Thoughts on August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Don and I have bought kayaks! We live on a small pond, and we've been paddling around as much as we can. The kids (age 12) love the kayaks, too, and they get to take turns with them.

Don and I volunteered to lead some of our support group attendees on a hike of Mt. Wachusett at the end of September. I'm excited about doing that! We have hiked Wachusett with the kids several times, and we think it will be a great way to spend a day in the sunshine.

We've also planned a rail trail bike ride with some friends of ours on Labor Day weekend. The trail is going to be newly opened at the end of August, so we're excited to try a new trail. I think it would be fun to try all the trails in our great state, so maybe that should be one of our goals, now that we have reached our weight goal.

Speaking of which, now that I've reached my goal weight, I am struggling with the carb overload. I'm not getting a lot of sleep these days (6-7 hours a night), and it's definitely taking a toll on my eating habits. I am really tired at work mid-afternoon. I think that having another goal would be the best thing for me. I'm thinking that I need to either get on the running bandwagon (though I'm worried about hurting my joints - knees, etc.), start signing up for biking races, or maybe a mini-triathalon? I'd like my hubby to join me in this, ideally, but I'm not sure he's in the same place that I am.

I have read a lot of motivational blogs and articles lately about continuing to make goals for oneself. I think it's time for me to do that. If I get bored with my progress (because it feels like I have no goals), then I will start to backslide. This time around, I'm keeping this weight off! I just need to be PROactive and not REactive. I love being a size 10! I love the way I look! I want to keep this body, and that's why I'm searching for ways to keep up the motivation.
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    I have a friend who is going to participate in her first TRI this October, but is in the same place that you are in, what to do after that goal is reached? She goes to the Fitchburg State College and found out about a challenge program they are having there. "Swimming the English Channel" and a few others. She signed up for swimming the Channel. X number of laps equal the distance of swimming the channel. Maybe that would be something for you to look into.
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