Thursday, May 24, 2012
I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor, and my coach.
Together we whittled down my blood sugar, took off some pounds and I was a healthier version of me.
I am back to supporting myself in my goals, have a good doc in my corner, and now I am looking for that third piece. I am seeking a personal trainer, who can be an online coach from afar and I am hopeful a Sparkie will know someone or can recommend someone to me.
I'm looking for someone who can help push me along, knows what he/she is talking about, and be friendly but in a no nonsense tough love kind of way!
I want someone who is going to help me become a better me!
Have a great day, sparkies!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
If you hear excessively loud clapping, it is just me, patting myself on the back.
Hubby and I made bfast plans out at our favorite diner. I was jonesing for a breakfast burrito, which is just glorified egg mixture put in a tortilla and grilled a bit. I really thought this through. I thought about asking them to use my wheat tortilla to prepare it, but figured that might not fly with health dept code and all, so I did the next best thing.
When the dish arrived, I scooped it out of their tortilla and put it into mine, saving many extra cals and carbs. BRAVO SISTER! That is what I am talking about. I took the liberty of pre-warning hubby I had this up my sleeve so he would not freak out. It worked!
I won't pretend that my tortilla tasted better. I am sure it did not. BUT, what did TASTE BETTER was the taste of victory! I can have my burrito and eat it too! Sweetness! I almost did a victory lap around the diner. GO ME!
I am really happy with myself. I am wrapping my head around doing good things for myself = love, and I am worth it. WOO HOO!
Show your love, sparkies --what have you been doing for yourself lately?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I got up 30 mins early and whipped out my new indoor peddler to get some bike time in., Um, I could not get it to open up right. What? Crimp in my style. I was pumped up, and then deflated. and then... I MOVED ON!
This is just what it takes me to pull myself right back on the road. I am doing what I need to do to pull myself along, get my fitness in order, and my life falls in order. Got a little spark re-started, and now off to make some oatmeal for breakfast! Yes!!!!
Have a great day, sparkies!!!
Monday, May 07, 2012
I dropped the ball. I gave it up for a while. i did not even bother to see where I might have put it. I lost my will to compete. I just plum gave up.
For those of you who know, you could let me off the hook, and let me off by saying it has been a tough couple of months, and indeed it has. I would not wish losing both parents within a few weeks of each other on anyone, not anyone except maybe my friend, Tom.
He's got a different perspective, and given the choice, he would probably do anything to have my perspective of losing the folks like I did. He lost his folks the same day. Freaked me out. The same freaking day. How do you get over that? I have no clue.
What I do know if that I am still here. and I still have my life to lead. It may not always be pretty. It may not always be easy, but I still have this gift called life, and I need to make sure that I do whatever it takes to keep mine moving forward.
Just go. Just keep moving. I am sure I am here for a purpose. I am not always sure what it is, but I have an inkling, and to that I acknowledge, that I am still here and I am going to get it done.
To my friend who have been wondering where I have been, or what was taking me so long to get over my pity party, my answer is I have been lurking. I may not be over the pity party just yet (truth be told) but I am improving and I am pulling myself out of my funk. I am far from being done. I am just not over it all yet, but I am over it burying me under layers of fat and despair. I am over it all.
It's nice to see you now that I am back on the journey of health and wellness.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
What makes you feel like bursting from excitement?
I saw an actress kickboxing on tv today and it reminded how much I freaking loved the boxing class I used to take.
It did not hurt that this particular actress (character Fi on Burn Notice) has super hot killer legs. I won't deny that caught my attention, but ti reminded me of the exhausted joy I felt after those classes.
I would frequently not keep up with the rest of class, but I did what I could - as much as I could - as often as I could.
Profound Joy wound with that feeling of accomplishment. Doing. Achieving. Living.
Right now, i am all about finding my joy.
Where do you find your inspiration and joy, sparkies?
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