22 January 2005


I was going to ride my bike to WI today but I ended up having to go in to work so the bike was out of the question. I decided to do my usual walk only I was gonna run it. It's a 6 mile loop and it takes me an hour and a half to walk it. I ran/walked it and did it in 56 minutes. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. 6 miles in 56 minutes is 9.3 minutes a mile. That's incredibly fast for me. I'm really, really stoked....... I have a goal of placing 3rd in my next race, an 8k, and I would love to place 3rd in the Great Aloha Run. I am really beginning to think it's doable:)

Thank god it's Friday......

While I don't mind working, I really look forward to Fridays.

Overall it's been a pretty good week. After Wednesday's post about how great I was feeling with myself, I kind of lost it. Thursday morning I didn't get up to exercise which led to me wanting junk food. I seem to have made this connection between not exercising and eating junk. When I don't exercise it's like I have permission to eat tons of junk. Luckily I confined it to a muffin, chips, and a pack of 100 calorie Oreo snacks (those are pretty good). When I came home last night the first thing I did was exercise; running and weights. I then got up this morning and did some step aerobics. Excellent recovery!!!!

Okay, what am I grateful for today. I'm grateful for the fact that I am able to get up and function every day. I see people, a lot of people, who have some kind of physical incapacity and I thank god that I'm healthy and in one piece. Okay, this is not exactly what I want but I'm heading in the right direction so bear with me.

That's all. Tomorrow is WI and I really hope I'm down. My scale batteries died and I haven't replaced them all week. See how it goes this way.....

This is sunrise this morning. After exercising this was out my window....

19 January 2005

My Stomach

actually works the way a stomach is supposed to. Instead of making this huge blob that rests on my legs when I sit, it actually goes in. I don't remember this happening since I was in middle school. Even after I eat I can still suck my stomach in. It truly boogles the mind.

Today's gratitude moment is brought to you by the skinny chick at the computer. I'm grateful for my dogs. I love them all so much and they really make me happy. I hope I make them happy too.....

That's really all I have to say today. I'm going to read some blogs real quick and then probably go to bed early....

18 January 2005

Monday, Monday

It was sooooo quiet at work today!!!! The good thing is we left early. It's been a good, really good, day. I have tracked points, calories, and core for 2 days now and it's already starting to show certain patterns. I think this will be a good thing. Also, I feel full and not so hungry.

I did the Lotte Berk DVD tonight and it's really interesting. I did it once before and enjoy it pretty much. It's harder than it looks. It's great on the abs and that's what I need to work on.

I have decided I need to have some more gratitude and that starts today. I am grateful that I have a good job and my health. I know that's kind of corny but hey, it's a start. Everyday I will find something to be grateful for; it helped Oprah it can help me :)

Okay, another good day under my belt. Good days seem to build on each other; and that's a good thing. So I'm off to get ready for bed. I'm working on getting up earlier so I get an entire hour in to exercise. I don't really have to get up earlier, I just have to get up on time - not hitting the snooze for an hour.

Okay, enough........

16 January 2005

The weekend is over

and I'm seriously bummed. I had a good weekend and would like it to be about 3 days longer. I really need a vacation.

So I woke up this morning all bright eyed and full of energy. I did 90 minutes of aerobics and then washed my car at work. It was great. I was going to go for a run this afternoon but my right heel and knee were bothering me; so I did yoga instead. That helped but they are still twinging. I'm going to take some motrin and lay on the couch and watch Desparate Housewives.

This week will be good. I'm tracking points; calories; and eating core. I just want to see how they all stack up. I also need to stay on track and paying so much attention may just help me.

Really can't pay attention while this show is on......

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....