Monday, March 10, 2014
I went to visit my boyfriend out in New York this weekend. I'm typically not a fan of long distance relationships, but so far it's working out okay. It's kind of hard right now. We've been friends for so long, but this whole dating thing is a whole different experience. We've been seeing each other at least once a week so far. He's definitely been doing the lion's share of the driving, so it was high time for me to go out there. It was a really nice weekend. A couple splurge meals, mostly just dinner, but mostly healthy so that was good. Also we got to spend some time walking around outside thanks to the seasonably warm weather. But, super exciting part is I finally went and worked out! Sunday, after church, we went to his gym because he had an appointment with his personal trainer. (He's working hard at trying to lose weight and get in shape) And while he worked out with her, I got the chance to work on a little bit of everything. I did a whole body medicine ball warm up, some modified push ups, some planks, some chest presses, some squats, some biceps/triceps exercises, and finished it all off with running intervals on the treadmill. I left very red in the face, but very happy that I had done it. Now I just have to make a point of getting back to my gym on a regular basis. I can definitely feel it today, so I know that my body has gotten too used to not working out and I don't want to let it go so long ever again.
Friday, March 07, 2014
I don't like these things. It makes me not want to eat healthy. It makes me not want to exercise. All I want to do is sleep. But since I have had to work all week, I've been drinking copious amounts of tea to keep myself awake. You'd think that as the special ed teacher, I could get away with being absent a few days, but I have meetings I couldn't miss and I have to cover for all the other teachers going to meetings and being out sick. I'm just really glad it's the weekend. I'm also really hoping that we start seeing a lot more warm weather. I know that the warm weather will make it a lot easier for me to motivate myself to go walking/running/hiking and just be a lot more active. Once the snow melts a little more, I can even start walking to work again. Oh, I just can't wait... Good news is they say it will be warm this weekend and I get to go and visit my boyfriend, so it should be a good weekend. We've just got to make sure to be healthy for the majority of the weekend.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Next week is February vacation here in Massachusetts and I sort of thought I was just going to make it a lazy week at home. However, a couple days ago, my old college roommate messaged me asking about when I was going to visit. I said" I don't know" at the time, but it got me thinking... I do have next week off, and Arizona sounds awfully nice and warm compared to the single digits, ice and snow we've been having here lately. And so, I decided to look up flights. I set myself a budget of $1,000 and said if I can find a last minute flight and keep the whole trip under budget, I'll just do it. At first, it seemed daunting. $700 just for flights! Yikes! When did flying get so expensive? But, I persevered and ended up getting round trip flight and car rental for about $650. It was still a little on the high end, but considering I could crash with my friend... and would just pay for food and experiences while I was there, I thought.. I should just do it. I never really treat myself. I always say that I'll travel when I have someone to travel with, but why can't I just do it. No reason. So, I'm going. On Monday morning, this girl is headed to Arizona and its 70-80 degree temperatures. I can't wait to not have to wear two sweaters every day! Also, super excited to see my friend. It's been at least a year since we got together, so it should be fun. Just a bunch of girl time and pretending like we're still back in college. But, since we've matured a bit hopefully it won't be pints of Ben and Jerry's and ramen for dinner anymore.
I am so excited to be warm again. And looking forward to hiking out there too!
Monday, February 10, 2014
So, when I'm by myself, living life, and everything is normal. I do okay with food choices. However, when I go home for the weekend, I tend to throw it all away and eat like crazy. After gorging myself on Saturday night (because we couldn't take home two slices of pizza for later), Sunday was no better. My father has this thing about finishing everything. Even when it's more calories than any one person should eat. So that was Saturday. Then on Sunday, I went to breakfast with my parents. We split two meals, but it was still too much food. Then, we went home for dinner and a movie with my sister and her husband. So dinner was moderately healthy, but then dessert was ice cream sundaes. They were awesome, but I definitely didn't need the calories. Ugh. Now I just feel like why did I do that... Not that I'm beating myself up. I'm actually in a good mood today. I have healthy food packed for the day and I'm sure I can whip up a nice healthy dinner. But I just need to constantly remind myself that weekends are not an excuse. I still want to lose 15-20 pounds. That is not going to happen while allowing myself a whole weekend to indulge somewhat regularly. I can maintain with that sort of a lifestyle, but I have to figure out how to finally lose this weight. I've been at the same weight, more or less for far too long. I need to change things.
But I'm feeling pretty!
Here is a picture from yesterday
And for fun: a picture of Heidi waiting at the register at the hardware store.
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