Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Mostly because I don't want to forget about this.
I saw a graphic yesterday (I'll edit this post to include it tomorrow) that said you can be sore tomorrow, or you can be sorry tomorrow... I opted to be sore.
I went to a cardio/strength class which, as far as I can tell, is municipally sanctioned torture. My tracker said I would have burned about 600 calories, and I don't doubt it. I wanted to throw up or give up for most of the class, but I kept going.
A couple of reasons. First, I paid my $5.55 to be there, and dammit, It's better to spend that on gym passes than frozen yogurt (evil self-serve shops popping up everywhere).
Secondly, because I know that RIGHT NOW there are hundreds of kids in Drum and Bugle Corps across the US having longer, harder, hotter days than mine (I'm a big fan of DCI - I used to march, and I know what kind of perseverance it takes to do that soundsport), and I said to myself many times tonight: "You've been through worse, and you've done better. You can do this".
Lastly, I was 10 YEARS younger than most of the other participants, and they were kicking my ass. I had to tell myself "You can't have the body you want if you're not prepared to push yourself for it" "You won't ever be able to do real push ups if you don't try" "If that guy/lady can do burpees, surely you can too - maybe not right now, but if you don't ever start, you'll never get better"
If I can get away with 'looking okay' at my height/weight, I can certainly not pass off as 'strong' by any stretch, and THAT is an excellent reason to go, and keep going.
I want strong, svelte, lean, muscled, toned, powerful.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
My office is starting a biggest loser contest!
We weigh in on Thursdays, and go from June 20 to Aug 29.
I'm really excited to get in on this. $20 buy-in, and the $ gets split between the winner, and their charity of choice. Mine will be the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada (My husband has Crohns)
My method is going to be Spark Coach and Spark People.
I've gone online and am saving every inspiration/motivation picture/poster/gif/graphic I can find.
10 lbs in 10 weeks? Psh. totally.
Also, last night I watched 2 episodes of Dexter, and prepped a bunch of food for the week.. look! Proof!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Well, frustrated? Lost? There might be a better word, but i cant think of it just now.
I was signed up to run a 5K race in 2 weeks, and was really looking forward to it, BUT Hubby and I have decided it's WAY more important to go visit an aunt of mine in Vancouver who is quite ill. It's true, and I'm glad we're going, but I'm a little disappointed that I won't be running my 5k. I mean yes, i COULD just go and run 5 K, but It would have been my first race. I'm sure there will be another one.
I've been feeling un-energized, and just riding on the "No time/No Energy" excuse for why I haven't got off my butt to do anything. I keep having these thoughts of "Yes: I'll do a Jillian Micahels video when I get home from work", or "Absolutley: I'll go for a quick run tomorrow morning".. and then I just.... don't.
I am still playing volleyball on Tuesday nights, but I think tomorrow is our last game for a while.
I'm interested to hear how anyone else motivates themselves to "Just Do It"...
Monday, June 10, 2013
So standing up for my professional life really paid off - I expected more of myself, and I've been handed so many opportunities, it's crazy.
Time to put that to work in my personal life.
I keep telling myself it won't take long to go for a run, but then i still don't do it.
Today I got up at 5am, didn't hit snooze, and went for a 3k run.
It was brutal, but I feel good for having done it.
I will do it again tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
So here's an awfully deep thought for Monday night.
I just expected more in my professional life, and I thought - why haven't I expected more out of myself?...
If I know I am capable of something professionally, and even though I'm terrified of standing up for myself and putting myself out there, I feel strongly enough to push through the fear and do it.
what's keeping me from living so large in my desire for ahealthier me?
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