Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Meet my new walking buddy. This is my new puppy. Last week, my hubby and I decided to adopt a puppy from our local animal shelter. Isn't he a cutie. He is three years old and has a lot of playfulness in him. He's house trained and crate trained already and loves to go for really long walks. I have no excuses now. I have to go walking. I love it. Yes, some nights I don't want to go, but I don't want him using the bathroom in the house. So, my options are either to not take him and have to clean up after him or take him and pick up behind him outside and have the smell of it outside and not in my house. To me, its a no brainer. Plus, he is such a sweet boy. How can you resist that face? I've already lost 1-2 pounds already, so I think we are on to something here.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Yesterday, I joined the sweet tooth challenge. I am looking forward to starting this. My sweet tooth is off the chain. Matter of fact, I am thinking about sweets right this very moment. I had a brownie yesterday. I had two and they were good. The first one was a small one and the other one was a lot bigger. They were both moist and gooey. I am craving a swiss roll right now. I don't know why. I have grapes in the frig, but they are as appealing to me as a swiss roll is right now. LOL I hope this thing helps me get a handle on my sweet teeth, not tooth because I know I have way more than one.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Okay, I was so excited for the month of August. I had planned to work out and decided on a simple workout routine. Needless to say, that did not happen. the first two days of the month went well. After that, I can honestly say, I didn't workout not one bit. Why is it soooo hard to work out and be consistent with it. Since I didn't do it for the month of August, I decided to try again for the month of September. My excuse for August was that we were moving. We have moved, but we are not completely unpacked. The only good thing about that is that I still have to carry stuff upstairs, so I am getting in a little bit of a workout by doing that. I haven't been monitoring my eating or water either. For the month of June, I drank nothing but water. Now, I barely drink a bottle. It's so funny. My stepsons have come to live with us permanently and I get on them about not drinking water. (They drink even less than I do.) I kinda feel like a hypocrite because of that, but I can say that I do drink some water. I have to up my intake. We've bought flavored water to get them started and that is starting to work a little. Slowly but surely. I haven't been on spark people at all or any of the other sites that I go to for motivation. I feel like I dropped of the face of the health world and don't know how to get back from it. Everyone says, take it one day at a time. But what if you keep taking one day at a time and you keep starting over. When do you stop starting over and keep going? I guess I'm just getting frustrated because I've been here before. It's deja vu! I'm just ready to be my own success story.
Friday, August 02, 2013
I'm so proud of myself. I wanted to recommit myself to my health again. So, I decided for the month of August, I would start back exercising and taking baby steps with that. Last night, I wanted to do 5 crunches and 5 leg lifts. That was my goal. Guess what I did?!? I did 10 crunches and 10 leg lifts. Whoot! Whoot! Granted, I was laying on my bed, but it was still a challenge. So, tonight I will do the same thing. My goal is 5 crunches and 5 leg lifts. If i can do that for at least two weeks straight, then I will try and incorporate some cardio. I have to make room in my garage for the treadmill, since we just moved. LOL I'm actually excited because this feels like something I can actually accomplish. It's only 5 of each. I will actually throw in a couple of planks too, maybe 5 of them at 15 second intervals. I don't know if I can hold it longer, but you never know unless you try.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Okay, last month I set my own challenge and accomplished it. This month I set another one and guess what, I haven't done it yet. I've tried. But sooo much has happened. I wanted to start portion controlling my meals. That hasn't happened. I also wanted to start working out. That hasn't happened either. WHY you ask? Because it has been soooo hectic right now. My family and I recently moved into our first house. YAY!!!!! I've been packing for the past few weeks. I don't know if I'm coming or going. We finally moved this past weekend. Yes, July 4th weekend. Great timing huh!?! LOL We had a friend come and help. It was something else. I guess, I could count those days as exercise, even though, I didn't lift that much stuff. I did a whole lot of walking. Now the fun part comes, I have to unpack everything. Lovely! I don't mind because I'm enjoying our new house and being out of our apartment complex and away from our noisy neighbors. I have still been drinking alot of water, which is really good, especially since it's been so hot where I live. My husband and I have talked about getting a dog for a long time. Since we have moved, we are really strongly considering it now. We just want to get some things unpacked at this time before we do that. I'm excited, but I know I have to get back on track. I saw a park nearby the house, so I will have to go by and explore.
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