Thursday, January 01, 2009
I hope you have a very happy healthy and prosperous new year! My husband & I had a quite new year's eve at home with a healthy home-cooked lean eye of round roast with plenty of baked fresh veggies, and I'm proud to say that I had only one light beer to ring in the new year. The reason I'm making mention of that is because SparkPeople has changed me dramatically; normally I would have gorged to beyond comfortably full, had lord knows how many drinks, and stayed up til sunrise. So, instead of sleeping away any hangover, I am getting ready to put on my workout outfit and walk/jog.
Well, on that note, I am off and running (yes, pun intended)!
God bless you my friends and happy new year!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Of course everyone is familiar with the good news/bad news phrase. Well, the good news is: we went to my brother in law's to spend Christmas day with him and his family (they're great and we always have a fun time!). Now for the "bad" news: because I wear a uniform for work and wear mostly either workout clothes or casual, I went to my closet to pick out one of my dressier, nicer clothes, and.....................(GASP!!) NOTHING fit me! They are all too BIG!! Oh no, I said! Here it is, Christmas day, no stores were open, I couldn't make a quick emergency trip to purchase any clothes! So...............here's what I had to do; I decided on a half-way decent pair of jeans that DO fit, put on the "smallest" blouse, took my belt to my husband for him to put new holes where it comfortably fit my waist, and cut off the remaining part of that belt so it wouldn't look obvious. We were laughing the whole time, commenting that we thought that things like this happened either in cartoons or sit-coms.
I received a few gift cards, so............needless to say, I will be replacing some of my wardrobe and donating the other clothes to a thrift store.
I hope everyone had a nice holiday, which ever one was celebrated! Well, now I'm off and running to go shopping for my New Year's outfit.................
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am increasing in time, distance, and stamina; I'm able to now run for 3-4 minute increments with a 2-minute walk in between. Every other day, including today, I trained for a full hour. Then afterwards, I stretch for about 10-15 minutes.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
About a week ago, I ordered a book entitled "Never Say Diet" by Chantel Hobbs. She tells how, with not a "diet" but a mind-set for permanent weight loss. She lost over 200 pounds, is now a personal trainer, and has done several marathons; needless to say, when I saw that, I became intrigued, decided to purchase the book, and it is changing ME. She also lists top excuses for not getting fit. I am almost half-way through and it has inspired me (as well as my son, Andrew) to train for a marathon (in my previous blog). For more info, here is the link to a video of an interview and an excerpt from her book:
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