Thursday, February 23, 2012
I've spent a good part of the last two years bemoaning my job taxing all my time.
WEll last month the hotel I managed burnt down and I'm working only part time at home now. So I have no excuse for not getting back into shape.
I quit smoking on Christmas day and this saturday it will be 2 months, which is good, but I'm up 15 pounds from my goal weight which is not good. I have to take action now.
My daughter is getting married in June and I want to look fabulous.
So rather than bemoaning how sad it is about the hotel and how lost I feel. I'm going to see it as an opportunity to not only get back in shape again, but I've set myself a new lower goal weight. My original goal weight was 155, today I weighed in at 168. I've decided to go for a goal weight of 140 pounds. I'm not sure...I might not look good at that weight, if I start to look scrawny I 'll stop before that, but I think I might like 140 pounds.
So I'm back in the thick of it, I have no more excuses.
Lets spark on people, and make our goals come true...It can be done...I've done it before and I'll do it again. BAby steps.
Friday, December 30, 2011
This is Lei the wonderdog. We call her wonderdog because she doesn't appear to ever stop growing. lol
Lia is one of my grandpuppies and we love each other and we've been trying to run together for a while now. The great thing about Lia is if I get tired I can always ride her back. lol
Friday, December 30, 2011
its day 5 of my healthy, peaceful, smokefree new life and I'm happier than I've been in a long time just because I made my mind up to start making myself a priority and start creating the life I want rather than whining about the life I have and all its stress. Theres a great freedom that comes when you truly get to the end of yourself in a situation and finally just have to throw up your hands and say I'm through trying to control, or feel the responsiblity for what I cannot control. Hallejuhah...I am there...can I get an amen Sistas. lol
My last five days have been about what I can control. Its a matter of choosing to give yourself the time you need.
I can practice stress management techniques to combat the stress thats been wreaking havoc with me the last several months. I'm doing deep breathing exercises, and have some great 1 minute visualizations that promote health, and peace.
I'm not smoking frantically killing my health all in an effort to smother my emotions with ciggerette smoke and soothe my stress away.
I've scheduled a lunch break that I've never taken before and now I eat a healthy lunch from home rather than junk from a drive through that I gulp down while running errands in the company car.
I've also taken the time to have a walking break during my work hours and have been showing up to work with my sneakers on my feet. lol
I'm drinking water.
I'm strength training.
I'm going to bed early.
I'm actively looking at my thoughts and changing the negative for the positive.
I'm taking the time to pray and to be quiet and to really listen.
I'm tracking my food and my fitness.
All these little things are adding up to big things for me.....I feel successful and empowered for the first time in months, I feel excited, I feel confident, I feel better phsyically, I'm definitly more positive and less run down. The last several months I've been trying to control what is not within my power to control, worry, fret, sleepless nights, left me feeling completely lifeless, just enduring now with the decision to not allow any job to destroy me, and by assuming responsiblity for how I choose to respond to those stress filled situation. It feels like I've been set free. Whoooo HOOOOO I feel good...and its about time. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for a new position and not let fear of the unknown hold me back.
I'm excited for 2012 and wish all of you a very happy, healthy 2012 too.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Was up at 5:30 am and ate a healthy breakfast, drank some water. Did 35 minutes of cardio on the treadmill and didn't let my decline of fitness get me down...just kept reminding myself that I was doing the right things and it will come back.
Tracked my breakfast and water....drank some more water.
Came to work and took a small 5 minute fitness break, then drank some more water,
then did a one minute visualization to combat the stress that was building due to the job. Actually took a lunch break ate yummy vegetables left over from turkey dinner. Then I walked as fast as I could for 30 minutes in the hotel's 3rd floor as no one is checked in up there. I walked 2.17 miles in that 30 minutes.
Oh and even bigger news......I haven't smoked at all the last two days.
This feels great...and I'm not going to let myself get sidetracked anymore. No job is worth your health.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Feel like I'm back to ground zero. Can't believe how out of shape I am. Running is very difficult. Legs aching hard to breath. I'm astonished how fast I lost my fitness. However, I'm reminding myself it is what it is...and will only change if I choose to change it. I do choose to change it. I know how good I can feel. I know you make gains in fitness quickly. The past few months I've felt awful, no energy, not feeling well, not eating right, stressed out all the time. Its just not right and I am the one who is going to change it, because Life is short and I want a healthy, energetic life. I choose me. Heres to a healthier, happier, more energetic more peaceful me in 2012.
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