Friday, June 11, 2010
So, I have alot of support for my weight loss journey at my office but recently it has taken off to a new level. We all have been bringing only healthy food and eating alot of salads and nutritious meals together. Recently one of the girls said that we should add an exercise at lunch, so I use my Quickfire Challenge each day as our challenge. Yesterday, we did jumping jacks. Today, we did side crunches. 100 of each and all of us have been doing them and rooting the others on. It is remarkable how easy they are to accomplish when the whole group (okay there are only 3 of us!) are on board. It has been an additional push that I needed and have enjoyed!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
So, I am taking credit as a motivator for however short of time it lasts! My sister called me last night (the same one who was offended when I asked her to originally go to weight watchers with me) and said, "Guess what Brittany (my niece, who I also drug along) did tonight?" I said I didn't know and she announced that she had walked a 5K. I was shocked, I asked if she had walked 3.1 miles (clarifying that she had indeed walked a 5K) and was amazed to get the answer that she had walked 3.4 miles and that my sister had walked 1.7. You could have knocked me over with a feather (so much for strength training!) These are the people that didn't want to go and didn't have time to exercise. I convinced them... and yes, I am proud!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So, I talked my sisters into going to Weight Watchers with me last week and they went and enjoyed and went back this week. And...lo and behold, they were the week's biggest losers! My one sister lost a whopping 9.3 and the other one lost 7.6. Can I just say "WOW"? I was a little jealous, I only lost 3.6 (which I am still very happy with.) Mostly, I was proud! They were reluctant to go but went, did the program and look at them go! All I can say, is that I hope that they keep it up. Our gene pool is like a sess pool with bad genetics and they struggle with their health. The one sister has COPD, asthma, early emphesyma and smokes. The other sister has high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and smokes. They need this as much as I do and I don't mind saying that I need them to be around for as long as they can.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Okay... put on the boxing gloves because I have to take a stand. I have been logging my food on weight watchers. I am more active now then I have ever been (I am going to the gym 6 times a week!) and I gained 5 pounds last week. What is up with that?! Okay... so I saved my weekly and activity points to go out on Saturday and I ate and drank, but 5 pounds. Darn it!!! I really need to buckle down and get this working. Okay frustration... left, right, right, left... you are out of here! I can do this, all I have to do is stay consistent (I hope!)
Friday, May 14, 2010
I love horses. I have always for as long as I remember loved horses. A year or so ago, with career challenges and money very short, I sold my 4 horses. Time marches on. I have a better job again and I missed having horses. I found a horse for free in October. No one in their right mind buys a horse in winter and has to feed in the snow and such but that just goes to show...I am not in my right mind. I went and got my horse, she is a 6 year old register paint mare. About here most people would be thinking what is wrong with her that she is free. I, too, wondered but after being told that they had gotten her for board due and that after riding her twice and her rearing both times, I decided I would take her anyway. Here is a picture of "Last Chance Flirt": It's not the best picture as it was taken with a cell phone. My little girl has set on her and she seemed like she had a really good disposition but having hurt myself the last couple of times I rode, I was hesitant. But I had tried her with the saddle and yesterday fitted her to a bridle. I took her to a trough I had overturned to get on (my biggest time of fear is getting on, I like to be set before they try any foolishness.) I got on, and she just stood there. I got her moving but it is obvious she has very limited experience. She did not rear. She did toss her head real high and I had to keep turning and flexing her to get her attention. I was thrilled. We have a lot of work to do but I think we are going to be just fine. My friend showed up and watched, he said that from the way she acted that he would bet that she had less then 10 rides on her but that time would be our best friend. I was so jazzed. I am going to try to at least work with her 3-5 times a week in addition to my other exercise and I can't wait. Wish me luck.
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