Thursday, January 31, 2008

13 Thursday

For those of you who don't know thirteen Thursday is a day where I take time out to share 13 positive things with you. It was something I did everyweek and I am going to try and do that again. Here is this week's 13 Thursday.

My theme this week is the gym and working out

1. I am thankful that I am in a place in my life where I can afford a gym membership.
2. I am thankful for friends I make at the gym. Joy, you ROCK and make me laugh everytime I see you.
3. I am thankful for the lady that Shuuush's my girlfriend and I. She is an older woman and I think it is awesome that at her age she still works out.
4. I am thankful that my gym added on a pool a few years back.
5. I am thankful for updated machines with their own TV's.
6. I am thankful for personal trainers who help me between clients because I cannot afford one right now.
7. I am thankful for my workout buddy, Cindy, who even when I don't want to go she helps get me there.
8. I am thankful that I am fortunate enough to have an IPOD that I loaded with incredible music to make my workouts more productive.
9. I am thankful that my foot injury last week ended up being nothing and that I can be back in the gym this week.
10. I am thankful for my Rockin' Chiropractor who worked on my foot to get me back in the gym.
11. I am thankful for the front desk people who know me by name and give me a smile every time I walk through that door and tell me good job on the way out.
12. I am thankful for the new tri club that my gym started.
13. I am thankful for new motivation and a desire to get to the gym and workout. I love this new journey and cannot wait to see what happens.

Have a great day and take time to think of the positive things in your life and if you are still having a bad day watch the youtube video in my last post. It never fails to make me smile. :-) Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I may have to download this song to my Ipod :-)

I hope this makes you smile today. Make surre you pause the video to the right and than play this. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Haiku Monday on Tuesday

My son Parker got
another stripe in Kung Fu
He rocks at Kung Fu

Sore Foot I have had
I am going to the doc
even though it's well

My kids make me laugh
they give me inspiration
to journey forward

Sunday my friend said,
"Have you lost some weight, my friend?"
I could have kissed her.

I have decided
no more fast food for me now.
It has too much fat.

The next five Haikus are based on a true story. Well all my Haikus are today, but this is a story that happend yesterday.

Shoveled snow I did
for my bro and sis- n-law
everything melted

so they will not know
that I shoveled their driveway
unless I tell them

How was I supposed
to know the weather would be
warm? Watch a report?

I am glad the snow
is all gone and that it was
warm enough to wear

no jacket outside.
Look on the bright side, I got
a great workout too.

Happy Haiku Monday (on Tuesday). Show me what you got. Remember they have to be 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. It's fun!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The question I've been looking forward to answering

Today at church someone asked me,

"Have you lost weight? You look thinner?"

I could have hugged and kissed that woman, but I didn't. I just said, "Yes, I've lost 12 pounds.

Then another lady told me she can tell that I've lost weight.

I really needed this today. It is such a motivation booster.

In fact, after church I really wanted to get take out, but I didn't and I took a route home where I didn't pass any restaraunts.

I'm very proud of myself. :-)

I have no Weight Watchers update this week because I did not go yesterday due to a foot injury and kid stuff I had to attend to.

Stay tune for a great weight watchers update next Saturday.

As far as the foot injury I could barely walk on Thursday and Friday. I went to the doc yesterday and he said he thinks it's a bone spur, but I don't think it is. I think it is something with my achellies tendon or the muscles around it. I'm getting an xray tomorrow and going to see my chiropractor to see what she says. Today I can walk fine and it's like nothing was wrong. So we will see what happens. I'll keep you all posted.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I feel like I'm back in Junior High and 13 Thursday

Remember I told you I tried a class called Zumba. It is a latin dance/aerobics class and I loved it. I went with my girlfriend and we were in the back just having a good time. We signed up to take the remaining 6 classes. Well somebody told somebody that told someone else who told my friend's neighbor that we were too loud and obnoxious. Today was my class and I feel so dumb, but I had major anxiety going into there. I told my friend I would tone it down, but not change who I am, but I must say that my insecurities about my size are creeping back in to my mindset. I noticed that quite a few women that were there last week weren't here this week, so I assume it is because of me. I know it could be because we are having the coldest weather in a long time or maybe their sick, but I feel like it's because they don't want to come to a class that I am in. I hate that these insecurities are creeping back in my mindset and I really think it is because I am finally losing weight and it is the old me trying to get back in here. The thing that bugs me the most is that when someone talked to my friend's neighbor it was pure gossip because my friend's neighbor was not in my class. I pride myself on not gossiping and I just think it is so petty. Grow up.

Here are 13+ things that are keeping me going during this:

1. I deserve to be healthy and fit.
2. I deserve to go to an excersise class witha friend and have fun.
3. I'm proud of myself because I signed up for a Tri club and a group class. Not something I would have done.
4. I have a loving husband and family and very supportive friends.
5. I have two kids that are my life and are very proud of me.
6. I'm healthy enough to be working out and I thank God for that.
7. I have food on my table and a house over my head.
8. I will not let the gossip of others affect my new motivation for working out and getting healthy.
9. I have lost 12 pounds in 4 weeks.
10. I'm a very outgoing, fun, encouraging, person and that's what people like about me. I will not let this gossip take that away from me.
11. I am going to do 3 triathlons this summer.
12. I am already signed up for a 5k in March.
13. I am blessed beyond all measure.
14. I am significant because of who I am in Christ and not what people think of me.
15. I am victorious.
16. I am woman. Hear me roar. RRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Thanks for listening. I feel so much better!! I'm off to be Mommy now.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ytri club

I don't have a lot of time to write right now, but I am so excited because a YMCA by me started a tri club. This Y is by my daughter's school, so it is a little further of a ride for me, but it is worth it. As excited as I am, I am also scared to death. I've always been a lone workout person. Taking classes or working in groups intimidates me because of how big I am. I know it shouldn't, but after awhile you get tired of being the biggest one in class. Even with these fears I am signed up and moving forward with this. It is something I need to do. I'll tell you more about it later. I DO NOT want to go to the gym today, but I am and told my friend to be here by 9:00 and that is only 7 minutes away.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Haiku Monday

Why is it hard to
get out of bed on Monday
and go to the gym?

I'm feeling thinner.
I have more energy too.
Goodbye the old me.

I am not a fan
but to you my cheesehead friends
I am so sorry

Remember if you want to write a Haiku you can. The first line needs to be 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables, and the last line 5 syallbles again. It's fun. You know you want to write one. Have a great week everyone and remember to smile and take time to enjoy the little things in life like my Haikus.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Weight Watchers Update

I lost .4 this week.
That's not a big loss, but I'm happy because that is the fourth week in a row that I have lost weight.

Last week I was 295.6
This week I'm 295.2
Total weightloss 11.8 pounds in the last 4 weeks. Not bad!!

I was kind of bummed because of not missing a day at the gym I thought I would lose more, but then my WW leader told me that I lost two sticks of butter. When you visualize things that way it really helps.

I have decided that my goal is to lose everyweek and even if it is .2 or .4 I will celebrate because every pound is another step towards my longterm goal of 100 pounds lost.

Well, it has been a long day. I'm off to bed.

Friday, January 18, 2008

5 for 5 and my favorite spinning instructor.

I had a great week at the gym.
I worked out Monday through Friday. That's 5 for 5 baby!!
Mon. - Wed. it was a total mental battle, but I won and made it to the gym.
I tried a new class on Thursday. It is called Zumba and it rocks. It is Latin dance moves and aerobics. I cannot dance, but my girlfriend and I went and we were in the back of the class and we just improvised when we couldn't do it. We just kept moving the whole hour. I was proud of myself and I have never had so much fun in a class. I would recommend it to everyone to try.

I also did strength training Mon. Wed. and Fri. I'm back and it feels so good. I cannot wait to see how much more weight I will lose tomorrow at Weight Watchers.

One bummer at the gym today. I found out my favorite spinning teacher is not going to be teaching anymore. His name is Jeff and he really means a lot to me. He was always encouraging and bought me my click in biking shoes a couple years back as a reward for sticking with spinning when I wanted to give up. No matter where I was in my journey he was always there for me to encourage me and never gave me a hard time He was not just my spinning teacher he was my friend and he will be missed. When he told me he was leaving today I cried. I felt so silly, but that's how much he means to me. He asked me if I could please cry in front of his boss. :-) I don't think I mentioned how funny he was too.

Jeff if you read this thanks for everything. I'll miss you, but I am happy for your next journey. Have fun and take care!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Shamrock Shuffle

I just signed up for my first race in 2008. I am doing the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago on March 30. I'm doing the 5K walk with my best buddy Darlene. I'm excited!! It will be fun!!

I can tell 2008 is going to be great.

Keep on Keepin' on!!

New Year New Me and Haiku Monday

We'll it's been a little while since I have posted anything because I have been thinking a lot about what to post. It's the new year and we are supposed to come up with new year resolutions. I can't stand those things, so I have just been doing some thinking in between all of us being sick and here is what has been happening. I decided not to wait until Jan. 1st to make some changes.

On the Weight Watcher's front:
I hadn't been to WW in about 6 weeks. One morning I got up early on a Saturday and went spinning. This was on December 22. I decided right then and there that I had to go to WW even though I hadn't been in a long time. I had just done spinning, drank lots of water, was dying, and decided to go to WW. Sure enough I had gained weight and a lot. 7 pounds. I know some of it was from the water I drank in spinning, but I also knew it was because I hadn't been active or eating right. I was back up to 304.2. I didn't let it get me down. I decided right then and there to start WW all over again like I had never been on it. Here is where I am at today.
December 22- gained 7 pounds
December 29- lost 2.8 pounds
January 5- lost 5 pounds
January 12- lost 3.6 pounds

Total lost for the past 3 weeks 11.4 pounds. I am now 295.6.

I am setting lots of small goals. 10 more pounds by February 9th, the day I leave for a trip with my hubby. 5 additional pounds by Feb. 22 another trip with hubby.

By March 15th I want to have lost 30 pounds total. That is 10% of my weight lost. That is my first major Weight Watchers goal.

We'll see how these goals go.

The next area in my life that I started working on was getting my house in order. It is hard for me to get rid of stuff, but leading up to Christmas I got rid and threw out so much stuff that It is nice to see the difference in the house. I am getting in a routine that is sticking. Once things are organized I am making a HUGE effort to keep them that way. I am starting to see a difference in how the whole family is regarding this.

I am back in the gym. My first sprint triathlon this year is June 28th. I am starting to think about training, so I am in the gym and slowly getting back into the triathlon mindset. My priorities right now are picking up the pace in my walk, so I can hopefully run my 5k in my triathlon's this summer. I have never been able to run them, so that is my goal for this summer.

It feels good to be back and I plan on making 2008 GREAT.

GO ME!! This year is the year of the Meepa!!

Here are my Haikus

I am sick of fat
It is melting off of me
Weight Watchers Works, COOL!!

It is a new year
time for renewal and change
Watch out here I come

June is when I run
a 5K until the end
tired I will be

I must get my boy
off to school on time today
so I'm signing off