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
Saturday, January 08, 2011
I'm sorry I've been MIA the last few days. But I'm here this morning.
I was thinking last night that I exercised 5 days this past week. My week actually starts on Saturday since that's when New Year's Day was and also when I restarted the 28 Day Boot Camp Workout Challenge. So that means Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed and Fri I did some sort of exercise. I'm very proud of me! I will not discount my progress like I was close to doing. I always tell my Sparkbuds that something is better than nothing. Well this week, I did a lot of somethings! I didn't do all the 10 minute videos for strength. But I did complete 5 out of 7. For someone who hasn't exercised in a number of months, I will take that!
What I really would like to do to challenge myself, is to be at the gym at 0430 when it opens. The cold weather makes that decision in the morning a little bit tougher. However, I think it would benefit me in so many ways. I would have energy for the work day. I wouldn't have to worry about when I would get in my exercise after work when I want to spend that time w/DD. I think that I will do this on Wednesday (which is my normal day off). Then I can get a feel for a routine on my work days. I want to be able to have time to get in a shower afterwards.
So I stepped on the a little bit ago and it said.....-7.2lbs! I'm so excited When I called and told my Mom she was happy. But again, like with the exercise, I said something to negate this loss "It's probably water weight". Mom was like here we go again! So I will NOT discount my loss. A loss is a loss. I know that I did not put forth my best effort this week with my eating. But I also had NO ice cream which is a BIG thing for me as much as I was eating of it. Also, no Doritos which another addiction of mine. My plan today, God willing and with no snow issues, is to get some light pop corn, along with freggies!
I'm also supposed to meet up with NOVA Sparkers at Wegman's late this afternoon. I haven't seen most of them since last September. As I've mentioned in past blogs, I like to listen to the 1st 10 minutes of the Steve Harvey show when I'm driving into work. Well one thing he said the first part of the week I really liked, " You are what you eat, and the company you keep!". The first part I'm sure you can figure out. The 2nd part really hit home. The type of people you associate with can play a big part in what you did in life-spiritually, financially, physically. Well for me I look at this in those ways. For the physical part, I know that hanging out with NOVA Sparkers today will make all the difference. That, coupled with being here on Spark and offering support and encouragement to other Sparkers? I think I'm keeping company! I also look at career and my decision that yes, I'm going to push forward and make that first step. I will have to wait about a month to pay the $99 but it will be worth the investment! I really want to help the kiddies! So I want to go for my Bachelors.
This brings me to the other thing Steve was talking about yesterday. He said, "You can talk yourself out of anything if you try". He talked about how when he comes up with an idea of what he wants to do, he goes to his team. If they start saying why it can't be done right away, he stops them mid-sentence. He explains the plan and THEN, if they want to discuss potential issues that need to be considered, they discuss them and figure out a back up plan to those. You MUST surround yourself with positive people who are where you want to be or who are working towards that same goal. I confided in a friend about my plans for school. She's gone back to college and will be getting her Master's. She's in full support of what I want to do. And she's very encouraging and positive. This is the same friend who found a potential job for me when I was out of work and I was saying "Oh but I'm not qualified to do such and such. Look at what they are looking for?! I can't do that!". Her response was "Let them work that out. Just go ahead and apply!" Actually she said that before I was in that predicament. The point is, don't let your own self doubt or negative thoughts get in the way of your dreams-DON'T GET IN YOUR OWN WAY! More importantly, surround yourself with positive people in life and ESPECIALLY on this weight loss journey. People you can turn to and who will help you when you are conflicted or hurting. Sparkpeople is such an community of caring people. Take advantage of the many resources they have here. You are worth the time and investment in yourself!
Let's make this a great upcoming week filled with positive choices! Life is short, PLAY HARD!
WE WILL DO THIS
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