29 February 2008

I've had it!!!

I really have. I've done far too much reading, and thinking, and considering..... That's not how I operate. I once heard a quote, I don't remember who said it but it goes, 'I can make 90% of my decisions with 75% of the facts.' That is so true for me. If I have 75% of the facts I generally have enough info to base my decision on. I'm not one to think, and dwell, and consider, and ponder. I'm one to act. I sometimes think I make decisions too quickly but you know what, it works for me. Because I can make a decision fairly quickly, I tend to be very flexible. If I make a decision and it doesn't quite work out the way I planned, it's easy to switch tactics. What can I say, this way has worked fairly well for 48 years.

So what's the problem?? Well, lately I've been doing a lot of reading on nutrition and fat loss. I've been learning lots of new things, new ways to train, new ways to eat, new things to eat, etc. It's all been very enlightening but you know what, it's not working for me. I'm trying to fit myself into someone else's mold and it is just not working. I know what works for me. I know exactly what I was doing the last time I was at my fittest, strongest, healthiest. I need to get back there again.

So I'm done. I just might go back to Weight Watchers tomorrow, I'm considering it - let you know once I have 75% of the facts :) I am going to completely revamp my workouts. I need to work hard for at least an hour at a time. I need to do intervals - of all kinds. I need to do strength training. I need to push myself beyond my limits constantly. I need to kick my own ass everyday.

My eating is pretty good, I'm not going to mess with that too much, but the workouts need to change. When I was at my fittest I had no 'official' training plan. I would get up and run intervals for an hour is I felt like it. I would bike 40 miles on a Saturday morning on a whim. It was at this time I was running 10 minute miles, consistently, and biking 15 mph on a mountain bike!!! I was in rocking shape. I injured myself and it took almost a year to get back to consistent working out and I've never gotten back into that shape again. That's where I'm going. I believe everyone is different and you really have to find what works for you. Well, I know what works for me and I'm going back to it starting today.

So there you have it. I'm back and I'm ready to kick butt (mine)!!! Now I've got to go find a Las Vegas hotel. Hubby and I need to get away and Las Vegas is cheap from Hawaii!!!


Nancy said...

Good for you. It definitely is different for everyone. Sometimes that is so hard to remember but the sooner you get back to it, the better. I'm heading there too. Congrats!!

Love love love Vegas.

angelfish24 said...

I know you can do what you set you mind to....! I am also thinking of the wt watchers thing again to get my butt in gear and started to work out again, finally.
Hope you achieve the goals you want this year!

Kyle said...

Go back I say! weight watchers was loads of fun! Linds lost 30 lbs and I am at 36 and dropping!

Either that or you could join an Ultimate frisbee league! I am playing now and am sure that is part of the reason I am losing.

It could also be my sympathetic weightloss for Linds as she drops weight in the first tri-mester. Who knows.

Take care!

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