Monday, April 21, 2008
My New Year's Resolution this year was not what it has been for the last 21 years, which was to lose weight. This year, I made my resolution to complete 12 5K's in 2008. I have done one so far, but I have been slacking. So, I am going to register for Saturday's 5K and the money is going to a organ donor support fund. I am excited because I think I will end up doing it all by myself. I don't have any friends or family going with me, but I think it will be more of an accomplishment for me when I complete it.
I don't usually run, I do walk them. Hopefully by the end of the year I will be able to run or jog the entire thing. This has been an interesting resolution and I want to make it one that I will stick to. I have the rest all planned out for the year. Plus, I will have extra t-shirts for the gym. It's kind of a win-win situation. If your in the Sourthern CA area and want to join me, shoot me a quick email. I would love to have a buddy with me!
I am going to the gym tonight for my Zumba class, but I am going to get there a little earlier so I can walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes to see if I hit that 3.5 mile mark. I think I will also do a little on the stationary bike as well.
Here is to a more fit 2008!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
So I did great on exercise today. I din't want to go to the gym, but I went anyways and my class was one of the best workouts I have had in a long time! It was fun AND super challenging! I loved it and I think the endorphins kicked in because I was even in a better mood afterwards.
Eating...I didn't do so well on. I had a plan yesterday, but I had to go into the office at 645a this morning and it just threw a kink into my day. I ate the right things, just too much of it. My total cal intake today was at 2200. I should be below 1500 or so.
I am going for it again tomorrow. All I can do is take one day at a time and if I goof, get right back in the game. I cannot beat myself up anymore because it has taken a negative toll on my self esteem and that needs to change.
Here is to a healthier tomorrow!
(Let's hope the neighbors upstairs will stop moving furniture at 1051p on a Wednesday night so I can get some beauty sleep! (Who does that? Really? They have lived there for almost 2 years...can you rearrange another time? Seriously?!)
Friday, April 11, 2008
I'm sure you have been there before...I have been weighing myself every day, I habit I just cannot seem to shake. It actually makes me feel more in control. I have been from 210 to 206.5 this week up and down and up and down. Today I am at 207.5.
I have noticed something though. If I do not eat after 8p or so, I tend to drop weight quickly the next morning. If I eat anything, even if it is a salad, I go up. I am glad that I noticed this. Next week I am going to try to have my last meal before 8pm and see how it impacts my weight. I know in order to do that, I am going to have to TURN OFF THE TV! It is my weight gain accomplice! I do terribly when I sit in front of the TV. Go figure?!
Anyhow, off to another weekend. I have to work and get my house back in order. It will be one of those weekends for laundry, cleaning and work! I think I will take some time to sit out on the Marina though. We are supposed to have nice weather this weekend. About 90 degrees, since I am close to the coast, it will probably be high 70's low 80s. I still don't think I would survive out in the snow! I feel for you East Coasters!
Have a good one!
Monday, April 07, 2008
I will be THIRTY years old in 36 days! I can't believe it! Even more importantly, I can believe it will mark the 21st year I have been on a diet! That, to me, is even more shocking. Why haven't I got my act together by now? One huge reason is that I was trying to, what is the phrase? Treat the symptoms rather than the disease?! The root of my problem, I believe, is my self esteem and self perception. I have been adjusting this quite a bit over the last year and a half. It has been the most grueling, painful and traumatic year of my life. I feel like I have been through a mid-life crisis.
I do have to admit though, I have realized a lot about myself. I know I am smart. I know I am a beautiful person with a good heart. And, I know that I deserve to be happy and to be loved. (As I am typing this, I feel the lump in my throat and tears welling up in my eyes). Up until this point, I don't think I could ever really say that and truly mean it. It is a big step for me.
I think that this year is going to be a great year for me. I feel it and I know that I will find peace within myself, as well as happiness within my life.
Who said turning 30 is so bad!!!
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