Time to Face the Music!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's been about two and a half months since I've exercised regularly and ate like I cared about health. I went back and double checked by running a report on my exercise minutes, and yep, they dropped off immediately after some bad news about my cat. I haven't taken very good care of myself since. He's my old man, who has been with me through the worst and best, and it's just hard. If I write any more about it right now, I'm going to start crying and I'd rather not. But, all that said, I need to take care of myself. I feel gross and heavy. I need to sweat off the layer of emotional grime I have. I'm a bit scared to check my measurements and weight, but it's needed. I think I may even take my very first "start" picture 'cuz why not? I've always been too embarrassed to take one, but why should I be? It would be nice to compare in two or three months.

I feel like I should be apologizing and making a big deal over how I haven't exercised or eaten well, but honestly, so what? It is what it is. I feel okay enough to start going in the right direction again, and that's what matters. Honestly, this is less for physical health than it is emotional health. I feel better about myself when I exercise. I feel better about myself when I eat right. Both of those take a certain level of energy that I haven't been able to pull together.

So, here's my plan and hopefully I don't sound like an infomercial! I purchased Jillian Michael's Bodyshred dvd set. I've never done a program before, and right now, I could use something a little more long term and different from what I've done before (i.e. random videos). I was thinking about p90x or something of that nature, but dang it, I like Jill. She's my girl. Anyway, this officially lasts eight weeks, but since I haven't really exercised in two months , I'll probably repeat weeks, especially the first few. Each workout is about 30-35 minutes, six days a week. Not bad, right? I watched one of the workouts, and it looks like I'll be exhausted at the end. We'll see. I'm excited to start.

Food-wise? Well, I know what to do. No more living on peanut butter sandwiches or overeating like I have been.

Anyway, that's all for now. I hope the rest of you have been doing well and enjoying the summer.


Okay. Here we go:

Weight: 186.4
Waist: 33
Hips: 44 1/4
Thigh: 27 1/2
Calf: 15 1/2
Upper Arm: 13
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    emoticon You're right, 'It Is What It Is'
    But Today is a New Day, and a A New Chance.
    emoticon You've Got This!!
    1961 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your buddy. I can relate. I lost 3 pets from August of last year to mid March of this year.

    I'm glad to see you determined to take care of yourself again. No need to apologize as most of us have done the same. We are not perfect, we falter. emoticon
    1962 days ago
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