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Waiting for the weight...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

So, this morning my father informed me that my entire family is getting together for a super "fun" event tomorrow. In Portland... needless to say, tomorrow is not going to be a good food day. I'm being really good today so far but tomorrow I just KNOW food will be everywhere and everyone will be over eating. My plan, to not over eat. Reality, it's going to be hard. My family likes food a lot and we celebrate, mourn and bond over food. Luckily, tomorrow will be to celebrate and bond but still, the food is intimidating me already. In addition, my working out has kinda not really began yet. I just need to get on a routine and I want swimming to be involved with that routine. Of course I had to order a swimsuit because it's December... in Oregon. We don't have swimsuits around this time of year. So as soon as my swimsuit arrives I will get my big booty in the pool and swim it out about 3 days a week. (To start. I want to work up to 5 days a week not only to work out but swimming reduces a lot of stress for me and my life is pretty stressful sometimes.) Anyway, where I'm at as of right now; I'm working on looking at food differently. To live, not to live for. I'm working on portion sizes and measuring food! I'm not into the whole counting calories thing but the food tracker on here makes it so I don't really have to as long as I measure everything I put into my body. I'm doing great with drinking water as much as I'm supposed to by carrying around this AMAZING water bottle my aunt got me for Christmas from VS. (Seriously, Victoria's Secret... who knew!?) And mentally, I'm still pretty unhappy with myself health/BMI wise. With that being said, I'm optimistic for the coming months, (this is NOT a New Years resolution) and for the changes that I'm determined for my body to go through. Healthy Shannon, I see you on the horizon! (Also, it wouldn't be terrible to feel good about myself while in Mexico for my spring vacation... just a plus. Not a motivator. I prefer to consider solid realities as motivators than vacations and New Years resolutions. Not saying those aren't GREAT reasons! They're just not solid enough for me.)
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SHANNONB1990 12/29/2012 11:32PM

  Thanks for the advice, STONECOT! It sounds so simple! I wish I would have thought of it. Swimming really is. Sadly, my swimsuits all are... well, I'm losing weight for a reason. So I had to buy new ones. But I can't wait to get back in the pool! And I was suprised at how cheap a membership was in my town so that I was pretty exciting. It made it seem like all my excuses for "not having the money for a gym" are useless now!

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STONECOT 12/29/2012 5:20PM

    If you take a little of everything, people won't notice how much you leave of it, and it's only for one day. I'm with you on the swimming, its been a month since I last had the time to go, and I really miss it. I find it so relaxing, as well as leaving me feeling supple and well worked. Hope we both get there soon.

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