Tuesday, December 11, 2012
So I have been seriously busting my behind for the past two weeks. I'm participating in an Iron Santa, which is virtual iron-man throughout the month of December. Basically the idea is that we all keep track of our mileage as we complete iron man distances, but instead of doing it in a day we have all of December to log 26 running miles, 112 biking miles, and 2.5 swimming miles. The entry fee goes to Christmas for deserving families, and then we have a celebration dinner in January.
SOOOOO, I've been biking and swimming and running, and I also just started a weight lifting class called RIP barbell that I LOVE.
But my body is being mean to me and it isn't budging.
So where is the celebration? Here it is: I'm still going. I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard not to get discouraged. I'm trying to focus on how I feel, how my fitness levels are improving, and how my body is changing in other ways. I really want to lose these stubborn pounds, but I am keeping the faith, hoping they will eventually start dropping if I just keep going.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The husband, who is usually pretty supportive but who can eat absolutely anything as long as he runs, made a trip to the store for frosted brownies and vanilla bean ice cream.
It looked delicious but not delicious enough. I won that battle and my pants will thank me for it later.
Yes, it is true that my body LOVES to store food for a rainy day. I think it's preparing for the apocalypse. The fact is, this is a fact. It's my reality. I can whine about it or get on with it. I choose to get on with it one battle at a time.
Monday, November 26, 2012
My celebration today is . . .
Getting out of bed. Yep, that's the best I can do! Breathe in, breathe out. Drag my butt to work and go through the motions. It will be better tomorrow.
I will celebrate the fact that I had a healthy breakfast, that I am on SPARK and not avoiding it, and that I am making it through Monday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Today my celebration is . . . dinner.
Dinner at my house has gone out the window, I'm afraid. We're all running in different directions all of the time. On Sunday, we enjoyed a nice sit down meal. It was so nice to slow down and talk. My two youngest, ages 13 and 11, both have ADHD and one has autism. So lovely moments like these are sometimes hard to come by! It was so pleasant. Everyone talking, asking questions, and enjoying good food together.
My thought was, "I need to make this happen more often!" Well, we sat down together, all of us, again on Monday evening. Last night my 18 year old daughter was at work, but the rest of us sat down and enjoyed dinner together again.
It's the little things, but they sure do matter.
Sometimes when I'm really watching my calorie intake, I tend to nibble and snack all day. Which isn't a bad thing, but it can sometimes feel like I never eat anything "real". Eating a real, sit down meal with my family is actually pretty simple and so important.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Strength training! I say it all the time, but I just never get around to doing anything about it. My strength routine is lacking, to say the least. How about non existent?
So this morning I got my butt out of bed and went to RIP barbell class at 5:30 a.m.
First, let me say I'm not a morning person. So WOOHOO! I'm proud of me.
Second, let me say that I cannot move my arms. Seriously. I almost asked my family for help shampooing my hair this morning. Hahaha! I can't believe how much that killed me.
I'm looking forward to making this a habit.
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