Thursday, February 07, 2008
I have noticed that there are those in life who succeed and then there are those in life who seem to fail, over and over, and over again. Always wanting to lead a successful life and achieve their goals, but never quite getting there. Well, I have lived both of these lives and I know which one I prefer - success, of course.
Now success can be viewed through many different lenses and I will discuss just one area that is important to me and that is my weight loss goals. I know that during the years when I was in the best shape of my life AND living a rich (not so much financially rich, but personal enrichment) and rewarding life, is when I was serious about my daily fitness routine.
Exercise and maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet was as important to me as breathing and something I managed with gusto. These days this scenario more accurately describes my husband, while I am still working towards my goal. I am doing well and moving slowly towards achieving my goals, which is probably good for me as I always want things NOW. It has taken me a few years to come to this place, again, where I am serious about fitness and seriously doing something about it.
Spark People has been a huge driving force in helping me arrive at this place, but I must also give credit to my husband who is a constant source of inspiration to me. Yes, there may have been times when I gave him a hard time about his need to get to the gym every day or measuring out his food. Now I now see that all his hard work has paid off and all it took was perseverance, dedication and a hell of a lot of hard work. And, never quitting because it was too hard, he always kept pressing on to take hold of the invisible prize that lay before him. It may have taken 4 years of hard work, but today he looks gorgeous and continues to work out to maintain his weight, de-stress, and because he loves it.
Any of us can achieve these same rewards, if, and only if, we really want to. The only question that is left unanswered is "Do you want the prize that is yours for the taking AND are you willing to go the extra mile to get it?"
Sunday, January 20, 2008
My new boy Zack had his root canal surgery on Friday, as well as one of his front teeth extracted AND he is also been treated for an infection in his gum surrounding the canine that required the root canal. Yes, it was costly at $1350 but it is obviously something he desperately needed being that he had this tooth issue for the past 2 yrs (doctors estimate). I, myself, have had a couple of root canals, so I know the pain that is associated with them, as well as infections - not nice at all! I cannot believe that his previous owner/s or the shelter did not notice this tooth, but that is another post entirely.
So back to the post topic; walking. Taking care of Zack meant that we had not had a decent walk for two days. This doesn't sound like much but I am now used to getting out for a couple of hours every day AND I really miss not be as active. Zoe needed to get out for some exercise, but we had her training classes so that really tires her out mentally and physically.
Zack looked like he was ready to start moving Saturday but I wanted to let him rest up more. But today he was ready to get out so we hit the beaten path (our local neighborhood) and started moving. It was a great day here in Seattle and we managed to cover 5.5 miles!
Now my babies and I are resting, which will probably be this way for the rest of the evening, if I can help it.
Friday, January 18, 2008
This week has been a tough week for some bizarre reason, maybe for many reasons. I have been extremely tired although my schedule hasn't changed at all. I am still working a 10hr day and am only attending one evening class a week at college. However, my husband has been away for three days and this change in our home routine obviously disrupts me and my babies.
Zack is fine as long as I am around, but Zoe will be fine for the first two nights and then she gets a little fidgety. Of course, when she gets restless it means that I often don't get a good nights sleep, though this hasn't been a problem this week. To top it all off, my husband is the cook in our home, so when he is away I either cook, or I don't, which is the reason for my blog title. After a week of living on less than adequate meals (?) like toast with vegemite, I am now craving some serious nutritional input.
Yes, I know, bad me. But we all have our down days, or weeks in this case. I have still been exercising every day with my pooches, but diet really needs to be adequate in order to properly sustain me and enable me to cope with my demanding schedule.
Tomorrow is a new day and I will turn it all around and get back on track...you wait and see.
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