I love beginnings (I think I've said this before). Every beginning is a chance to start new. It doesn't have to be a new year. It could be a new week, a new day, a new month, a new hour, whatever.
In my journey towards outstanding health and fitness I have learned to always look for the new beginnings, especially when things are tough. I've had days where every hour was a new start for me. Luckily things have gotten better and I don't have to start over that often anymore. Now I pretty much choose my new beginnings.
There's a house about a block from mine with a sign in the front yard that says "NEW BEGINNINGS" I have no idea what it means or why it's there but it speaks to me everytime I see it.
Anyway, Monday was a new beginning for me. I have this whole eating plan worked out and while I knew this would be a tough week, I decided to start now - why wait. Start today avoid the 1/1 rush :) So since Saturday I've been writing down everything that goes into my mouth and tracking the macronutrients on FitDay.
It's been a rocky start but I'm getting the hang of it. Journaling my food was never my strong suit, even when I was in WW. I'd been using an old spiral notebook I had that fit in my purse. Tonight I picked up a nice Moleskin journal that's smaller and thinner and fits really nicely in my bag. This is something I will have to force myself to do everyday until it becomes a habit so I might as well make it enjoyable, no???
So while I was in the mall picking my little journal up (among other things) when I passed this little shop that I just love. It sells homemade quirky things; quilts, candles, signs, etc. I just love going in there because it's small and packed and you'll just never know what you can find there.
One thing they always sell that I have a weakness for is homemade fudge. They generally have a variety of flavors but I love the vanilla. As I passed this store for a minute I was tempted to go in which would lead to fudge being purchased then eaten. But then I thought to myself "you have not been in there in months" and I was shocked. I hadn't been in there in a long, long time. Wow, I'm proud of myself. I've managed to eliminate my twice monthly fudge feast and was not even aware of it. Totally cool.
Commodore gives his years a theme. For this one it's "The Year of Gotta Step it Up" I'm on the lookout for a theme for my year. Comm is way beyond me, I'm not sure I'm ready to step it up yet. I need to get it in gear. I have a few more days to find a theme for my year. I can't wait, I love things like this.
I'm ready to start swimming again. My tattoo is almost completely healed but there are a few places that need touch-ups. Ugh!!! That means 2 more weeks of no swimming. I'm ready now.
Workouts have been going really well. I'm really inspired and am pushing myself but not too hard. I'm really feeling awesome.
Okay, that's it from here. Life is just chugging along at a nice, boring, pace. Just how I like it.
27 December 2006
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