Monday, May 23, 2011
I decided not to do the Marion Arts Fest race but I did go and watch and chatted up fellow sparker LeftCircles, we also got a chance to meet Joyinrunning08. I always like meeting fellow sparkpeople in person. After the race I went to get ta-da kayaks, I had randomly went to Dick's to check their selection and found a great sale for kayaks that met the specifications that Mike and I had been looking for, now it has been an exercise in patience as I wait for him to get back to try them out. He said I didn't have to but I'm a bit sentimental that way. So come on Wednesday get here quick.
Friday I finished planting stuff and now I am crossing my fingers that the stuff will turn out okay, I left them in the starter flats a bit long. Saturday I actually got a good run in did some planting of flowers for my mom for a belated mothers day and then danced my booty off at a friend's birthday party.
Overall good weekend ready for the next one I have off.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Weight loss, healthy lifestyle, it has to be manageable for a LIFETIME, so while I gained some back over the winter, I am losing it again. I am making good food choices, sometimes I slip up but I don't stress as much anymore I just strive to make the next day better. I don't stress when I don't have a full hour to workout I just do something quick and intense and then do little things the rest of the day that might help me eek out just a few more calories burned. For awhile over the winter and early spring I was frustrated with myself, how did I let myself get back out of shape, but being frustrated was counter productive leaving me to my emotional eating habits and stressed about not exercising enough (to the point I didn't exercise at all). Finally I broke the cycle, some of it through the help of the wonderful man in my life, but mostly through me telling myself I wasn't going to see the scale creep up even one more number, I wasn't going to buy bigger jeans, and I sure as hell wasn't going to loosen up the gun belt. I am back at it again and attempting to be much easier going on myself finding more "fun" ways to be fit ( while I think running is fun, I have days I don't) such as canoeing, hiking, biking, gardening. Its paying off I am getting much more done during the days and I feel happy not stressed and tired. The stressed and tired part of me is the one that is telling me not to do a marathon this year and just focus on weight loss, I am going to take that advice to an extent and allow myself to register for it later in the summer, that way if I am not feeling putting myself through the training this year there is no stress in not doing it. I am still logging the miles but just not "seriously"
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I have a bad habit and today I am taking the first step to break it, I have a energy drink addiction (of course zero calories and supposedly good for me but a very bad habit). Today I resisted the urge to get one before work, if I get tired I will have to stand up and if I am totally desperate maybe a cup of coffee, but the bottom line is not only is this habit not so healthy, it is getting damn expensive too! Just water for me and I am going to resist coffee but its not 0300 yet so I can't definitively say that I will be successful in that but I did not buy my 2 dollar (or more depending where I get them) energy drink.
Good things today other than the breaking of a habit busted my booty working in the garden, made a superb healthy lunch, and even though I was time crunched I got in a good quality mile run. Now just have to survive the night at work and then I can go camping!!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I kept rather busy the past 3 days (see previous blog) it has been active and fun. I have been doing some hiking, fishing, planting some more veggies, and watering existing veggies. I have also been doing the usual stuff such as running. Still trying to decide on the marathon thing, I am kind of leaning toward just straight focusing on weight loss and then spending next year training for a marathon or triathlon (and yes the triathlon has yet to have a check mark next to it on the bucket list) Less than a month to go and I will be paddling down the Green River in Utah for 7 days, super excited for that, also wanting to be in a little more swimsuit ready shape, thinking I really need to hit Insanity or P90x these shape my body much better than just running.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
My sweetie is going to be back in Utah for a whole 9 days (sad faces all around). So my goal the next 9 days is to be ridiculously busy so that I will hardly notice he is gone, I am also hoping I can jumpstart some weight loss in this time...I am so ready for him to get a job here so we don't have to do the long distance thing for even a week, because while absence makes the heart grow fonder, it still sucks! Time to start loosely training for a marathon, I say loosely because I'm still not 100 percent sure I want to do one this year or not, so I figure I will train for a month and if all is going well then I will sign up and really get to work. 25 weeks until the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis, I really do need a sanity check!! The good news for the week is on Friday Mike and I officially started using the L word, that is very cool!
Mind occupying activities for this week
working in the garden
a birthday party
Insanity (the workout program)
p90x strength workouts
house cleaning (although very low on my list if the weather is nice!)
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