Sunday, March 30, 2014
A couple of my SP teams have organized Spring Challenges to get back into exercise and lose at least one pound per week from now until June 21st (22nd).
I love it! I have been hibernating WAY too long!! I just want to get outside, run a couple of 5k's, get my butt in shape, and lose some (more) weight.
I'm back up 2lbs from the last challenge, so the next two weeks will be focused on getting back where I was, which is the frustrating part of getting healthy - THE BACK SLIDE!
But, Spring efforts give me a head start for Summer activities and Fall (which I love best) raking leaves, runs, hikes, and long walks.
So, my dear SP friends, cheers to Spring!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Well, it is the first day of Spring and we just had new snowfall to add to what hadn't started to melt yet. UGH!
I have a 5k scheduled for April 12th, and then Race for the Cure May 11th! They are coming up fast and I can't get out to train. My road conditions go from slush to mud to ice to ankle-deep water. I don't want to risk breaking a leg while getting ready for 5k's. Its such a quandary.
SPRING!! I do love Spring! My birthday is in the Spring! The birds come back, the leaves and grass grow and turn green, the lake melts, we get the dock in, the the boat!
This weekend high is predicted at 26-28 degrees. Sunshine, but cold.
I find myself even looking forward to 50's and rain. Anything besides this snow and ice. I know I live in Minnesota, but we have had severe cold and snow since late November. I did not get a chance to escape this winter and it is really wearing on me, and several others I know. SAD is a real thing, and boy am I feeling it!
Light at the end of the tunnel! Spring is here! For the temps -- nowhere to go but UP!
Even if it is cold. I'm taking 3 days off for Spring Cleaning!!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Okay, so family and friends are all well and safe-n-sound! We all had plenty to eat and drink--and I mean PLENTY! We were all together, at least most of us, and we had plenty of Christmas cheer!
I do love my family, not just when they are good and behaving, but unconditional love. I find that very special about my family because I do know people that do not have that comforting stability.
But, my family can also drive me crazy.
My DS and DD are home and fighting over what to watch on tv, at 24 & 27!
My mother being the harpy that she loves to project her opinion on everyone! Calling me a 300lb blimp when she knows I have been struggling with my efforts to get to 199 for 5 years, never even close to 300. She loves her exaggerations, no matter how it hurts.
And, my DH crashes my car!
Merry Christmas to me!
So? What's the plan? Well, not to dive into the cookies and chocolate! That would have been too easy. Looking for ways to pay for the damages to my radiator and headlight so the car is safe to drive. And not diving into the cookies and chocolate!
I start a new Dietbet on January 1st, to lose 4% by January 31st. That will get me closer to 199. I am pretty good at challenges, I am very competitive, and it always helps to surround myself with supportive people, especially SP friends! When I get within 1-5lbs from my first goal of 199, I crap out. I have been here 3 times before, and just can't seem to break that hurdle. New efforts! Maybe this bet will entice me to lose more than the required 4%, and break that road block, real or imagined!
I am at work today, gives me space from family. As I work through my anger, baby my swollen knee from the collision, and thank God no one was hurt, this too shall pass.
Already looking forward to next Christmas. Maybe Florida with the in-laws would be better.
2014 HAS to be better! Right?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I do love Fall. It is my favorite time of the year. The air is clear, the evenings are cool, with still warm enough days, the leaves start to change, and my exercise induced asthma does not flair up.
I also start a new class tonight! I do love to learn. I'm starting Beginning Swedish I. But with a class also comes additional planning. I do love to plan, and I am a list person. So when I have items on my calendar, I have to plan around them, not just go home and veg on the couch! Ugh!
With working with a commute, planning also becomes more important, as I don't want to waste time in traffic, or waste gas!
So, my new Fall schedule (at least for the next 9 weeks) includes Work (7:30-4:30), Monday thru Friday, with Monday cardio (walk/run) before I have to pick up my son at 7pm--plenty of time; then Thursday cardio (walk/run) before I have class at 6:15pm. Cutting it close, but I bring my planned dinner. That still leaves Saturday and Sunday to take the dog for long walks, or bike ride with DH. Now I'm getting my 3-5 cardio's done in a week, where I had only been getting 2. Woohoo!
I love it when a plan comes together.
Cheers to new beginnings and FALL!!
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