Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This week my challenge and focus has had to turn from keeping my exercise up to keeping my motivation up. I tend to be an all or nothing type person. Which is why dieting could never work for me. The most important thing that can happen for me here is to learn how to live a healthy way, and not in a diet mentality.
I was so pleased with myself the last few weeks, eating right, exceeding my goals with the fitness, feeling good. Until the day I woke up and my body said I have had enough and will not perform another minute for you...I need to rest and heal! I was hurting so bad, and had to concede that I could not exercise that day, the next day came same thing, my routine was going down the toilet, my body was hurting, and my mind was becoming discouraged. I was frantically telling myself tomorrow you'll be able to exercise and get back on track, but alas its now tomorrow, and I'm still too sore, and not well to exercise. This afternoon, i got really down about it all. It was like a black cloud came and settled over me, and then started to rain down on me.
What I need to learn this week is there will be set backs, yes and sometimes we get ill and we can't do anything about that...this is life. My challenge is to somehow really know...thats okay...its not the end of the world, and you can and will get back into your routine.
These things are going to happen, and I have to figure out how to not let them send me into such a tailspin. I went from super excited, to depressed in a matter of days.
Its just crazy. The one other thing I can think that may have contributed to the blues coming to visit was the fact that I have all but stopped taking the champix I am on to quit smoking. There have been some links to depression with this drug. I'm praying its not so, I've had depression on 2 other occasions in my life and just don't feel I can face it again. God willing I'll soon start to feel better.
I chose the pic above to go with this blog because you can see Gods hands in the clouds. I am reminding myself no matter what cloud comes into my life....God is in it, filling it, and using it, for my good and His glory.
I hope my blog doesn't discourage anyone today, but I feel if I'm going to blog I need to make an authentic record of this journey, both its highs and lows, and hopefully re-reading in the future, will help me deal with those as I grow and learn, about this healthy lifestyle. I hope it will also help others to be real and reach out for help when they too find themselves in a place where discouragment can creep in.
Bless you all,
We can do this...one baby step at a time. (and yes you may have to remind me its baby steps now and then). lol
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Okay....what a busy, crazy day, jumped out of bed, got my treadmill in did an hour, then ran for the shower, grabbed the list, off to the grocery store, nearly froze solid getting the groceries into the car, home get them out and put away, clean, clean tidy, tidy, to be ready for 6 pm when Tristans friends arrived for His 13th birthday party/slumber party. Yes I know what your thinking...I'm thinking I'm crazy too!!!! (See picture for proof...lol)
I took a cake display platter and made this intricate design out of candy (10 different kinds) it was overflowing with candy and in 5 minutes there wasn't a piece left. Which is good no temptation for me there...but we still have to get thru, cake, ice cream, chips, dip, nachos and cheese, Lord Help Me be strong.
These boys eat soooo much, sooooo fast, pray for me...they may just eat me, if we run out of junk food. lol
hope your all having a great night.
Today I discovered weight watcher whole wheat bagels just 2 points whoo hooo they are good too.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Doin my hap hap happy dance down 2 more thats 8 pounds lost since Jan. 1. that never happens for me...I'm always a month into it before I see a loss...so I'm just ecstatic. However, I think the real story here is how awesome and amazing I'm feeling physically. I have more energy, I feel more alert, there's less of the fogginess in my brain that I was starting to think was me just getting old and senile or something.
Plus...I took an inch of that awful heart attack fat off of my waist. So I'm a happy girl today.
Plus when I think of the amazing friends I have made here, the awesome support I have received, I just feel totally blessed.
hope you all have a great day...We're doin this! whooo hooo.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I was just marvelling to my husband today about how well I feel. I'm energized, and feel so alive. Its the healthy eating and exercise I know it. I never realized just how bad I had been feeling until now when I feel so good. Why in the world would I ever stop doing this. Its great!
Today I did the 2nd workout in the couch-5k program found it easy. Then I continued after it was over to walk/run. I was so excited when I found myself able to run in 5 minute intervals at 5 mph.
I have to be careful though to do it the way the coach wants you to do it in the program. ON my left shin I have a pain, and it scares me to think I might get shin splints. i have to be realistic here, I am not in shape yet, and my bones are probably not as strong as they should be. So as much as I just want to push myself and get flat out running , I'm going to have to do it over time and the way he says or I'll just be injured and not able to run at all. That would be awful, so from here on out I'm going to do what the program says and only what the program says.
Although on the alternating days when you do it, I will spend an extra half hour on the treadmill, but just walking no running.
I still can't get over how great I feel. I'm also finding when stress starts to get me, if I jump on the treadmill I have to focus on the workout and when I'm done I'm just not stressed, and how many times do we take a problem and run it over and over and over again in our heads only frustrating ourselves more and more. When your working out you can't think, its just breathe and get it done. So its a break right there, and after you feel so much better.
Did I say....I love this program...cuz...I love this program!!!! LOl
Hope you all are having a super day.
Lori if your reading I'm thinking of you sweety.
Annaree will you be near kangaroos this weekend?
Blairsville Bunch...love you all...We can and will git it done!
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