25 August 2012

Time for something new

When I was super active and thin one thing that I had was this blog. This blog opened up a whole new world of people to me that I would never have gotten to know. In that group of people I found folks who were interested in the same things I was; fitness, health, working out, running, triathlon. It was awesome to read about their experiences and share mine with them. I remember coming home from races and I could not wait to sit down and share my experiences with them. Although I say that I'm not really a people person, having contact with people as excited as I am about something really is inspiring and motivating. I think that's why Weight Watchers worked for me for a while. But face it, 50 people wanting to share their experiences and having only 30 minutes once a week to do it just doesn't work. At least for me. Initially it did and that was awesome, but the last couple of times I tried it I would leave the meetings feeling like I had nothing in common with those people. It's possible that I've changed and my focus has shifted leading to different needs and goals. Anyway, as Facebook became more and more popular, lots of people drifted away from blogging. I haven't. I love being able to spew nonsense with absolutely no paragraph breaks. Now it's all short, sometimes unintelligible, posts on Facebook. Those are nice buuuuuttttt........

Back in May I started the above FB page but never really did much with it. Posted a couple of blog entries and that was about it. I think in the back of my mind I knew what I wanted, I just hadn't fully formed the idea or articulated it yet. So this morning I was tooling around FB waiting to workout when I started expanding my horizons and finding a whole bunch of fitness pages. Many are people, like me, trying to lose weight and get healthy. Hmmm... this got me to thinking. I started investigating and found that I could use FB as this page instead of my regular page. Also, my likes from my personal page don't transfer to my Cake page. Hmmm... so basically I can have 2 separate identities on FB. Legally. Hmmmm.....So I've decided to join the FB health and fitness community. I spend hours reading posts on FB, I'd rather spend that time reading positive, motivating posts. So I've switched to this page and will be using it for my own motivation. I think it's a good idea.....

Now, it's time to go workout.....


Recently I've been full of excuses and 'reasons' for not working out. And quite frankly I'm tired of it. I know what I want. It's very clear to me. I need to pick my ass up and get moving again.

I feel like that's what's happened to me. I got run over. So it's time to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back to business.

It starts tomorrow. I have a packed day tomorrow that begins with a workout. I'm going to run and then do a strength workout. After that I have a house that needs some major cleaning. Then it's Bella's training in the afternoon, topped off by some school work tomorrow night. On Sunday it will be similar; workout, laundry/prepping for the week, cleaning, schoolwork. I need to get my ass in gear. No more excuses. No more 'reasons'. Just no more.

23 August 2012

A little of this and a little of that

Over the weekend I strained my back on the left side. I took it easy and it slowly got better. By yesterday it felt fine and I thought it was over. This morning I woke up and the other side hurts now. I think that when these things happen it throws the body out of alignment and causes pain in other areas. So I'm having boom-a-rang pain so to speak.
We were going to walk the dogs tonight but rain threatened. Hubby looked at the radar and thought a squall was coming so we didn't walk. It didn't rain and I feel bad now. We haven't walked the dogs all week. I'm a terrible dog parent.
The truck needs work. Bummer. It needs new ball joints. If we didn't need it I would look into a car donation service and get a new one. But that is just not in the cards right now.
Tomorrow is Friday and that makes me very, very, very happy.

19 August 2012

Finally got one

After looking around for a couple of weeks and most people not responding, I finally got a treadmill. It's not a great one but it works and that's all I want at this point. It was the lowest priced one, $175, and right around the corner from us - yeah!!! So we went and looked at it this morning and I took it on the spot. The guy at the house helped load it onto the truck but when we got home it was only Hubby and I. We had to get it off the truck to the ground, then up 3 stairs, through a door and into the back bedroom. While getting it off the truck a part of the treadmill got hung up on my shoulder and pushed me down kind of lopsidedly. As soon as I stood up I could feel my back - I had strained some muscles. Damn it!!!! Now I had a treadmill and I couldn't even use it. Anyway, we wrestled it into the house and into the back room. I rearranged and cleaned up and have it situated. My back though is another story. I have iced it, taken ibuprofen, laid down, it's still there. It's not too terribly painful but I can definitely feel it. I'm going to go take a shower and put some of that stuff the chiro gave me on it. It's kind of like icy/hot only with MSM and herbs and such. But I have it.

The other day I registered for the Color Run. It's coming to Honolulu in November and I'm very excited. I just calculated and it's 10 weeks until the race. The C25K program is 9 weeks. Perfect. I want to be able to run the entire thing and do it in 30ish minutes. That means I need to run it at 10 minute miles. Totally doable if I work at it. Once that is over then I'm going to practice for my 10k on New Year's Day. That is going to kick off the year of running. I'm excited. Very, very excited.

I know that once I get fairly good on the treadmill I'll want to take the runs outside. But right now I just don't feel very confident in my running abilities and do not want to make a public spectacle of myself. But I know that in just a couple of weeks I'll be ready to take it outside once in a while. I'm looking forward to that. I'm looking forward to it all. I'm looking forward to getting back into working out on a regular basis. I'm just looking forward to everything.

Terrible Habit

Of waiting. Well, if this happens then things will be okay. If that happens I will have extra time or money or energy or something. I have a terrible habit of always seeming to be waiting for something. I need to break it. Now! I've known about this tendency of mine for years and there are times when I am able to fight it. Other times, not so much. Recently it kind of snuck up on me and I need to lose it quickly. So no more waiting for........anything. I'm just going to do what I want to do and not dwell on the future too much. I need to plan for the future but not live there. Jeez, you would think after 53 years I would have some of this down. Guess that's what happens when you start so late.....

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...