Thursday, July 15, 2010
You know, it's always something.
something is going to happen...and my first instinct is to curl up and hide. Not do my cardio...eat fatty, sugary food...and just stay in a holding pattern till I "feel" like working on my health.
If i wait till I feel like it...I might be too old, too ill or too dead to do it. So today when i didn't really wanna climb on my bike and open the garage door, i did it anyway. When i wanted to take the shorter route...I made myself pedal on to the planned route instead.
I often hear from people around me how impressed they are at how hard I work on things....and I can say in honesty, I do..I give whatever it is my best.
Except me. I have never consistently given myself my best....and wow is my weight an indicator of that.
I'm in week 4 of the 10 minute challenge and all I see when I look at it is "I didn't measure up"....okay, so no, I haven't had consistency there yet...but the key word is YET. I can't, won't give up on myself. I'll keep striving for that 10 minutes 5 x a week. On dance days, i blow that 10 minute goal out of the water, often by 120 minutes. The problem is, I don't do that 5 x a week! that is 1 or maybe 2 x a week...and the rest of the week....i procrastinate or talk myself out of it. that's why I started the 10 min challenge and why I bought the bike.
That's why, even tho I'll teach a one hour dance class tonight, and i could have counted that as completing my 10 minute goal...I dragged my tired butt out and hit the garage door opener when I really wans't into it.
because I can do this. I WILL do this. I will do this.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Fabulous because it's half way to the weekend...in which we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary (of being a couple, married for 3) by taking a long weekend to Portland...so come on Friday!
Fabulous because since my last weigh in 9 days ago, I've lost 3 pounds...and my only goal weight wise was 2 pounds this MONTH, so I'm ridiculously pleased.
Fabulous because I finished my biggest quilt project to date the baby quilt pictured above and will gift it to someone special to me who has wanted a baby very badly and is only a few short weeks away from having that baby....
All in all, an excellent Wednesday by my account. Hope it's the same for you....
Monday, July 12, 2010
I rode my bike this a.m. on a one-mile loop I had mapped out using the Sparkpeople fitness map maker...It took me 7 minutes and burned a total of....48 calories.
This is the beginning of my biking journey and I had no idea how long it would take me to bike one mile. Seven minutes? That's not much. 48 calories? That's really not much. It is, however, a reasonable start. I will ride the same route tomorrow. Wednesday, I will add a quarter mile to my route, and I will continue adding every other day until i'm riding at least 20 minutes every morning...and riding in the evening as time permits.
Part of me, of course, wanted to chart a 10 mile route and begin it immediately! But...as I have so often found - I've good intentions, and crappy follow through. That's why I joined the Slowest Loser team...and why I'm making my goals for biking ridiculously doable - because I have a habit of making my goals unrealistic and never reaching them. I'm hoping I'll continue to be as excited about the whole thing as I am now...and be looking forward to adding to my route and building my stamina....rather than the whole "ugh, I donwanna" I get when I plan too much too soon.
But 48 calories? Seriously...the end was an uphill slope that had me puffing like crazy. No wonder I'm overweight..I have such unrealistic views of how much I'm eating and how much I'm moving...I think "gee I'm tired" at the end of the day..and I've been freaking busy...but I haven't been MOVING.
However, I'm plodding along with the Slowest Loser team as my baseline and I'm finding that at least I'm DOING it...which is much more than I could say in the past. I'm up to 5-6K steps on my pedometer a day, and that is a LOT.
Slow and steady wins the race...right? right!
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