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February Goals

I know it has been a really long time since I have blogged and I am hoping to publish about 5 half written posts soon to catch you up on what has been happening in my life. But for now I am focused on the present and some big goals I have made this year. I signed up for my first marathon! I will be running the Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon on June 2nd. I know in order to run 26.2 miles and stay healthy, I will need to be dedicated to training and therefore need to hold myself accountable. Therefore I am going to make some monthly goals and check back in weekly or monthly to let you know how I am doing.

Goal #1 – PR a 5k – (I am cheating on this one because I already did PR my 5k for February and I just need to blog about the Best Damn Race to let you know about it)

Goal #2 – 3 to 4 training runs a week  -My running plans for this week :Monday – 4 miles, Wednesday 3 miles, Thursday 3 miles, Sunday 13.1 (Half    Marathon) I have to give myself flexibility on 3 to 4 because my work schedule is hectic and my IT bands get so sore… which leads me to my next goal

Goal #3– Yoga 4 times this month ( I already did 1 intro to hot yoga class yesterday which I LOVED so much I signed up for a 10 class package) My IT bands and hips appreciate the good stretch.

Goal #4 – Strength training 2x a week

Here is to a great February!

P.S. If my brother reads this he better be just as committed as I am to running this marathon. Time to get training.

February 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm 2 comments

Weight Watchers

I don’t think I have mentioned it on the blog but the first week of December I joined Weight Watchers. After losing 35 pounds on my own I was needing another source of support and motivation. I am so glad I rejoined. Yes this is the 3rd time that I have joined. But before we celebrate let me tell you a story. Last week I had a 1.8 pound gain. I sat in my weight watchers meeting frustrated and angry. I was quitting. Just like I had in the past. But then something else happened. I got some new thought in my mind that I was in this situation because I always gave up. Then I reviewed last weeks food journal and realized I had way too much sodium and wine last week which I knew had a lot to do with the weight gain. Then I read some weight loss stories about consistency. I started thinking that if I was a little more consistent and persevered in my goal I would eventually make it to my finish line. Just like I had with running my 6k. So my thoughts changed my actions and I got back on track. When I weighed in today the scale said 3.8 pounds lost. I reached my 5% goal for weight watchers.
Of course I am happy I worked really hard for that. But I know this is still my journey and I am not giving up on my dream….either should you. Will you be here to celebrate my 10% loss?

February 4, 2011 at 12:34 am 2 comments

Spring 2011 semester

I am already on my third week of classes this senester. I am taking Audit and a Financial Accounting. Pretty easy classes because I already know some of the lessons and there are no research papers due. Most of my MBA classes have had 20 to 30 page research papers. This will be a nice break. They also are prep courses for the CPA exam. So I will be better prepared for studying for the CPA next year.
These classes will finish up my accounting requirements for the MBA program. I still have 2 core business classes, an international class, and 1 CPA required class to take. So I am hoping to take 2 classes in the summer, 1 in the fall, and the last in Spring 2012. The end is in sight and I am already counting down. I can’t wait to not have homework and to have this accomplishment. Till then the chances are high that if you see me my nose will be buried in a book.

January 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

3 months

My step father has cancer and through some bad luck and hard decisions he has been given three months to live. This post has been in the making for the past couple of weeks as I processed the news and figured out if I thought it is appropriate. I struggle sometimes about how much of personal life I want to share. It is a fine line for me and I don’t want to hurt peoples feelings. Well this post is being written for me. Maybe a little selfish. But maybe a healing process too. I know if my step dad had a couple of good days as his old self he would be playing racquetball, golfing and heading to Moab. Those are the things that he lived and made him happy. With this news and thoughts of mortality on my minds, I have been thinking of my own bucket list. I made a list when I was younger. But somethings have changed and been crossed off. Some of the things that I have done are fall in love, get married and learn play guitar. But here is a list of things that I still want to do.
1. Swim with dolphins.
2. Have my mom watch me graduate.
3. Travel more any where. Mostly Jamaica, Italy, and Hawaii.
4. Run a half marathon and a marathon.
5. Spend time with those I love.
I have some plans to get these things crossed off my list sooner rather then later. So stay tuned because I promise more entertaining and exciting blogs… Until then remember to appreciate everything and everyone in you life because it is shorter then we know.

January 24, 2011 at 12:17 am 4 comments

Dear Unhappiness

I have spent way too much time with you. I may have thought I was enjoying the time we spent together or maybe I thought that is all I deserved. But the truth is I want to be happy. Being happy is a choice that I can make every day. I started to realize this last year that I had the power to choose.
I spent time in a miserable job but after a push from the hubby I went looking for another job. It came my way more quickly then I could have imagined. For that I am grateful. I realized I was miserable in clothes that were too tight and I hated how the extra weight made me feel. I was able to lose 35 pounds in 2010. I not only look better but I feel more happiness.
Now is the time to focus on the other things in my life that will make me happy. Life is too short to spend it in unhappiness. Everyone has the power to change their lives. To choose a different path. I want to focus on goals that will make me happy in 2011. I encourage you to do the same. When you write your goals for the new year think about how happy you will feel when they have been accomplished. How will your life be changed in 2011?

December 30, 2010 at 11:12 am 4 comments

How I plan to get back on track

So obviously my eating has been very treat heavy lately and I am not losing weight like I was in the summer. Here is what I did in the summer to lose my weight:

1. No alcohol.

2. No white carbs.

3. No sugars.

4. No cheese

5. Track all food.

6. Cardio 3-4 days a week/ Strength Training 1-2 days a week.

 

I don’t think I am going to this extreme because I would like to keep up the new goals through Thanksgiving and I realize that there will be times when I will want items that fall into those three categories. Instead I am going to limit my intake of them to 1 or 2 days a week. By limiting the days, my other days of the week are spot on. Being healthy and eating clean so I should see weight loss pick up. I am hoping for 1 to 2 pounds a week. If I don’t see the weight loss then I will need to again re-evaluate my eating and my goals below.

1. Limit alcohol to 1 glass, two nights a week. Drink only wine or light beer.

2. Eat white carbs 1 time a week.

3. Eat sugars 1 time a week.

4. Track all food. I am on Sparkpeople so let me know if you are interested in being a friend there.

5. Running 4 days a week, Cross training 1-2 days a week, Strength Training 1 time a week ( I haven’t been strength training at all because of my increase in running, I know its bad and I will work on it.)

I am also taking cheese out of the equation. I love cheese so I am hoping that I can have it 3 to 4 days of the week without limiting it to one or two. Again this may be adjusted later based on the weight loss.

I know it is all about doing your best, seeing how the weight loss is for the week and the readjusting/re-evaluating your goals so that the next week you are seeing the number on the scale. I also realize that there is a week every month where I will either lose nothing or gain weight and I will not let that destroy my game plan. Especially because I crave chocolate and sugar during that time. No reason to indulge. I know my body. I know if I stick to it I will see results. Never give up!

October 24, 2010 at 11:00 am 3 comments


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