Sunday, September 04, 2011
On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:
Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my ride, cleaned up, and realized this might be the first of many little bumps on this new road. You know, I'm kind of proud for some reason ;)! I think it hurt my husband more than me!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around the neighborhood. Maybe it's just me, but I do sense a more friendly, "hi, howya doing" kind of spirit out there. It sure beats the "get out of my way" one I usually feel in the stores around town. I know my newfound zest for life is coloring everything in my life rosy, but this is quite a nice group to be a part of. Didn't make my six mile mark today, I think I could have done it, but I was too busy enjoying my ride to really focus on pushing for distance. I didn't really know how far I rode until I got home, it was only .2 miles longer than my usual route, but that's OK, it was a really beautiful way to start my day. Found some killer good looking recipes on here last night, can't wait to try. One was a chicken enchilada casserole and another honey mustard chicken, both by Chef Meg, I love that lady. One of my fast break goals is to try a new recipe once a week, so I think I have a good idea which direction to head in this week. I also made it to stage two of this program. I had kind of forgot that there were stages!! I know that sounds funny, I was just so focused on my little daily goals that I spaced it. But I guess I am on stage two now. Pretty cool, because I am definitely wanting to get more detailed info on nutritionally balanced meals, and appropriate levels of exercise for my size. I try some things, like the videos on here and they are just too advanced for me, but I get bored of doing the same thing everday, so I need variety to keep me happy. OK luvies, hope your weekend is going splendidly.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, he is truck driver and when he comes home he really likes to relax. I have been asking him to exercise and eat better for about 6 years now, and somehow we have managed to avoid both. WELLLL, yesterday I asked him if he wanted to eat what I was eating for breakfast, cottage cheese, whole wheat toast, grapefruit and orange juice. He said yes!! OK that was pretty awesome, because a normal breakfast for him will consist of something sugary, sweet and lots of it. So that was yesterday, then today when I got home from work he had the laundry done, bills paid, went to the bank, ran and emptied the dishwasher, mopped the kitchen floor, made the bed and vacumed??? What?? Who is this? Where did my husband go and who is this imposter?! OK, I am obviously shocked. Stupified is a better description for what I am going through right now. I guess listening to me talk about all of my goals and watching me make little changes has sparked something in him. I have begged and pleaded for years for this kind of help around the house. If this is what the future is going to look like........sign me up!! I think I can handle this!!
Friday, September 02, 2011
OK, I have my own personal "one blog per day" rule of sorts. Don't want to overwhelm myself with posting every little event of each day. BUT I do like to have a log to look back on and watch my progress week to week. So in the spirit of that, I HAVE to write this, so I remember how I felt when it happend. This morning when I got to work, I walked in WITHOUT make-up and my boss and her usually non-observant boyfriend both told me that I was glowing today!! My boss said it three times. She asked me what was going on and why I was so happy!! Wow, I'm acutally glowing, already!! I mean that is my goal, I've got it posted all over my vision collage, didn't think anyone would say that to me for a long time. Now that was a MAJOR motivator!!! See, my wieght is at a standstill, but I'm not upset because I am making progress every single day. So darn cool!
Friday, September 02, 2011
Went from a 15 minute, 3 mile bike ride, to a 10 minute one in one weeks time! That is visible progress if I've ever seen it!!! And I cut 5 minutes off my time while riding against the wind half way! I am pretty happy, I was really pushing myself, but I didn't realize I was going that fast. Also finished my vision collage, it's hanging on my fridge and it's gorgeous and highly motivating. Think that is what I was thinking of on my bike ride this morning! If you want to see a blurry picture of my collage, I posted it to my photos this morning. I hope for all the best today for you wonderful warriors. Be strong, be brave and conquer this day, it's waiting to be won over by you!
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