Wed. Feb 11, 2009 - The Plan
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I've been thinking, plotting, thinking, trying to figure out a plan. I've added a thread, weigh - in for my team, to make me more accountable, and hopefully others too, on the team. We are to go put down our loss, gain, same of how much. It is optional of putting our exact weight, but I put my exact weight. So far others have done the same. I created this months challenge to be easy easy...all we do is put down what exercise we do throughout each week.
Reason: One for each of us to see what type of activity we are each doing and how much. Next step, so I can build upon it for March's challenge. I am needing to be serious, for myself, and get my ticker moving and hopefully be in decent shape for doctors appt for test. Also, to help myself and team get moving.
Issues along the way:
Major Pain in Feet
Loss of Job
Travelling to Oregon weekly
Lack of Motivation
Issues with Kids
The list goes on, but sticking to primary stoppers or blockers
These are all getting in my way. My energy level of wanting to do anything goes down the tube. Seeing myself up to where I started last year, it depresses me. Seeing myself try so hard and not move the scale depresses me.
I know everyone has different reasons of not reaching or similar blockers, but need to get over all of these blockers.
As many know, I've struggled to just get going. Well, I managed to get some exercise in the last trip to Oregon. I managed to push myself into 11 mile walk. I suffered some from the walk, but felt good. I've purchased one pair of MBT's which are suppose to help and give you more of a workout. I've just one a bid on EBAY for a pair of clogs that look comfortable and are z-coils. Everyone I have ever seen wear, say they may look funky, but they are a blessing in disguise. Needing to walk so badly, and as the warmer weather on it's way, I have time to get some weight off before spring/summer, so I need to remove the blockers. Yeah, I know challenging, but babystep it at a time.
To begin with,
The biggest blocker is "Pain in Feet" - the shoes should take care of it.
Getting more exercise will help with the depression
Signed up for the outplacement offered to me (done - I'm signed up) to hopefully find a new job.
Stretches for neck pain, and I think overall exercise will help
Exercise and eating right should help with the energy
Travelling to Oregon weekly, well, that will still be there, but I am telling myself to plan plan for this next trip, like WALK, get up, get out of camper, instead of going on the Ellyptical, walk the entire RV Park, down to store, over to casino. Take my stepper to see how many steps. Or drive it to measure distance. If full of energy, then go to gym and do the ellyptical. Go in pool???if heater is fixed. Walking will be most important. Backup, the ellyptical if raining. I have to do at least 30 min on Ellyptical 3 X during the week or more.
Kid issues: LOTS OF PRAYERS....we've setup some consequences and rewards for performance. So far so good. Still LOTS OF PRAYERS
I think all of this really ties in together and is like a trickle affect. To help:
DRINK WATER: Working on it - it cleanses the system - hydrates the system
EAT SENSIBLY (Track Food)
Track my exercise
Spark as much as possible - at least by updating food/exercise/and a blog.
I also figured, I can get a little more in touch spiritually with God walking. I really need to spend sometime with him.