5% Challenge Blog #4 and #5
More on my healthy habit blogs. My focus this week has been on drinking more water. Here are my answers to the next two questions:
4) How are you doing day by day?
This really is a day-by-day thing for me. I say it's easy to incorporat... Read more
5% Challenge Blog #2 and #3
Running behind, so am catching up on answering questions from yesterday and today.
My new habit I want to develop is drinking water, so the next phase of this blogging exercise involves these two questions:
2) How will you do that?
3... Read more
5% Challenge Blog #1
Question: What new habit you wish to develop?
Well, after having water being our Living the Good Life challenge last week, I realize that I absolutely do NOT drink enough water every day. There are even some days where I don't drink water... Read more
As I wrote before, I am "investing in my commitment" to start running again. It has been a few days since I've started on this new adventure, but I find myself making progress.
I signed up for another 5K...it is the Firefly 5K that I menti... Read more
Investing in my commitment
Hi…remember me? No? That’s cool, and totally understandable! I’m Amy and I’ve realized I have GOT to get back into this whole get healthy thing.
So I’ve basically determined that I have to start over. And by that, I mean I have crept ... Read more
Know Your Numbers
Every year around our benefits annual enrollment period at my work, we are offered an incentive to have a Know Your Numbers wellness screening. I usually go into these screenings prepared to hear the worst, but I think that today’s news wasn’t ... Read more
Four years ago today...
Four years ago today, I was in the best shape of my LIFE! At my smallest, I weighed 129 pounds after tipping the scales at 217 pounds. I had been on the Medifast “diet” for eight months and was just getting used to being skinny. I was living ... Read more
I did it!!
So I had posted that I was planning to go to a kickboxing class during my lunch hour today and to please keep me accountable. Well, I did it!! I was a little nervous because it was my first time actually being able to get into my work gym faci... Read more
*More* Spring 5% pre-challenge activities
Pre-challenge Assignment #6: Get kitchen ready
The other Countdown Assignments required thinking and writing. This one will take a little more effort - time to look at the diet plan, clean the fridge, tidy the pantry, make a grocery list an... Read more
Spring 5% pre-challenge activities 1-5
Pre-challenge Activity #1: Getting ready for the challenge!!
Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
Yessiree! I signed up to use the brand spanking new gym at my work, so I have a gym bag all packed and r... Read more
He’s lookin’ good, but…
So my husband has a bad back and since his diagnosis of a torn/bulging disk in his lower back about three years ago, he started gaining weight. We weren’t working out, and he was getting a belly. I don’t want to say he is “small,” but he is ab... Read more
Motivation...the countdowns begin!!
I have a few big events coming up this year that I am trying to use as motivation to lose weight:
June 17 - 10-year high school reunion - 150 days away!!
September 8 - bridesmaid in my friend's wedding - 233 days away!!
Yikes and yik... Read more
"Keep up the good work!"
I had some blood work done for my yearly doctor’s exam and got some pretty good news! My cholesterol is improving, although my HDL (the “good” kind) is still kind of low, so I need to keep working on that. Also, my triglycerides are now in a n... Read more
Two Saturdays ago, I participated in the Dallas Walk to Defeat ALS…Brenda asked if I was going to do a blog about it, and I realized I hadn’t blogged in pretty much *forever,* so here goes…
This summer, my dear friend Molly from church was ... Read more
I could have walked out...
…but attitude is everything, right??
I have lamented about my Zumba class issues here before…with a new teacher teaching the Monday classes and my FAVORITE teacher Teresa only teaching on Wednesdays. So after not going to Zumba class for a... Read more