Tuesday, March 05, 2013
So as the title says, I'm having a really lazy day. Yes I'm at work, and I got up and had my decent breakfast, packed my lunch and put the chicken in the fridge to thaw for dinner. But other than that, I'm barely here.
I woke up yesterday with a horrible sore throat that unfortunately has just gotten worse today which has made everything seem that much harder.
Not to mention my super awesome new accessory from Friday thanks to the 2 ft of snow and ice we still have around here.
Anyways, the point of my blog is while I'm not feeling well, I'm a bit laid up from being able to do too much, and I heard that Lazy Song first thing this morning and thought "Hm, they played that for me", I consider it a personal triumph that I haven't let this all bring me down to the the, "nothing matters today cause I can't do it." attitude that I usually get into.
Instead, I've taken the stairs (9 flights) at work twice today, I walked for my lunch break and I will pulling out my Rockin Body dvd's when I get home.
You see, it doesn't seem to matter anymore how I start the day, I still end up finishing it on top and feeling accomplished! And that is a great thing that leads to this:
Down three sizes since starting in November!!!!
So, take a minute, go to youtube and listen to the Lazy Song. Then laugh at it, and go work out!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Since I've noticed a larger number of people posting comments on my blogs, I thought I might take this time to explain a little bit about my philosophy.
You may notice that I don't track my food or my fitness. This isn't because I don't work out and it's certainly not because I don't eat. I just feel like Sparkpeople gives me some of the things i really need: a place to blog, the teams, the challenges and the articles to name a few.
However, tracking my food and seeing how many actual calories I put in each day is actually a demotivator for me. Let me explain...when I plan my food for the day (and yes, I do plan my food purposefully) I don't look specifically at the calories and other nutrition info. I just plan portions of proteins, veggies, fruits and other stuff (good for you stuff). However, if I track all that, come out either under or over where I'm supposed to be but have a cookie on lunch? no....lets just not go there. I just don't do it. Cause once that number goes over the "recommended daily intake" blah blah blah, then I feel like a failure for that day.
Luckily I figured this out early in using Sparkpeople this time around. In regards to the fitness minutes, it's the same deal. I don't hit a certain goal, I feel like a failure.
It may seem silly, but so far it seems to have been working!
I guess I just felt the need to put that out there...maybe because I may be a team captain for one of the challenges on my team...maybe because I'm a committee member for planning the Missourians Spark Rally...maybe just because I felt bad that I wasn't utilizing everything on the site and this was my way to justify it to my readers as well as myself. Whatever the actual reasoning behind this blog tonight was, it's out there and I'm glad!
So, thanks for reading and may the Spark be with you!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Yesterday I made Monkey Bread for the very first time. This blog is not about about the terribly unhealthy breakfast that I made, even though it came out really, really good.
This blog is about the attached picture. I was really proud of my baking accomplishment, so I had my boyfriend take a picture of me with it.
I posted the pic to facebook and was astounded by the range of responses I got. Some were strictly in regards to the food, which again came out really good. But the majority were asking if I'd lost weight, saying I looked amazing and asking me what my secret was.
So I had to test it. I found a picture of myself from September of 2011 and cut and cropped it and put side by side with the pic from yesterday. Here's the result:
I would be lying if I said I didn't cry...and cry pretty hard. I'd always seen myself as the fat kid, or the chubby sidekick to my gorgeous skinny best friend. Now, I know I'm not anywhere near as skinny as she is, but I'm no longer the token fat friend. I can't believe the progress I've had without noticing it and can't wait to see much, MUCH more!!!
I love writing blogs like this because they just reinforce my feelings or accomplishments. However, I find it important to also write about the slip ups I have. Lucky for me, there haven't been that many recently.
To all of you struggling, let me just say this. Einstein once said, "Everyone is capable of greatness, but if you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole live believing it is stupid." I had been beating my head against that tree for long enough.
I've finally found my ocean!!! Good luck finding yours!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
So after my little defeat the other day, I'm right back on the horse.
Got up early this morning because yesterday my wonderful boyfriend surprised me with Shaun T's Rockin' Body workout videos (cause he knew I wanted them)!
So I actually got up and did the first video! I feel amazing! I finished my workout, hopped in the shower and went to fix breakfast. I'm usually a yogurt or something like that for breakfast person...but I'm donating blood at work today so I went for two eggs with a little low fat cheese and toast...but I don't use traditional bread..I use the orowheat sandwich thins. They make amazing toast because they get totally crispy and warm and just yummy!
Also I have some help for the next 40 days and 40 nights. For Lent, I have decided to give up anything that isn't water. Alcohol, milk, juice, soda...etc. If it's not water, I don't drink it. I even went as far as to say I'm not using any flavor enhancers. So unfortunately my super cool infuser cup is not going to get any use for this time, but it's ok.
I'm hoping that with the new workout, plus walking/jogging with my dog, trying to get in shape for the Mother's Day 5k that my mom and I have been trying to do together for the past 3 years (though I was never a size that I could complete anything like that and now I am!!!!), I will eat healthier and with the Lenten sacrifice, maybe I won't crave sugary drinks and flavor enhancers by the end.
All in all, I'm excited and back on track...more focused than I was before! It's finally my time to be skinny!!!!!!
Thanks to all who read and comment..it really helps my motivation!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I've fallen backward a little bit, but I'm not panicking.
I'm still smaller than I've been in a while. We just started a Biggest Loser competition at work. I'm excited for the added incentive.
Plus I'm on the team for planning the Missourians Spark Rally...so I want to have a really good personal journey story to share for them too!
Lots of changes right now...will post more later.
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