Monday, March 25, 2013
Hi everyone! I know it's been forever since I've blogged. I'm not the best at keeping up with it, but here goes anyway...
I've been doing better about being more consistent with workouts,food, etc. I am researching about lifting heavier weights and balancing that with a little less cardio since I wasn't really making too much progress there. I really enjoy it and I hope to keep up with it!
This weekend I was working on my weed-infested yard and that alone was a workout! I was out there for about 45 minutes and my hamstrings are SORE!! I think I may have overdone it just a little, but I'm not complaining. I also had a date night with my hubby which hasn't happened in ages and it was fantastic! Overall a great weekend, but we're back to the work week now. I'm staying on track and feeling good!!
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Since yesterday was Halloween I was a little worried about how I would handle all the candies and goodies that seemed to lurk around every corner all day. I am happy to say that ....I didn't do so bad! I wasn't perfect - I still wanted to partake, BUT I did so in a very limited fashion. During the day at work there were tons of baked goodies, which I had a little of, but I made sure to not overdo it. At night, the family had a cookout and we all took the kids trick-or-treating. I took a bottle of water with me and drank from it instead of sneaking a candy here and there. AND, we didn't eat ANY candy when we got home! This was a first for me. In years past, DH and I would raid the kids' candy once they went to bed, justifying it by saying "they're only snack size".
I told my husband last night that I was proud of both of us for not indulging like we usually do. We even talked about being able to wear some awesome/sexy superhero costumes next year as incentive to keep losing weight. I would be love to be Wonder Woman and feel good in it!
If we can keep this momentum going, we will be able to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. Now that would be a first for me!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Well, I'm still here. My asthma was acting up pretty bad a couple of weeks ago and then my cold hit. It was a real bummer because I've been doing so well. I've had a lot of little victories and I was ready to really dive into some good workouts. My husband has recently recommitted to exercising and I wanted to join him. But, no worries, I'm still here and I'm not giving up! I know it's probably due to the health problems I've had lately, but I'm still losing a little bit each week! I hope it doesn't come back, but we'll have to wait and see. I'm starting to feel better and I even got a little bit of ST in for today, so that makes me feel good!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Well, it's been ages since I blogged last and it's time to get back to it! I've never been much of a blogger, but I know I need to blog at least once a week. So here goes...
A lot has happened since the spring. The biggest change came from work, which made my life very stressful and in turn, made me gain weight. I was asked to help out another department on a part-time basis while two of their employees were on maternity leave. So, I would work part-time in my current position and part-time in the new one. It was definitely a good experience, but the learning curve was so steep in the new position and definitely stressful! I couldn't imagine being in that position full time day in and day out. I was working really hard to keep up with everything and I even brought work home with me (something I NEVER do). Since I was spending all my time doing that I obviously wasn't working out or paying too much attention to my weight. That is, until I noticed that I was gaining. I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I had gained 5 pounds. I was so disappointed in myself. It takes so much to lose 5 pounds and it took almost nothing to gain it! I am so close to being at a healthy BMI and I really don't want to mess that up!
The next big change happened just about 2 and a half weeks ago. We moved from a small 1300 square foot house to a bigger house (about 1825 square feet). This was an awesome change! I actually have a living room and a family room, plus an extra room for an office/workout room! I also have a fireplace for the first time ever and I can't wait to use it! It's funny because the move was kind of my catalyst to losing weight again. I was spending so much time packing, cleaning, sweating, unpacking, and sweating some more, that I actually lost the 5 pounds I put on. Just this weekend I finally felt like I was in a good place again! My new house is all unpacked (except for a couple of boxes) and work isn't so crazy anymore.
So, now I'm back on Spark (yay!). I look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones and I hope to keep this motivation going!!
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