Tuesday, October 19, 2010
~*~ WTF??? Challenge Template 10/19 - 10/25 ~*~ (Borrowed from Yoovie)
Part 1: Exercise and Nutrition
I want to give myself a real challenge for the next SEVEN days, so I dare myself to walk/run every day.
To make sure I can meet this dare, I will dress for my workout when I get up every morning, load my C25k podcasts onto my iPod, and prepare everything for the walk/run the night before.
I'm also claiming bragging rights on the fact that I have lost a total of 6 pounds since first meeting with my dietician in August. (Based on her scales)
I would also like to focus on my upper body (flabby arms) this week by working with free weights in the living room.
For cardio, nothing will stop me from starting my new walking/running program.
Three things I will not eat this week will be:
Honey barbecue potato chips (my one weakness)
My excuse that I cannot use this week will be I don’t have time.
Part 2: The rest of your life
How have you been doing when it comes to your weekly ritual of 'you' time?
Not so well, been using my “me” time for working.
Are you particularly motivated or scared into action by a specific event approaching? What is it?
My new motivation comes from the goal of joining in on the Kasey Kahne Foundation’s“5Kahne” 5k next year. I have just shy of a year to prepare myself for it.
What will you do this week to keep balance between staying on top of your fitness and maintaining sanity in the rest of your life?
I will start scheduling my time with an actual schedule that allows for fitness time, me time, work time, computer time, and hubby time.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Starting over, all over again. The first half of September was a bust....sick hubby, doctor visits, hospital stay. Plus a health scare of my own...found a lump. So here I sit, hubby's back to work, and the mammogram was clear.
Where do I go from here? Well, I could easily just say "F it, I've screwed up the first half of the month, why attempt to resolve anything for the second half?"
But I'm not gonna.
I'm gonna kick that ol' devil procrastination to the curb.
I'm gonna set a schedule for myself that includes not only workout time but also "me" time.
I'm gonna plan my meals
I'm gonna load up on fresh fruits and veggies
I'm gonna log my water consumption
I'm gonna strength train strength train strength train
One way or another, I'm gonna make this the best fall I can.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Good Morning all you Happy (and even not so Happy) Sparkers! In case you missed it, it's September 1st. I'm just coming off of my first good "unassisted" night's sleep in probably the last 6 months and I'm feeling good. Started the day off with my own version of a "sexy" breakfast, logged a little cardio and now am looking forward to seeing what this day will bring.
Seeing as how this is September 1st, it's a good day for me to set a couple of short term goals for the month.
1. Log a minimum of 10 minutes of cardio every day.
2. ST every other day. (Been putting this one off for some time now)
3. Log my 8 cups of water everyday.
4. Avoid the scale for at least 2 weeks. It's not been moving much, in spite of a drastic diet change with my new diabetes diagnosis, and the unmoving dial is beginning to depress me some. :(
So, that's it. My start to a spectacular September. Anyone want to join me?
Thursday, June 24, 2010
See this dress? Okay, I know it's not the best pic, but trust me, it's a strapless dress. No, it wasn't my senior prom dress, it's the dress my sister made me wear as a bridesmaid in her wedding six years ago. Need proof?
So, anyhow, my sister, who could make Frugal McStingy look like a spendthrift, finds these dresses on a clearance rack. There were three identical ones; just the number she needed for her bridesmaids. One small (and I do mean small) problem, not a one of them is the right size for any of her bridesmaids. At minimum, they were at least a size, if not more, too small for every one of us. Mine was a size 15/16 and I was wearing a size 18W at the time. No problem, I went out and bought a body slimmer to wear under it. Then I bought a girdle, then control top pantyhose. It was like trying to stuff a pound of sausage into a cocktail weiner casing. Not pretty at all. And it was an outdoor wedding in July in Southern Arkansas. But much to my surprise, I did make it through the wedding without passing out from lack of oxygen or having the blood flow to my brain cut off.
Recently, the dress came back into the picture when a friend and I were discussing a couple of outdoor weddings coming up. Then, last night, I was talking to another friend about my weight loss journey and I was telling her that I really didn't have much in the way of a goal. (Unlike some, with their skinny jeans stapled to the wall.) Then it hit me...why not use the dress as my ultimate goal???? So, now, I'm trying to figure out the best way to display it. Don't think I want to staple it to the wall. LOL
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I'm sure by now my friends are wondering "what is up with that woman?" Two username changes, but yet, not much in the way of activity. Well, that's going to change. The name changes come from not being able to identify with the name. Yeah, I live in North Carolina, but I'm here because my DH's company transferred us here; and while it is becoming home, it's just not my HOME, so Carolina Lady didn't really fit. Then I tried to be witty, AHealthy47. Yes, I do want to be a healthy 47 year old, but the name just didn't work for me. So, another change was in order. I've pondered the question, tried out a few names, but I kept coming back to DennieB. Kinda sounds like a rapper's name. Which is as close to being "with-it" as I'll probably ever get. LOL
So, the Carolina Lady who wants to be A Healthy 47, is back. Stay tuned to this channel for further updates from the rubber room.
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