Friday, August 22, 2014
I do not usually walk Lucy on Friday mornings. The park behind our home, 10 acres, gets mowed. The big machines are too hard to maneuver around. Also, Fridays are a busy work day for us.... I do Sheppard Pilates, DVD. (I also can't swim, I don't like the gas fumes from the cutters, our pool is right on the other side of the park. This is NOT a complaint! I LOVE the open feeling we have because of this beautiful, green older park in the city!) BUT this morning, Lucy NEEDED to walk. I could feel her wanting to go. I know how she feels! That 'crunchy' morning feeling before my body is awake & ready to really move. Walking helps us SO much, start the day even if it is a mile or 2.
So she convinced me, to go before the park got it's grooming. & guess what they didn't come yet! We had a chance to go for a fast walk & they are still not here! There is a saying, "Make plans & hear God laugh" something like that. I'm ready for Pilates & getting to work, Happy Friday everyone!
LUCY the wondurous Circus Dog!
Our pool from my home office window, park in backround
Saturday, August 02, 2014
I have been REALLY struggling to stay at my goal weight. Especially these past 2 months. So I went to my weight tracker since I started SPARKPEOPLE & found I was only at my old goal weight about 3 months out of 30. So I decided instead of giving myself a hard time, I put my goal up 3#. It may not be allot, but it seems to be where my body functions at it's best. When I was 3# below my old goal, I felt sick. Tired, low energy, etc.
I had always promised myself my body will tell me what weight number I should be. I think it has! As long as this is not a 'get out of tracking my food" card, eating too much etc. It's not.I eat pretty good 90% of the time! I plan on keeping to the 3# (I'm 4# over, right now) above goal or 3# below goal weight fluctuations, but I feel my life will feel a little better @ this higher weight. I'm still Zumbing 3times a week, lifting hand weights 2 times, Sheppard Pilates 2X, swimming almost daily, walk LUCY pup 6 days a week, working , shopping & errands for DH & me, too! Plus I am a sized 12 & I like having some curves. So here I go! IF I find this is too much I can always go back to the original goal weight. This is about my health, not the number on the scale!
I'm wondering if any of my SPARK friends have changed their original goals, too? Please let me know YOUR experiences, OK?
My B'Day 2014
Another Birthday photo (July 6, 2014)
ps...NELLJONES, thanks for the idea of "RENTING" my weight. FABULOUS concept!
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