24 April 2010

I am a journaler

It's something I've not admitted for years but I can't hide the fact. I am a journaler. That could be why I've kept this blog for almost 6 years. I keep journals for Weight Watchers. I keep workout journals. I kept a money journal when I was getting our finances in order. I keep track of all kinds of things. I really enjoy journaling though I do tend to undermine myself and say I don't like it. I lie!! I do.... I love to be able to look back at things and see where I was and how far I've come. Over the years I've become better at details. Some of my earlier journals have little in the way of details and that just creates more questions then it answers. I can't remember what I was thinking or feeling back then. So I've become better at keeping track of seemingly mundane details.

Today I went out and got myself set up for journaling success. I purchased stickers. Smiley faces; feet; dog prints; stars; all kinds of stickers. I really like to look back at my journal and see highlights highlighted and stickers indicating some fantastic achievement on my part. When I reached a specific goal or when I started doing something important, like taking nuphedragen. Things like that. I also purchased a new journal to keep track of my workouts in. I tend to think that I don't workout that much if I keep track of what I do then I will know the truth.

Okay, I'm off to work on my journal....

22 April 2010

Setting some goals

So a few days of eating well and working out and I feel ready to take on a bigger challenge. I think I'm going to register for a triathlon. I am doing a 5k on July 4th which means I start running on May 1st - hence the WW and working out. A 5k in 8 weeks will be fairly easy. Today I was looking around and found out that the Tinman tri is on July 25th. It's an 800 m swim, 25k bike and 10k run. I know I could get up to 800 m swimming pretty easy, and I'm confident that I could bike 25k, it's the 10k I would have to work on. So here's what I'm thinking, I start running. Now. I need to work out the details but I'm pretty sure I could work up to 10k by July 25th. Then, on September 12th is the Na Wahine Tri. I am definitely doing that one. I'm excited to have some goals and races to work towards. Maybe I should look into hgh, I hear that can help muscles and such. I'm going to work up a training plan and see if it's feasible. I don't want to push myself too hard and risk injury. I also don't want to set myself up for failure. I have some thinking to do before I commit.

21 April 2010

Mid-Week Check In

Every week I have the best intentions of blogging more frequently and then Wednesday rolls around and I haven't blogged all week.  Oh well, I try.....

Things are going really, really well.  My eating has been great.  I've been working out every day and I'm feeling really, really awesome.  I don't feel like I'm six months pregnant.  I don't feel like I have to "go" all the time.  I'm feeling strong and confident. Maybe I should start an affiliate marketing program to share this feeling with the rest of the world because I feel unbelievably awesome!!!

I've noticed a couple of things that I find amusing. I have a couple of big t-shirts that I wear when I'm feeling fat. When I'm feeling fat I don't like anything that even grazes my body. I like things loose so I can not feel my fat rolls. So since I haven't been at it that long I have a tendency to grab my big t-shirts around the house. Monday I put one on after work. We walked the dogs and then came back and I did Zumba (I love that workout). By the time I was done the shirt felt absolutely huge. I hung on me and I felt like I was swimming in it. Not that I'm complaining, not at all, but I find it highly amusing.

I also find that when I eat right and work out I'm much more organized in my daily life. I ironed all my clothes on Sunday night so I'm ready in the mornings. I have time to feed the birds and make my lunches..It's great. Of course, things are a mess at school. I'm disorganized and way behind on my grading but I'm going to straighten that out starting tomorrow.

Forward progress

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