Sunday, May 15, 2011
After the church picnic today, I decided that I need to get my hiney to the gym and work off some of that good food I ate.
I put on my "gym hair" (don't laugh) and my workout clothes and got out the door. I was not in the mood for cardio so after about 10 minutes on the elliptical, I decided to just do an extended weights session. I got a great workout in, and was headed out the door at exactly closing time when this cute guy that I see pretty often turns around (I was walking behind him) and strikes up a conversation. I hope he couldn't read the 'are you really talking to ME?' expression on my face, but if he could it didn't stop him, he kept right on talking. He introduced himself and asked me about my regiment and commented on how often he sees me.
Call it low self-esteem, but he is not the kind of guy I expect to try and talk to me. He's over 6ft, very muscular, hazel eyes, and pretty attractive- at least conventionally attractive. I, on the other hand am not conventionally attractive- I'm short and chubby- definitely not the tall (or at least average height) leggy skinny girl I would picture this type of guy being attracted to. Having said that, we talked for awhile. The LA Fitness employees were long gone by the time we parted ways.
I'm writing about this, not because I'm excited about him, but because I'm proud of myself!! I am a natural loser detective. If a guy is a reasonably nice guy, with a steady job, decent looking, book dumb but street smart, and is a cheater- that's my guy! Always the same type for me. I'm done with that now, and even though I would REALLY like a boyfriend, I'm not dating any more losers- ever! So yeah, he was very attractive, but he did NOT have a relationship with Jesus- and that was the only strike necessary- I'm so proud that I've finally got it!
1)I did not feed into his conversation (in the sense of really telling him anything or flirting)
2)I did share the gospel with him
3)I did invite him to church
4)I did tell him I was not interested!!
Lesson learned and test passed. Now, if God would just bring me the real guy I'd be all good :)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I haven't blogged in a while and there is so much I want to write about! I'll keep it short though.
You know how experts on Sparkpeople always encourage us to "play" instead of just "working out"? I understood the logic, but never really thought I would find any physical activity that I actually could consider play- I couldn't fathom physical exertion being fun. Tolerable, maybe, but fun? NO! All that changed when I took Zumba a few weeks ago. I love it! As a disclaimer I must say that not all Zumba instructors are created equal. Some classes are better than others, but Kat at my LA Fitness is the BEST!! By the end of that class I'm soaked, I've burned at least 500 calories, and I'm sad that it's over. I really understand now how ENJOYING your exercise completely changes your life. I look forward to my classes now. Even when I'm tired, I'll still go, because it's FUN! It's a treat instead of torture. I encourage anyone who reads this to not give up. Keep trying things until you find something that YOU like/love to do.
I haven't made it to my goal yet, but if loving Zumba will help me with my consistency, I think I'm closer than I've ever been before.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
My goals last week were to:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day- I did terribly! I only got 6 on average :(
Eat at LEAST 4 servings of fruit/vegetables a day (I know that's not enough, but it's a start)- I exceeded this goal on my days :)
Get into the gym for cardio 5 times this week for at least 30 min.- I made it 3 times
Get AT LEAST 7 hours of sleep every night- I averaged about 6.5 most nights
Read my Bible every day- at least one scripture before I Spark for the day :)- I did this everyday!
Strength training 3 times this week-I did ST 2 days this week
Even though I didn't reach all of my goals, this is probably the best week I've had of diet and exercise since August of last year. I was in my calories range 6 of 7 days this week and that's huge for me.
This coming week I plan to set a bed time of 9:30. That means I'll be IN the bed, not heading to bed. This will help me not only meet my sleep goal, but if I wasn't so sleepy last Monday from my 6 hours of sleep, I probably would have made it to the gym. :) Also, I got a couple ladies from my church to join me for Latin Heat (a Zumba-ish class at LA Fitness). If I have people waiting on me, I'll be less likely to flake out and go home :) Anyway, that's the game plan.
This week I lost 1.8lbs, so now I'm 159.2! Every little bit counts. This week I plan to keep pushing and I will weigh myself on Friday or Saturday morning first thing. I hope everyone had a blessed Sunday and has a FABULOUS week :)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ya never know what you're gonna get- Forrest Gump
Today I was having a pretty great day. I wasn't sleepy at work. I had a good breakfast, great snack, and a healthy, filling lunch with 644 calories left for dinner. To make it even better, I kept my commitment and went to the gym after work and did 45 minutes of cardio. I was on my way to Bible Study to complete my great day when I get an email saying that I wasn't selected for the job fair that I just KNEW I was a shoe-in for. I mean, we're not even talking about me getting a job here, we're just talking about a job fair.
To be honest, I'm so hurt. Just when I thought I might catch a break- NOPE. I just wrote a blog a couple days ago about how God is so faithful and even in my unemployment all of my needs have been provided for, but when stuff likes this happens it's hard to not wonder what God is doing in my life. This certainly isn't what I thought I was moving to Georgia for, but I just have to trust that "all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose."
It's days like this that I would feel deserving of some calorie bomb comfort food, but I had a 200 calorie pizza and some carrots, shed a few tears and went ahead to Bible Study. Now that I'm home and back on my computer, I'll be honest, there is a desire still for some comfort eating, but I will be victorious! Physically and spiritually. I won't overeat, and I won't have a pity party- not today at least. Today I choose to bless the Lord! No matter what, he's worthy of praise.
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