Sunday, May 06, 2012
definitely feeling a bit better than i did yesterday. didn't get any videos or workouts in yesterday, just had a few drinks and tried to get my mind off of things. not a great way to lose weight - empty calories and a lazy day don't help me get healthier.
but today it's sunny, my husband is around even if he's working at home, and i took my dog for a lovely 30 minute walk. going to do a few videos to make up for yesterday, make my favorite lentil salad recipe that always fills me up and makes me feel a lot healthier, and hopefully can keep taking some more positive steps this upcoming week.
thanks to all my SP friends for their support encouragement - you guys are awesome!
Friday, May 04, 2012
not feeling super motivated today. i just found out that my home church pastor's wife, a woman i've known and loved my entire life, was diagnosed with breast cancer. it looks like they caught it early and it's stage one, which is the best, but still...it's a scary diagnosis. one of my mom's closest friends passed away from breast cancer just a few years ago, and sue is a close friend of my mom as well, so this is a rough thing for us. just gotta pray and try to stay positive - god knows what he's doing.
i guess between this news and what turned out to be a tough week - lots of rain, my husband working insane hours and not really appreciating the efforts i've made to make his week easier, and no luck on the job front - i'm feeling a bit discouraged. haven't been sleeping well and am trying not to get too down...i should at least be able to do my video of the day and hopefully some cardio to get my energy up.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
this is a ridiculous complaint, but i think that the fact that i'm unemployed and have tons and tons of free time is actually HURTING my weight loss goals. i'm not one of those people who really thrives on free time - i don't like having a super structured schedule, but i do like to be busy. when i'm working during the day or have tasks to do, i do a better job of planning out or considering what i'll be eating and how i can get in my daily exercise, but with a completely free day...every day...i don't actually do much of anything. it's so easy to put things off, and just getting to the grocery store or taking the dog to the park feels like the only thing i get done in a day.
i need to somehow find a way to make "being healthy" feel like my full time job right now. i know that probably sounds like a bad idea, but i think if i can make that my goal until i find a full-time, paid job, it might help my attitude to stop being so lazy (something i've never considered myself or been accused of before!) and focus on achieving my weight-loss goals.
any advice on how to get my brain into the right place?
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
boston is cold and rainy again today. trying to stay motivated, but i'm freezing and exhausted. i'm a lifelong insomniac and some days my energy level is so low it's hard to do much of anything. i took my puppy to the dog park and we had a blast playing for over 3 hours, and now i'm trying to motivate myself to do workout videos WHILE watching friends on tv...instead of just watching friends and playing on my computer.
i really do want this. i want to be skinny and healthy and proud of my body. it might be time to make an inspiration board or something to remind me to be active every day and not wreck my efforts by just being lazy...!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
boston is freezing and rainy today...which means i've been trying out some new cardio and strength videos at home - and trying to keep my rambunctious puppy entertained. not quite as energizing as a run for me, but i'm trying to stay motivated and still workout at home, even if it's just in front of the tv.
three cheers for working out, even when we don't feel like it! even managed to walk away from the bread today and instead munch on some fresh veggies and hummus. feeling good :)
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