Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I have decided to attempt to walk one mile on the treadmill tonight - no matter how slow - no matter what. I am beginning to feel like I am using not feeling well as an excuse not to exercise. The silly part is I can be so convincing to myself that sometimes I believe it! Going to give it a try. If it really is THAT bad, I will stop.
My eating habits have been dismal. Not feeling well and feeling a bit sorry for myself has taken me down that path of self indulgence - in things I really don't even want to eat, but am eating just because they are there, I am bored, and I can - after all, I can't walk because I'm sick, but a bowl of ice cream will make the throat feel better..... you get the picture.
This all has to stop - right now. So today after work, I am going to eat a healthy supper and walk on the treadmill. Even if the treadmill part goes poorly, I am NOT going to eat a bowl of ice cream. It will only make ME feel worse when I get on the scale and take me further from my true goal.
The month is one third gone and I have gone no where!
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Well after my adventure to the UP - where I broke my streak - I am now home and working hard to get everything on the same track. While north, we did lots of hiking, riding in the car AND eating. One of the things I try to do is eat at local places for something different. Unfortunately when you do that it is REALLY hard to track your food!
We hit rain almost every day - but not enough to keep us inside. However, it did make it a little more difficult to hike the muddy, slippery paths! We saw some great waterfalls and lighthouses along the way. The Michigan UP is an awesome place to explore nature!
My splurge - Chicago style popcorn (caramel and cheese popcorn) and a slice of fudge.
I have to put a note in here about the couple we met on our last day. They stopped at the coffee shop where we were having breakfast. They were riding bikes with packs on them. I had to ask where they were going and they said "Bar Harbor, Maine"!
Well Bar Harbor Maine is quite a distance from the upper peninsula of Michigan. The girl said they were hoping to get to Mackinaw Island that night and then take the ferry to the lower peninsula in the morning and make their way towards Ohio. I commented on that being a long distance and she said the worst was behind them - they had started in Seattle Washington and had gone through the mountains already! WOW!
On our way home, we passed them about 35 miles outside of town on US2 making their way towards the straits. It was pouring rain but they were pedaling towards their destination. I couldn't help but think what a slacker I can be - no walking in the pouring rain for me! Talk about dedication!
It made me ponder - what am I willing to do to get to my goal. Hmmmm, eat Chicago corn? ummmm, no Barb that won't get you there!
Time to get a little more serious. However, I must admit - they were an inspiration. I was jealous they were able to just leave the jobs and life behind them for a summer to make this trek. I was jealous they had the passion and the commitment to do it.
Yep, time to get passionate about my journey. After all - this IS my journey!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Well, I made it to day 2!!!
yesterday I met a friend after work and we played a round of mini golf. It was an old course - like 1950's style! On the very first par 2 hole it took me 6 shots to get the ball into the cup! My friend was laughing so hard. The next hole she couldn't hit the ball up the little hill - it kept rolling back down to the starting point. Now I was laughing!
I won't tell you how many over par we were on that silly little course! After we got done, we noticed on the back of the scorecard there were "rules". Who knew? I think our scores could have been much better if we read the rules!
By the time we were done, our faces were hurting from all the laughter. Sometimes in life you just gotta roll with it and laugh at your shortcomings!
Looking forward to the holiday weekend and a short get away! Enjoy everyone! I hope you have a good belly laugh sometime this weekend! It's good for the soul!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I'm not really sure what happened to my streak! I was on here yesterday. I logged in. I tracked, blogged - did I not spin the wheel???? Not sure. Oh well that almost double digit streak is over. Not to mention I probably will be out of touch for the weekend as I am going up north to the UP and wifi/phone service is difficult. If I get lucky, I WILL login!
Anyhow, been doing lots of self examination - and evaluation. Changes are coming in September. I will blog more about them later!
The virtual walk is going well! On track! Have gotten my 11 miles per day! the next 3 days will be a huge challenge because I will be traveling. Our motel will not have a workout room with a treadmill. I will do my best to figure out something even if it is jogging in place and dancing in my room! Not to mention I will have some days where we are hiking and I may get some steps in!
Looking forward to a break - AND to a fresh start in September!
Have an awesome weekend everyone!
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