Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Moaning and complaining about how stinking hot it is outside, how I don't want to be out in it, nothing about this kind of weather makes me want to go outside, but a promise to my running buddy did. We have been trying to get together for a run for the past two weeks, it has been raining every day that we have made a date so we haven't seen each other and was really missing getting out for a run together. We made a date for last night....could it have been any hotter yesterday....96, ugggh. We decided to go later in the evening, hoping it would cool down, but even at 7:00 last night, it was 90 degrees with 75% humidity, can you say ICK?????
The thought of even going out in this weather (shaking my head)....what did I get myself into, but I promised Paulette I'd be there, I am not one to go back on my word so I just sucked it up and headed out the door. Gross, sticky, hot, I could tell this was not going to go well.
We decided to do intervals, run three minutes, walk one, we managed that for about 2 miles, then we had to just throw in the towel....we were going to finish, but we walked. Even walking was hot, I love it when the sweat just rolls and pours down, hahahaha......NOT, but when you think about it this way....
I was one super cry baby last night, but so glad I got out there and sweat off a few gallons .....Ahhhhhh sweat...it does the body good.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A big shout out to Jolie for giving me a wake-up text this morning, gosh she's up earlier than me, like 3:30 even, sheesh. She was up getting ready for her morning workout and decided to make sure I was up, gosh it's great to have friends to get you motivated and great to have SP buddies to be accountable to.
I am known as the "Sarge" on the Motivators team, but who keeps the Sarge motivated? Every now and again the motivators need motivating, so I am thankful for all of you and your encouragement, which keeps me going.
Last night I packed up everything for today's trip, and even put my bike in the way of the door, I was ready, no last minute morning scrambling. It sure helped to have everything done. I have way too much junk, I had my protein shake, coffee and purse in the basket and I ended up wearing the backpack with my change of clothes, etc. in it (wouldn't fit in the basket), I need to lighten the load a bit, maybe I should keep an outfit already at work, and the clunky wedge heels weighed what felt like a ton.
So I did it..... I rode my bike to work. 9 miles
This blog is meant for keeping myself motivated and overcoming that silly snooze button. Boy did it feel great to get in a workout first thing in the morning, haven't done that for a while. It was very humid, and an occasional breeze, thanks to the storage place who had their sprinklers on this morning, woo hoo, a little cool off.
Took my helmet off on the back road leading to my office so my bangs could blow dry, lol. Then a dash to the ladies room for a freshen up and to change into the work outfit. A quick swipe of the eyeliner pencil, a comb and a squirt of hairspray. You would never know I was a hot mess when I got here, see.....(pretty ragged, I'd say)
I would like to do this at least 3 times a week, I have to make myself and fitness a top priority. I have come way too far to backslide and I will not let myself revert back to being a couch potato.
The weather forecast calls for a hot, humid day with afternoon thunderstorms pretty much every day during the summer, so I am expecting to get a little wet on the ride home, but cross your fingers I don't run into any of this...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Hooo hum, I am stuck in a cloud of funk that is totally encircling me, I need to break out of it. I was going to ride my bike to work today, but I kept smacking the snooze, ugggghhh - totally UNACCEPTABLE. Think I need a bugler standing in my bedroom at 0430.
On a good note I did get a little something accomplished last night….we helped dad move his bed upstairs and we went to the mattress store and purchased him a mattress – yeah, check that off the list. I figured he would be anxious to get his new room all moved into and set up, but NOPE, he headed out the door this morning at 6:00…..FISHING !!!! I’m gonna have to crack the whip and make him hop to it tonight.
KP stopped by to use the computer, conveniently right at dinner time, lol. I love having her stop by, so I pulled up a chair and fixed her a plate. She was signing up for the college fall semester yesterday and was using my computer to “rate my professor”, who knew they had a website to check out the teacher – guess that’s a good thing.
Tonight it’s food shopping for a couple of things…the "men folk" ran out of cereal as evidenced by the empty Tupperware container that was strategically left on the counter so I will be sure to see it’s empty, sheesh. So big hint….they need cereal and of course milk and some quick grab-n-go foods (as I call them) otherwise know as stuff I don’t like to buy like honey buns, chips, etc. - el junko.
In order to get myself motivated, this is what I am GOINT TO DO and you (my SPARKIES) need to hold me accountable tomorrow, OK? I would hang my head in shame if I promised to do something and then did NOT do it. So I'm putting it out there for all of SPARKLAND to see.
Tonight I am going to park my bicycle in the middle of the living room, directly in front of the door, get my backpack ready with a change of clothes and all my work stuff bungee corded into the handlebar basket....that way all I have to do is get up and get dressed, then it’s out the door. Souunds pretty full proof, right?
Getting up is the real booger, uggghhhhh. I need a live-in drill sergeant, any takers?
MOVE IT, MOVE IT, MOVE IT !!!!!
(image from google)
Monday, July 01, 2013
I was very nervous about my physical appointment with my doctor last Friday. I had went the week before to have blood work done prior to my appointment. I was being tested for diabetes as I have not had a physical in three years. Great news....
I scored perfect on all my blood work. EVERYTHING was in perfect range, so no diabetes, YEAH !!!! Doctor said that I scored perfect on everything and that whatever it is I am doing....it's working.
I will share with you what I have been doing for the past three years....logging my food on SPARK daily and eating fresh veggies, fruits, and lean meats with very little starches and sweets. It was a huge compliment to get a perfect report card from the doctor, it means if I can score an A+...you can too !!!!
So this means that diabetes did not cause my cataracts, which is great news but I still have to deal with the eyeballs, cataract surgery later this summer.
I need to work on improving the fitness report card since I have taken a brief hiatus from running.
GOSH, it feels great to be an "A" student.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The weather is heating up here in Virginia Beach, shewh. So that means the end of running season for me, a little running hiatus til cooler temperatures arrive (September). I'm not going to stay cooped up in the house....it's walking season.
This week's fitness challenge for the Motivators Team was to walk for at least 15 minutes per day, no problem....We CAN DO it !!!! There was a great article on Spark this morning about walking....
Walking is what originally started the weight to fall right off me at the beginning of my journey, I would walk every day and I would walk everywhere....to the store, to lunch, etc.
Some people may think this is a step down from what I am used to since I have been running for three years, but I don't see it that way. I see it as giving my body a little break, while still keeping active...moving and a grooving, and a little speed walking can give you a great cardio workout.
I will still run on nice weather days and I have a couple 5K's that I will be doing with some new runners (I love the excitement of newbies), but I think this may be good for me for a change. It will give me some quiet time to contemplate what I am going to do next with my life, I'm at a crossroads....my baby was just married last month, so the nest is empty of my little chickadee, so now what to do with this next phase of life...I want to focus some on "me" - getting more fit, carving out some muscles, but what exactly do I really want???? I'm hoping to have an "ah-ha moment" on one of my walks, lol.
Some quotes I ran across this morning on google:
And lastly, I'm going to remember this one...Walk away from the frig, hahahaha. Have a sparktastic day.
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