Sunday, June 03, 2012
I hemmed and I hawed. I said yes. I then changed my mind. Then, at the last second, I agreed to join a soccer team.
A guy I work with at the Y asked months ago. When I finally agreed, I could not believe what I had done. But, then I thought "I'm only a sub. Doubt they'll use me much."
Turns out, girls are hard to get to play soccer on adult leagues. We rarely have enough to field a proper co-ed team. Guess what that means?
I play the whole game!
So far, I've played 4 games. And, I love it! Trying something new is amazing. And challenging.
I have been more motivated to work out-in order to not be as sore after a game.
Each week I ask more questions and learn more about the strategy.
We only have 2 games left. Every game day, I freak out and consider not going. But I always go. And I always have fun. And, I even make some good plays.
I will have to challenge myself to try new things more often. In the athletic world.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I blew my calories. But I was ACTIVE everyday! For that, I am ecstatic!!!
Friday, I went to the Nature Center down the road from me and hiked for an hour. Then, that night, we kicked off the "summer" by swimming at my brother's pool. I dragged my teenage (very static) daughter with me and she actually said that I need to drag her to the pool more because that is what she loves to do for exercise. (Can we say VICTORY!?)
Saturday I hauled my hiney out of bed and went back the the Nature Center where I played "do not go toward the parking lot" at every intersection I came across. Which resulted in a very long hike (105min). It was awesome! Hot, humid, and awesome! There is something about trees, leaves, wood, mud, flowers, grass, sun, shade, that gets me movin'!
That afternoon I had to be up at church for a small stage "acting" bit I was participating in for every service this weekend. I got to pretend to be at a backyard BBQ during the opening song. It was a blast! I was up a church from 2pm til 6:30pm Sat and 8am to noon on Sunday. The truly best part was that I got to spend time with my friends' 4 kids (who were on stage with me). Good times!
After church Sunday I worked then went to a graduation party and a Memorial Day party. More swimming. Oh and may I add, swimming at my brothers is not a passive thing. We always end up in a round of crazy "volleyball" that lasts FOR EVER!
Monday I went to Taste of Cincinnati with my boyfriend. Yes, I ate food that I would not choose while trying to lose weight. But we were there early and walked the length of the event several times waiting for the booths to open. Best thing I ate was the Stuffed Chicken Amore. (cream cheese, mushrooms and spinach rolled in the chicken, with a creamy tomato sauce on top) Glad it was just taste, and; glad I can not remember the name of the restaurant it came from. That night I dragged the teenager back for swimming at my brother's!
Sorry to bore you with my laundry list of my weekend events. But I need to capture the fitness I did in order to not beat myself up for eating over my calories.
Friday, May 25, 2012
So I pee a ton.
So I got a leg cramp this morning trying to stop the cat from leaving me a fur ball present on the carpet.
So I am the mother of a SOPHOMORE as of this afternoon.
I feel AWESOME!
I am so proud of my food and water tracking. And the fact that I have kept my 10min a day promise of exercise.
I know it's crazy--but I feel thin today.
I'll take that feeling. And I'll RUN with it!!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I don't wanna!
That's how I feel about limiting my calories.
But like a toddler, sometimes I gotta do things I don't wanna, for my own good!
Now, off I go to make a grocery list with loads of yummy, low calorie, low fat, items to fit into my food plan for the week....
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Okay, I've been on this journey quite a while. And here I am back at the beginning. But each time I am here, I find I have new insights as to what I need.
Someone wished me luck on the journey. Is luck what I need? Sometimes.
Feel free to add to the list but so far here's what I know I need:
-Strength and flexibility. Steadiness in the face of temptation, forgiveness in the event of deviation, quickness in getting back on the path.
-Good pair of shoes. This journey requires lots of movement: at any given time.
-Water Bottle. At all Times!
-Quick, Firm, (but Kind), disciplinary action. No mistake is truly a mistake if one learns from it.
-Goals. Written, vocalized. Long and short-term.
-Rewards. Big and small. Every week.
-Pen and paper or access to a computer. If it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.
-Friends. To encourage, and hold me accountable.
-Plans. Ready knowledge in my brain for wrenches in the plans. But a plan for what to eat and when/how to move everyday.
-Lessons learned. Do not forget the past. Do not forget the good and the bad feelings. Do not let one moment build into a vicious cycle.
-"You Can Do It" Attitude. "You deserve It" Attitude. "Never Quit" Attitude.
-Reflection. Time to think/process either what is about to happen or what has already transpired.
-Prayer. God. I swear, His strength and encouragement work for me.
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