Thursday, October 31, 2013
A man is walking home alone late one foggy night...
when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.
Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him,
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.
However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping
on his heels, the terrified man runs.
Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.
With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.
Bumping and clapping toward him.
The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...
(hopefully you're ready for this!!!)
The coffin stops
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I guess it must be true. . . I have way too much time on my hands!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
WARNING: THIS COULD GET UGLY!
The past few weeks, I've been working semi-hard to get back on track and lose this weight, but not truly dedicating myself to the process. I guess I wasn't properly motivated.
This is my third SP try and I've had A LOT of success my two previous go-rounds only to put all or most of the weight back on, much to my chagrin.
Last time was about a year and a half ago and I remember how hard it was to just "GET STARTED". And I swore to myself, "Never again!". It was just too difficult.
Well, here I am.
I know how many pounds I've regained.
I had to shop for new clothes to wear on my trip to Arizona last weekend, which was extremely painful.
I've seen myself in a full length mirror, front and back. God, if that wasn't a FRIGHT!
But today was it! All those things I mentioned above didn't move me like today did. Today was the big epiphany -- the final motivator.
What's so special about today?
I'll tell you what's so special!
I just got home from the gym and I am thoroughly and completely pissed off and disgusted with myself!
I've run in 5Ks.
I've ridden my bike 26 miles in a single ride.
Less than a year ago, I could jog 7 miles. It wasn't fast, but I could do it!
Nowhere near it. I am beyond out of shape!
Started my strength training circuit. I made sure the weights were REALLY light so as to not injure myself and I wanted to make sure I could do the cardio in between stations. Oh, my GOD! That circuit was the longest 30 minutes of my life! By the time I was finished, I was really beat. But, I did finish; so, I'll at least give myself a pat on the back for hanging in.
From there, I went to the mini-elliptical (all legs, no arms, AND no resistance). I could BARELY manage 5 minutes. Last year at this time, knocking out 60 minutes on the real deal, with resistance, was commonplace for me.
After my 5 minutes on the mini-elliptical torture device, I decided to try the treadmill. Well, let me tell you, after the ST circuit and the mini-ETD, I had to really scale back the treadmill. I used to be about walk almost 4 mph, with some jogging thrown in for good measure, for 60 minutes. Today? I cranked out 30 minutes, with of speed of 3 mph. Such a disappointment for me!
I am so, so angry with myself. And disappointed, too. I don't even have the words to express those feelings adequately here.
But I KNOW this: Every time I do this, I am amazed at how quickly and beautifully this body that I've so abused responds to proper care. I also know that I can't keep doing this because my luck's going to run out! My body deserves soooo much better, so:
I WILL NOT QUIT!
I WILL NOT GIVE UP!
I WILL GET BACK TO WHERE I WAS A YEAR AGO!
I WILL MOVE AHEAD AND BEYOND!
I WILL REACH MY HEALTHY WEIGHT!
I WILL MAINTAIN IT THIS TIME!
THERE WILL BE NO OBSTACLE LARGE ENOUGH OR STRONG ENOUGH TO STOP ME!
I CAN AND I WILL SUCCEED!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
New Vision Board:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Here are some holidays and observances I'm adding to my calendar to help me stay on track through the coming year:
The first Monday of EVERY MONTH will be a "Celebrate Life Day".
October is Emotional Wellness month and I'm definitely observing this now with my focus on emotional eating.
October 24th: Food Day -- a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
November 1st: Give Up Your "Shoulds" Day -- give up a "should" for the day (or longer) that leads to stress, guilt, misery, or any sort of sadness
November 3rd: Sandwich Day
November 14th: Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day -- definitely something my type A personality needs to improve upon.
January 21st, 2014: Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
In February, I will be observe International Expect Success Month.
In March, I will observe National Nutrition Month.
March 2nd -- 8th: National Sleep Awareness Week
April is Physical Wellness Month.
April 2nd: National Walking Day
April 15th: National Stress Awareness Day
May will be National Bike Month and I plan to be out riding my bike as often as possible.
June 5th: National Running Day
July is National Blueberries Month (one of my favorite foods).
July 3rd: Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 26th: National Dance Day: meant to promote dance education and physical fitness.
August 1st -- 7th: Simplify Your Life Week
August 3rd: Watermelon Day (another of my favorite summertime treats)
August 13th: International Lefthander's Day (I'm left-handed)
August 15th: National Relaxation Day. Definitely something I need to do better with -- it's that type A thing again.
September 20th: International Eat an Apple Day
September 24th: National Women's Health and Fitness Day
Now, to go put these in my calendar before I forget!
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