I can't believe that I am saying these words
"One Hundred Ninety Nine" pounds!
|After a quick 30 min morning workout last week- |
you don't need a lot of time to workout - just do something and get off the couch!
I know that the number is not the most important thing but........... that's a pretty big hurdle for a "big girl" to overcome - 55 lbs less than it was this time last year. I got into my "Skinny" size 16 - not 16W like I was wearing - just plain old 16!
I have been struggling with food and motivation. I was craving a pop - so I bought a Diet Dr. Pepper at the store and then next shopping trip - I bought a case to save $ and have for when I wanted just one.
I imagine you know the end of that story! I had 8 of the cans that week and am now craving pop again. I am happy to report that I am not having one daily and and none for breakfast! I will not keep it in the house - if I need one, I'll go to the store and get 1.
Boot camp is going well. WE are back in the GYM again. 4 more classes until the Christmas break and I am hoping to do a lot of videos and get lots of new ideas and drop 5 lbs between Dec 16th ( the end of work for me this year) and the first day back Jan 3rd! So I will have to keep my focus, make a schedule with both food and exercise and stick with it!
I had 2 Christmas Parties last weekend. I "paid" for some of the calories that I consumed before I ate them with some Cardio. I made wise choices at the meals - it's a dieters night mare the first party. There are several grazing stations - Seafood, Pasta, Carving, Desert, Appetizers, Cheese etc. just food , food, food, food - open bar for some yummy free drinks. So to not have gained any significant weight was good! The party the next night was a full blown turkey dinner with all the trimmings - so again I practiced portion control and it went OK!
I am going to Las Vegas for my Birthday in 2 weeks! I am going back to Utah for a day -
so excited to go back and do some hiking and rock that stop sign!
My wonderful husband gave me my Birthday gift early - I got a Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS with a heart rate monitor. So i can track all my workouts and know how far I am going and how long it takes to get me there!
My plans for next year are to:
- reach my goal weight ( between 170 - 180 lbs)
- Train and run a 1/2 marathon May 1st in Vancouver ( already registered, hotel and flights)
- Complete an Olympic Sized Triathalon in Hinton ( where i grew up) on June 6th
So lots to work towards in 2010.
I have added in a Women's Retreat - ReNEW YOU - Health &Wellness Retreat on March 18 - 20th
out at Goldeye Centre in the Majestic Canadian Rockies.
So I will be busy planning for that as well!
Well I've bored you all enough for now! Have a happy holiday season -
remember that the food is not the reason for the season!
Remember that whatever you DO with food - you can UNDO with exercise!
What are your goals for next year?
Set some goals, make a plan, acquire the knowledge that you need,
and find some motivation and DO IT!
DON'T STOP BELIEVING - HOLD ONTO THAT FEELING!