Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Long time ago, I read a blog that ANEPANALIPTI in where she talked about how she was achieving all her goals than soon found herself with little to none goals. I can definitely relate to this. I have so busy achieving my goals that I didn't have time to form new goals.
In fact, I realized my 2011 were basically the old goals but in a new year. Summed up, they were basically to make goal weight and do x-amount of races. Come on, I can be a bit more creative than that, don'tcha think?
So, I think I am going to switch my focus from weight loss to fitness. I have already given my scale to my BF for the month... and boy, that is hard.. but I think it will be worth it. The thing is, I think if I focus on fitness goals like running, the weight will naturally come off. It will be forced to.
With this all said, my new focus is going to be this:
2011 is the year of the races.
I AM going to do 11 races including at least ONE 10K! I don't have them all pinned down yet but most of them are posted on page.
This brings me to the next decision.
My aunt keeps asking if I want to run a Half Marathon with her while she runs the Marathon.
Here are some of my thoughts...
1. I really want to.
2. I am not sure if my body is ready by June 5th!
3. There is always another race, another marathon.
4. Would I be stretching it?
5. Why not? You were looking for something new and wanted to change it up.
6. Only YOU is holding YOU back.
7. I can only run 3 miles now and it is in 6 month... is there enough time to train?
8. Do I have enough dedication and commitment to train?
Any thought on any of this would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, one more thing... I am eligible for an upgrade for my phone and have been thinking about the Droid. But, now Verizon is getting the iphone. For those that have either the Droid or the iphone, what do YOU think the pros and cons are of each?
Friday, January 07, 2011
Have you ever achieved a goal that you simply did not think you were ever going to reach?
For some, it may be as simple as losing the five pounds. For others, it might be running that marathon.
Most of my major goals, I had doubts in myself that I could achieve them. Like running a marathon. Yet I put them on my put them on my motivational board anyways. Recently, I redid my motivational board and realized I reached a few of my goals. Like running a 5K. Or becoming fit.
Another goal of mine came true today. Tonight I officially became a Sparkpeople Motivator.
When I read this tonight, I instantly broke down. So many emotions are coursing through me right now but most of all, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for rejoicing in my small victories.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. This means so very much!
[And, if you are new and you are reading this, write down those goals and keep plugging away at them one day (or one pound) at a time. It will happen. You CAN and WILL do it!]
Friday, January 07, 2011
On Monday, I tried a spin class out for the very first time.. loved it! But, I haven't been back. Why, you ask? Well, because I haven't been able to get my tush out of bed on time. Getting out of bed at 6 am when I don't have is asking alot.
I was thinking.. it is time to re-think this spinning class business. I have decided I am going to sign up for spin class on Tuesday at noon and Thursday at 9:30 if they aren't already full and cancel my class on Friday at 6 am.
Hopefully, I will...
-Get addicted to it
-Find the motivation to go on Mondays and Wednesday at 6 AM
-Drop pounds like crazy
-Improve my running time
Hope everyone is kicking 2011's butt!
Okay, basically, I love the YMCA I have decided! You have to sign up weekly so this means I didn't commit to 6 AM classes. It is now official. I am signed up for Monday and Tuesday at noon and Thursday at 9:30! I feel like it is definitely doable. Now, let's cross our fingers that I will get so addicted that I WILL be motivated to go to the 6 AM one when the semester starts!
Monday, January 03, 2011
I consider myself fairly close with my parents. Than, on Friday I said enough was enough with my actions. (See blog.) Basically, I left, called when I got home, and haven't talked to my parents since. I talk to my parents on a daily basis, several times a day, so this is just weird.
In fact, today I realized they didn't even know I was taking a spin class. Even through I signed up for it before I went down there, I didn't share because my mom tends to be negative when I want to try new things.
I remember a few years before I went to college, I mentioned I was going to run a 5K and my offered me a $1000 if I did it that year. Man, I should have taken the money and ran (literally).
Anyhow, I tend to shy away from telling my family about "new" things that I may have doubts about myself. Kinda like when my sister laughed when I told her I want to learn how to ride a bike. I think you are getting the point.
Tonight, I have been thinking about it... and I think it was a blessing in disguise. If I told my mom, she would have been negative, making me doubt myself, and I wouldn't have gone. But, I didn't tell her so I went.
I am feeling pretty darn good about going to my first spin class. I tried something new and my depression is gone, for now. In fact, I am feeling like my old self. Thank goodness!
Besides thinking of that blessing in disguise, I was thinking how I need to get a hobby. I have been SOO bored with no homework and only working two to three shifts a week. Than, a went off!
I used to exercise like TWO hours a day. I could do that! That can be my hobby for the next three weeks until I go back to school. I like to exercise. I need to exercise for my depression. Also, when I go back to school my body needs to be ready for two hours of exercise again because I will be doing that with my spin class and my activity courses. (I am an Exercise Science major and we are required to take activity courses like badminton.) And, if I happen to lose some weight.. I won't be complaining.
Actually, I probably won't even know, lol. A few days ago I had my BF take my scale and not give it back to me until Jan 31st. Maybe that was another reason I was anxious? I was banking on that we are going to still be together in a month.. I think so.. but, hey, you never know!
SO, yes, I have a new hobby... exercise!
And, yes, I will be safe. I will make sure I eat enough calories and not even do it. I already got that from my BF, lol.
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