Monday, February 28, 2011

A Fresh Start

So, I skipped a week.  It was a bad one.  That's all you need to know.  I'm linking up again with Blair for McFatty Monday.  This week she asked when weight loss "clicked" for us.  A lot of the other womens' blogs that I've read today have had a definite knowledge of when that was.  For me, it wasn't an exact day, but more a collection of moments.  

I get off work at 1 P.M.  I was getting really used to coming home, eating lunch, taking a nap, and then hanging out with the husband when he came home.  Sometimes I'd throw in a little house work.  Not often enough.  It wasn't a great system, but it was my system.  My naps were becoming more like a full night's rest.  Sometimes I wouldn't wake up until my husband came home.  I recently realized that this was getting ridiculous.  If he was out working a full day, then I needed to be doing something worthwhile as well.  I've been trying to, at the very least, to make working, working out, and cleaning be at least 8 hours of my day. 

My husband is set on going back to Mexico this summer.  I am in no way ready to be seen in a swimsuit.  Last time we went, it was for our honeymoon, and it was just the two of us,  I couldn't have cared less what I looked like because we were in our lovey honeymoon bubble.  This time he's wanting to bring friends.  I'm a little concerned about this.  I've got to kick it into high gear and keep hitting the cardio.  

I know it's only Monday, and that is my most inspired day of the week, but I'm going to keep it up this week if it's the last thing I do!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Day

...Yeah...we're good lookin'

You are always there for me and you accept me for who I am.  You put up with my crazy.  You encourage me to live the life I want to live.  You teach me new things.  You listen to me, even when you think I'm wrong.  I know we don't always see eye to eye, but you're perfect for me none the less. 

Happy Valentine's Day Love 

Have I Done Any Good?

I've decided that each day, I'm going to keep track of something good that I did for:
my body
my house
someone else
and for myself.

I think it's a good way to stay on track, and make sure I'm not focusing on myself too much.  

Up until now, this journey has been about weight loss.  It still is, but I'm starting to find it even more important for it to be about my emotional self.  Losing weight is a big part of that, but so is helping others.  I feel like I haven't actively tried to be helpful since I was in young women.  I really liked how that made me feel.  So I'm starting today!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm A Craft Machine

I finally used my glue gun!  Everyone said, "Make magnets, make magnets!" and I just wanted something a little more difficult.  I gave in yesterday.  I made this cute magnet/cork board.  I'm really proud of it.  It was super cheap and I already had most of the supplies.   The only thing that it is missing is a ribbon or something to separate the two sections.  I'm loving it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Afraid of change?

This week was different, but it was good.  I was actually WANTING to go running.  I was making it a priority.  I'm starting to realize that I feel a lot better physically, and emotionally, if I've worked out that day. 

 I don't really know what stops me from losing weight more quickly.  I think that I have an unnatural connection with my fat.  It's been with me longer than anyone.  I've always been a cute girl.  I've never been a hot girl.  Being bigger is a part of that. 

I don't think that I am necessarily afraid of losing weight, I'm more afraid of putting my whole heart into it, and it not working.  I'm afraid that if I eat right, and work out for hours every day, that it'll just say the way it is.  I don't think I could handle that.  

However, this isn't about what I'm afraid of.  This is about staying inspired.  This week has been inspiring, and I've inspired myself this week.  I'm proud of myself. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just call me Superstar

Sewing - I love to sew.  I'm not very good, but I really enjoy it.  My grandma gave me a sewing machine for graduation, and that was a perfect gift.  I want to be good enough to make cute clothes when I have kids and stuff.  Fun!

Sandals - I love not having to wear shoes.  Sandals are practically that.  Comfortable and easy to wear.  Slip them on, slip them off.  It's great.  

Summer - I truly HATE the cold.  That makes me love summer even more!  I love camping, and motorcycle rides.  I love swimming and getting a nice tan.  Summer is always vacation time for me and I love that. 

Suckers - This one is random and specific.  I love the Jolly Rancher Valentines Suckers.  This year I stocked up so I can have enough to last me through the year.  I'm considering going and buying more just in case.  Haha!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ode to my cat.

He's so cuddly.

He likes me most of all.

He's the best nap partner ever.

He searches the house for me.

He misses me when I'm gone.

We've bonded since he was a baby. 

I love him!