Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Iíve been thinking about why I love to snuggle up and read a good book for relaxation, and why I donít really think about exercise in the same way. Thereís something about sitting quietly and letting go of the dayís concerns, immersed in a book.
How can I get to the place where I look forward to taking a walk or working out in the gym or riding a bike? Frankly, I exercise because I have to, not because itís a joy.
Probably, reading is a place to hide. A place to regroup. A place where Iím not on display (like I am at work.) So I guess I need to get over being such a private person! That probably wonít happen overnight, but I can make small steps.
Hereís to the small steps!
Friday, January 01, 2010
This year Iíd like to reach the following:
185 by April 1 (5 lbs per month)
170 by Aug 1
155 by Oct 1
Walk 30 minutes 6 days per week
Strength train 3 days 30 mins ea per week
Maybe ride bike in April
Start hiking in March or when weather allows
Sign up for a class: water aerobics or something?
Sign up for a Bible Study
SingÖ every day
Maybe piano lessons
REWARDS TO CHOOSE FROM
Go on a photo shoot after a month of making goals
Consider a weekend away
Invite a friend to lunch
Have a Sunday lunch with friends here at the house
Have housecleaner clean
Get hair cut
Go to a play
Book a river raft trip after losing 30 lbs
Hawaii or island at 50 lbs (better start saving!)
Long term photo class
Join a choir
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm working out of this schlumppp... beginning with daily entering my food, even if it's what I don't want to see. I think the daily nutrition diary is what will bring me back on track.
I'm breaking through the "I don't give a rip" attitude, and heading back to being purposeful about my existence.
And I'm spending time each morning with the Lover of my soul: Jesus. I'm speaking His Word out lout: I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me! (It helps to know that He loves me just as I am.)
The toughest part is finding the time to exercise, even for a half hour, each day. I know this needs to be a priority. I'm getting there.
With all the economic changes going on around me, I'm working on not feeding my frustration with food, but, rather, handing it over to the One Who can help.
Counting my blessings.... (if you read this, you are one of them! May God bless you!)
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Itís the first of July and Iím looking at what motivates me to continue this journey. When Iím down, I can look at this list and change my attitude! Since these are things I want for myself, not someone else telling me what I should want, Iím more likely to say ďYup, I want those things!Ē
1. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and I want it to be a pleasant place for Him to dwell.
2. I donít want diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, or any disease that can be prevented by having a healthy body.
3. I want to change my lifestyle to one that is active. I enjoy moving, I just need to get to it and find what fits my time frame and something I would enjoy.
4. I want to look in the mirror and smile at what I see.
5. I want to wear a bathing suit with my head held high.
6. I want to be able to tromp on the beach without huffing.
7. I want to dance with joy!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I canít say that I enjoy exercise. I donít wake up in the morning and say to myself ďIím excited about getting up and going out to move!Ē I DO get up excited about finishing a book, or planting a flower, or talking to my family, or having lunch with a friend.
So, is that the difference between me and skinny people? Do they chomp at the bit to get moving? Do they live to exercise?
When I go to the gym, the people around me are fun, and the conversation is good, and I work hard and burn calories. When I go for a brisk walk, I get Ďer done and return refreshed. When I dig in the garden, and then come in, I feel satisfied and ďgoodĒ tired. But thatís not what Iím looking forward to doing. Curling up with a good book is so satisfyingÖ maybe even peaceful.
So, Iím looking for an attitude adjustment! It probably goes deeper than ďI just donít feel like it!Ē And thatís where Iím exploring, so that I can look forward to moving every day and enjoying it. Maybe looking beyond ďpeacefulĒ and into, I donít know, um, joyful? Exuberant? as I burn those calories!
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