Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Today, I have noticed that as much as I LOVE the winter, it is starting to take it's toll. I'm tired of shaking off the chills and scraping snow off of my truck and CRAVE to run in the sun! Soaking up those sweet warm rays.
Although I haven't been good about logging on to SparkPeople other than to log my food and exercise, I've been doing ok. Not great mind you, but ok.
My baby brother is home on leave. Although he is a fitness guru it seems that we have all been to busy to think about it much. It doesn't help matters that my mother has been a domestic mess. Homemade goods oozing from the cracks of her kitchen. All the good ones. Big family meals, followed by banana bread or waking up to the smell of her FAMOUS cinnamon rolls. THANKS MOM! Lol. BUT even with all that good stuff, I have been trying my hardest to control myself and at least make an effort to recognize what is entering my body...and how many miles it will take to get it off!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
I have never been an athletic girl, woman, person...like NEVER in my whole life.
But I have been thinking about this annual 2 mile run that my community hosts in October during its fall festival. I had hoped to do it last year and basically chickened out. So, I've been talking it up again these past few weeks and I've decided...out loud...that I WILL do the 2 miles. I don't care if I place, or even come close...I just want to finish, without walking.
In the gym I can bust out a few miles (not all running but miles nonetheless)...but in real life, on the real ground something changes. I don't know how I should start to take on this new challenge...ideas? The weather here is cold and blah right now. Makes it hard to get outside.
Here are some of the mini challenges that I think might help me along the way:
* Continue to push as far as I can on the treadmill for as long as I can, with incline of course
* Walk Kansas- (March-May) a program encouraging a healthier state, log as many miles as I can!
* Relay-For-Life-(June) I walked 10 miles during the relay last year...I want to do at least that but run as many as I can!
I am excited to see how much closer I can be a month from now, or three months from now, or race day!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
I did 5 miles yesterday! I only did 3.5 today but I added tons of jump rope! I'm super excited!
I couldn't have done that a few weeks ago! Woot Woot!
Monday, February 01, 2010
Today I have been thinking about what all I have accomplished through this "life changing journey" that I have been on and it took me back BEFORE I became a member of this wonderful SP community. I had decided that life needed to change (with mostly full commitment) in April of 2009. I remember stepping on the scale, with hesitation and gasping. I didn't feel like 247 pounds. OMG did I LOOK 247 pounds??? Does everyone know I'm 247, BUT ME? I was humiliated.
When I signed on to SP seven months later I entered my current weight and went on about my up and down commitment to becoming a healthier woman. Over the past couple of months I watched the ticker HARDLY move. It would go down then a little up then a little down...and over the course of this month...I lost 9 lbs. NINE POUNDS. It doesn't sound like much but those pounds carried me to a place I wasn't sure that I would ever see again in my whole life! And along with it the motivation to keep at it!
I'm 29 years old and had already begun to shut door after door on opportunity after opportunity, only just now learning that there is no reason to close those doors but to just push a little harder and open them wider!
SO, as I'm thinking about my nine pound loss in January and how February can (AND WILL) shave another 9+ off it hits me that this journey hasn't been dedicated to these 9 pounds...but the 38 POUNDS! OMG I've lost 38 POUNDS! I changed my ticker...not just starting at 247 (where my original journey began) but also from "pounds I wanted to loose"...to ACTUAL WEIGHT. SCARY! (You little skinny-minis with your cute 130 pound tickers are...well...intimidatingly humiliating sometimes! Be proud!)
This thick hunny is ready to kick some pound booty this month as I charge toward the door with skinnier jeans and a healthier heart because today, for the first time ever, I feel like maybe, I too can be...a skinny-mini, a hot tottie, a HEALTHY WOMAN!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So, the scale hasn't shown much of a change since I started this great adventure. Which I find VERY discouraging HOWEVER this week ALL of my clothes have started growing! Weird! All my jeans are baggy butt-ed. (Which never happens, this girl was blessed with some booty, let me tell ya.) So in this mysterious growth spurt that my clothes took on, I wondered if my "Step 1" goal jeans had joined in the phenomenon...THEY DID!
Yesterday, I put on a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to put on in over 6 years...and I didn't even have to suck it in AND TOM is here! I almost cried a little tear of joy and accomplishment go me and my jeans!
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