Sunday, March 30, 2014
I have reached a conclusion. I have been lazy. Very lazy. Unmotivated. The BIG QUESTION is..HOW THE HECK TO MOTIVATE ME??? No one else is responsible for my choices. No one else should have to get me out of bed in the morning or pack my lunches. sigh.
So. What to do? I've written down my goals. Attempted to find a workout buddy. Put motivational quotes around the house. Nothing works. Why? Really I don't understand.
Please understand - I'm not whining. Not complaining. Just attempting to understand me. Trying to get me back on track. I'm tired of no energy, feeling gloomy, looking horrid, getting bad checkups, all that goes with being overweight. I want to feel good again.
So. Here is plan Z.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:30 Get up in the morning. Workout.
8:00 Come home. Take a shower
9:00 Eat real food, pack a lunch, get ready for work.
11:00 Go to work
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30 Get up in the morning, Workout
10:00 Come home. Take a shower
So, we will see how it goes.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
It has been decided……. This is the year to get my act together and be happy and successful! This should not be such a dramatic decision, but it is. It really is a HUGE change for me.
Some long-term goals have been decided. I will
1. Learn to truly hear from God on a regular basis. This is a change from going through the motions.
Spend 30 minutes a day in prayer and bible study during January through March; increase this to 60 minutes a day after that.
Spend quality time in the bible and work on memorization.
Journal about my time with God
2. Lose 60 pounds by December 31. This is doable. Five pounds a month.
Run a 10k on June 1.
Complete C25K by the second week of February
Have a quality ST 5X a week
Journal my daily eating and eat food that will strengthen me.
Eat 1 fruit and 1 Veg daily for the month of January. Increase 1 each per day each month until I am eating a total of 5 a day.
3. Go up two levels at Block.
Work on my WBT to complete the study for the tests and specializations. Really learn the material, and don’t just go through the material.
4. Become financially healthy.
Establish an IRA somewhere and seed it with $6,000.00.
Pay off my student loans with an extra $500 per month
Establish an emergency fund of $12,000. Start with $1,000.
Yesterday and today were a good start.
I had a good quiet time with God, but didn’t get my prayer time in for as long I wanted to.
I was at the gym and completed my workouts and ran.
I have not spent any $$.
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.
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