Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day Forty-One

Happy Saturday everyone! What a gorgeous day outside, huh? I just can't begin to tell you how great I'm feeling and how much progress I'm making in both my training and fundraising for the 3-Day for the Cure event! I've raised $416 dollar in just over a week and have been walking every day!

I was up late last night finishing The Lightning Thief with my oldest son, Sean. We had to finish it so we can go see the movie together on Monday! Even though we were up late, we all got up early to eat breakfast together, then Carlos headed off to his golf tournament at Cherry Island and Sean headed to his friend's birthday party. That left AJ and I in the quiet house. We hung out for a bit and then got dressed and head out for a walk in the beautiful sunshine. We made it just about a mile and a half before he started getting antsy. Nice quick walk that got my heart-rate up and burnin' some calories! I plan out going out with him again after he wakes up from his nap.

It's amazing to me how hard it's been staying on track with my goals. Each time I was pregnant, I was able to quit all the bad eating immediately, walk everyday, stay healthy - but when it's just for myself - I can't manage to stay the course. Why is that? That's been the greatest thing about training for this walk in November though. It's been just the thing to keep me focused - not only on exercising and getting in shape but also on raising money. I'm even planning to get the kids involved to help me make posters for my upcoming used book sale! for the whole family! Quality time with the munchkins, healthy time for me - sounds like a winning pair!

Anyway, I'd better get going. I've got some housework to do before the munchkin wakes up!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day Thirty-Six

Things have been going pretty great for the last few days. I kept up my diet over the weekend although we were busy non-stop so I didn't get much exercise - though maybe that counts as a sort of exercise. The important part is that I jumped right back on the exercise train this morning. I got up at 5:30 and exercised on the Wii, walked about 1/2 mile at work and another 1.5 miles at home after work. Feels good to keep moving. I have also raised $191 dollars for my 3-day, 60 mile walk and got some great ideas on how to raise more money and I can't wait to get started on them.

Here's to moving my a$$!  :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day Thirty-Two

Two day streak goin' on here! I got up and exercised this morning with the Wii Fit Plus. I hate great today and kept healthy food in my tummy regularly so I wouldn't feel the need to eat bad stuff. Met with a group of fellow cost engineers and schedulers after work for some stimulating conversation. Got home about 7:30pm and walked on the treadmill! How's that for a home run.

Now I'm sitting back and relaxing and paying attention the soul for the rest of the evening...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day Thirty-One

Well...that was a pretty rough/scary few weeks off the wagon. I know in my heart and mind that, regardless of how I feel sometime, I am in control of my choices and myself. I tell ya, it's amazing how much like a drug laziness and bad good can be! It was like this constant urge - calling me - and even though I knew my will power would be weakened if I let myself get too hungry...I would always let life distract me from eating regularly. Next thing I know - I'm on way home from work and I'm starving - and somehow I allow myself to convince myself to just stop somewhere and grab something. In addition to not watching my hunger signals, I also got hurt exercising and instead of doing a lighter workout for a few days, I stopped working out and let three days turn to five, then to ten, then to 14.

While all that was disappointing, I'm still focused on achieving my goal. I stumbled but I didn't fall into nothingness. I'm here and still moving forward. I've been focusing back in eating regularly and healthier and getting back to moving my rear end! So, I walked for just over 1.5 miles at home after work today. I'm training to walk in the 3-Day, 60 mile Walk for the Cure for Susan G. Komen. That's quite a bit of walk so I've got to get my self in shape. After 1.5 miles, I started feeling like I was kind of put together wrong. Need to strengthen my back to make sure my spine strays straight and my knees strong. Also, I'll need to get a good pair of walking shoes so my feet are supported but I'll need to buy them soon so they get worn in.

Anyway, I promise I won't wait so long write next time! Smooches!