Friday, February 08, 2013
Not because I had accomplished some amazing feat like jogging for 10 min, or accomplishing 13.1 miles. NO, I cried because the realization of a goal not accomplished.
13 months ago I set the goal to be in ONEderland by the time my Senior son (at that time a Junior) had his last home high school Varsity basketball game. At the time of that goal I weighed 310.2lbs.
January 2012, my two boys (Junior and Sophmore) and me
April of last year I fell off track. Tried several times to struggle back onto the path but never quite succeeded.
This morning, as I did my assigned half marathon workout, I sobbed! It hit me that today was/IS the day and I haven't made it to my goal, Not even close! I was surprised at the extent of emotion that came flooding out of me, with tears flooding and chest gulping.
It was cleansing AND a wake up call (how many do I need to add to the list?) This day was going to come no matter what I did. It was up to me to make that dream, the goal, a reality!
I lost site of that vision. Lost site of putting me first.
So tonight, at the beginning of the Varsity game, I'll be escorting my talented, handsome son. I won't be in ONEderland but I will walk tall and be proud of ME, who I am and what I have done and WILL do!
Tonight I'll be walking on that court at 290.6. 19.6lbs less than when I set my goal.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
It's making me ACTIVE!
Instead of sending my son to walk to school by himself or drive him in the rain.....I bundle up the little ones and we walk him to school
Instead of having my kids take the folded laundry upstairs...I walk them up one stack at a time.
Instead of sitting on my behind for a full hour show...I spend a portion of it on my feet walking in place
Instead of zoning out and being lazy...I set my timer for 5 minutes and walk up and down the stairs
Instead of listening to my kids sing and play to their music...I dance along
Instead of sitting down while I fold laundry...I do it standing up and try to move my feet
It's amazing how making those simple changes can bring about other changes! I've lost 10.8 lbs since getting my Fitbit on January 18th
A quote, from Biggest Loser, that I'm using as my mantra..."If you're not moving you're NOT losing"
Get out there and MOVE!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Today's assignment was walk 4 miles, Brisk. I had set the goal of 1:10:00. I was able to make it in 1:09:26. Made it with 34 seconds to spare! Next weeks assignment is 7 miles. I did 6 miles in 1:52:30 so I'm setting the goal for 2:12:30.
My kids did a Wonderful job with TV turnoff week. My four youngest (14,12,8 and 5) and I went at 6 last night for a GREAT experience. They had a scavenger hunt that send the kids all over the library, tons of stations making crowns, jester hats, face painting, scarf juggling, catapulting, jousting and much more! At 8 we went to the auditorium for a program and snacks. Afterwards we spread out our beds in our claimed spot. The kids went several times to the kids section and brought back armloads of books. We had fun reading them. And continued to do so by flashlight even after lights went out at 10. The part I hated was the sleeping part. I didn't come prepared and the floor was HARD! I definitely want to go back next year but I will be bringing a blowup mattress. I came home, and after a few errands, took a two hour nap. I would have stayed in bed forever but I knew I needed to get up to do my four miles.
I am LOVING my Fitbit!!! I'm finding ways to get more steps and flights of stairs in. Tonight, after grocery shopping for my family of 9, my family all came to help carry in groceries. Having a flight of stairs to get up to my front door I told my husband and strong sons to not come down and help. I carried all the groceries up to the front door and then they would take them into the kitchen. I'm thankful the men in my family are gentleman but this time by them NOT helping they are helping me get fit, healthy and strong!
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