweat only TEN buckets instead of TWENTY...! :-)
So two major strikes against me, late in the day & pellet stove running as it's COLD out there these days!
Do I throw in the towel and skip my treadmill time as I've been all to prone to do these days...?
For once, NO!
Turned the pellet stove down real low, got on and broke my jogging record...going 35 mins. at 5 mph...woo hoo! AND stayed on for another 25 mins. @ 4 mph...nice hour-long session, over 800 calories burned...woo hoo!
Now, finished making the beds, doing the laundry, scrubbed up the bathrooms, running the dishwasher and cleaned out the crockpots...next? On to de-bone the turkey and boil it up for soup, yum!
Looking forward to going to work tomorrow so I can *relax!* :-)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
That was the question posed by today's "Healthy Reflection" email from SP.
It got me thinking a bit, as I agree with their point that "If you can clearly state and see what your vision is, you're well on your way to seeing it come to life."
While I have some ideas, I'm feeling a need to hone in a bit better on this and thought we could make an interesting message thread as we bounce ideas together.
Here are some of my "Signs I've Reached My Goals":
1) fitting into normal-sized clothes
2) fitting into normal-sized seating (restaurants, amusement park rides, theaters, etc.)
3) being able to enjoy physical activities either I'd long ago abandoned and / or never even attempted (biking, anticipating cross-country skiing, etc.).
4) cutting back on my prescription meds (for hypertension, cardiovascular benefits, etc.)
5) having greater energy levels, with less fatigue plaguing my day-to-day life.
However, since I've reached these goals to a great degree, what's next?
One thing that would REALLY make me feel I had TRULY arrived would be to feel comfortable going shirtless in public!
Another goal I'm GREATLY looking forward to is to bike the 34 mile Kalhaven Trail this spring with my son.
I'm also looking forward to tackling cross-country skiing this winter.
I think one way we know we've reached our goals is to always have MORE goals toward which we're striving! :-)
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