Sunday, August 30, 2009

Staying On Task...

My biggest problem with exercise is my mind wanders. I "allow" my self to take breaks when it gets too hard....Wrong, Very Wrong. Today, I did my second week of training. It was supposed to be the last of 4-6 days that week, however it was only the third. I'll be repeating it next week.

I did stick to it though. I ran the whole time I was supposed to run. No stopping. I pushed through and it felt so phenomenal.

"Loves" and I had a barbecue at his aunt's house tonight. I didn't really do that great at eating, but I listened to what my body had to say. I ate until I was satisfied and I feel good.

Now, I just need to work on drinking enough water. I drink 60+ ounces a day, but I'd like to double that. I feel dehydrated, especially when I exercise.

Overall, I think week 2 went fairly well. Week 1 was awesome, but for getting sick the first part of week 2 and being in bed for 2 days....Week 2 wasn't horrible.

I actually won't be weighing myself until the end of week 4. I know what I started out at and I get VERY discouraged on the weeks I gain or don't lose, so i'll only be weighing every 2 or 4 weeks.

Week 3 starts tomorrow.....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TMI Thursday...*Lickety Split*

I'm a new blogger and have found Lilu's TMI Thursdays to be pretty awesome!!

This is short, but good!

When my boyfriend and I started dating, he lived alone. We used to have sex everywhere. The kitchen, the living room, the stairs, hallways....everywhere. Not anymore....*SIGH*. That has nothing to do with the story.

One day, we were hanging out and things started getting hot and heavy. I was on top with my ass in the air(I don't remember if we were switching positions, or what). All of a sudden, I feel something licking.......MY ASSHOLE! I turn around and his adorable puppy was licking my ass.

I was shocked, embarassed, words can describe.

I started screaming and he says, " What's the matter?". To which I replied, "Your dog licked my ass hole!".

He laughed and to this day thinks it's hilarious!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I used to think I rocked at blogging. However, I've slacked this last week, with good reason.

My first blog post was all about getting healthy and losing a little of the extra baggage. Yeah, I ran 4 days last week and on my "off day", I got a horrible cold from my grandfather. Okay, not horrible, it lasted a day or two. My breathing though, still not top notch.

I did go jogging/walking last night for the first time in 4 days and i'm definitely not ready for the next week of training I have to do, but I'm going to push through and do my best.

Somethings I'd like to mention:
  • I never knew I had as much motivation as i've had the past week and a half. My eating has stayed in check, my workouts have been done, and I am continuing down the path.
  • The "Loves" thought I would give up last week, because I always do. I didn't though and today will be the 2nd day of my 2nd week of eating better and working out. He's being very patient and very supportive.
  • I am already feeling a difference in my attitude and even a little in my body.
  • It's been easier to resist sweets, just as long as I remind myself of what/how many calories I am about to eat. That thought stops me dead in my tracks, so I don't completely screw myself up.
Tomorrow, I'm participating in TMI Thursday and I'm psyched. I have so many TMI's, it is ridiculous!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Diet, Exercise, and adapting to new way of life....

I started a journey today!

Goals for the next 6 weeks:

  1. Run 4-6 days a week. I will be running every Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Lose 6-8 pounds.
  3. Fit into my skinny jeans(I'm a snug 8 right now, my skinny jeans are a 6).
  4. Journal all food intake.
  5. Cut back on sweets, soda, coffee, and eating just to eat(well, i'll cut that out completely).
  6. Clear my mind and learn to better handle my stress.
  7. Drink more water!
Long term goals:
  1. Kiss the "Love Handles" goodbye for good. This will be the biggest challenge, as I have scoliosis and my back is aligned in such a way that I will ALWAYS look heavier in that particular section.
  2. Make running a part of my life!
  3. Fit comfortably into a size 3-4.
  4. Continue to eat in a healthy way.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. How do you stay in shape?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Continuous Changes...

Life is constantly evolving, that's no mystery to anyone!

Sometimes I wonder where my life would have taken me had I made different decisions...

If I chose to stay with my high school sweetheart, would I be happy?
If I chose NOT to quit my previous job, would I have gotten laid off like the others?
If I chose to have my cosmetic surgery, would I feel as good about myself as I do today?
If I chose NOT to have an online dating profile, would I have met the love of my life some other way?

That's the beauty of life. You never know where you're going to go. It's all a surprise, a mystery of who we are and who we will become. Even upon being stuck in the same place, following the same motions...there will ALWAYS be a surprise. Someway, Somehow...something unexpected will happen.

No matter how many times I question my decisions, there's always one thing I will never question. Who I am now and what I have found.

My life has more meaning now, than it ever has before. I finally feel like i'm on a path headed in the right directions, instead of being stuck at the fork in the road. Most of my life I have been stuck there and could never decide the best path.

One day, I woke up and ACCEPTED the changes my life has taken. Upon accepting, I truly grasped and appreciated the path I have taken. I no longer take my confusion of...who am I?....What am I meant to do?...Why am I here?....Out on anyone. That alone has changed everything in my life!

Now, I realize that my life will constantly change and I just have to grasp it, learn from it, accept it and push forward!