Sunday, January 23, 2011
Happy Sunday! It's the start of a new day as well as a new week. I'm feeling very positive and encouraged this morning. I'm not quite sure why I feel this way but I do know that I am blessed to have God in my life. I know that He is with me when I am struggling with staying positive in life. Without Him, depression would truly be a constant!
Yesterday, I exercised by dancing with Em. We danced to Come On Ride The Train & Gonna Make You Sweat. The first one came into my head and then Em decided she needed to get a piggy back ride. So I got a couple minutes of strength I guess you could say.
My lower back was feeling the effects this morning but I'm feeling good now! I have a 64oz water bottle filled and ready to be totally consumed and even refilled. Water has pretty much been a staple throughout my life. Four years ago this month I totally took soda out of my life. I know that I would be much heavier than I am currently if I'd continued to drink it. I was never a diet soda person-didn't care much for the taste! But I loved me some Sprite and the last couple months before I quit, I was really into the Orange soda they had at work. I started drinking Crystal Light and even found Tangerine Strawberry which took away my orange craving for soda. But now? I pretty much drink only water. It's so good for your body-especially your skin!
I just really cannot believe how positive I'm feeling this morning. I pray that this feeling continues throughout the week. I've got some personal goals I'm trying to reach and I need to keep positive. I also want to continue my daily exercise challenge. It's not always easy but it's a habit I really want to continue-kind of like the water? I know how important it is to get in some sort of exercise daily. I don't pretend to be perfect in doing this. But I am trying and that's what counts for right now. Last February I got in 27 out of 28 days of exercise. I want to do my best to do that again this year and to keep at it. Now when I did it last year, it definitely was not intentional but I was proud of myself for sticking to it. Now last year I only remember February and have no clue what I did for January. But I still thought it was worth a shot to start now, while it's January. If I waited til February, who knows where I'd be mentally. And I know that exercise, along with God, plays a great part in my mental status.
Today, I want to take some time and actually write down my goals for exercise this week. It's going to be an insanely crazy week. Emma turns 5 on Wednesday. I have to get my windshield replaced so I can get my car inspected before the end of the month. I have a get together at a friend's on Friday and then on Saturday is Emma's Tea Party to celebrate her birthday! But I know it's important to have me time in this crazy filled week. And that means exercise! So I need to map out at least 1 day at the gym I joined in September and have only been to 1 time in October!!! Time to myself in the pants and throwing money (yes that's a scale but it will do for my scenario..lmbo) I want be toned and fit I've got a trip to plan for!!
Make it a wonderful week...Shoot for the moon, reach for the stars
Monday, January 10, 2011
I am secretly calling this blog, "My co-worker tried to kill me today!" I made a suggestion to take a walk just before 2pm. We did 2 laps which equal 1 mile. Actually, she was waaaaay ahead of me which made me work harder. Then just before 4 she says, "You ready to do another mile?" I was like, "But I only need to do 30 minutes of exercise today. I could do 30 tomorrow." Enter WHINY voice here. But I sucked it up and said I needed to burn off some of the sweets I consumed. I didn't complain while I was walking or afterwards. No matter how much air I was sucking through my mouth
But today I discovered how out of shape I am. Now don't get me wrong. I was fully aware that I was out of shape. But I think I was in some sort of dream world until today. I used to be a few steps behind her but this was just play ridiculous.
Despite how out of shape I discovered myself to be, I still gave as much as I could to my walk and even climbed 4 flights of stairs back up to get to my office. And an hour later I also took the stairs to get to my car on the 4th floor! So today and in the future, was a NO ELEVATOR riding day for me! I am so proud of myself for doing this! I realize for some it may not be a big deal, but it's a big deal for me as well as a big step-especially returning for another go round 2 hours later. I'm going to keep telling myself "I'm moving in the direction of my greatest dreams and defeat is SO NOT an option"! I WILL DO THIS
Challenge yourself and LIVE out your dreams my friends!
PS I made to 10,000 steps! WOOHOO
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