Wednesday, April 02, 2014
I like spring. But I had a great winter. My daughter's school does a winter program of skiing weekly for the month of February, and I volunteered. It got me back into winter fun. So much so that I decided to give snowboarding a try. It wasn't easy, but I made it over the beginner learning hump and have been having a lot of fun on the slopes. I'm going to eek in another day of riding tomorrow.
Also, it was this time last year that I made some dramatic lifestyle changes that led to weight loss and health. Although, I gained back a few pounds over the winter due to relaxing on the dietary restrictions, I stuck with working out regularly. And now, I'm back in the saddle. Tracking food and fitness to double the gains I made last year. I'm a lot more positive about it (most of the time :) this time around.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Huh, I guess I haven't checked in for some time. Things are going well. I'm eating well, working out regularly (finished 1 round of Insanity and just starting a hybrid 90 days of Insanity and P90x - with some walking and yoga to be added), I feel pretty good.
I'm halfway to my goal, which is a weird spot. I've lost weight, look and feel better, but I still have a way to go, so I still get discouraged a bit occasionally. It's all under pretty good control. And it's always worse when I skip working out or over eat.
Not much else today.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I felt like a tank yesterday. You have days like that? I just got good news about my progress, I've been doing really well, then BAM! out of nowhere I feel like crap. I don't know why. I was too tired to care. Well, I think that was definitely part of it.
In any case, I got through the day, woke up tired today, skipped my morning walk knowing thunderstorms were headed our way for the rest of the day, then BAM! My dh took the baby and my 7yo daughter to their grandfather's house for the afternoon! WOO HOO! :) That put a spring in my step. I checked the weather, storms were a few hours off yet, and I set out on a walk. I couldn't get my heart rate up enough, so I did some hills and jogged a teeny tiny bit (I really hate running). I felt great. Went a little further, faster.
The funny thing was that I had shorts on that I purchased last year that were way too tight then, but fit now. Apparently, they don't really fit, because as I jogged down a hill I almost lost 'em! Good thing my shirt was long enough to cover my crack. HA! :)
But I'm still hungry as a horse. What to eat for dinner...
Monday, May 20, 2013
That's the hardest part, isn't it?
Why? What makes it so hard to keep up healthy habits especially when you're seeing positive change? Well, impatience, for one. The perception of time is so different when you're trying to lose weight. And you see low numbers if you're looking at days or even weeks. It's so hard to keep your eyes on the prize months, maybe years down the road. But it's worth it. Sustainable weight loss is the goal. You want to take it off and keep it off, right?
So, that's what I'm dealing with today. I am losing. It's not fast. But it's healthy and so am I.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pretty cool! I have to say the first 12 pounds I lost was a real motivator. I don't have a scale, so I have to wait to be around one to check that stat. Monday I'll weigh in again. But I've lost 4 inches on the waist, 1 on the neck and calves, 2 on hips. Addictive! :)
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