Friday, February 08, 2013
So I was reminded that lent starts next Wednesday. I am not a very religious person anymore, but I still like to take up on this tradition. Some people are against those who participate in lent even when they don't go to church regularly - but I still do it for me. I feel like I should do it and I do! One year I gave up chocolate for lent. Another year I gave up cheese. I think I would like to give up some kind of food, but I am not sure if this is what I want to do for lent this year. I gave up french fries & tortilla chips a few times for challenges.
Instead of giving something up for lent, I may add something. I usually give up stuff during the challenges, so maybe I will try something different this year.
Maybe I will give up being grumpy hahaha. I think that is a tough idea, but it would be worth it if that makes any sense! Sometimes when things don't go my way, I get upset and my whole mood turns sour. I don't get mean, but I stop smiling. Maybe I should try working on getting rid of this!
Or maybe I will add something else to my life to include other people. I read somewhere a while ago that someone wrote a letter to someone different every day - or if they couldn't everyday, they just made sure they had 40 letters by the end of lent. I think this is a great idea. I love writing letters. Whenever I fill out birthday/holiday cards, I usually write a lot in them.
On another note, I can't believe it is Friday already! I don't have to work tomorrow, so that is a plus. I would like to fit some exercise in this weekend even though I will barely be home. I signed up for yoga on Tuesday night. I am excited & nervous about it! I didn't get to go to zumba this week because I worked late Monday & Thursday when the classes were. I packed a backpack and I am going to leave it in my car just in case I get out of work next week where I have enough time to get from work directly to zumba! Hopefully I can get there next week! I have 4 pre-paid classes left I would like to use before I find a different location!
Hopefully everyone has a wonderful weekend! Keep pushing toward your Feb goals - even choosing a healthy snack or saying NO to a fattening drink helps!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Happy Wednesday. I was just figuring out how much weight loss 5% would be. Eventually I won't be able to lose 5% more weight! I will have to find challenges that are for maintaining. I am getting closer to my healthy goal weight of 155. I want to lose more weight after that, but eventually I will get to a point where I won't lose more weight! I am not there yet, but the thought just crossed my mind! It is harder to lose weight now because I lost so much so far!
I am hoping to do Zumba tomorrow night if I get out of work on time. It stinks the Zumba class I like starts at 6:30. If I work late, I can't make it! I could probably find another zumba which is later, but the only ones I saw last time I checked had a min of classes you had to sign up for. You had to sign up for X week sessions, and if you missed a class, you wouldn't get reimbursed. So.. we'll see.
I signed up for my first yoga Mixed Level class at a new facility. It was $40 for 10 classes, so I think that was a decent deal. It is a family health center, so I am not sure how it will be. At least it will be good exercise and stretching. They have a few 730pm classes so that should be ok with my late night schedule.
Once I figure out all of the yoga classes I am going to attend, I am going to write in a 5K schedule for me. Putting my exercise schedule on my calendar helps me actually do it! Even if I work late nights, the treadmill is at home so I can use it anytime. I still need to do research to sign up for another 5K. The color run looks interesting, but they didn't post a date yet. It was July last year, so I am guessing it will be also be in July. I saw there is a color run and also a color me rad run. They both have the paint/colors, and they are both in Philadelphia. I really want someone to go with me, because I don't like going into the city by myself. I am not good at parking & I will feel out of place there! There is also a color run in NJ an hour away, so that may be a better choice for me. Where the Philly race will take place is almost an hour away from where I am living right now so... I don't know! I also want to figure out which other 5K races I want to do in the spring after tax season!
Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week. Keep pushing towards those Feb & long term goals! Every small step counts!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Thank you again to everyone who has supported me - your comments make me smile & they help me keep going. I wish I had more time to comment, but I haven't! Everyone is so awesome - I love Spark!
Last night I worked an hour extra for work.. not too bad. I stopped at the food store on the way home and got some food. I was in the mood to cook. Since I have been feeling better, I have been trying to catch up on some of what I missed. I am trying not to over-do it, but I wanted to make some meals for this week. It took me 2 hours from start to finish - not too bad considering how much I made!
1. Turkey chili with beans, diced tomatoes, carrots, and green peppers.
2. Turkey Kielbasa with Shrimp with brown rice, fresh tomatoes, and green peppers.
3. Baked Whole Wheat Ziti with spinach, FF Cottage Cheese and ground turkey
I think everything came out pretty well! I froze most of the items. I even had some of each things as my dinner for last night. Yum!! Hopefully they turn out ok when I go to eat them again. I would like to try more types of meals I can freeze.. I think I want to try chicken next time. Does anyone have any recipes or ideas they would like to share? I was thinking about trying a slow cooker meal one time. Maybe chicken fajitas another time?
I signed up for another 5K - Sunday April 7th. It is only 5 minutes away from my house and on a Sunday so I couldn't resist! I just need to re-start my 5K training. It was funny - I told my parents I signed up for the 5K & I need to start running again. My Mom said to me " oh Good. I also need to use the treadmill again." My Dad was right next to her and said he needs to do the same thing! I said "Well, whoever starts using it first, needs to push the rest of us to start using it again!!" We all laughed because it is true - we all want to do it, but we can't seem to find that PUSH!
Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the day. My work day is half over already! I had a stressful morning, but I am alright now. I have lunch soon which is good. I am not sure if I am working late or not? Oh well. If I am here late, I am here late! Oh - the one older gentleman who works in my office complimented me today. He said "It still shows that you are losing weight. Keep up the great work." Other people ask if I am still losing weight, but I am glad some people still notice the difference. I really want the healthy weight to be healthy - but looking "better" is a bonus I will take!
Keep pushing toward your January goals! I got my 500 minutes for Jan so I am happy about that. I really wanted 1,000, but I did what I could with my health situation! I really need to push in Feb to be able to reach my healthy goal weight of 155!
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