Sunday, April 25, 2010
And that's not even sarcastic!!!
This weeks weigh in dropped me a whole 4.25lbs AND took me from the 'Obese' section in my BMI to the 'Overweight' section!! YAAAAYYYY!!!!
I feel like i'm finally getting somewhere. The Spark has clicked, and i now believe in myself. I can reach my goals. I can be slim. I can be healthy. I can be 'normal' !!!!!!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I feel quite wonderful this morning - I'm beaming.
At 5:50am this morning i went for a run.
ME. *I* actually went for a run, all by myself. Wow. I'm shocked just saying it, hah. I have never been a good runner. I was ok with sprints, but cross country or anything needing endurance, i didn't have time for. Well.... i didn't have the stamina for. I don't live in the country or anything either, so i never thought i'd work up my courage enough to just get out there and run, just run.
I've been reading Spark Articles for quite a while now. A lot of them are about running. About people starting running, and loving it. People who'd never exercised in their life, turning their life around and becoming a runner. There's plenty of them people here on Sparkpeople. I guess i've been kind of envious when reading these articles. Wishing i could do it. Wondering if i could ever manage it. My fiance doesn't like running, and has always refused point blank to go for a jog. I didn't want to go with a friend because i just wanted to 'try' it; i didn't want to have to commit myself to anybody else.
I had a feeling during the week. "I want to go for a run". I thought about it, and thought, "Why just think about it? Why always say 'One Day'? It's time to DO something."
So i did! I got up my usual work time on a Saturday, when i'd normally be sleeping in until 9am. I got changed and ate a little snack to start me off for the day. I was so nervous.... i was so so close to backing out and going back to bed. I don't know how i didn't!! I even had to use the toilet because i was so nervous/anxious/excited.
This morning, I went for a run.
It feels so good just saying it!! I walked out of my housing estate after my stretching warm up, then jogged the 10 minutes to my local park. I jogged the whole diameter of the park, with just a little walking inbetween - but not as much as i thought! I then jogged back home and walked the estate for my cool down, then stretched when i got home.
I feel so great and energetic now, and it's only 8am hehe. I'm on a roll now, i'm gonna mow the lawn and get the garden done before I start my day properly.
I really am just so proud of myself for doing this... i never really believed in myself. It's so right and true to say that this is all down to Sparkpeople. Especially the people! Everyone is so wonderful and inspiring AND mostly - encouraging! I'm so thankful to this website... i can't express it. I really have turned my life around.
Jog next Saturday morning? I think it might just happen!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Since my disgust i have been good eating. I've just been a bit slippery on the workout side. Well not really, Monday i'm usually full of beans for a workout but i let myself talk myself out of it. "I'm too tired, I can't be bothered" and bam, no workout.
Tuesday i managed a workout. I didn't want to, but as i'd told myself, as soon as i was changed for it, and the first 10 minutes was over, i got stuck in and everything was great. I know that will happen, it's just arguing with my lazy side that i sometimes lose to.
I had another rest Wednesday, but now it's Thursday i'm ready for a toughie tonight. Back on board and back into the swing of things.
Definitely no junk food this weekend. I refuse to let myself do it after having it last week. MODERATION.
Here we go again. =)
Monday, April 19, 2010
I did great last week and was on such a high. Friday came and i didn't want a nice healthy meal, i wanted a curry. I ended up having a Chinese.
Saturday... we had some drinks in the house and i ended up getting quite drunk. Oops. I was making my own healthy-ish curry for tea, so we ate and i was drunk. It was actually a fun night, but then at about 9pm i decided i was hungry. Oops. I ordered a pizza and some donner meat. Whyyy?
The good thing is, what i didn't realise... was that as soon as i'd started eating it, i needed to be sick. Too drunk. Ugh, i'm so embarrassing. So i spent a lot of time being sick. How much of an idiot i am, inbetween retching I called to Stephen and told him to keep my food in the fridge for Sunday. What a weirdo!!
Sooo.... Sunday i got up. I had my pizza for breakfast, but only half. I then did something positive. I went ice skating! Woo! Haven't been for YEARS and almost forgot how to do it... hehe. It was so awesome, although my heels are now in agony because the stupid boots were rubbing on me. I didn't care while i was skating though. I got a good 40 mins of cardio in, quick skating.
I wasn't great for the rest of the day, i had a cookie dough milkshake, and ended up having Snack A Jacks for lunch, with a chocolate bar - i thought my body needed some crap to help with my pooey hangover.... but i didn't go majorly over my calorie intake.
I can't actually believe i've put this in a blog, it's disgusting and i'm just vile sometimes.
I had my weigh in yesterday too and it seems my hard work earlier last week has paid off. I lost 2.25lbs! So that's kinda the motivation i need to get me straight back on board.
So i'm kinda back to happy again. And i'm not beating myself too much... (i'm getting good at not doing that haha) in a way i think my 'slip ups' are helping my body to have what it wants every now and again and let loose, eat a load of crap, but the hard work is keeping me on track.
Bring on cardio this week!
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