Sunday, October 10, 2010

Summarize it Sunday - Allergies...UGH!

This morning, I feel like someone snuck into my room in the middle of the night, attached an air hose to my ear, and pumped, and pumped, and pumped.  Not enough for my head to actually explode, but just enough to make me nervous about moving around too much - or it will.  Aaahhh, seasonal allergies.   

I had planned on getting up this morning and going for a run.  I woke up early, sat up in bed, and my head felt like a bowling ball.  I'm so congested, can't breath through my nose - and feel very yucky.  I decided that going out to run probably wouldn't be the smartest thing to do - especially when I can't breathe very well - so I'm holding off...just until this evening.  My allergies are usually at their worst in the morning, so hopefully by later this afternoon my head would of deflated enough for me to go.

So, lets talk about this week.  Not exactly a successful week.  I did keep up my challenge and "move" for 30 minutes each day.  I either played the PS3 Move or walked.  I did not do Cardio Circuits on Friday - because I forgot my work-out clothes.  I was really ticked off about it.  I came home and played the video game instead.  Not an equivalent amount of exercise, but I didn't come home and just watch TV either.  Are you wondering how I did at the Chinese restaurant yesterday?  Well, unfortunately - not very good.  I did what I had planned...ate a good breakfast, ate lunch, drank plenty of water.  When I got to the restaurant, I was feeling pretty good about doing what I had planned on doing.  I started out good, and then...well, I ate more.  I didn't exactly "Mad Pizza" it - but I didn't leave the restaurant feeling good about how much I'd eaten, either. 

After the failure at the restaurant, I decided that we needed to get out and walk some of it off.  We walked around a few stores - and I decided that chasing after Zoe would give me a little more of a work-out.  I did something I wouldn't recommend to many parents...I chased her around Wal-Mart.  I don't mean just following her around, either.  We ran down aisles, and then I would grab her up and throw her around...a great cardio AND weight work-out.  Again, I do NOT recommend this as a good form of exercise - but I was feeling guilty about my Chinese failure..and felt desperate to get some kind of work-out in. 

I've decided that this coming week, instead of making some extravagant plans and goals - I'm just going to continue with my challenge, and see where it takes me.  Last weekend, I felt miserably guilty about eating too much Mad Pizza - but I didn't do anything about it.  I didn't feel like I had to work out, I didn't push myself to make up for it - even just a little.  This weekend, I did over-eat.  I felt guilty.  I also felt like I had to make up for it, even just a little.  That, my friends, is progress - no matter how crazy it sounds.  The fact that I wanted to work off some of the food I had devoured tells me that I haven't given up, I'm still fighting to achieve success...I can and WILL reach my weight loss goals.

Something else that has made me feel very positive about the coming week - seeing my mom and my sister yesterday.  I have to make a little correction first.  I believe I told you that this birthday celebration for my sister was for her 16th birthday - I was wrong, she's only 15.  A sign I'm getting older, I guess, I can't remember my siblings' ages.  Anywho - both my mom and my sister have been working very hard to lose weight.  They walked into my house yesterday - and they look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!  I was so happy for them, but I have to admit that inside I was thinking "if you hadn't of wasted all this time, you'd of lost that much weight by now".  Not the most positive thing to think when seeing someone achieve success - but I couldn't help's true.  I've wasted so much time.  Look how long I've been sitting at the 200 threshold.  For over a month, I've been less than 10lbs away from being under 200lbs...and I've gone up and down like a yo-yo the whole time but not really getting any closer to breaking that milestone.  If I'd been really dedicated about it..I would of been celebrating a long time ago. 

Well, it's time to do something about's to a new week.  New topics for my blog, new hopes to get back on track and reach that milestone...changes, results, success.

"They say 'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day' - that's true.  I'm sure if I traveled to Rome right now, there' still some building taking place.  I have to remember, that I'm not going to achieve my results in a day - I have to keep building.  I've laid the foundation, changed the plans a few times, and now it's time to really focus on making more progress."
Till next time.  ;)

1 comment:

  1. You're a work in progress! We are all. The best thing to remember is that even though you may have a moment of weakness over pizza or chinese, that single moment isn't all you are about. You have a great ground work for making sensible choices and working out. There will be another chance tomorrow for you to move and eat well!

    Keep on keepin' on!


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