Friday, December 19, 2014
I went through a spell last night where I almost regretted starting my weight loss journey (again) during the holiday season. How am I going to sit there and watch everyone else eat all the cakes, cookies and pies and I look for piece of fruit or some nuts? And don't get me started on the egg nog with bourbon... oooh chile.
But I had to remind myself ... self, you have enjoyed over 40 years of good sugary treats so I think you could skip a slice of cake or two this year. Now... I will allow myself one (and I mean one) cup of egg nog, but that's it!
I would hate to have a complete setback and have sore thighs and shoulders for nothing.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Today was the first day at my new gig, the wellness center, and the young lady training me advised that I have free access to all of the facilities. I can come in during business hours whether on or off and have it. I thought maybe we would have a discount or something like the rest of the hospital staff but since we actually work in the center it's all complimentary.
Here it is..
Two pools, classes, indoor walking trail... all that.
If this is not the sign I've been waiting for...then good lawd what would it be.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Ever since Hurricane Katrina back in '05 I have done quite a bit of roadtrippin'. I chose to stay in Dallas after the storm but majority of my family, my mama, decided to move back to New Orleans. Since everybody has to go home to see their mama and 'nem during the holidays or what have you, I found myself travelling back and forth on the highway at least twice or more a year. What I discovered along the way from Dallas to New Orleans was quite a few road stops that offered cajun meat pies, fried catfish, barbecue... we would just bypass the normal McDonalds and go straight for the big ole sausages.
Yesterday I had to pick up my oldest son from school and swore to myself I would not indulge in one unhealthy option of food. I planned on packing a couple of healthy snacks but of course that didn't happen. Anyway, we stopped at one truck stop for a restroom break and gas and low and behold the first thing you see when you walk in are the hot boudin (which is a combination of cooked rice, pork, onions, green peppers, and seasonings in a sausage casing.. for those that are not familiar with good old cajun food) and big ole pieces of fried chicken. But I'm proud to say the only things I bought were two big old bottles of Dasani water. I did search around the store for some fruit since I did notice some stores are starting to carry that more but this particular store must have missed the memo.
It wasn't until the way back that we just had to stop and get something. Sorry to say it wasn't the best option but had to do, Taco Bell Chicken Salad.
Now that I've managed to make it back home without consuming one piece of sausage link, I will make today's focus... fitting that cardio in.
Monday, December 01, 2014
I told myself I wasn't going to write another thing until I actually got serious again. I have been on Spark since 2009 and been talking the same smack for the past five going on six years. One minute I'm all in the next I'm like "bump this," I'm just going to stay fat.
Well ... I don't know if it's divine intervention or what, but after moving back to my hometown in September without so much as a prospect on the career front, I done found myself with a gig at a fitness center (a wellness center ran by a local hospital.) The girl who has a love affair with cookies will be surrounded by all that is healthy come next week.
Now how in the world would it look if I'm assisting members at a wellness center and ain't nothing about me "well?" So I have decided to jump on the bandwagon again and get my life together. This is where the 42 at 42 comes in or as I like to call it my newly declared "Jackie Robinson diet" (I turn 42 tomorrow, decided to lose a minimum of 42 pounds and his number is 42, he faced alot of adversity and became one of the greatest in baseball, you see where I'm going with this? ...No? Well, it works for me. )
Anyway, with that being said, I have decided to stop lurking and make my presence on the site known again. Get off my lazy butt and get my workouts in again.
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