Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A few days ago, on the Daily Spark, they featured a video a man made about running and losing 120 pounds. if you haven't seen it, I'll wait. go to YouTube and search "man runs off 120 pounds". Watch it, and then come back.
I have watched it every single day since that first day. Every single time, it has brought tears to my eyes.
It inspired me to get off my butt and move. tonight, my daughter and I hiked part of a butte (big hill, LOL) here in town. It goes up from flat, to 500 feet in one mile. Can you say "incline"?
I was huffing and a puffin'. I had to stop every bit or so to catch my breath. I couldn't talk but a a little at a time. I didn't make it to the top, in fact, I made it about...1/3 of the way. Took 11 minutes to get up to that point, and 8 minutes to get down.
But I did something and it feels GOOD.
I've printed off the C25K info, and now I'm going to find those pod casts. 9 weeks? i know it won't be 9 weeks, but every single day I do it, I'm going to be healthier and happier.
Thank you Ben. You don't know me and never will...but you impacted my life in an amazing way.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I'm tired...and when I'm tired I tend to eat to stay going. I know this about myself, and I'm working on stopping that pattern. Coworker has candy and keeps offering it to me...and I keep saying no thanks.
But truthfully, I really want it.
I just know that if I start.... Well, I won't stop till it's gone. I'm not a "I can have just one" kinda gal when it comes to my addiction - sugar.
But all I can think about is that candy, just waiting in the next cubicle.
Put the CPAP on last night, but woke up in the wee hours to find sometime in the night I'd ripped the mask off and it was laying next to the bed - with the machine running of course, lol. No wonder I'm tired.
Still researching the C25K. Have asked my daughter to walk with me tonight. Will continue putting the CPAP on.....
That day in, day out stuff.....putting one foot in front of the other. Will. Not. Eat. The. Candy. Every time I think about the candy, I take a drink of water, LOL. Can't hurt, eh?
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I'm going to say something I can't even say out loud to anyone I know or post anywhere else I play in cyberland....
I'm seriously considering starting the Couch to 5K program.
People who know me would likely either laugh until they cried and/or tell me I was crazy and can't possibly do it.
I'm not a runner. The last time I remember running besides running to get the garbage can to the curb in time was...um....ahem.... 1983. Seriously, 1983.
I used to walk...I even walked a marathon once...but now I don't even walk for fitness.
So the idea of doing Cto5k is sort of crazy....but it's percolating in my brain and I can't stop thinking about it. Do it in 9 weeks? uh, heeeelllll no. I'd probably take a lot longer than 9 weeks...but...I can't stop thinking about it. This is sort of how things happen to me. I go through that "cycle of acceptance".
I think of something, and immediate dissuade myself - not doable.
I think - I wish I could do that.
I think - Someday maybe I could do that.
I think - I want to do that.
I waver around for awhile....
Then I can't stand it anymore and must do it.
Naturally, this has varying success ratios, LOL.
What's prompting this? Besides seeing some sparkie friends DOING it? I do this bellydance thing - to call it bellydance bootcamp would be close to explaining it for people to understand. It is freaking hard. It is physically challenging. You are expected to do sit ups, squats, pushups, and you need some serious stamina to succeed. I attained the first level a year ago. I have waivered back in forth the last year about do I want to go farther? Do I really WANT to push myself that much? It's very expensive...let me say, VERY expensive. But it is the best training I can get, in my opinion...and I WANT it.
The weeklong "bootcamp" would be August 2011. I have about 10 months to make it or break it. This is not a little goal to me, it is a HUGE goal. The cost of the trip, the workshop, testing to certify level 2 will run me close to a grand. In my life, that is a LOT of freaking money. So if I'm going to do it...I have to commit not only to the dance parts, but getting some stamina - or I'll never cut it.
Enter the C25K idea.
I'm *this* close to making the leap. Can a fat old chick with arthritis do this? Is it a crazy goal? Is my ultimate goal of going level 2 in the bellydance thing totally ridiculous? I fight these fears day in and day out. If it were YOU, I'd say "do it! Just do it! you don't want to look back and say "i wish I woulda..."
I dunno. Speak up sparkies. Tell me what you think.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The last two weeks have been flat-out crazy...My partner flew out to Louisiana to be with her mom (recently diagnosed with fast-moving terminal cancer), I put on a huge bellydance event, and worked 7 days in a row while doing it...oh, and homework...lots of homework.
So I've been here, but not posting - no time!
things have slowed to oh, warp speed, so now I'm able to take a minute and post, LOL.
Goals: Shot to H-e-double hockeysticks this month. I'll be lucky to make half the points I had in mind. But, life is life and I got some good things done regardless.
Weigh in, I've been too busy to weigh in, no joke!
Health: a couple of sucky weeks and a couple of okay weeks. No word from doc about the fibromyalgia stuff, but I have an appointment next month with someone else and we'll see what they have to say.
School - so far so good, tho after two months off my brain sorta felt broken restarting again. I have many math classes to take before i get to the ones I need for my degree, and math was never a favorite for me. The intro to literature class is harder than i'd imagined, in no small part to having t oread materail I would never choose to read and then analyze it to death.
Been wearing the cpap, tho the last three nights I've struggled with waking up feeling panicked and having to finally take it off. Not sure what that's about. I just keep putting it on and hoping it will stop.
That's it. busy busy and all that. Kid starts ROTC early morning practices today, so now we have to be out the door 30 minutes earlier than usual on top of it all. WOO HOO! LOL.
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