Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Well it's been a little bit since I blogged but fear not I have been tracking religiously and the scale is moving...slowly...but it's moving. Just checking in and sticking with my commitment to blog more and put my goals out there.
Things have been very busy lately, overwhelmingly busy lately, but emerging from the chaos I have found the time to track and to get my exercise in and to start those little baby steps that all end up adding together eventually to get me to my goal...I AM going to loose 100 pounds total...I will - you just watch...I'm not giving up...I will get there...after all I only went backwards 30% of my original loss...and now that's headed back down!
I've joined a contest with some fellow sparkers and it's keeping me on track...it's an all inclusive contest...water to food to exercise to personal goals etc...I'm not 100% perfect each week in each category depending on what's been going on but I am controlling better. I feel like I'm getting back to basics, taking charge of myself again, and not letting circumstances dictate not staying on track! It is exactly what I needed!
I've made workouts at lunch a priority - I get 3-5 workouts in a week - they about 30 minutes and I either run or strength train but since they are in addition to my normal workouts they are bonus! I love the strong feelings I get from strength training...have only been doing it 3 weeks and I'm already feeling better....can't wait til I regain and then exceed my previous fitness levels! I took a little bit of a pay cut b/c I used to work through lunch -- BUT in the end I think this is the right decision for me!
I've kept running- I've never stopped - but the mileage feels better again...my legs are stronger with the strength training. I did the ragnar relay a couple weekends ago and my mileage was ~15 miles total - and it was hard but I ran at race pace for all 3 and never walked...I felt good about that - it's been a long time since I raced without needing to walk. I have a 17K (about 8 miles) race this weekend...looking forward to it!
And get this...all the stuff that was keeping me from getting my workouts in...well now that I've got the working out part back...I'm finding I'm more productive and am getting the rest of it done as well...hmmm who knew! oh yeah I did...I just forgot somewhere along the way....more exercise + more sleep + the right foods=a very happy healthy energetic PRODUCTIVE danielle
This month is my birthday month and I got a 1 month pass to hot yoga classes -I'm going to take as many of them as I can...I'm focused on making this MY month - I'm focusing on ME ME ME....maybe it's selfish...I think it's needed! I won't see the bf as much this month b/c I'll be taking my classes and at the gym more...but I think that if I take this one little month and get back into all the exercising I did last year I'll be able to find a way to incorporate them all into my life...maybe not at one time...but overtime I'll find a way to get to them and spend enough time with the bf. He understands and supports me which is awesome and makes me know I'm with the right guy!
I've gotten back to hiking and been taking my new road bike out...I'm feeling like I'm finding myself and all the things I love to do all over again...and yet they've been there the WHOLE time! I spent the last year making excuses, focusing my energy on my work and my relationship....which are all fine and going well..so now it's time for 31 DAYS OF ME!