Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today's challenge is to determine where I need moderation or balance in my life. This is a good question and one I don't know the answer to off the top of my head.
My approach to life is pretty casual. I don't take a lot seriously. Perhaps the concept of moderation means I need to look at things with more focus.
With exercise it is my priority in the fitness scheme. Why is this? It does not call for any true sacrifice on my part. When exercise is fit into my day I feel better so it gives back and the giving continues throughout the day. It helps to create the balance needed.
Eating correctly..... hmmm, perhaps this is where moderation is needed. I definitely have the "good food/bad food" attitude and when I go off THE PLAN that is when things go bad. Since I am back logging this can be my focus. Looking at food as my ally and enjoying it for all it can do physically and mentally will be my new focus.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sitting here watching X Factor and reflecting back on my day.
I went out for my run today and it went so totally great! Afterwords I looked back on my log and noticed that I am slowly but surely improving. I'm still slow as can be, but the duration is slowly, but surely, getting better week by week and so is the speed. What I love about it all is that I just feel free when running, I feel like I'm taking control and making ME better.
Yesterday I went and had my upper-body fitness program revamped. OMGOODNESS! I woke up sore. Good sore, not bad sore. I am really hoping to see some good progress made now.
Tonight was night 2 of the tax class. It was fun and truly kept my brain engaged. I am looking forward to finishing the class and hopefully working as a tax preparer.
Well, that's it for now.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Today has started out really fabulously. Had the morning coffee with toast with peanut butter.
Mocha and I went out for our run. She's so very cute when we run. Mokie wears her little pink harness and is really proud of herself. She is learning to heel and sit on command, but boy is she stubborn!
I had a lovely run outside again. Truly, it is so lovely. The iphone needs to come with me again so I can get some pictures of the water and woods. I am blessed to have the most beautiful place in the world to run.
Had a nice upper body workout and feel really great. It is good to see the progress I'm making and to the body become stronger. Clothes are starting to feel looser and I can actually start to feel muscles surfacing. Kind of weird tho to not jiggle as much. This is a GOOD kind of weird.
Today I signed up to take a tax prep course. This will be 3 nights a week for 3 hours each. Between that, running, morning work outs, Worship Team practice, and working out at night with Bill I have a full life. I would, however, like to add some subbing jobs to it so some money could come in. sigh.
OK, I need to set some long term goals. Hmmmm.....
1. Run a 5k in December
2. Get a real job.... in January
3. Reach my goal weight by August 2013
Short term goals:
Finish RYBO by October 20
Run Sparks Virtual 5k in October
Finish tax course in December
Lost 10 body weight by January 1
Goals this week:
Complete week 8 of RYBO
Log food 5 days
Lose 1 pound by Friday
Attend tax class all 3 days
Ok. That's enough for now. I will check back tomorrow to see how I did!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
OK, this blogging thing is not easy, but from what I've read it truly helps in getting the new lifestyle to work. So, starting once again to blog.... where do I start?
The family joined a gym and we are doing really well with consistently working out. Each morning I go and do my strength training. Upper body on Monday and Friday, lower body on Tuesday and Thursday, Core on Wednesday and Saturday. Then, I am running on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Plus, Bill and I work out Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Yoga on Tuesday night. So.... that's the fitness part of rebuilding my life. So far I am losing a pound a week.
We are trying to eat better and eat mainly organic. Gosh, it costs a lot to eat organic! This mean we are eating less meat or fish and much more grains and vegies. Nothing is wrong with this nutrition wise, but it is a huge change.
OK, so that is my map to the new destination of health and better quality of life. We started this at the end of July. School has started and I haven't really started subbing yet so don't know how it will match up with work, but am hopeful that now that the habit is formed it should continue.
Working out really is addictive. I am enjoying the weight training and like that the body is getting stronger. So far I am down five pounds! Yippee!!! There are still many more to go, but it is nice to see the numbers getting smaller.
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