Monday, February 21, 2011
It sounds like a lot of us have been having a tough time lately. Work, relationships (or lack of), kids, a combination of these...and don't get me started on the weather that has pulverized this country from the Midwest to the east coast!
But one thing remains constant. Our health. Our bodies don't care that our boss doesn't respect us. Our health doesn't take a back seat when we have relationship issues. Nutrition is no less important because it snowed once a week every week for over a month.
We cannot let life get in the way. No one's life is perfect, and it never will be. Even when things are great, something will eventually come up. That doesn't mean you eat a bowl of ice cream and an entire sheet of chocolate chip cookies...right out of the oven..warm..gooey...
Uh oh, where was I?
That's my point. As humans, we will become distracted, but must learn to maintain our focus. Most of the people on this site have years of negative conditioning and bad habits to change. It's hard - especially if we are still in the environment where we received the conditioning or learned the habits - but the bottom line is WE have to figure out how to do it.
We each have to learn what needs to be done, and find ways to get it done. It may take trial and error. It may require lots of searching. We may have to ask lots of questions, and experiment with many things. But if we are determined and willing to commit to a new kind of lifestyle with an open mind and fierce determination we can get there.
I haven't been very vocal on this site lately because it took all I had to focus on the tasks at hand. If I stay on track this time I will reach my next goal before the end of this month. Yes, it's really hard because The Bad Stuff that surrounds me keeps pulling me backward, but I am determined to shift into overdrive and pull away from it. It's up to me to make sure the gears don't slip.
We don't need more enablers around us. They are part of the problem. We need support that will be part of the solution. Each of us has to pick ourselves up. Those of us who are strong enough can grab the hands of the fallen along the way.
So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward without looking back. If you're stuck in quicksand yell and I will grab your hand.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
As of this morning, I am just 2 pounds from my original goal. I am SO excited!!! I should have written down the names of everyone who said I was too old to do this, or that my goal was unrealistic. Poor hubby will have to bear it alone since he's the only one for sure I know said it!
Still no long term decision on my next workout program. I like pulling a DVD off the shelf instead of doing what a piece of paper says. Sometimes no structure is fun! I'll probably play around with my library for most of February. If it ever stops snowing for more than 3 days I'd really like to check out a weekly Fit Club I found. That will give me variety and present an opportunity to meet other fit-minded people at the same time.
So this is the home stretch...almost there!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's been one week, and I still haven't figured out my next move yet. Part of the reason is I have to turn in my Performance Review tomorrow, so I've been thinking about that. After all, my current workout program doesn't end until Thursday, so I have a few more days.
I was thinking of buying a new program called Rev Abs. The name pretty much says it all - a program designed to sculpt a 6 pack in 90 days. The instructor is now on The Biggest Loser; I'll have to watch it so I can see what he's like.
Which brings me to my other idea, staying with what I know. My last few programs were by Chalene Johnson. I've been working out with her DVDs for so long now I feel as though I know her! I'm accustomed to her style, I know her cues, she's motivating, AND I'm getting results. It makes sense to go back to one of her other programs.
Since I won't have Rev Abs by Thursday, I'll be rummaging thru my workout library for at least a few days either way. I was hoping to try something new at a local Fit Club meeting, but the weekly snow storms and business travel have been keeping me away. I'm kicking myself for missing it last week, but it wasn't on my schedule and I couldn't pull it off.
I didn't forget the party, SparkFriends! I do have an idea or two about my Goal Party, and will keep you posted.
Friday, January 28, 2011
For those of you who have digital scales, ever stand on it and it says one number, then goes up to the next increment? Do you step off, then get back on (stepping lightly) as though it will change it's mind and show the lower number instead?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The temperature not only rose above freezing finally today, but in Philly, I hear it got up to 40 degrees. My car said it was 36 when I left the office, which is almost balmy compared to the single digit on the dashboard yesterday.
So, in honor of the "heat", I wore a skirt to work for the first time since...when??? I am one of only 2 women in the office, and the other one only wears stretch pants. The guys all wear jeans - khakis on a good day. I don't know what happened. When I took this job, the only times people wore jeans was on Casual Friday, or on their way to the airport. I looked around one day and everyone was dressed as though they were in their living room. I don't do jeans often, so I normally wear slacks and a nice top.
But today, I needed a lift. I've always felt better about myself when I dress better, so I dug through the closet looking for something to show off my legs. It was a great day! It could have been coincidence, it could have been in my head, but I had a great day today.
I need to bring sexy back more often. Why hide it? It's there anyway.
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