Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Last night I spoke to a guy named Joe at my gym. I initially thought he was the boxing instructor, he is not. I learned he is a boxer and is willing to meet with me on Saturday morning 30 minutes prior to Zumba class to go over the basics. I agreed.
When I came to work today I received an email from a woman I'm friendly with at the gym about boxing. She had overheard my conversation with Joe and asked if she could persuade me to attend the gyms boxing class with her on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 8:05 till 9:30.
The universe was clearly eavesdropping last night. *GIGGLES*
It has taken me 7 hours to reply to Yvonne's e-mail. The fear of the unknown really took hold of me and was suffocating. I was full of questions. Anxiety. Fear. Excitement. I even came up with many excuses to say, thank you but no to Yvonne. In the end, I reply with a reserved yes. Yes, I'll give it a try. *DEEP BREATH*
Sure, I'll be the new kid on the block tomorrow night and I can handle that. I can handle the challenge of the workout too. My challenge will be to not let the fear win. The fear of the unknown. The fear of being in a class that is dominated by men. The fear of being in a class with women who are rock hard. The fear of doing it wrong. The fear of sucking wind or falling down. Ya, it's all there and I'm carrying it around with me today. It's heavy baggage, that exhausts me so I'm putting it down now and moving forward. YES, I will attend the class!
IF I can concur this fear my whole workout schedule will change again. I'm okay with that.
WHEN I can concur this fear I will dominate!
UPDATE SINCE POSTING: The boxing/kick boxing class has been cancelled for tomorrow night. Looks like I'll be starting on Monday, if all goes well.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I am officially passed the sore butt stage of riding my bike.
I giggle A LOT when I workout and I like it!
My legs are much stronger than last year.
Right now, running does not bring me joy. I took it up because someone I love told me I was too fat to do it.
I love Zumba and have unleashed my dancing diva.
I miss soda but not what it does to my inner bits.
I crave and seek out outdoor adventures ...
First, The Water Park
Then, a return to the rapids - Whitewater rafting!
My calorie bank was overdrawn this weekend - I choose that. Today, I get a new start and a new balance.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Friday, July 08, 2011
Today, July 8th, marks two years that the Mr has lived in the states. We decided to celebrate this occasion by going to a water park for an entire day and just play like kids.
I decided a few days ago that I just couldn't go to a water park in my "going to the pool" bathing suit. I HAD to have board shorts. Okay, not really but we toured Sears and Target to take a look see. At Sears I found the board shorts, as did the Mr, and they were on sale. We had a gift card so they cost us nothing! Then we headed to Target where I found the tankini top that match perfectly. I was a happy woman at the water park in my put together water wear.
I also stopped and bought new sunscreen because I did NOT want another burn, thank you very much. The Mr sprayed me down so well throughout the day that the sun did not stand a chance this time around.
The day begins ...
Armed with new sunblock and the Mr applying it often I was all shinning but never burnt.
Lunch wasn't an issue for my healthy eating lifestyle either. Amongst the junk food options I found a fresh green salad with chicken and as always ate it without the dressing. My biggest concern was caving in and having a soda but I opted for a lemonade and then water for the balance of the day. It was all good!
We giggled as we took turns on this one.
This was right before I went down a slight water fall backwards. *GIGGLES*
The Mr was all smiles on this one too.
I love these photos!
The wave pool ... one of my favorite locations of the day.
We took a short break to relax in the shade and cool off with some water and ice cream. Delicious!
Look Ma, 5.5 hours in the sun at a water park, no burn!
It's fun acting like a kid and having no worries for a few hours. Live Life!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
It seems the universe and my body did not get the memo that I wanted, wished, predicted, and/or demanded that I weigh 229.5 today. Instead, I weigh 232. If you think I'm disappointed in that think again. I did a little wiggle, smiled at myself and walked on. You see, I went shopping last night for nothing special and found, in the dressing room, something priceless! Size 16 jean shorts that fit like a glove. I was in heaven as I strutted my stuff around the store. Ya, my butt looked good! The sun dress in size 14 equally flattered my curves. I didn't walk out of that store, I floated out on cloud number 9.
I may not weigh 229.5 today but I'm found my bliss anyway.
Note to universe and body: 229.5 will be mine next Saturday! Yes, it will happen, without fail.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
My action plan is in place when it comes to the food and drink part of my life and itís off to a blazing start!
The Plan: Iím experimenting with food and keeping it simple. Iím slowing weaning my way off of processed foods, anything other than water and the little granules of sugar that have found their way back in. This time around my body wonít go into shock at the change so Iím having an easier go of it. My body loves protein and veggies so thatís what it will get!
What I am fighting now is mental hunger and I donít like it.
The clock strikes 10:00 a.m. and my mind thinks itís snack time. My body protests and rejects every food thought my mind can come up with. I quickly find something to occupy my brain so it stops obsessing. Then the clock strikes 3:00 p.m. and my mind, again, thinks itís snack time. My body protests and rejects every food thought my mind can come up with yet again. I busy myself to stop the obsessive thoughts of food.
Since my eating plan has changed, Iím not experiencing any Ďrealí craving during my day. Itís a freeing experience. I even have more energy and no foggy brain at any point of the day. Iím on a strict no-soda diet as well.
My body is responding - I only feed it when itís hungry - and I love it. Now I need my mind to catch up and stop clock watching! I guess after years of programing: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. snack, 12:30 p.m. lunch, 3:00/3:30 p.m. snack time, 7:30 p.m. dinner - my brain is having a difficult time with change. I shall continue with the reprogramming!
As a side note, Iím currently at 233 lbs. and I want to be at 229 or 229.5 on Saturday morning. I have been visualizing this number all week. As I drift off to sleep, I am thinking of 229 and what it will take to get there. I visualize those numbers as I mentally step on the scale. I talk about it out loud and I write it down . . . a lot. I want to make sure the universe hears me and that we are clear. After this goal is accomplished - ON SATURDAY - the universe and I will, again, discuss the next step DOWN the scale.
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