Sometimes it feels like we put a lot of pressure on ourselves during our weight loss journey. Track your food, drink your water and track it, track your exercise....you know what I'm talking about.
Sometimes you just have to take a break from it. I'm not saying "Ditch the diet!" I'm saying, "Take the pressure off."
I recently took my weight loss chart off of my sparkpage. It was a depressing reminder of how terrible the last few weeks have been. I haven't been tracking my food intake either. But I'm not bananas........
I have to tell you......I have been eating right, drinking lots of water and walking.....making it a lifestyle instead of a chore. It is working....the scale is moving downward. Now does this mean I'm not going to track anymore.....heavens no! I know this will not help me stay the course but it is putting my mind in a different place.....focusing on the lifestyle I want to maintain with a healthy body and ignoring the "diet" concept for awhile.
It makes sense for me....and is working for me. I know I will be back to tracking but for now......my mind is living in the future....with a healthy frame of mind. I still have my issues and I will be seeing a doctor in two weeks so until then.....I'm gonna be swinging in the trees instead of so tied to my computer!
I have been struggling with my feet lately.....I would break up with them but they seem very attached to me. Go figure. But, we haven't been getting along.
You see, they have been very selfish. They don't want to go for walks or do any exercise. They are always whining about the pain they are in. Big Babies!
I decided I was going to have to be sneaky if I wanted to get some workouts in when "they" were in pain...which has been a lot lately.
I found a workout video called "Jody Stolove's Chair dancing". I was surprised by what a great workout it was without straining the feet. And it was fun! Let me tell you....those feet didn't know what hit them. The DVD did a great job talking about your heart rate and where it should be at every step of the video and included a warm up and cool down. I thought it was a great workout for my arms and legs. I had some muscle aches where I didn't know I had muscles.
It won't replace a good walk in the sunshine, but now those darn feet can't put a stop to my fitness efforts!
I haven't been so good at blogging lately. Truth be told....I have so many fears and troubles in the health area that I'm afraid that I'm sounding like a broken record.....and who really wants to hear it. I don't. I don't even want to write it. I'm having some major feet pain...I can't even focus. So you might get a lot of fluff for awhile until I figure it out or something figures it out for me. And if you quit reading.....trust me ....I get it!
We got the camper up to the lake this last weekend. It has a few things we are going to have to fix, but overall I think it is going to make us very happy. I don't have as much storage as I had in the old one, but I will have to learn to minimize! It shouldn't be that big of a deal!
I am putting on a baby shower this weekend for my future daughter in law. That should be fun. I will get to meet her mom for the first time. I'm looking forward to getting a new grandson.
Work continues to be very hectic. I need to be a better delegator. If anyone has any tips, I would be appreciative!!
I've been taking little walks at work, as my feet allow. I am happy for the nicer weather. It's been very windy, but I'll take it!
We got a couple new restaurants downtown. One is called Chedd's....as the name sounds.....I'm going to have to stay away from that place. Fortunately it is really busy right now and doesn't accommodate my schedule. The other is a coffee shop and they have some decent sandwiches. It's nice having some new options when I can't bring my lunch!
I hope you are having a great week.....hope I didn't bore you too much!!!! Hee Hee!
There has been so much going on lately that I haven't had a lot of time to Spark. (I hate when that happens!)
Work is really busy and I need to learn how to delegate more....that's such a hard one for me. On top of that this hasn't been the healthiest time in my life and I need to change that!
My DH and I have been struggling since our last little chicky left the nest. We quit camping because it just didn't hold the same appeal. Our state does the 90 day in advance reservations....I mean seriously....who knows what they are going to do 90 days in advance??
But we both miss camping but DH has really struggled with boredom while camping. I love walking and reading. I could read all day! But he has to be doing something all the time. He doesn't hunt or fish.....thank goodness...I don't want to deal with that mess! So we quit going......so the weekends are always a struggle to find something to do besides sit on our keester! Heaven knows....I can't afford to do that another summer.
My aunt and her room mate decided to rent a spot for the summer at a local lake. You pay a fee for the summer and you park your camper there for the whole year. You can even store it there for the winter. The more my DH and I thought about it the more we liked the idea....except the thought of taking our camper wasn't appealing. But the best part is that it's only 25 miles from our house.
We have a fifth wheel and the bed is in the upper part. It isn't large enough to stand in so ......it's.....crawl in....crawl out. That was okay 10 years ago....but not anymore. So we decided to trade it in for something more appropriate for our needs.
So we took last Friday off to look for a different camper...it was so rainy and awful out. We didn't find anything in the morning that would work. Luckily the last place we went...we told the sales guy what we wanted and he said...I got what you want....and he did. So...we are back in camper debt but it is going to be great for us. And this campground has so many nice people that we are bound to make new friends and really have a great time. I'm excited. They have a pool too. That will be fun.